Board of Directors Meet To Solidify CFHA Diversity & Equity Commitments

May 14, 2022 (Raleigh, NC)

Neftali Serrano, PsyD, Chief Executive Officer

After not having an in-person meeting in over three years due to the pandemic the CFHA Board of Directors met in person in Raleigh, NC at the JC Raulston Arboretum to discuss how to continue to pursue Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) commitments as an association. The day included a discussion on the appointed member process, an important way that boards solicit diversity in their ranks as well as a review of progress on JEDI issues and plans to include expert external facilitation.

The board also engaged in a review of its strategic plan, last updated in 2019. The board generally affirmed the relevancy of the plan including a strategy screen and series of “Big Questions” developed by the board at that time. The in-person quality of the meeting, board members felt, especially helped catch-up newer board members who were not part of that process.

The CFHA board meets 6 times per year and will next have an in-person meeting as per tradition at the annual conference in October. Work on JEDI issues will be on-going in collaboration with the member-led Just Medicine Committee