Rita Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA-BC, FAAN

Rita Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA-BC, FAAN
Rita Adeniran
President and CEO
Innovative and Inclusive Global Solutions (IIGS)

Dr. Rita K. Adeniran serves as President and CEO of Innovative and Inclusive Global Solutions (IIGS), a consulting firm that specializes in helping healthcare organizations leverage the total capacity of their workforce for enhanced productivity and optimal patient outcomes. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. Previously, Dr. Adeniran served at Penn Medicine for 14+ years in progressive leadership roles, including the roles of the Global Nurse Ambassador for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. During her time at Penn Medicine, she provided strategic leadership and direction for diversity, inclusion, and culturally competent care. She also led the Global Nurse Program to bring recognition to the organization as a leader in cultural competence education and inclusive practice environments; as well as becoming a global resource and clinical education center for nurses worldwide.

Dr. Adeniran has a compelling record as a leader and fearless advocate for the vulnerable and culturally disenfranchised! With an infectious passion for social justice, ethics of inclusion and spirit of graciousness, she is shaping solutions to the long-standing disparities in healthcare. Dr. Adeniran is nationally and globally recognized as a consultant, educator, and author, as well as an engaging and effective speaker; she has shared her work at many high-level forums in over 18 countries receiving rave reviews. Acknowledged as an innovator in the design, development, and implementation of sustainable, comprehensive, culturally competent programs; she is highly sought after as a keynoter and consultant for her engaging and effective speeches, along with unique, rational, and applicable strategies for operationalizing cultural competence in healthcare. Dr. Adeniran is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), the highest recognition for nurses making meaningful contributions to nursing, health, and healthcare!