Diane Nanstad, Senior Health Network Strategy Executive, Oracle Health and Artificial Intelligence division, Oracle

What’s your current role?

Nearly four of my 20+ years in health care have been at Cerner, which was recently acquired by Oracle. I align with my client’s population health and value-based care strategies to help them create value, maximize revenue growth, and improve their business performance. But the highest priority is always to improve patient care inside the hospitals and clinics and keep patients healthy throughout the community.

When did you join the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST and what roles have you held within the TRUST?

I joined the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST in 2012, and shortly thereafter, I joined the Membership Committee. I have served on the TRUST Board since 2019 as the Programming Co-Chair. I have also sat on the Strategic Growth and Marketing Committee and currently sit on the Sponsorship Committee.

As the only board member not residing in Minnesota, I’m supporting our ongoing work to fulfill the needs of our members located throughout greater Minnesota.

I’m currently leading an effort to support our members experiencing sudden job loss. Through networking, professional development programs, identifying valuable resources and supporting one another across the TRUST community, we are optimistic our members will quickly land their next career opportunity.

Do you have a favorite TRUST memory so far?

My favorite TRUST events were the New Member Breakfast when I joined in 2012, and the two-day well-being retreat in 2019. Through the leadership of our Associate Board, we will have our second well-being retreat in early November 2022.

One of the greatest benefits of this amazing community of women is the authenticity, support, honesty, and friendships we provide for each other. It is through this network of inspiring women that we support each other in overcoming challenges like imposter syndrome, which can be experienced by an early careerist or C-suite executive. We also recognize and celebrate each other’s personal and professional achievements.

What is something that not many people know about you?

  1. While I continue to serve on the Minnesota-based TRUST board, I moved back to Nahant, Massachusetts, in June 2020.
  2. I have worn a bracelet with the word EMPOWER since 2017. I believe it has changed my life, as our ability to empower others also empowers ourselves.

Who inspires you?

I am incredibly inspired by some of our youngest TRUST members. Their teamwork, support and encouragement of others is inspiring, as this will serve them well in leadership roles and throughout their career journey.

Words of wisdom to live by? Amazing things happen when women help other women. ~ Kasia Gospos