Charge:

  • The Committee priorities are the creation of the membership database and planning for a plenary symposium or workshop for the PAS Meeting. The Committee Chair submits a written or oral update to APS Council at the Spring meeting and additional updates as needed.

Goal:

  • To promote diversity, inclusion and equity within APS.
  • To promote diversity, inclusion and equity in academic pediatrics.

Committee Members & Terms:

  • The Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity consists of nine members, including the Chair. All committee members are APS members who serve a three-year term that can be renewed once.
  • All members of the committee must be APS members. Committee members must agree to serve a three-year term; a committee member’s term may be renewed once.
  • All Task Force members were invited to serve on the original committee. To complete the committee roster we solicit self-nominations from APS members. The APS Nominating Committee reviews the list of nominees and makes a recommendation to the APS Council. The APS Council makes the final decision.
  • Committee members are randomly assigned to staggered terms. One group (two people) is appointed to a one-year term that may be renewed once. A second group (two people) is appointed to a two-year term that may be renewed once. The third group (two people) is appointed to a three-year term that may be renewed once. After three years, there are two-three new members each year, with sufficient institutional memory to assure continuity on the committee.
  • The APS President and Secretary/Treasurer must be ex officio committee members during their tenure in these roles.
  • The APS President and Secretary/Treasurer recommend a candidate for Committee Chair to the APS Council. The Chair serves a three-year term that may be renewed once.

Co-Chair
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH (Term: 2020-2023)
Leslie R. Walker-Harding, MD (Term: 5/2018 -5 /2021)

Members
Clifford Bogue, MD (Term: 5/2019 – 5/2024) ex officio
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020, 5/2020 – 5/2023)
Gary Freed, MD, MPH (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020, 5/2020 – 5/2023)
Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD, MPH (Term: 5/2018– 5/2021)
James Jarvis, MD (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020, 5/2020 – 5/2023)
Yvonne Maldonado, MD (Term: 2019 – 2022)
Lee Pachter, DO (Term: 5/2018 – 5/2021)
Jean Raphael, MD, MPH (Term: 2019 – 2022)