Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Steering Committee

Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD, PhD

Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD

Belinda Avalos, MD

Committee Charge

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is charged with ensuring that ASTCT fosters a diverse and inclusive environment for both leaders and members.

Current Goals

  1. Use data and demographic information provided by Women, Under Represented Minorities (URM) and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transsexual/Queer (LGBTQ) SIG to determine baseline starting point
  2. To increase the numbers of women and under-represented minorities in leadership positions on the executive committee by at least 20% each year until achieved and maintained.
  3. To assertively recruit women, URM and LGBTQ members starting at the resident and fellow levels
  4. Review the composition of the board and the committees after elections.
  5. Monitor Scientific Committee for diversity and make recommendations




ASTCT Staff Liaison Co-Leads: Kelsey Redman and Kyra Newman