Full Name
Jean-Marc Villain MBA
System AVP, Supplier Diversity & Economic Inclusion
Ochsner Health
Speaker Bio
BIO -In my role of System Director of Supplier Inclusion and Community Engagement, I help leverage Ochsner Health’s economic assets to reduce health and economic disparities in the communities we serve. I bring an entrepreneurial approach to my job. Working with Asset Leaders and external Local Suppliers, I am on a relentless quest to bring them together to source products and services that our clinicians need to care for our patients. I am fortunate to work for an organization that is intentional in using it's purchasing power to address the conditions that have the greatest impact on the health of local residents. In doing so, we contribute to the creation of family-supporting local jobs and community wealth. Prior to joining Ochsner, I was Director of Supplier Diversity at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

I have been a lifelong champion of small and diverse businesses as a key component of community economic development. I’ve led organizations engaged in facilitating access to capital for small businesses, created a community development financial institution and managed various impact investment funds targeting small to medium sized businesses in the urban core.

I earned a bachelor’ degree in Finance and MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
Jean-Marc Villain