Myat T. Tun
W7-H Health Care All-Stars: Best Practice Case Studies in Workforce Diversity
About Myat T. Tun
Myat Thanda Tun, M.A, a Diversity Consultant at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN, joined Fairview in 2005. She is originally from Myanmar, or Burma, in Southeast Asia. Myat completed her Bachelors of Economics degree from the University of Rangoon in 1992 and recently earned her Master’s in Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Myat arrived in the United States in 2002 as an Asia Pacific Leadership Fellow at the East-West Center, an educational and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the East-West Center, Myat focused on social development issues in the Asia-Pacific region and the practice of intercultural leadership skills to promote development across various cultural, geographical, and institutional environments. During her study in Hawaii, she was awarded the Freeman Foundation Fellowship, George Soros Scholarship and also received the Distinguished Community Service Award.
She has extensive work experience with multinational corporations and international organizations in Myanmar. Myat served in professional and managerial capacities with the French firm La Societe Auxiliaire d'Entreprises SA, with Keppel Construction, and with the United Nations World Food Program. In the United States, prior to joining Fairview, she performed professional and operational roles in New York with Andin Corporation, Action Against Hunger, and Catholic Charities.
Myat brings to her department and her clients at Fairview Services vast experience addressing issues and opportunities in a diverse working environment and a deep understanding of the breadth of diversity issues we work with in health services. Myat is also a trained Benefits Tutor of Fairview Health Services, and serves as a master tutor in the Benefits Tutoring system led by the Fairview Office of Diversity. Through her efforts with Benefits Tutors, Fairview received The Minnesota Hospital Association Award. She speaks Burmese, English, as well as basic Thai and French.