Lakesha McDay, CDP

Lakesha McDay started her career at Mission Health in 1995 where she remained, advancing to a variety of positions as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity, Consultant in the Center for Leadership and Professional Development and Manager of the HR Strategic Business Partners at Mission Health prior to joining the Dogwood Health Trust team. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UNC Asheville, a post-graduate certificate in Innovation Management from Western Carolina University and is a Certified Diversity Professional through the National Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. She is a certified training facilitator in many areas of Human Resources, Leadership Coaching, Professional Development and Organizational Communication. She is an Asheville native (a self-proclaimed unicorn), wife, mom, loves sports (especially football), and huge Carolina Panthers fan.