HIDA Establishes New Supplier Diversity Council

January 21, 2020

Alexandria, VA – The Health Industry Distributors Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Supplier Diversity Council, a new group providing networking and learning opportunities for diverse distributors, manufacturers, and other supply chain partners.

“This new council will facilitate the exchange of ideas and communication among distributors, manufacturers, GPOs, and IDNs to help address key issues unique to supply businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ community,” said council co-chairs Andrea Ruebel-Walker with Kerma Medical Products and Mara Maddocks with MAC Medical.

“HIDA is committed to supporting supplier diversity,” said HIDA President & CEO Matt Rowan. “This new council creates a networking forum for the diverse supplier community, further strengthening our nation’s supply chain.”

The council’s charter meeting will be held in March during HIDA’s Executive Conference, an event for leaders involved in healthcare distribution, manufacturing, group purchasing, and related services.

For more information on how to get involved with the new Supplier Diversity Council, please contact HIDA’s Director of Education, Stephanie Reed, reed@hida.org.

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Andrea Ruebel-Walker
Kerma Medical Products


Mara Maddocks
MAC Medical


About HIDA

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) represents the country’s medical product distributors – the nation’s essential link between manufacturers and patient caregivers. HIDA members offer critical services increasing the efficiency of U.S. healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, home care, and physician practices. For more information, visit HIDA.org.

Media Contact:

Sharon Cohen»
Communications Director
HIDA
703-838-6104

Council Contact:

Stephanie Reed, MS»

Director, Education
HIDA | 703-838-6105