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.

Current Projects | Professional Development | Magazine Articles | Committee Members | TRSA Staff Liaison


Current Projects

The committee is working on numerous magazine articles, webinars and sessions for upcoming TRSA events.




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.




Magazine Articles

“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace”, By Angela Howard and Russell Holt
Pg. 30,  December 2020 Textile Services

“Unconscious Bias—Creating and Inclusive Culture Takes More than ‘One-and-Done’ Training”, By Russell Holt
Pg. 46, January 2021 Textile Services

“Diversity—The Essence of a Healthy Business Ecosystem”, By Jack Morgan
Pg. 16, February 2021 Textile Services



Committee Members

Chair: Angela Howard – Spindle, Woodridge, IL
Vice Chair: Russell Holt – Superior Linen Service, Springdale, AK
Crystal Barrow – Nixon Medical, Newcastle, DE
Catalina Dongo – Unifirst Corporation, Wilmington, MA
Meredyth Ellington, TRSA, Alexandria, VA
Theresa Faulkner – Roscoe Company, Chicago, IL
Jessica LaRoche – Gurtler Industries, South Holland, IL
Jamee Rivers – ImageFirst, King of Prussia, PA
Molly Ruiz – Imagefirst, King of Prussia, PA
Cathy Warrin – Nixon Medical, Newcastle, DE



TRSA Staff Liaison

Salita Jones
sjones@trsa.org
703.519.0029, ext. 108

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