Kim Bedier, CVE
Jason Blackwell, CFM
Shura Garnett, CVE
John Gonzalez, CDMP, CMP
Ebony Hattix
Daniel Huerta
Melinda Landry
Joyce Leveston, CVP
Kletra Newton - CHAIR
Jennifer Norris, CVE, MFA - VICE CHAIR
Julia Slocombe
Troy Thorn, CTA
Cynthia Tucker
Jorge Vazquez
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.