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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 Committee

BERG - Leadership Committee

  • Executive Sponsors
    Dr. David Brown
    Dr. Kendall Campbell
  • Co-Chairs
    Richard M. Walker, MHA (Chair)
    Tomiko I. Fisher, MBA (Chair-Elect)
  • Advisory Board Members

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

  • Committees
    Michelle Conley (, Social Media & Communications Chair

Latest News & Updates

Juneteenth: Freedom Day

May 2022

Juneteenth Celebrations, Earth Day Reflections and more

February 2022

We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and had an opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Here is a preview of plans for 2022.

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