Equitas Health president and CEO Bill Hardy resigned amid allegations of racism within the Columbus-based health care provider for the LGBTQ+ community.
Driving the news: 15 former Equitas employees said they experienced or witnessed mistreatment of Black employees and discrimination in hiring, promotion and discipline, according to an investigation by The Columbus Dispatch.
- Hardy led the nonprofit since 1993 and worked out of its Dayton offices.
What they're saying: "We are working closely with the leadership team to begin the healing process and create a stronger, more inclusive culture that reflects our shared values and priorities," said Sam Rinehart, chair of the Equitas board of trustees, in a statement.
What's next: The board will soon name an interim CEO and is searching for a permanent replacement, as well as a newly-created chief people and culture officer.
- It's also further investigating the issue, according to a statement.
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