Pamela Y. Abner

by Edward Cates
Pamela Y. Abner
Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer - Diversity and Inclusion
Mount Sinai Health System

Pamela Y. Abner is the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer – Diversity and Inclusion for Mount Sinai Health System.


In this role, Pamela is responsible for system-wide administrative, fiscal, policy and practice-related management activities to sustain diversity, inclusion and equity. She collaborates with hospital and school leadership to establish best practices, conduct integrative work and set the strategic, innovative and programmatic agenda for diversity, inclusion and equity across all business lines.


As a certified patient experience professional and unconscious bias educator, Pamela strives to develop and guide initiatives to create an inclusive environment. Utilizing research methodologies, creating education curriculum and applying best practices, she continuously seeks to implement initiatives to identify disparities and eliminate barriers to medical care, employment and education for underserved and underrepresented groups.


Pamela’s thought leadership and strategic management guidance was fundamental to Mount Sinai Health System attaining several national rankings as the #1 health and hospital system for diversity and inclusion management.


Pamela received her Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her Master’s degree from Columbia University.

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