Riverside Health System Names Toiya Sosa as its Chief Diversity Officer

May 06, 2021
Toiya Sosa as its Chief Diversity Officer

Riverside Health System is proud to announce the hire of Toiya Sosa as its Health System Chief Diversity Officer. Toiya brings to this important position 22 years of experience working within and alongside organizations and community relationships that, with her influence and leadership, have worked together towards common goals and objectives.  

“We are proud to bring this important position to our Health System and welcome Ms. Sosa to this role,” noted Bill Downey, Health System CEO. 

“As chief diversity officer, I look forward to building on the important work of diversity, equity, and inclusion under the organization’s mission—to care for others as we care for those we love,” stated Chief Diversity Officer, Toiya Sosa.

Sosa is passionate about equity in the community and specifically in healthcare. Her career has included working with diverse organizations including the Urban League, American Heart Association, United Way, NAACP, UNCF, and YWCA. Currently, Sosa serves on the board of the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Women United and she is Vice-Chair of the United Way’s African American Leadership Society. 

Sosa is a native of Portsmouth, VA.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University, Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University, and Master’s in Law from Regent University. 

For more information about Riverside Health System and the Riverside Care Difference, visit https://www.riversideonline.com/about/why-riverside