Rosa Colon-Kolacko, PhD

Rosa Colon-Kolacko


4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Rosa Colon-Kolacko, PhD

Degrees Earned

MBA, Brunel University, UK
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK
PhD, Organization Development and Change, Benedictine University


Professional in Human Resources Certificate from Villanova University
Managing Healthcare Delivery Certificate from Harvard Executive Program
Certificate in Diversity Management from Georgetown University/Institute of Diversity in Health Management
Senior Leadership Certificate from American College of Healthcare Executives

Rosa is a multi-cultural and trilingual Human Resources and Technology executive with expertise as Chief Learning, Chief Diversity, and Strategy Leader. In 2016, she was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for the NYC Health + Hospitals health care system, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the United States. Prior to this she was Senior VP and Chief Diversity Officer for the Christiana Care Learning Institute.

She is founder and president of Global Learning and Diversity Partners, LLC, a consultancy that focuses on building multicultural, inclusive and learning organizations in health systems and health innovation globally. She has more than 20 years’ experience in Organizational Development, Change Management, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Learning and Development and Change Management. She has held senior positions in global pharmaceutical and manufacturing businesses in Puerto Rico, Europe, Asia and North America.