April 02, 2024

Institute for Family Health Names First Ombuds

The non-profit community health organization in New York State, has appointed Theresa Goldsborough as its first Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Ombudsperson. In this new role, Goldsborough will "serve as a resource to the Institute’s staff to advance anti-racist practices in the organization, address questions and concerns related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), and mediate disputes involving discrimination issues from an independent viewpoint." She will work closely with the Institute’s DEIB Committee and report regularly to the Anti-Racism Strategic Planning Group. The Institute's announcement and website offer no details regarding the standards for Goldsborough work as the Ombuds. 

Goldsborough joined the Institute for Family Health in 2016 as a program director of the Ryan White Mental Health grant and most recently was a clinical site director. Her professional career has been in adult day health care and mental health services in New York City. She graduated from Brooklyn College and earned her MSW at Hunter College. (IFH Blog; LinkedIn.)

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