Peter Rapp and Norwood Knight-Richardson

Welcome to OHSU, and to this online resource that includes information on our diversity and inclusion programs. Diversity maximizes our true potential for creativity, innovation, quality patient care, educational excellence and outstanding service. OHSU is committed to creating an environment where all can realize that potential as we fulfill our mission of improving the health and well being of Oregonians.

OHSU respects and values the unique contributions and perspectives of all employees, patients, students, volunteers and local and global communities. Diversity includes age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and diversity of thought, ideas and more.

The OHSU Healthcare Cultural Advocacy Team partners with OHSU’s Center for Diversity &  Inclusion and the OHSU Chief Diversity Officer to fulfill the commitment to all aspects of diversity. Together they prioritize initiatives, facilitate collaboration throughout campus and the external community, and provide professional support and opportunities focused on diversity and inclusion.

As executive leaders at OHSU, we value the power of difference. We are dedicated to the missions of healing, research and teaching to improve the health outcomes of all members of our immediate and extended communities. We hope you will use this website to learn more about our diversity and inclusion programs and to give us feedback on how we may better serve you. Thank you for putting your trust in OHSU.


Peter F. Rapp
CEO, OHSU Healthcare
Executive Vice President, OHSU

Norwood Knight-Richardson, M.D., M.A., M.B.A.
Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer,
Chief Diversity Officer, OHSU