Charge Description

  • Cultivate a welcoming environment that values diversity of people and perspectives in approaching the activities of the committee
  • Promote inclusive practices and multicultural competencies in initiatives, programs and other activities
  • Cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness skills through training and educational opportunities and resources
  • Designate a DEI advocate
  • Develop or identify opportunities for new professionals to engage in organizational activities
  • Develop or identify professional opportunities for new professionals
  • Coordinate with other committees in the Academy to identify pathways and opportunities for leadership development and roles
  • Evaluate and benchmark trends that impact early career development; and
  • Include staff liaison and council chair in communications.


  • Skyler Barnes, AuD
  • Rachel Bell, AuD
  • Eric Bostwick, AuD
  • Kaylee Davenport, AuD
  • Olivia Norris, AuD
  • Audrey Taylor, AuD
  • Brandy Stephens, AuD
  • Jennifer Whittaker, AuD
  • Melanie Lutz, AuD
  • Sarah McAlexander, AuD

How to Apply

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