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Cayetana C. Navarro, MBA, PMP

Program Manager - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Program Manager, Deans' Advisory Council for LGBTQI Affairs

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Cayetana C. Navarro, MBA, PMP


Cayetana joined the Department of Medicine's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEIM) in June of 2021 as the inaugural program manager. In this role, she helps guide existing projects and support the development and implementation of new ones that foster a diverse and inclusive department. The ODEIM and her role are unique within the School of Medicine and are a testament to the department's commitment to actively working toward a diverse, equitable, and more inclusive environment for students, trainees, faculty, and staff.

In addition to this formal role within the School of Medicine, Cayetana is the program manager for the Deans' Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs (DAC), a co-founder of the Indigenous Leaders at Yale group, and a member of the Yale Latino Networking Group and the Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group.

As one of the DAC Clinical Care Working Group Co-leads, Cayetana is helping lead an effort to create and build the first ever system-wide Yale LGBTQ Healthcare Program. This project, begun in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, has brought together stakeholders from across the Yale health system (YNHHS, YSM, YSPH, YSN, Yale Health, and NEMG). While much work remains to be done, tremendous progress has been made since she first started drafting a proposal in the late winter of 2020.

Cayetana originally joined Yale as the web project manager in the YSM Office of Communications in July 2011, in charge of the website editing and building service, and then concluded her time as Operations Deputy Director, engaging with departments, programs, and centers on special projects.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, MIS (2007)
  • BA
    Wesleyan University, Government and French Studies (1996)

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