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Welcome to the third installment of our “Celebrating Diversity: Voices from our Kyruus Health Community” blog series. In this edition, we shine a spotlight on Ron Otoo, a Senior Data Analyst at Kyruus Health.

Ron’s journey unfolds as he shares insights into his background and connection to Kyruus Health. As a Ghanaian American, he reflects on the challenges and rewards of his identity, drawing strength from his family’s sacrifices that paved the way for his opportunities in the United States.

Join us in honoring Ron Otoo’s unique journey and embracing the spirit of unity, strength, and shared humanity that defines the Kyruus Health community. Stay tuned for more captivating stories as we continue to amplify diverse voices within our healthcare family.

Ron Otoo

Senior Data Analyst at Kyruus Health

Tell us a bit about your background and the story of how you came to be connected to Kyruus Health?

I have always enjoyed working with numbers. I started working as a data analyst in 2015. In 2017, I started working in the healthcare field as a consultant and in 2021 I joined Healthsparq, which was later acquired by Kyruus Health. I’m currently a Senior Data Analyst on the Data Operations & Quality team here at Kyruus Health.

How would you identify yourself?
I identify as a Ghanaian American.

How would you describe your experience with this identity?
My experience with my identity has been hard, but rewarding. I spent the first half of my life in Ghana before moving to the US. My family sacrificed a lot for me to have this opportunity so I use that as my motivation and strive to be the best version of myself daily.

What is something about you that you want others to know more about?
I’m a sports fanatic. I enjoy watching basketball but I love playing soccer. I’m a diehard Boston Celtics and FC Barcelona fan. Since moving to the US, I have lived in 4 states and 10 cities.

From your perspective, what does celebrating Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is a reminder to me that if it wasn’t for the hard work, dedication, courage, and resilience of the many black activists, innovators, civil rights leaders before me, I wouldn’t have the opportunities afforded to me today. It’s a month to honor the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation.

How would you encourage your colleagues to honor and celebrate this month?

I would encourage them to support black-owned businesses, educate themselves on black history, read books from black authors, and donate to black organizations and charities.