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Kendell LeBray, MPH

Director, Quality Improvement & Health Equity, HCSC

Kendell LeBray is Director of Quality Improvement and Health Equity at HCSC, where he is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and refining the HCSC health equity strategy; as well as providing strategic guidance to achieve reductions in health and health care disparities for HCSC members and communities served.

Prior to joining HCSC, Kendell served as Senior Manager of Health Equity and Strategic Partnerships for the Clinical‐Community Linkages and Population Health team at the American Medical Association (AMA). In this role, he was responsible for building strategic collaborations by leveraging and sustaining clinical‐community linkages within the healthcare ecosystem to prevent and control chronic diseases.

Previously, he served as Director of Chronic Disease and Prevention for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, where he addressed chronic disease prevention through promoting healthy lifestyles, created public‐private partnerships to expand health education and awareness throughout the state, and utilized evidence‐based interventions to create impact. Kendell has worked as a public health consultant and has had a successful career as an account executive in the pharmaceutical industry, where he received the Circle of Excellence recognition by his former organization as the top producing account executive in the nation.

Kendell holds a BA in Sociology from Morehouse College, a Master's in Public Health from the University of Michigan, and advanced healthcare training in Health Systems Management from Tulane University. He holds additional certificates from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.