Children’s Minnesota promotes James C. Burroughs II to senior vice president, expanding his responsibilities to include government affairs and community relations


“James was a key leader at Children’s Minnesota and the community. This promotion recognizes the impact of his leadership and will help us advance our vision of being every family’s essential partner in raising healthier children,” said Dr. Marc GorelickPresident and CEO of Children’s Minnesota. “I am confident that James will continue to advance critical issues affecting children in our community.”

Burroughs has served as Vice President, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer since 2020 and previously as Senior Director, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer since 2019. In this very first role on Children’s Minnesota, James has made strides toward equity within the organization. He led the development and implementation of a strategic plan to promote diversity, equity and inclusion; created the Equal Opportunity and Inclusion Internship program designed to provide a more racially diverse workforce pipeline; enhanced and aligned the organization’s six employee resource groups; designed a revised approach to safety, security and policing at Children’s Minnesota; and led an organizational commitment to transparency in the development of disaggregated racial data reports for hiring, retention, and supplier diversity.

Other achievements during his three-year tenure include:

  • children Minnesota increased the diversity of its leaders from 0% to 33%.
  • Workforce diversity increased from 19% to 24% with a goal of reaching 34% people with representations of color among employees by 2024.
  • Promoting equity in healthcare through more information about COVID-19 vaccines and access to communities of color.

“As children’s experts, Children’s Minnesota is uniquely poised to engage on issues critical to the health and well-being of generations to come,” said Burroughs, “I look forward to advancing not only diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Children’s Minnesota but also accelerating our work and impact in the communities we serve so that we can create a better future for all Minnesota Children.”

Before children Minnesotaserved Burroughs in the office of governor Markus Daytonwhere he was State of Minnesota first Chief Inclusion Officer. Burroughs has a Ph.D. in law Georgetown University Legal center in Washington, D.Cand completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

About children Minnesota

children Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in The United States and the only healthcare system in Minnesota care exclusively for children from before birth until young adulthood. An independent and non-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota is a system that serves children throughout the upper Midwest at two independent hospitals, nine primary care clinics, several specialty clinics, and seven rehabilitation centers. As The Kids Experts™ in our region, Children’s Minnesota is consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by US News & World Report.

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