Committee Reports

Diversity Committee Report

Jeanne Steffen, Ph.D.
Jeanne Steffen, Ph.D.

June 2016 Diversity Committee Report

Chair: Jeanne Steffen, Ph.D.

Person Submitting Report: Jeanne Steffen

Members of Committee:

Eric Chen Lee Gillis
Maria Riva Jennilee Fuertes
Cheri Marmarosh Keri Frantell
Joe Miles Carol Cho

Brief Summary of Activities Undertaken:

Our activities since the Spring 2016 report have included:


  • We divided into small groups to address goals 2-4 of our 2016 goals, which are: 1) recruit new members to our division, with a focus on student and early career psychologists; 2) create a student diversity award; 3) provide opportunities for multicultural competency development through suite programming at APA in Denver; 4) seek nominations and select a Diversity Award recipient for 2016.
  • We all discussed creating a student diversity award and Joe and Keri volunteered to work on a request to create a student diversity award. We decided we would put this into action for 2017.
  • Eric and Carol completed a proposal for Division 49 suite programming to draw in new student members to our division and address goals related to education/building multicultural competency in our members/APA.
  • Maria was instrumental in gathering materials and putting forth nominations of recommended candidates from the committee. The committee members voted and we selected a candidate and forwarded our recommendation to Craig. Our recommendation this year was Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy.

Items Needing to be Discussed:

Agenda for August meeting; selection of new chair.

Items Needing Action:

  • Follow up on Suite Programming.
  • Follow up to confirm Dr. Norsworthy was accepted for the 2016 Diversity Award and notified.
  • Collaborate with committee for August agenda

All additional action items will be discussed by the end of June.

Recommendations, if any:

None currently.