Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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We see you and our differences

ECRI is committed to supporting, encouraging, and growing a comprehensive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) effort. As an organization that is dedicated to patient safety and the delivery of quality healthcare, we respect diversity in its many hues–not just racial, ethnic and gender, but sexual orientation, physical abilities, age, perspectives, skills, and experiences.

Why is ECRI so committed to DEI?

As a forward-thinking organization, we understand that there are great benefits to workplace diversity. Not only is it the right thing to do, but as an organization dedicated to providing evidence-based information, we have seen the evidence that diversity fuels innovation, has a positive effect on company culture and enhances our ability to attract and retain both internal talent and external stakeholders and clients.

The DEI strategy at ECRI was developed to align with the Core Values we practice, and with the intention that the various aspects of DEI would become a part of the cultural fabric of this organization.

ECRI's core values


I consider how my actions affect others. I care deeply for my colleagues and the healthcare community. I treat everyone with dignity and respect.


I am unbiased, objective, and independent. I do the right thing every day. I seek and speak the truth.


I strive for real, positive change. I work to make a difference to the safety of patient care. I help others succeed.


I share information freely and credit appropriately. I am trustworthy in my actions and interactions. I act without hidden motives.


I feel safe putting forth new ideas. I think creatively to solve problems. I dare to be different.

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Michelle S. Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP®

Michelle serves as ECRI's Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Development. She is an internationally accredited fundraising professional with over 20 years of experience in a variety of fields such as public broadcasting, healthcare, diversity, equity and inclusion youth services, disabilities, and education.

Michelle’s community involvement began when, as a teenager in India, she was voted to be Director of Community Outreach for the Rotaract Orchards, where the group adopted a village outside her hometown of Bangalore and began, among other things, an adult literacy program there. Between that, and volunteering through her church youth group at a hospital in rural India, Michelle soon gained a deep respect for the positive impact that philanthropy and community engagement can have.

Michelle’s immediate past development experience includes being Vice President of Development at Presby’s Inspired Life and Regional Major Gifts Officer for the national Alzheimer’s Association. As an Asian-Indian, she is proud to give back to her community through her involvement with the Asian Mosaic Fund Giving Circle where she served as chair and a part of the executive committee.