LISETTE MARTINEZ leads Jefferson’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to ensure excellence in education, research, and patient care. Since starting at Jefferson, she has led the first comprehensive strategic plan for diversity in the institution’s 196- year history. Martinez is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She was the recipient of the 2016 top 100 under 50 Executive Leaders award by Diversity MBA magazine and a Forty under 40 awardee in 2012. She was one of the first women in Cincinnati to receive the Women of Influence Award by Lead Magazine in 2013. Most recently, she was honored by Major League Baseball with the SEAT 21 award that recognizes individuals who embody the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente. Martinez graduated with Delta Epsilon Sigma honors from Thomas More University with an MBA and her BBA from the University of Cincinnati.