Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership Development Committee

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership Development Committee is to recruit and develop the volunteers and leaders of the Commission with a deliberate emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) to intentionally promote and ensure a culturally proficient environment throughout the organization and our stakeholder programs.

Committee Members:

  • Toni Torres-McGehee, PhD, ATC (Chair)
  • Mark Laursen, MS, ATC (Vice Chair)
  • Todd Neuharth, MA, ATC 
  • Lynette Carlson, DHSc, ATC
  • Revay Corbett, PhD, ATC
  • Tamaria Hibbler, MS, ATC
  • Corey Oshikoya, MEd, ATC
  • Karlita Warren, PhD, ATC
  • Jeri Zemke, PhD, ATC
  • Mimi Nakajima, EdD, ATC

Duties, Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and manage a board approved and supported DE&I initiative with specific goals to enhance the diversity of our volunteers at all levels (e.g., board, committees, peer reviewers).
  2. Conduct leadership training on DE&I (e.g., biases, cultural proficiency, LBGTQIA+) to support and enhance organizational DE&I efforts.
  3. Promote and ensure that a culturally proficient environment permeates throughout the CAATE and our stakeholder programs.
  4. Facilitate the recruitment of competent, dedicated and diverse volunteers to populate the board and various councils, committees, work-groups, task forces, etc.
  5. Conduct leadership development training to promote the advancement of CAATE volunteers within the organization.
  6. Manage the nominations and elections process for all elected leadership positions within the organization.
  7. Manage the call for nominations and vetting of applicants for the CAATE awards, with recommendations to the board.


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