Antoinette Schoenthaler, EdD, NYU School of Medicine
ACH VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Denise Davis, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Lindsay Fuzzell, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, Division of Public Health Sciences
Monique Hill, MSW, Medical University of South Carolina
M. Bart Laws, PhD, Brown University School of Public Health
Kara Myers, CNM, MS, University of California, San Francisco
Chris Pearce, PhD, HHS University
Charlene Pope, PhD, MPH, CNM, BSN, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Mustaqeem Siddiqui, MD, MBA, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Marjorie Thomas, BS, MPA, patient safety/risk management professional
About the committee:
The goal of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to make the ACH a diverse, welcoming, supportive and vibrant organization. It started as a task force in 2015 and transitioned to a standing committee in 2017. The committee meets monthly and recruits members through an annual open call and application process.
Some of the committee's recent accomplishments include:
- Improving the quality of the demographic membership information that ACH collects in an effort to gauge our progress in diversifying our organization.
- Conducting qualitative in-person conversations with ACH event attendees to capture what they feel we are doing well and what we could improve on in our organizational efforts toward diversity.
- Expanding and updating ACH's online resources related to diversity, health disparities, cultural competency, racism, etc.
- Communicating inclusiveness and support of those of underrepresented populations who apply to ACH programs, scholarships, and events.