Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council

Council Vision Statement

In order to deliver culturally sensitive healthcare to our members, Fidelis Care depends on the diverse ideas, experiences, and cultures of our employees. The Fidelis Care Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council helps strengthen our workforce by consistently pursuing structural and systemic changes that advance social justice, equity, inclusion, human decency, and respect for all people in the workplace and in the communities we serve.


DEI Council Chairs



Brenda Stubblefield

Senior Director, Vendor Oversight


“At Fidelis Care, we celebrate a diverse fusion of culture, backgrounds, talent, and experiences. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and strive to foster an environment where all are welcome to be their authentic selves.”





Scott Averill

Senior Vice President, Sales


“Fidelis Care serves the largest and most diverse population in New York State and is focused on reducing health disparities for all members and improving their overall health and well-being. A key element in achieving our mission is the diversity of our staff and our inclusive and safe work environment, which is a core strength and something we continue to strive to build and foster.”


DEI in the Workplace

Fidelis Care is committed to DEI throughout the organization. We recruit people from vastly different backgrounds and strive to foster a culture that embraces uniqueness and personal experiences.

Fidelis Care Workforce at a Glance:  



Employee Inclusion Groups

The DEI Council regularly encourages participation in Employee Inclusion Groups (EIGs), offered by our parent company, Centene. 

The EIGs improve our company culture and create an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment for our staff to continue discussions and education on diversity and social injustices.

EIGs provide resources and opportunities for people with disabilities and their caregivers; veterans and their family members; LGBTQ+ employees and their allies; women; and employees of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.



Strong Community Partnerships and Engagement

Fidelis Care’s DEI Council works with community partners to break down racial divides, further reduce systemic inequities, and to expand Fidelis Care’s workforce to align with the diversity of the communities we serve.


Staff Education on DEI

Fidelis Care’s DEI Council supports staff education and understanding regarding DEI through regular communication, engagement, and organized DEI activities.




Black History Month

February is Black History Month (BHM), a time to pause, reflect, and acknowledge the triumphs and contributions made by Black Americans. 

Career Opportunities

Browse open positions at Fidelis Care via our parent company, the Centene Corporation.

Addressing SDoH

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the conditions where you are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect your health and quality of life.