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Equity (DEIA) Council

Equity (DEIA) Council Mission

The Equity (DEIA) Council was established in November 2021 to provide cross-bureau coordination, policy development, and administrative support for initiatives that: institutionalize equity and inclusion across the Department's programs and operations; support bureaus in creating a positive internal culture; and raise program officials' consciousness of systemic barriers.

Equity (DEIA) Council Co-Chairs

Equity (DEIA) Council Workstream Leads

  • Internal DEIA - Office of Civil Rights Director, Jerry Beat 
  • External Equity - Policy Advisor, Meron Yohannes
  • Infrastructure - Chief Diversity Officer, Junish Arora 
  • Measurement - Chief Data Officer, Oliver Wise