IAEM-USA Diversity Committee

Committee Chair
Leslie Luke

Committee Vice Chair
pending selection

Board Liaison
Walter English, III, MS, CEM, VaPEM
IAEM-USA Region 3 President, iaem.r3@iaem.com

Staff Liaison 
Chelsea Steadman, chelsea@iaem.com

IAEM-USA members interested in participating in this committee should email the committee staff liaison and tell them how you can contribute to or learn from this committee's important work.

Committee Members

Carol Adams, CEM

David Alamia

Osman Aloyo

Anthony Anderson

Cedric Andria

Lucy Angelis

Beth Armstrong

Heather Beal

Freddie Bizzell, Jr.

Christine Brown

Curtis Brown

Paula Buchanan

John Burnap

Ronald Campbell

Raymond Cheung, CEM

Bettina Coleman, CEM

Eileen Connors

Terry D. Cooper

Nick Crossley, CEM

Vegas Curry

Hugh Daniels, CEM

Vincent B. Davis, CEM

Savannah English

Walter English

Sylvia E. Farrington

Suzanne Frew

Ronnie Gill

Tyra Gore

John Ha

Steven Hanneman

Alexandra Harris

Carolyn J. Harshman

Derrick Hiebert

Jody Hodge

Brittany Giles- Jones

Joseph Jones, CEM

Misti Kill

Deb Knickerbocker

Heather M. Kostecki

Patrick Laverty

Amber Liggett

Leslie Luke

Dr. Jacqueline McBride, CEM, CPM

Sedrick McDaniel

Anne Marie McLaughlin

Torey McNeil

Meloyde R. Batten-Mickens

Alexandra "Lexi" Nicholas

Jackie Nicholl

Peter Perez

Cecile Pinto

Alex Quintela

Amy Ramirez

Joseph Ramos

Blanca Rand

Antoine Richards

Heidi Rosofsky, GVC-DAFN

Edie Schaffer

Susamma Seeley

Jacquelyn Seth

Kevin Sligh

Ellis Stanley

Charlotte Stasio

Grelia Steele

Pete Sturner

Camila Tapias

Dr. Alain Blaise Tatsinkou, TSIP

Mallory Townsend

Jonryan Torres

C. Wilbert

Keith Whiteside

Chauncia Willis

Purpose Statement

To provide effective and useful information to IAEM members at all levels regarding research and trends on diversity and inclusion that can improve the delivery of concepts, communications and services to different populations.

New Members

The IAEM-USA Diversity Committee welcomes new members from the emergency management community, private sector and educational institutions.

Committee Meetings

The committee meets via conference call on the first Wednesday of the month, at 12:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Committee Documents

Committee Webinars

July 6, 2016, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
IAEM-USA Diversity Ad Hoc Committee Webinar: "Hate Crimes"

Robin Toma, Executive Director, Commission on Human Relations and Assistant Director, Human Relations Branch for the County of Los Angeles, will speak about the latest annual report on hate crimes in the County of Los Angeles. Although hate crimes in LA County reached the second lowest number in 25 years, the rate of violence in sexual orientation crimes climbed from 71 to 81%, the highest since 2003. Anti-transgender hate crime continued to be the most violent of any major targeted group, with 93% of all such crimes being of a violent nature. Recent events such as civil unrest, domestic terrorism or lone wolf attacks are expanding the scope of emergency management. Understanding one’s community and issues can assist in planning for novel events.
Background Information: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations 2014 Hate Crime Report


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