Ruben Vazquez Ruiz portrait

Rubén Vázquez Ruiz

Vice president of equity, people, and culture, Minnesota Community Care


Diversity and inclusion are important to Rubén Vázquez Ruiz, who is a member of both the LGBTQA and the immigrant communities in Minnesota. Having come to the Twin Cities from Mexico City more than 40 years ago, he has dedicated his career to advocating for underrepresented populations.

Since joining St. Paul-based MCC in 2020, Vázquez Ruiz has worked to make the state’s largest federally qualified health center more inclusive. He implemented employee resource groups and tapped six staff to become “equity champions” who advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.