Desiree Maya

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Change is within us all. It starts with getting on the other side of fear. When we can unlock the power of a growth mindset, change and transformation become an inevitable part of our story. The best time of our lives is always the now, so let’s embrace the growth journey.

Desiree has nearly two decades of experience leading process improvement, change, leadership development, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEI&B) initiatives in complex health organizations across the United States and Canada. Her successful implementation track record includes the community hospital, academic medical center, multi-facility system, and federal government settings in Epic, Cerner, and Meditech shops. Desiree is a certified executive coach, DEI&B expert, and an accredited Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) coach, delivering expertise in change leadership and inclusion techniques.

Desiree currently leads change management and leadership, DEI&B, and executive coaching endeavors in Huron’s people transformation business unit. This includes keynote speaking, conducting assessment work to identify transformational opportunities, delivering change and DEI&B workshops, building strategic partnerships, and providing leadership coaching internally and with clients. She’s passionate about expanding diversity awareness, elevating cultural competency, executing sustainable change, and building resilient leaders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Operations
  • Care Transformation
  • Organizational Transformation


  • Healthcare

Professional Associations

  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, Association of Change Management Professionals
  • Member, International Coach Federation

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of California – San Diego
  • Minor, Healthcare and Social Issues, University of California – San Diego
  • Certified Accelerating Implementation Methodology Coach, Implementation Management Associates
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
  • Hogan Assessments Certified, Hogan Assessments

Speaking Topics List

  • Alignment and Accountability
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Communication
  • Employee Attraction and Engagement
  • Executive Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Resilience and Well-Being
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I love that we’re maintaining focus on the things that matter most. I loved Dez. I felt connected to her. She is real. Her presentation is what I enjoyed most about the Leadership Development Institute.
EXCELLENT presentation by Dez. Very engaging and thought provoking. I was appreciative of the degree of introspection that resulted and grateful for the tools that I can immediately use to become a better leader.
Loved the presentation. The topics chosen today were excellent and the presenter, Dez was amazing as well. Thank you for modeling inclusion, acceptance, and encouragement and doing so with quiet calm and strength.

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