The Diversity Committee was established in 2006 to facilitate increased participation by culturally diverse individuals in NABL and its activities. Events have been held each year in connection with NABL conferences to generate awareness of the opportunities for participation in NABL activities and to provide networking opportunities for diverse individuals. A high priority of the NABL Board of Directors and the Diversity Committee over the past few years has been to identify diverse members of NABL interested in participating in the work of NABL committees, serving as panelists at the NABL seminars and teleconferences, and writing for NABL publications. These efforts have resulted in the increased involvement of diverse members in these activities and will continue to be a key element of the work of the Diversity Committee.

If you are interested in participating and are not already a committee member, login and update your member profile, or contact the Committee Chair.

NABL's Diversity Initiative

New! Mentoring Program for NABL members

NABL's Diversity Committee launched a pilot mentoring program to encourage and facilitate active long-term participation with new and younger NABL members. The goals are to build learning and career development opportunities by engaging in NABL projects and conferences and building a network of colleagues. The pilot program is limited to 10 mentor/mentee pairs. Check out more information about the mentorship program, here. To apply to become a mentee, submit your application to the Diversity Committee. If you would like to sign-up as a mentor, please reach out to the Diversity Chair, Uyen Y. Poh, and Vice-Chair Karen M. Jordan.


(212) 318-3158
Karen M. Jordan,Vice-Chair
(314) 259-5840
Joseph E. Smith,Board Liaison
(205) 254-1109