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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Committee

To advance the CAP’s ability to maximize diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to support the visibility and participation of underrepresented pathologists and pathologists-in-training.

  • Collaborate with the councils, House of Delegates, and Residents Forum to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in their respective goals and objectives.
  • Work directly with the Council on Membership and Professional Development (CMPD) on how to best collect, review, monitor, and improve diversity, equity, and inclusion metrics including ease of process and transparency of why the data is being collected.
  • Facilitate the development of a pipeline to build a CAP leadership that reflects the rich diversity inherent in the community of board-certified pathologists and pathologists-in-training.
  • Grow and strengthen the diversity of the CAP membership and promote engagement with the CAP being mindful of equity and inclusion.
  • Drive increased diversity within the pathology pipeline.

This committee reports to the Board of Governors. View a list of the Current Committee Members.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 1 day
Typical meeting days Saturday
Meeting Locations Varies
Number of conference calls

3 for members; 18 for chair/vice-chair

Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings 5 hours for members; 50 hours for chair/vice-chair
Additional travel or time commitments Members may be assigned to committee subgroups
  • In partnership with the CMPD, conduct an annual member census to collect demographic data to understand the makeup of our membership.
  • Explore interest in affinity groups (such as an African American group).
  • Partner with the board to advance and advise on the CAP Board Diversity Initiative.
  • Commit to bring forward authors and speakers from diverse backgrounds and provide education and coursework that addresses topics of bias and experiences of minorities in the specialty.
  • Have an interest in and willingness to advocate for advancing efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • As a strong member-driven organization, the CAP and its members would be well-served by giving voice to the increasingly diverse range of member pathologists and by engaging all members more effectively and proactively.

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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Nicole E. Thomas, MPH, CT(ASCP)
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093