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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

The mission of the 2022 NSGC J.E.D.I. Committee is to facilitate conversation and communication surrounding justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within and around NSGC by:

  • Shepherding the needs of diverse genetic counselors, including:
    • Triaging inbound requests/questions
  • Helping the NSGC Board of Directors to inform and communicate NSGC’s DEI efforts. This includes furthering NSGC Board of Directors DEI strategy and communications, such as those informed by DEI external consultant, to: 
    • NSGC members and internal groups
    • External stakeholders
  • Chair: Khalida Liaquat
  • Vice-Chair: Flavia Facio

Do you have any questions or comments related to DEI that you want to share with NSGC? Use this form to share. Your questions, comments and feedback will be shared with the appropriate staff and NSGC leaders.

Equity & Inclusion Implementation Subcommittee

Formally known as the Cultural Competency subcommittee, the mission of this group is to foster a more inclusive and equitable professional environment for NSGC members and the profession at large. This is done in collaboration with other NSGC committees in the J.E.D.I. space. Currently, charges focus on designing educational experiences such as this year’s Community Conversations series, focused on centering the voices and experiences of minoritized colleagues and patients for NSGC members to learn with and from.


NSGCares was established in 2020 to review requests for support from our members, highlight the good work of the NSGC membership, and manage local community involvement in conjunction with the Annual Conference, all of which can include initiatives having to do with diversity, equity and inclusion. 

  • Chair: Laura Sulmonte
  • Vice-Chair: Emma Smith