When it was announced Paul Atkins would be part of the new class of partners and principals at Deloitte Consulting LLC, he was placed at the forefront of inclusivity for the global brand. "I didn't even think being a Principal was possible," Atkins said. "I also recognize that this is bigger than me. I am beyond the manifestation of what my ancestors even thought was possible." With degrees from Xavier University and Saint Louis University, he’s transferred his health administration education and gay pride into a mission that ensures people of color and the LGBTQ+ community feels seen and heard in healthcare within Deloitte. Atkins also participates in an annual LGBTQIA+ health care workforce conference, another step supporting the work he is eager to make the healthcare industry more inclusive and understanding for all people within the community. —K.M.
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