Inclusion Committee

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In accordance with the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) report from 2021, the Inclusion Committee was established and is represented on the Board by the Inclusion Director (Sofiya Cheyenne). We seek to recommend and implement strategies to make LPA welcoming and inclusive. We value Respect, Intersectionality, Belonging, Accountability, and Disability Community Connections.

To guide our work we follow the Inclusion Committee Charter.

Committee Members

  • Risa Rifkind, Chair
  • Cara Reedy
  • Ellen Erenea
  • Maria McClellan
  • Rachel Keller
  • Rhonda Mendoza
  • Ashley Love
  • Amy Rule
  • Mackenzie Michelson
  • MJ Vasquez
  • Wildine Aumoithe
  • Dielle De Noon
  • Sofiya Cheyenne, Inclusion Director

Contact email: [email protected]


Interested in joining? All are welcome! Please fill out the Inclusion Interest Form to express your interest and expertise in this work.

Provide Feedback to the Committee:  Access the LPA Member IDEA Feedback Form to provide feedback to the Inclusion Committee.

NOTE:  If these forms are not accessible to you please email Sofiya directly at [email protected].