Diversity and Inclusion Panel


Sessions With Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Driving Diversity And Inclusion Results As a Human Resources Practitioner
Business Credits - 1.0
Date: Mar 22, 2019 Beginning at 9:45 AM

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Le Joyce Naylor

Le Joyce Naylor serves as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Cleveland Clinic. In her enterprise role, Le Joyce champions the goal of fostering an inclusive and culturally competent work environment to better serve patients, caregivers, and underserved communities. She is responsible for partnering with key stakeholders to develop and implement the enterprise strategy for diversity and inclusion. Through these collaborations, she ensures that diversity strategies and metrics are integrated throughout the enterprise to support Cleveland Clinic’s mission, vision, and values. These efforts have resulted in Cleveland Clinic being recognized as a DiversityInc Top Hospital and Health System for nine consecutive years.

In her previous role, Ms. Naylor was Division Administrator for Human Resources.  She worked with the Chief Human Resources Officer on strategic planning and process improvement, along with fiscal planning for the division.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Le Joyce held various leadership positions in Human Resources/Diversity, Corporate Administration, Public Relations and consulting services in areas of cultural transformation; mission and vision development; performance planning, leadership development, and diversity management.

Ms. Naylor holds a Masters in Human Resources from Cleveland State University, a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University, and is a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner. She serves on the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, Cleveland Medical Association Advisory Board, Celebrate Sisterhood Executive Committee, Member Engagement Committee for Commission on Economic Inclusion, and the Board of Directors for the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association.

George Sample

George Sample is a Cleveland native who graduated from John Hay High School. George proceeded to John Carroll University, where graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He later returned to John Carroll to earn his MBA.

George is the Director of Human Resources for the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Prior to his current role, George served in Human Resources Manager roles at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and The Lubrizol Corporation.

George is the President of the Board of Directors for the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland. George is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Society of Human Resource Management, and The Center For Community Solutions. He serves on the membership engagement committee for the Commission on Economic Inclusion.  In 2013, he was inducted into the Kaleidoscope Magazine 40/40 Club. In 2014, he won the Lead Diversity Outstanding Alumni award from the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. George was a finalist for the Crain’s Cleveland 2016 Archer Award – Rising Star.

In 2013, George completed his term as president of the John Carroll University Alumni Board, and also completed his term on John Carroll’s Board of Directors. In spring 2014, he completed his first semester as adjunct faculty for John Carroll, teaching a graduate level class in Leadership and Managerial Concepts. He was inducted into the John Carroll Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. He won the John Carroll Young Alumni Award in 2014. George currently serves on the steering committee for John Carroll’s athletic booster club and the advisory committee for the Management / Human Resources major.

George resides in Strongsville with his wife Tanya, and their daughters Jordan and AJ. George enjoys Basketball, Paintball, and non-fiction audiobooks.

Peggy Zone Fisher

Peggy Zone Fisher has been a Cleveland business and community leader for over forty years. In March 2006, Peggy began a new chapter in her career by becoming the President and CEO of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. The Diversity Center is a human relations organization, founded in 1927 as The National Conference for Christians and Jews, and is dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism in America. Each year DCNEO programs serve yearly over 10,000 northeast Ohio students and educators from over 150 schools and organizations in eleven counties.

Peggy’s business and community leadership was recognized nationally when President Bill Clinton appointed her as one of eleven National Commissioners of the White House Conference on Small Business. As a U.S. Small Business Commissioner, Peggy traveled the country convening forums with business leaders about small business issues.
Before beginning her post at The Diversity Center, Peggy served as the President and Owner of Zone Travel, Inc., one of Greater Cleveland’s largest woman-owned businesses, from 1974 to 2005. Peggy chaired the Ohio Governor’s Advisory Council for Travel and Tourism and led Ohio Governor Richard Celeste’s China Trade Mission. She chaired the American Society of Travel Agents’ Central Regional Conference in Cleveland, and served as a member of the National Travel Agents Advisory Board of Alamo Rental Car. She has advised Cleveland Mayors George Voinovich, Michael R. White, and Jane Campbell on travel and tourism issues.

Peggy has served on more than a dozen community boards such as AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, Community West Foundation, Neighborhood Progress, Inc., and Adoption by Gentle Care, just to name a few. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals-Western Region. She is a Member of the Diversity Advisory Council for the MetroHealth Medical Center, and a Member of the Membership Impact Committee for the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Peggy is a frequent guest on Northeast Ohio television and radio news programs, and has been profiled in many publications addressing business and diversity issues. She continues to share her expertise with the community through her numerous speaking engagements.

Peggy has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. The Women Business Owners Association honored her as one of the “Top 20 Women Business Owners in Northeast Ohio.” She received the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award as a Business and Industry Entrepreneur, the Captain Cleveland Award from the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, and was the first recipient of the Today’s Woman of Achievement Award from the Altrusa Club of Cleveland. In 2009, she received the Community Service Award from the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, Western Region, and the Community West Foundation. She has also been honored by the Call & Post (Most Influential Award), Cleveland EMS (Certificate of Honor on behalf of her mother, Mary Zone and the Zone family) in honor of their 40th anniversary, the Southern Poverty Law Center (Certificate of Appreciation) in recognition of the important fight against hate and intolerance in America, and most recently (2018), the Eleanor R. Gerson Leadership in Social Justice Award from the Greater Cleveland Community Shares. Peggy, along with her husband Lee Fisher, was honored with the “Outstanding Leadership Award” from the Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts. Peggy, and the work of The Diversity Center, were recognized (2011) with the Illumination Award at the Transgender Day of Remembrance, Celebrating Diversity Award 2014 at the India Festival USA, Progressive Woman Award from Smart Business Magazine (Five Women who Excel), and the Flourish Executive of the Year Award at the Flourish Conference for Women in Leadership (2015).

Peggy is a graduate of The Ohio State University. A Cleveland native, Peggy is the daughter of Michael and Mary Zone (both deceased), who served on Cleveland’s City Council for a total of twenty-one years. She is married to Lee Fisher, Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler – BakerHostetler Chair in Law, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. They have two children, Jason (daughter-in-law Katelyn, granddaughter Violet) and Jessica.