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Overview | Responsibilities | 2015 Accomplishments | 2016 Goals | CG Diversity Champions

Collaborative Governance

Advisory Committees

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics in Clinical Practice


Patient Education

Patient Experience

Clinical Practice Committee

Quality and Safety

Research and Evidence-Based Practice


Current Work:

  • In March Dan Chonde MD, Department of Radiology Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee spoke on the committee’s work.
  • In April there was a presentation on Microaggressions/Bystander Awareness from Dr. Kim Truong, Executive Director, Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at the MGH IHP

2020  Goals

  • Continue outreach program to other departments and units to encourage more facilitated dialogues on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Formalize a resource that champions can utilize as a structure for holding conversations with their own units.
  • Collaborate with the office of Equity and Inclusion to identify resources to educate and support staff and patients.

2020 Accomplishments

  • Presentations on racial and healthy inequities which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
  • Presentation on the impact of the BLM movement individually, at MGH and nationally.
  • Discussed MGH Structural Equity 10-point plan with Joseph Betancourt, MD Senior Vice President for Equity and Community Health
  • Met with N&PCS leadership on racism and microaggressions which occur everyday at work and in the community and how to respond to them.

2021 Goals

  • Continue educational presentations with subject matter experts to further champions learning and ability to engage in conversations with colleagues on these topics
  • Develop stander training & implicit bias training.
  • Develop a program within our committee to help champions coordinate presentations and discussions on their units/with their direct colleagues.


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First Tuesday of the month from 12:00-2:00 pm in Founders House 311

Committee Contacts:

Melanie Andrade, RN
Surgery, PH 22

Kelsey Conley, RN
Surgery, Blske 12

Chris Kirwan
Director, Interpreter Services

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, SLP, Director, Speech Language Pathology

Waveney Cole
Administrative Assistant, IPC WCOLE1@PARTNERS.ORG

CG Diversity Champions


The Collaborative Governance Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is committed to supporting and developing strategies which transform our work setting into a more inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, patients, and families alike. The committee does this work through the sharing of champions’ stories of their own culture and traditions, as well as through case studies, guest lecturers and journal club.

  • Enhance professional development.
  • Promote culturally competent care and staff education
  • Develop a community, sensitive to each person as a human to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Create a climate of inclusion in activities throughout the system.
  • Engage in joint projects with other Collaborative Governance committees.
  • Align the work of the committee with PCS strategic goals. return to top



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