Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2020 HLS Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award

HLS Coordinating Committee on Diversity

We know you’re busy.  We also know you care.  There are people within our Section who make the extra effort to foster an environment of acceptance and equality.  There are people within our Section who go above and beyond to promote diversity and inclusion within the Section and the legal profession. 

People like David Douglass.  People like Denise Hanna, Bill Hopkins, and Tommy Smith. People like Montrece Ransom.

We want to recognize our Champions for their work.  But we need your help.  Has someone championed you or others in the Section?  If so, celebrate that person by nominating him/her for the ABA Health Law Section Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award honors an ABA Health Law Section member who has made exceptional efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the Section and/or the legal profession.

The deadline to submit nominations for this award is October 15, 2019 via the electronic nomination form.  The nomination process is easy.

The award will be presented at the ABA Health Law Section Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law on March 11, 2020 in San Diego, California.  The recipient must be present to receive the award.  The Section reserves the right not to present the award if there are no suitable candidates.

Questions? Contact Carol Simmons, Health Law Section Associate Director, at carol.simmons@americanbar.org

Your 2019-2020 Coordinating Committee on Diversity

  • Michelle Apodaca, Chair, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Austin, TX
  • Eunice Aikins-Afful, Revere, MA 
  • Marcelo Corpuz III, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., Denver, CO
  • Alexandria Hien McCombs, Signify Health, Dallas, TX
  • Montrece Ransom, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  • Julian L Rivera, Husch Blackwell, Austin, TX
  • Stephane Willis, Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC