The Institute for Diversity in Health Management today named Manuel Tomás León as its new president and CEO.

“We are delighted to have Tomás build upon the outstanding accomplishments the Institute has achieved, and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to promote diversity within the health care field,” said Rick de Filippi, Institute board chair.

Most recently, León served as the president and CEO of the People of Color Network, Inc., a community-based accountable care network serving about 6,000 individuals in the Phoenix region. He also has held leadership positions in a community foundation, chamber of commerce and behavioral health organization in Arizona.

“His innovation experience and purpose-driven energy will further the Institute’s mission and accelerate the call to action to eliminate health care disparities,” said Maulik Joshi, AHA associate executive vice president and Health Research & Educational Trust president.

León succeeds Fred Hobby, who led the Institute for the past 10 years. The Institute is an AHA affiliate.