DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Created in 2016, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee acts to share, disseminate, and educate the NEDRA community on issues related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Collaborating closely with NEDRA Programming, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee arranges for relevant presentations and workshops specifically for the NEDRA community. The committee also aims to provide informational and action-oriented resources for all interested individuals within the NEDRA community, and, when valuable, members of any community.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is currently co-chaired by Amitha Vasanth of Babson College. Committee members include Daniella Arthurs of Trinity College, Lauren Casas of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Samir Chapra of Princeton University Advancement, Roslyn Clarke of Bentz Whaley Flessner, Maria DeJesus of Olin College of Engineering, Kristal Enter of Massachusetts General Hospital, Nancy Faughnan of Yale University, Bertrand Flament of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Samantha Harris of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Dana Hubbard of Hamilton College, and Kiran Tahir of Yale University.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee thanks the following former committee members for their uncommon devotion to the ideas and actions this committee was formed to address (organization affiliations are as of time of committee service):
Richard Horne of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jolene Crosby-Jones of Massachusetts General Hospital
Elizabeth Dill of Harvard Medical School
Christina Mansdorf of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deborah Neumann of Boston Children's Hospital
Qaya Thompson of The Cleveland Orchestra
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee aims to provide tools and initiatives that support diversity and inclusion with the aim that all feel safe, empowered, respected, and valued in our growing development research community.
NEDRA D&I Committee Definitions:
The NEDRA D&I Committee defines INCLUSION to mean the acceptance, engagement, and empowerment of our entire community and the cultivation of a collaborative culture based on mutual respect.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee members may:
On average, the time commitment is estimated to be 1 - 2 hours per month fulfilling committee member tasks mentioned.
The Need for Diversity & Inclusion
(in NEDRA and in Other Apra Chapters)
13 Reasons Why: