NCRA welcomes four new board members

NCRA welcomes four new board members

The National Center for Race Amity is proud to welcome four new members to its national board of directors: Djuana C. Beaman, George Halvorson, Herb Landsman, and Joe Voica.

The addition of these four individuals brings the current board membership to 11 (View full board here). With their tremendous capacity and breadth of experience, NCRA is well positioned to expand its programmatic offerings, launch the new National Race Amity Institute in Atlanta, enhance the organization’s visibility and engage new audiences, and strengthen its human resources and development strategies. We are extremely grateful to our new board members for bringing their time, passion and commitment to advancing the mission of the National Center for Race Amity.

Djuana C. Beamon, CCDP/AP, serves as Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Office at Empower. She is a seasoned diversity and inclusion practitioner and thought leader with more than 20 years ofexperience in various business capacities. She has served as a DE&I professional in several industries and sectors, including Fortune 5 and Fortune 100 companies, building and implementing strategies to create inclusive environments that strengthens business and encourages a workplace of respect while embracing our unique differences and celebrating our collective similarities.

George Halvorson has served for more than 30 years as CEO of six different health care delivery and financing organizations in the U.S., and he has helped start and run similar organizations in several other countries. Health care organizations served by Halvorson included Kaiser Permanente, where he was Chairman and CEO from 2002 until early 2013, and the Health Partners Health Plan and hospital system where he served for 15 years before moving to Kaiser in 2002.

Herb Landsman retired as Executive Vice President for Merchandising at the TJX Companies after 33 years with the company. He chaired the TJX Multi Cultural Coalition for 20 years. He is a former president/board member of Triangle-Inc, a nonprofit serving physically and mentally disabled adults, and also former board member of the Boston Food Bank.

Joe Voica is currently a senior vice president at US Bank, overseeing embedded payments in global treasury management. He has held key business leadership roles across global companies that include Bank of America, MasterCard and Experian, and has deep international experience selling and marketing into B2B and B2C verticals, including Banking/Financial Services, High Tech, Telecom, Retail, Automotive, Leisure and Pharma/Healthcare.