Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2021 HLS Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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 and David Hilgers..

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 December 14, 2020 via the electronic nomination form
.  The nomination process is easy.

The award will be presented at the ABA Health Law Section's Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference on March 10, 2021 in Los Angeles, 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 Jason Billups, Health Law Section Program Specialist, at jason.billups@americanbar.org

Your 2020-21 Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Michelle "Missy" Apodaca, Chair, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Austin, TX
  • Marcelo Corpuz III, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., Denver, CO
  • Clay Countryman, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Ayesha Mehdi, Spencer Fane LLP, Las Vegas, NV
  • Montrece Ransom, Atlanta, GA
  • Julian L Rivera, Husch Blackwell, Austin, TX
  • Stephanie Willis, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Rockville, MD