Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

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

Roster

Chair

NameCompanyThru Date
Loydie Jerome-MajewskaMcGill University12/31/2021

Members

NameCompanyThru Date
Malli BarremkalaOakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine12/31/2021
Rosemary BasseyHofstra University12/31/2023
Angelique DueñasNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine12/31/2022
Rebecca FisherUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix12/31/2021
Jennifer HotzmanIdaho College of Osteopathic Medicine12/31/2024
Zachary KlukkertCentral Michigan University College of Medicine12/31/2023
Kathleen MuldoonMidwestern University12/31/2022
Allison NesbittUniversity of Missouri - Columbia12/31/2022
Jason OrganIndiana University - Indianapolis12/31/2021
Anette WuColumbia University12/31/2023
Abhishek YadavGeisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine12/31/2022

Schedule

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.

Reporting

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

Composition

  • 12 members including 1 chair.
  • Members serve staggered 3-year terms.
  • The chair serves a 1-year term with 1 year as member and 1 year to train as vice chair.

Appointment Process

  • Appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is normally made by the Committee Chair through the call for volunteers’ application process.
  • Approval of new committee members is managed by the Nominating Committee with final approval by the Board of Directors.