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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Agrace has hired Faatima Khan as its diversity and inclusion manager. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit palliative care and hospice agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people in southern Wisconsin communities for more than 40 years.
As diversity and inclusion manager, Khan will work to improve access to care for diverse and underserved patients, and help Agrace ensure that its staff and volunteer workforce reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. Khan will oversee Agrace’s Advancing Inclusion and Equity Committee and its Minority Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scholarship Program.
Khan previously served as director of corporate and community engagement at United Way of Dane County and career pathways specialist at Centro Hispano of Dane County where she created and launched a program to increase the number of CNAs of color in the Madison area.
Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Khan has dedicated herself to fighting for the education, financial stability and health of people in the Madison community. She speaks English, Urdu, Hindi and Spanish, and has worked closely with low-income Latinx and English as a Second Language (ESL) adults.
“Faatima brings to Agrace a passion for identifying, discussing and addressing issues of inequity and the impact these issues can have on an organization and the people it serves,” said Marcia Whittington, Agrace chief development officer. “She will help drive our efforts to address the racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic disparities that affect access to receiving hospice and palliative care.”