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Advisory Board on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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What is the Advisory Board on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

 Are you committed to building a culture of inclusion at your organization? Are you working to create more equitable communities in our broader society? Join this forum to exchange ideas and work with peers on programs that support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in your company and beyond. 

This board works to explore and develop best practices for imbedding DE&I principles into all corporate citizenship decisions. It is designed to help members reinforce a culture of inclusion in their companies and beyond.  Members share challenges and problem solve with peers in a safe space, while building on the ideas and lessons of others working in a similar job function.

What can you do as a DE&I Advisory Board Member?

Exchange ideas and work with peers on programs that support DE&I initiatives in your company and beyond. Learn More

What Do Board Members Do?

Advisory Board members work together to identify and correct institutional bias, discrimination, and all forms of workplace inequality. Members can expect to:

  • Participate in an ongoing dialogue about LGBTQI+ issues, racial and gender equity
  • Exchange ideas and work with peers on diverse workforce recruitment and retention strategies
  • Gain knowledge and insight into best practices for DEI programs
  • Explore cross-sector collaboration with HBCUs, minority-owned suppliers, and non-profit groups working to promote DE&I in the community
Each year the board will work as a group to set the advisory agenda to be explored.  Advisory Board members will have the opportunity to present their own work and to recommend guest topics and/or speakers.  Members will help to shape one or more advisory bulletin publications focused on emerging themes and best practices in corporate DE&I practices.  Advisory board members are invited (but not required) to be named co-authors of the advisory bulletin publications.


Download the 2023 Bulletin

This report highlights lessons from the Advisory Board for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Click on the cover image or the link below to download this report. 


Meet the Members of the Advisory Board on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Member list is current as of July 2023

Board Chair

Board Chair

Kelli Palmer

Chief Employee Experience Officer, WillowTree Apps

Matthew Baker

Strategist, Community & Corporate Stewardship


Stacee Barkley

Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leader

DPR Construction

Paula Boca-Bommarito

Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Brand & Community Strategy

CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

LaTasha Brack

Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Charles River Laboratories

Okeatta Brown

Managing Director, Global DEI Co-Leader; Chief DEI, Culture & Philanthropy Officer


Monica Caudillo

Communications Advisor, Global Corporate Citizenship


Erika Davis

Cultural Programs & Experiential Marketing

JM Family Enterprises Inc

Gigi Dixon

Executive Vice President & Head of External Engagement for Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion

Wells Fargo

ShaLonda Dwight

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Diversity Strategy

SOLV Energy

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi

Chief Diversity Officer

White & Case LLP

Roselle Gonsalves

Head of Diversity Inclusion & Belonging

ATB Financial

Ashley Johnston

Associate Program Officer


Livia Konkel

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Corporate Citizenship

Charles River Laboratories

Megan Lopez

Manager, Employee Relations


David Martin

Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity


James McDonald

Manager of Inclusion & Diversity

AvalonBay Communities

Christine McElhinney

Director, Corporate Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion

AvalonBay Communities

Kelli Palmer

Chief Employee Experience Officer

WillowTree Apps

Marissa Parks

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility


Mona Saghri

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Rob Salas

Manager Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility


Shaun Simon

Specialist, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility


Kariba Tillman

Director, Purpose & Inclusion


Ron Turner

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning - Investments & Sponsorships

Atrium Health

Alexandra Weymouth

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Booz Allen Hamilton

Gwendolyn White

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Erie Insurance

Who Can Join?

Participants should have a level of decision-making responsibility for the part of their corporate citizenship program focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The primary member can bring a colleague of any level to participate. BCCCC membership required.

What can you do as a DE&I Advisory Board Member?

Exchange ideas and work with peers on programs that support DE&I initiatives in your company and beyond. Learn More