Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee helps develop, promote strategies and best practices within the realms of racial, social, sexual, and gender diversity.

Professional Development | TRSA DEI Resources | Magazine Articles | Committee Members | TRSA Staff Liaison

Professional Development

DEI sponsored webinars to engage members on feeling comfortable while having difficult/crucial conversations, create a better understanding of diversity issues as well as assist membership through accessible training and education to help eliminate all biases based on personal characteristics and perceptions.

The committee is working closely with the TRSA to help develop session topics and content for the HR, Health & Safety Summits, EMI, PMI, MMI, Annual and Healthcare conferences.

TRSA DEI Resources

Links and PDFs to help you build or enhance your DEI program; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website home page and hiring guidance; identity group definitions and EEOC laws related to identity groups

  • Overview articles, how-to and best practices for employers
  • Employee-led Resource Groups that foster diverse, inclusive workplaces
  • Articles on affirmative action, Black Lives Matter, more

Learn More

Textile Services Magazine Articles

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Angela Howard and Russell Holt, December 2020

Unconscious Bias—Creating and Inclusive Culture Takes More than “One-and-Done” Training
Russell Holt, January 2021

Diversity—The Essence of a Healthy Business Ecosystem
Jack Morgan, February 2021

Committee Members

Chair: Kortney Overzet – Spindle, Woodridge, IL
Vice Chair: Molly Ruiz – Imagefirst, King of Prussia, PA
Deanne Banton – Nixon Medical, Cleburne, TX
Meredyth Ellington, TRSA, Alexandria, VA
Russell Holt – Superior Linen Service, Springdale, AK
Jamee Rivers – ImageFirst, King of Prussia, PA
Tom Stanley – Future Polytech, Columbus, OH

The committee meets virtually on the third Thursday of each month.

TRSA Staff Liaison

Salita Jones