NAfME Equity Committee

NAfME Equity Committee


Equity Committee Policy 

During her time as NAfME President (2020–2022), Dr. Mackie V. Spradley was instrumental in moving the association forward in establishing intentional changes and a now standing Equity Committee.  

In May 2022, NAfME members voted on proposed equity bylaw amendments. The amendments to the bylaws were approved by the membership. The bylaw amendments were: 

  • Make the NAfME Equity Committee a Standing committee of the Association (it was previously an Ad hoc committee) 
  • Add two Equity Committee appointments to the National Executive Board (NEB), via a nomination process. 
  • Include all Division Presidents-Elect as full voting members of the NEB.  

The purpose of the Equity Committee is to ensure that the prioritization of diversity, equity, inclusion and access spans all facet of the work NAfME members conducts and reinforce the importance of creating equity-based systemic change in how the association functions. The appointed members of the 2022-2024 NAfME Equity Committee are:  

  • Mackie V. Spradley, Chair 
  • Joseph Abramo 
  • Cecil Adderley 
  • Angelica Brooks 
  • Jared Cassedy 
  • Armalyn De La O 
  • Roque Diaz 
  • William Earvin 
  • Laurie Fellenz 
  • Kendra Kay Friar 
  • Johnathan Hamiel 
  • Alice Hammel 
  • Lenora Helm Hammonds 
  • Amy Martinson 
  • Karen Salvador 
  • Aida Soria 
  • Russ Sperling