Kim Bedier, CVE 
Jason Blackwell, CFM 
Shura Garnett, CVE 
Ebony Hattix - CHAIR
Daniel Huerta  
Melinda Landry  
Frantzer LeBlanc, CVP; MBA 
Joyce Leveston, CMM; CVP 
Lanazah Murray  
Kletra Newton  
Jennifer Norris, CVE; MFA 
Julia Slocombe  
Nancy Steele  
Asheley Tetteh  
Cynthia Tucker - VICE CHAIR
Cindy van Rensburg  
Jorge Vazquez  
Rachiah Whipple  
Robyn Williams, CVE 

Purpose: to ensure that boards, committees and other leadership positions reflect diversity in their makeup.


  • Identifying issues related to maximizing the diversity of ALL membership
  • Celebrating the benefits and possibilities of a diverse and complex membership
  • Recognizing and celebrating the richness of an active, diverse membership
  • Advising the IAVM Board on mechanisms and programs that encourage diversity in leadership roles
  • Encouraging active participation by membership of color including identifying barriers and how to remove them
  • Enriching the Association and the profession through diverse leaders



  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • 12 members
  • Staff liaison


Thank you to our global partners.