Kingsley Gobourne

Position title: Member, Board of Visitors, Since 2018


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BA, 2009, Sociology, UW-Madison

 “My mission is to improve the overall health and stability of the communities I live and work in.”

Kingsley has over 17 years of experience in leadership and community development, including 7 years in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. His is currently the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator for UnityPoint Health Meriter a chartered community hospital serving the greater Dane county area. He leads the organizational effort to improve culture and climate for all 3500 employees while focusing on assessing community needs and developing collaborative partnerships to dismantle systems and policies that contribute to disparities in Health based on bias and privilege.

Kingsley is on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, with roles on the Governance and Family Selection committees. He is also currently serving on Board of Visitors for the Sociology Department at the UW-Madison and Chairs the Engagement Committed for United Way’s Business Volunteer Network.

Kingsley is a proud graduate of both the University of Wisconsin Madison Sociology Department and Edgewood College master’s in organizational development programs. He enjoys cheering on his badgers with his two sons and partner of 7 years Melissa Gobourne.