This committee facilitates the achievement of ethnic minority delegate presentation at least equal to the proportion of identified ethnic-minority populations within the state of Virginia.
This committee advises and makes recommendations to the President and Board of Directors, as appropriate, regarding diversity, multicultural, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender equity issues and programs, employment practices, and other issues and programs of concern to minorities and women, with special emphasis on state initiatives which promote equity and minority engagement.
This committee identifies and recommends resources that are relevant, equitable, and adaptable to meet the needs of all students, education professionals, and SVEA- Aspiring Educators.
The committee serves as the designated liaison to receive and address minority and women’s concerns submitted by VEA members and makes appropriate recommendations.
- Charlotte Hayer, Co-Chair
- Carla Okouchi, Co-Chair
- Dr. Adriane Bradley-Gray
- Mary Davis
- Angela Dews
- Elizabeth Gavin
- Taryn Grasty
- Candace Hunley
- Lola McDowell (VEA-Retired member)
- Amanda Gainer (SVEA- Aspiring Educator member )
- Darrell Turner (Board Liaison)
- Taisha Steele, Staff Liaison