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Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

Established in 2007, the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council is made up of community leaders who share our commitment to making Varnum – as well as our community – a more inclusive and welcoming place to live and work. The Council is comprised of up to 20 members diverse in age, race, gender, orientation, geography, professional expertise and community involvement.

Council members give generously of their time, insight and perspective to support Varnum’s recruiting and retention efforts and to bring awareness to issues of diversity and inclusion in the broader community. Council members are also instrumental in the firm’s Community Connectors program, in which they are paired with an associate attorney whom they introduce to various social, business and ethnic communities.

Current Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

Katie Bozek

Guillermo Cisneros

Khumbo Croft

Omar Hall

Win Irwin

Bradford Mathis

Stephanie Naito

Julie Ridenour

Larry Romanelli

Courtney Simmons

Aaron Turner

Daniel Williams


Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, 2016-2017

Front Row: Paul Doyle, Gail Thompson, Kim McLaughlin, Roberto Torres; Back Row: Senita Lenear, Mindy Ysasi-Castañon, Chris Arnold, Daniel Williams, India Manns, Jesse Bernal, Brian Parks, Ron Platt, Win Irwin


Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, 2013-2015 

Front Row: Kim McLaughlin, Dana Friis-Hansen, Chris Arnold, George Aquino; Back Row: Bonnie Nawara, Cheryl Kern, Mindy Ysasi-Castañon, David Luna, Valeda Collins, Stephanie Leonardos

Paul Doyle, Kim Dabbs, Dwight Hamilton
Not Pictured: Senita Lenear


Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, 2010-2012

Front Row: Kathy Crosby, Khan Nedd, Carlos Sanchez, Tracey Brame, Connie Dang, Floriza Genautis, Eric Foster, Karen Morris, Maxine Gray; Back Row: Bing Goei, Luisa Schumacher


Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, 2007-2009 

Emily Aleman-McAlpine

Donna Budnick Douglas Chung, MSW, MA, Ph.D
Kimberly Coleman Alice Kennedy Rabbi Albert Lewis

Michelle Loyd-Paige, Ph.D.

Ally Abdel-Mageed, M.D.

Ron Nelson

Ana Ramirez-Saenz

Jim Schipper

R.L. Stevenson, Jr., Th.D.


Bernard Taylor, Jr., Ed.D.

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