ASM Inclusive Diversity with Equity, Access and Accountability (IDEAA) Committee of the Board

The Inclusive Diversity with Equity, Access and Accountability (IDEAA) Committee of the Board 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

Dioscaris R. Garcia, Ph.D.

Member

Margaret Powers-Fletcher, Ph.D.

Member

Rachel Roper, Ph.D.

Member

Microbiology Leaders Evolving and Accountable to Progress (MicroBio-LEAP) Task Force

The Microbiology Leaders Evolving and Accountable to Progress (MicroBio-LEAP) Task Force functions to drive the success of the grant funded project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project will encourage leaders in the microbial sciences to embrace and promote inclusive diversity with equity, access and accountability (IDEAA) within the microbial sciences and across the broader science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community. The MicroBio-LEAP Task Force works in collaboration with the ASM IDEAA Committee to guide and lead this project.

Carla Y. Bonilla, Ph.D.

Chair

Lee Hughes, Ph.D.

Member

Douglas Johnson

Member

Phoebe Lostroh, Ph.D.

Member

Daniel McArdle, M.S., MSM

Member

Iyiola Oladunjoye

Member

ASM Subcommittee on the Status of Women in Microbiology (SSWiM)

The DEI-related subcommittees (SSWiM, SME and SSHEG) 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. SSWiM is committed to focusing on programs, initatives and projects dedicated to women in microbiology.

Amy J. Reese, Ph.D.

Chair

Melanie Mormile, Ph.D.

Past Chair

N. Confidence Anyanwu, Ph.D.

Member

Katherine M. Caflisch

Member

Lindsey Clark, M.P.H.

Member

Michaela Gazdik Stofer, Ph.D.

Member

Jennifer Goff, Ph.D.

Member

Zoe Hansen, Ph.D.

Member

Rachel Roper, Ph.D.

Member

Akorede Seriki, M.S.

Member

Carolyn Teschke, Ph.D.

Member

ASM Subcommittee on Minority Education (SME)

The DEI-related subcommittees (SSWiM, SME and SSHEG) 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.

Chair

J. Alan Goggins, Ph.D.

Member

Rebecca Pollet, Ph.D.

Member

Ariane L. Peralta, Ph.D.

Member

Cesar A. Perez, CQA, RAC, Ph.D.

Member

Laura Sanchez, Ph.D.

Member

Ninecia Scott, Ph.D.

Member

Jorge Vidal, Ph.D.

Member

ASM Subcommittee on the Status of Historically Excluded Groups (SSHEG)

The DEI-related subcommittees (SSWiM, SME and SSHEG) 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. SSHEG is committed to focusing on programs, initiatives and projects dedicated to historically excluded groups in microbiology.

Chioma M. Okeoma, Ph.D.

Chair

Samina Akbar, Ph.D.

Member

Jorge Cervantes, M.D., Ph.D.

Member

Amanda Ojeda, MPH

Member

Andrea M. Rocha, Ph.D.

Member

Tracey Taylor, Ph.D.

Member

Hyacinthe TUYUBAHE

Member

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

Member