CVS Health announced the appointment of Shari Slate as senior vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) officer, effective Feb. 27.

Slate will report to Laurie Havanec, executive vice president and chief people officer, and oversee the company’s DEI strategy, innovation, and implementation.

She will also lead CVS Health’s workforce initiatives and strategic diversity management efforts with a focus on embedding DEI into business processes, workforce programs, and community initiatives.

Previously, Slate worked at Cisco for more than a decade, where she served as chief inclusion and collaboration officer and senior vice president, inclusive future and strategy. Before that, she served as chief diversity officer and director, global community affairs at Sun Microsystems, per her LinkedIn profile.