Charge Description

  • Use recommendations developed by IRE Steering group to prioritize initiatives for implementation based on opportunity for greatest impact.
  • Collaborate with and serve as a resource to councils and committees to ensure DEIB are considered in all Academy activities.
  • Cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness skills through training and educational opportunities and resources.
  • Develop or identify opportunities for audiologists from underrepresented groups to engage in organizational activities.
  • Promote increased diversity in the Academy.


  • Rupa Balachandran, PhD
  • Henry Botzum, AuD
  • Sonia Cuero, AuD
  • Deyanira Gonzalez, AuD
  • Anastasia Grindle, AuD
  • Haley Lanoue, AuD
  • Srikanta Mishra, PhD
  • Ethan Platt, AuD
  • Scott Seeman, PhD
  • Viral D. Tejani, AuD, PhD
  • Sandy Yu, AuD
  • Matthew Walker, AuD


The work of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee is overseen by the Membership Engagement and Leadership Development Council.