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

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

Justin Shiver
HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe

Tanya Stinson
Leaning Towards Change, LLC & Texas Health Resources

Lorie Thibodeaux

Nakia Wilson
Texas State University

Marilyn White

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.