NABPO General MEETING w/Allies
Location: Virtual Meeting Only
Topic: "Are We Healthy?": Why It's Important to Stay on the DEI Treadmill
This month's speaker is: Aisha DeBerry
Aisha I. DeBerry was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She has always had a love for the arts, learning to play the cello at the age of eight and being formally taught in the areas of dance and theater. Aisha considers herself a right and left-brainer loving the arts but having a passion for business, logic, and justice. She majored in Economics at Northeastern University, which propelled her into entrepreneurship when she opened a dollar store business. Aisha later went on to pursue her J.D. from Lincoln Memorial University where she was president of the Black Law Student Association and Program Director for the National Black Law Association.
Aisha has a passion for human and civil rights as she served as a Rule 31 mediator and juvenile legal intern for Knox County Juvenile Court in Tennessee. She currently resides in Atlanta and serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager for Gas South. Prior to this role, she was the Executive Director of Diversity and Community Partnerships for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus) pushing initiatives for equal access for diverse populations to pursue medical professions such as developing a strategic plan to enhance diversity from student admission, faculty recruitment, student/faculty/staff retention and all things in between.
She is the founder of ADJ Consultants - a consulting firm that provides Diversity and Inclusion strategies to include research, planning, training, and assessment and is the author of The Diversity Digest - A Beginner's Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Aisha and her dad, Roy DeBerry, co-host the Dad Daughter Dialogues podcast where they talk candidly about their father-daughter relationship through the lens of being an African American Baby Boomer and Gen X-er.
Aisha enjoys traveling and using her "spanglish" whenever appropriate. She is a certified Zumba instructor and loves spending time with family and friends.
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