2016/17 Academy Members

  • ​Paul Lachhu, Chairman & CEO, Diversity Global Magazine
  • Hank Hendrickson, U.S. Philippine Society
    Robert Ingram, Publisher, Uptown Professional
    Carine Jean-Claude, Chief Compliance & VP, Legal Affairs, Arrow Electronics
    Dr. Anthony Junior, Director, Department of the Navy’s​

  • ​Jonathan Kaufman, Founder, J Kaufman Consulting
  • Dr. Anthony Junior, Director, Department of the Navy’s
  • Jonathan Kaufman, Founder, J Kaufman Consulting

Omar Eaton-Martinez

Manager, Intern Programs 

Smithsonian Museums

Nadine Vogel


Springboard Consulting

Yvette Deuser

Diversity Program Manager

National League of Cities

The Diversity and Inclusion Academy consists of individuals and organizations that believe in and are demonstrative of diversity and inclusiveness practices.  The academy serves as an independent advisory board, provides insight on program content, award nominations and how to effect real global change by creating movement relative to the D & I continuum.

D.A. Abrams

Vice President Diversity

United States Tennis Association

  • Itu Otu, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Mars Chocolate​
  • ​​​Chuck Obina, CEO/President/Founder Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation
  • Norbert Pauser, Pauser Consulting, Vienna Austria
  • George Santiago, Commissioner, IBAF, LOS Magníficos
  • Dr. Angela Shaw
  • Fiona Citkin, Ph.D., Author & Diversity Expert
  • Catherine Smith, True Blue Inclusion
  • Mark Szollar, Executive Director, Asian MBA Association

Kyra Patterson

Director, Diversity & Inclusion


Kimberly Lewis

V.P. Community Engagement & Events

United States Green Building Council

Selisse Berry


Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

Darlene Slaughter

V.P. Diversity & Inclusion

United Way Worldwide

Greg Hinton

Chief Diversity Officer

​Democratic National Committee

Dr. Richard Lapchick

President, ​Center For Diversity Ethics in Sport

Gabrielle Bullock

Global Director Diversity & Inclusion

Perkins + Will

Janet Salazar


Impact21 Leadership

Walter Sanderson

V.P. Human Resources & Diversity Officer, SiriusXM Radio

Tara Griggs-Magee

Partner at The Northstar Group/TGM Entertainment Group

Past Academy Members '12 - '15

  • Singleton Beato, SVP, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy & Talent Development, 4 A’s
  • Tomii Crump, Director of Development, Telepictures
  • Renau Daniels, NAAACP
  • Omar Eaton-Martinez, Smithsonian Museums
  • Parfait Gansana, University of Massachusetts
  • Maximillian Hamilton, Director of Multimedia Sales, Black Enterprise
  • Joya Harris, SVP, Group Account Director, Carol H. Williams Advertising
  • Marsha Haygood, LLC, Founder & President, StepWise Associates

the diversity & inclusion academy 

Davine Bey

Director, Talent Acquisition 

Cornell University

Beatrice Achalake

Founder, Follow Me To Africa/ Globuntu Academy