Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Committee Chair
Jim Allard, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Medical City Children’s Hospital & Medical City Women’s Hospital – Dallas

Committee Vice Chair
Cassandra Self
Texas Health Resources

Committee Secretary
Justin Shiver, FACHE
HCA Healthcare 

Board Liaison
Jaquetta Clemons-Davis, FACHE

Board Liaison
Benton Sprayberry, FACHE
Steward Health Care

Iman Anwar

Charles Burns
North Texas Health Care System-Dallas

Tiffany Capeles

Jennifer Clark

Merle Dominguez

Felixia Colón, FACHE
SCP Health

Sonia Gomez
UT Southwester Medical Center

Mia Harvey
Vizient Inc

Oluchi Ileka

Meredith Jaiyesimi
Medical University of South Carolina

Amadu Jalloh

Jerry James
Texas Health/Harris Methodist/Hurst-Euless-Bedford

Zachary Mauricio

Angela Michael
Methodist Health System

Barbara Mueller
Premier Management Company

Ajith Pai, FACHE
Texas Health/Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne

Tina Nam

Rea Owens-Byerly
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Saima Rashid

Jordan Richardson

Cheryl Sheets
Texas Woman’s University

Tanya Stinson
Leaning Towards Change, LLC & Texas Health Resources

Lorie Thibodeaux

Byron Westbrook
UT Southwestern

Marilyn White

Nakia Wilson
Texas State University

Committee Responsibilities

Mission & Purpose

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee strives to embed inclusivity in healthcare excellence and professional growth. Creating and sustaining an organization-wide culture that understands diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to ACHE’s mission and continued excellence. The D&I Committee promotes diversity because, as noted in the ACHE Statement of Diversity, “diverse participation can serve as a catalyst for improved decision making, increased productivity, and a competitive advantage.” ACHENTX D&I’s Committee is focused on propelling innovation by bringing together different perspectives, experiences, and ideas to the organization. Through strategic partnerships and stewardship, the D&I Committee is designed to promote intercultural dialogue in ACHE where all members, at all levels, can fully realize their potential.


Committee Member Responsibilities

  • Give adequate time and energy to being a committee member.
  • Actively participate in achieving at least one of D&I Committee’s goals for 2020.
  • Volunteer in at least one event through D&I Committee, subgroups or community partners.
  • Support D&I Committee’s subgroups and diversity-focused community partners, such as but not limited to: WHEN, ALHF, NALHE, NAHSE.
  • Find opportunities to increase a culture of diversity and inclusion across ACHE, such as assisting other committees in recruiting diverse panels and connecting with diverse leaders across DFW.
  • Have Committee representation in all ACHE Committees.
  • Provide quarterly updates to the Board (via Board Liaisons).
  • Provide committee updates to the newsletter update (determine cadence).

Meeting Requirements

  • Actively participate in the monthly meetings conducted in person or through virtual efforts.
  • If a member is on the agenda and cannot make a meeting, notify the Secretary and send a delegate when possible.


  • Member in good standing with the chapter.
  • Willingness to be engaged in Committee’s projects and deliverables.




  • Committee members are primarily supported by the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Board Liaisons, and fellow committee members.
  • Additional guidance and resources can be found on the Chapters Shared Drive.