Join us for our continued panel discussion series, Diversity Discussions in honor of Women's History Month. The moderator will lead panelists through a conversation on association leadership experiences, themes include values, relationships, and boundaries.
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Ally, Brown, MS
Ally is the Director of Training at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), developing and delivering training for imaging informatics professionals across all image-centric specialties. Throughout her career, she has leveraged technology, pedagogy, and learning analytics, integrating a data-driven approach to help develop and promote diverse educational opportunities across a spectrum of medical specialties in pursuit of broadening and enriching patient care. A passionate instructional designer, Ally earned her Bachelor’s in Adult Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Technology from Bellevue University.
Celia Chomón Zamora, PhD
Dr. Celia Chomón Zamora currently serves as ACTFL’s Director of Professional Learning and Certification. Dr. Zamora has served the language education community since 2005, where she has worked as a K-12 language teacher and administrator in public and private school settings, a postsecondary language program instructor, assistant director, Quality Assurance Senior Manager, and researcher. The daughter of first-generation immigrants from Venezuela and Cuba, Dr. Zamora is a passionate advocate of heritage language learners. She currently serves as a scholar for the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP).
Jakeeva has spent her career in membership driven and association-based organizations for over a decade. Her expertise as a strategic association management leader is rooted in strong organizational, governance, member engagement and philanthropic strategy. Jakeeva's passion especially seeks to holistically advance diverse, multicultural and inclusive engagement efforts across all organizational functions. In her current role, Jakeeva oversees several of the Chicago Association of Realtors' member and community engagement outreach initiatives.
Moderator: Angela Nelson
Angela has great passion and enthusiasm for helping and empowering others – especially women and girls. She demonstrates this through her involvement with community-based boards and programs that enable her to get personally and professionally involved. Angela’s leadership spans over twenty years as a change agent in grant-making, community relations, marketing, and EDI-centered initiatives. Currently, she is the primary subject matter architect of Travel Portland’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Her role involves advancing the destination’s commitment to cultivating an equitable and inclusive work environment, spurring continuous improvement in promoting Portland as a welcoming destination to visitors, expanding the inclusion of multicultural suppliers and partners, and developing strategic partnerships to attract talent to the region.