Nicole serves as Cedar-Sinai’s inaugural Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer where she is responsible for providing strategic leadership, developing and driving the implementation of programs and initiatives that promote a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.  

For over ten years Ms. Mitchell has been creating and driving culture change in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai she held positions leading Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts with Kia Motors America and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. She has developed multifaceted strategies for diversity and inclusion encompassing human resources, employee engagement, philanthropy, communications, and supplier diversity and has led executive-level diversity and inclusion committee activities. 

She holds a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University, and is a Certified Diversity Professional through the National Diversity Council. 

Nicole is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband - Nate, son – Carter, their pup – Chompers and are expecting their daughter in May 2021.