Michelle Johnson Tidjani

Michelle Johnson Tidjani is a healthcare lawyer with 15 years of experience representing physicians and hospitals throughout the country. She currently serves as Deputy Chief Legal Officer at the Cleveland Clinic foundation and is a recognized strategic partner in healthcare reimbursement, reform, antitrust, and regulatory matters.

During her tenure with the Cleveland Clinic she has served as: Assistant Secretary, Cleveland Clinic Health System Physician Organization; Counsel, Cleveland Clinic Medicare Accountable Care Organization; Counsel, National Orthopedic and Spine alliance; Member of the Executive Diversity Counsel; Co-Chair, Women in Search of Excellence; and Mentor, Cleveland Clinic Young Business Leaders Summer Program. Ms. Johnson Tidjani also serves as an Assistant Soccer Coach, a Girl Scout Mom and is an active participant in the Solon Parent Teacher Association. She is married to Nassirou Tidjani, and together they are the proud parents of Kennedy and Obafemi.

Prio to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Ms. Johnson Tidjani served as Senior Counsel at Tenet Healthcare, in Dallas, Texas, and was an Associate at Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge, PLLC and Hall, Killian, Health & Lyman in Michigan.

Ms. Johnson Tidjani is a 1995 graduate of Cornell University, with honors, and a 1998 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Save the dates!

October 24, 2014

Annual Trailblazer Luncheon at 11:30a.m. at The Marriott Downtown. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

November 21, 2014

CLE- "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964".  Registration opens October 24, 2014!

Guest Speaker at the Trailblazer Luncheon- REDIA ANDERSON

Redia Anderson is the Managing Partner and Founder of Anderson People Strategies, LLC a Human Resources management consulting and executive coaching firm. In this role Redia has helped executives and organizations align people, performance and business results through the strategic development and implementation of Diversity and Inclusion as a sustainable business practice. Redia has led teams focused on enterprise-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women and people of color in an inclusive work culture.

Nationally recognized as a leader in the field of Diversity & Inclusion, Redia is a senior executive with more than 25 years experience in Human Resources and Inclusion management. Her previous experience includes Chief Diversity Officer for Deloitte & Touché LLP, Equiva Services (JV between Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco), Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Abbott Laboratories.

Redia received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her graduate degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity and founder of AuthenticAllies®. She has served on numerous boards focused on health, children’s, and women’s issues.






2014 Luncheon Sponsors:

Signature Sponsor: Thompson Hine

Barrister: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Squire Patton Boggs, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Advocate: Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association, Thacker Martinsek, Tucker Ellis, Dominion, Ulmer & Berne LLP, The Cleveland Foundation & Roetzel & Andress

Counselor: Case Western Reserve University School of Law, the Ohio State Bar Association, Sheryl King Benford, Reminger, Parker Hannifin Corporation & Special Counsel

Table: Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Legal Aid Society, Littler Mendelson, Bethany Baptist Church, Pinkney-Perry/Hylant Group, Cleveland Municipal Court, Brouse McDowell & Gallagher Sharp

Academic: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Squire Patton Boggs, Britton Smith Peters & Kalail Co. L.P.A. & Eaton Corporation


Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 24, 2014
Annual Trailblazer Luncheon- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
CLE- Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Community Orientation Program
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