Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Develops and executes initiatives that promote and achieve outcomes for individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups within the membership.


  • Create strategies to increase representation and engagement of individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups within the membership.
  • Collaborate with committee chairs to facilitate diversity in committee membership and achievement of DEI goals through committee activities.
  • Collaborate with the Board to ensure that all leaders are aware of DEI goals and actions.
  • Collaborate with the Nominating Committee to ensure that nominations for awards and elections represent the breadth and diversity of membership.
  • Identify and propose means by which the Association can foster outreach and member recruitment, leveraging the inclusive and equitable environment of the Association.
  • Measure the impact of DEI activities and inform membership of progress.


  • Be an active member in good standing  
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI
  • Be willing to participate actively in DEI activities



NameCompanyThru Date
Malli BarremkalaOakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine12/31/2023


NameCompanyThru Date
Sarah Amugongo BrownUniversity of Minnesota12/31/2025
Rosemary BasseyHofstra University12/31/2023
Shannon CurranEastern Virginia Medical School12/31/2025
Sarah GreeneMorehouse School of Medicine12/31/2025
Zachary KlukkertOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences12/31/2023
Ellis LockeIdaho College of Osteopathic Medicine12/31/2025
Brandon LowryColorado State University12/31/2025
Janelle MapesPacific Northwest University of Health Sciences12/31/2024
Rachel RostonSeattle Children's Research Institute12/31/2024
Anette WuColumbia University12/31/2023


The committee shall meet via phone or video conference once a month; in addition, there will be an annual face-to-face meeting during the Annual Meeting.


The Committee Chair makes a report to the Board at the spring and fall meetings.


  • 12 members including 1 chair.
  • Members serve staggered 3-year terms.
  • The chair serves a 2-year term.

Application Process

  • Applications are solicited annually through a Call for Volunteers
  • Applications are reviewed and scored by the committee chairs and members; scores, demographics, needs of the committee, and comments from the reviews are taken into consideration when choosing new members
  • New committee members are chosen, and then reviewed by the Nominating Committee
  • The new committee members are approved by the full Board of Directors
  • After Board approval, notifications are sent out. Feedback is given if requested by the applicant