Dina Proto EHC Orange v2



    Senior Consultant

    Dina Proto is an awarding-winning pioneer for equality, published author, nationally-recognized  speaker, and thought leader for her diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging advocacy. Dina is  the Founder and CEO of Equality Healthcare Consulting, a DEIB Healthcare Consulting firm.  With nearly 30 years of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) as well as healthcare  experience, Dina understands the change management required to foster psychological safety and  create a culture of inclusivity for healthcare organizations and patients alike. Dina works with  leaders in the healthcare industry to create a sustainable infrastructure that improves both  employee recruitment and retention while also improving patient outcomes and equitable  healthcare to diverse patient populations. 

    In her book, Identity Impact; When Society’s Expectations Collide with the Authentic Self, Dina  explores how celebrating and uplifting diversity is essential for our health, our wellbeing, and  our economic success as a community – and as a nation. Dina writes with the authenticity and  experience that has made her a trusted leader across LGBTQ+, healthcare and business  organizations.  

    She is Founder and President Emeritus of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada (GLCCNV) and the Inclusive Community for Breast Health (ICBH). Dina Co-Founded Teazled  Greeting Cards, one of the nation’s first LGBTQ+ Greeting Card Manufacturers to be available  in mainstream grocery stores and was a driving force in improving inclusive product availability within the Greeting Card Industry. This earned her a Certificate of Commendation for Providing  Diverse Options for Consumers, a Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to the LGBTQ+  Community and a title of “Pioneer in Pride” by the WNBA. Her historical work has been  archived in the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Special Collections and Archives. Dina  has been featured in more than 20 news media outlets over the past decade and actively speaks at  professional conferences and universities.