IDEAA Committee

The IDEAA Committee guides the strategic direction of the Society on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), recommending to the CEO and the Board of Directors the most optimal structure and coordination for DEI activities to ensure maximum impact.

Greetchen Díaz, Ph.D.

Chair

Catherine Eze, Ph.D.

Member

Joel Oppenheim, Ph.D.

Member

Dioscaris R. Garcia, Ph.D.

Member

Margaret Powers-Fletcher, Ph.D.

Member

Rachel Roper, Ph.D.

Member

Subcommittee on the Status of Women in Microbiology (SWIM)

The DEI-related subcommittees (SWIM, SME and SMIIM) lead many of the Society’s programmatic efforts and initiatives dedicated to DEI. Together the IDEAA Committee and DEI-related subcommittees work in unison to ensure IDEAA is elevated, embodied and embraced within ASM and throughout the microbial sciences. SWIM is committed to focusing on programs, initatives and projects dedicated to women in microbiology.

Melanie Mormile, Ph.D.

Chair

Katherine M. Caflisch

Member

Lindsey Clark, M.P.H.

Member

Enas Newire, Ph.D.

Member

Amy J. Reese, Ph.D.

Member

Rachel Roper, Ph.D.

Member

Candace Rouchon, Ph.D.

Member

Carolyn Teschke, Ph.D.

Member

Subcommittee on Minority Education (SME)

The DEI-related subcommittees (SWIM, SME and SMIIM) lead many of the Society’s programmatic efforts and initiatives dedicated to DEI. Together the IDEAA Committee and DEI-related subcommittees work in unison to ensure IDEAA is elevated, embodied and embraced within ASM and throughout the microbial sciences. SME is committed to focusing on education programs, initatives and projects dedicated to students, trainees and educators from historically underrepresented groups.

Michael D. L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Interim Chair

Laura Sanchez, Ph.D.

Member

Rita Tamayo, Ph.D.

Member

Jorge Vidal, Ph.D.

Member

Subcommittee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (SMIIM)

The DEI-related subcommittees (SWIM, SME and SMIIM) lead many of the Society’s programmatic efforts and initiatives dedicated to DEI. Together the IDEAA Committee and DEI-related subcommittees work in unison to ensure IDEAA is elevated, embodied and embraced within ASM and throughout the microbial sciences. SMIIM is committed to focusing on programs, initiatives and projects dedicated to historically underrepresented groups in microbiology.

Luis R. Martinez, Ph.D.

Interim Chair

Thessicar Antoine-Reid, Ph.D.

Member

Michael D. L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Member

Peter Lipke, Ph.D.

Member

Andrea M. Rocha, Ph.D.

Member

Jorge Vidal, Ph.D.

Member

Floyd L. Wormley, Jr., Ph.D.

Member