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ACCP’s 2023 Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As outlined in ACCP’s Strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Plan, the 2023 Task Force on DEI has been impaneled and charged to provide input to the Board of Regents (BOR) on implementation of the DEI plan, including a review of the plan’s interim DEI member assessment, which ended earlier this month. Interest in serving on the task force was solicited as part of ACCP’s annual call for volunteers. In response to the many interested members, BOR President Elizabeth Farrington appointed the following 14 member volunteers to ACCP’s 2023 Task Force on DEI:

  • Jimmi Hatton Kolpek, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM (Chair)
  • William J. Moore, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP (Vice Chair)
  • Sally Arif, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP
  • Brittany D. Bissell, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCCCP
  • Deborah S. Bondi, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPPS
  • Jenna F. Cox, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
  • Allison M. Chung, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPPS
  • Maryann Egbujor, Pharm.D. student
  • Mary F. Hebert, Pharm.D., FCCP
  • Rebecca Jayakumar, Pharm.D., BCIDP
  • Kazuhiko Kido, Pharm.D., BCCP, BCPS
  • Puja B. Patel, Pharm.D.
  • Jordan Rowe, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM
  • Andrew N. Schmelz, Pharm.D., BCACP

The task force is focusing its initial work on implementing recommendations from the 2022 Task Force on DEI and the 2022 Member Relations Committee. Three subcommittees have been formed: (1) ACCP Awards, (2) DEI Toolkit/Publications Guide, and (3) Mentoring and Belonging. The ACCP Awards subcommittee will complete a thorough evaluation of current ACCP Awards Committee policies and procedures to identify and recommend revisions to address barriers to inclusion. To provide ACCP members with DEI-focused professional development relevant to their practice, research, and education, the DEI Toolkit/Publications Guide subcommittee will build on the 2022 Member Relations Committee recommendations to identify and/or develop essential DEI resources. To further decrease barriers to inclusion and support all members, the Mentoring and Belonging subcommittee will build on recommendations from the 2022 Member Relations Committee to evaluate existing ACCP mentoring programs and recommend revisions or additions. Overall, the task force will continue the ongoing work within ACCP to provide input to the BOR on issues relevant to DEI and to promote diversity of nominations for elected office, awards, and FCCP. To date, the full Task Force on DEI has had two meetings and is scheduled for a third in January. Task force leadership will work closely with ACCP staff to provide ongoing input to the BOR.