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Black Employee Resource Group (BERG)

Cultivating an environment that promotes equity and inclusiveness through professional mobility, cultural responsibility, networking, education and programs highlighting cultural awareness, diversity, unconscious bias and global thinking at UTMB.


To provide a safe space and professional resources for underrepresented individuals affected by systemic racism, discrimination, and inequalities and to encourage solidarity amongst all staff, faculty, and students.

How to Join

Want to be a part of this group? Complete a membership application today!

BERG Membership Application

You may also contact us at for more information about the group and to get added to our email list!

Leadership & Committees

BERG - Leadership & Committees

  • Executive Sponsors
    Dr. David Brown
    Dr. Kendall Campbell
  • Chair
    Tomiko Fisher
  • Advisory Board Members

    Steven J. Baines 
    Valrie Brown
    E. Earl Butler
    Creshonda Collins
    Tammie Collins
    Lorraine Hunter-Simpson
    Vickie Jones (Founder)
    Soshe Mayes
    Dr. Jayco McCowan (Founder)
    Richard Walker
    Dr. Cindy West
    Meisha Wilson-Leonard

  • Committees

    Education and Resources Committee 
    E. Earl Butler (Co-chair)
    Recruiting Members (Up to 11 members)

    Marketing & Social Media Committee
    Kyle Beede (Social Media)
    Michelle Conley (Website & e-Newsletter Editor)
    Rebecca Castro, Tomiko Fisher, Makia Golliday, Darnella Piper, & Soshe Mayes (Newsletter Content Providers)

    Membership & Events Committee 
    E. Earl Butler (Co-chair)
    Soche Mayes (Co-chair)
    Recruiting members (Up to 15 members)

    Recognition & Nominating Committee 
    Recruiting members (Up to 8 members)

    Social Action & Outreach
    Lorraine Hunter-Simpson (Co-chair)
    Recruiting members (Up to 7 members)

    If you are interested in chairing or becoming a member of a committee, email

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