To explore and identify potential diversity, equity, and inclusion gaps in APMA practices, policies, and procedures that have resulted from historic inaction and silence.
To ensure diverse and inclusive perspectives within APMA staff and membership.
Age, culture, disability, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity
On June 2, 2020, A Statement from APMA on Current Events was released, indicating that APMA unequivocally condemns all acts of racism and violence.
And, on June 29, 2020, APMA Announces New Efforts to Address Racism and Disparities that included a list of action items that the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force will work to achieve and expand:
Take some time to watch the moving Town Hall on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the 2021 Virtual House of Delegates.
DEI TF Final Report (February 2022)
William Long, DPM - Chair/APMA Trustee
Janet Simon, DPM - Chair, Public Health and Preventive Podiatric Medicine Committee
Kevin Jefferson, DPM - Chair, National Medical Association, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Section
Denise Peraza-Martinez - APMSA Liaison
Kush Patel - SNPMA Liaison
Rebecca Sundling, DPM, MPH - Young Physician Member
Jondelle Jenkins, DPM - Liaison, APMA
Alton Johnson, DPM - Liaison, Public Health and Preventive Podiatric Medicine Committee
Adrienne Atkinson-Sneed, DPM - Advisor
Joaquin Balaguer, DPM - Advisor
G. Javier Cavazos, DPM - Advisor
Larry Harkless, DPM - Advisor
William Harris IV, DPM - Advisor
Pamela Hong, DPM - Advisor
Karen Langone, DPM - Advisor
Christopher Lotufo, DPM - Advisor
Kieran Mahan, DPM - Advisor
Moraith North - Advisor
Rene Settle-Robinson, DPM - Advisor
Jeffrey DeSantis, DPM - President, APMA/Ex Officio
Seth Rubenstein, DPM - Immediate Past President, APMA/Ex Officio
Staff Liaisons: James Christina, DPM; Kayla Fuller; Gail Reese, JD; Stephanie Simmons; Dyane Tower, DPM, MPH, MS; Ben Wallner
The work of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force is ongoing and the membership list is ever-changing to be inclusive of many perspectives. Please email Chair Will Long, DPM, or Staff Liaison Dyane Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, if you have any questions or concerns.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)