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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

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

  • Committees

    Communications & Social Media Committee Members:

    Michelle Conley
    Website & e-newsletter Editor

    Kyle Beede
    Social Media

    Tomiko Fisher & Makia Golliday
    Newsletter Content Providers

    Other Committees

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

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.

Black Alliance Employee Resource Group (BERG) e-Newsletter
June 2023

Please click on the image below or the URL link to open the e-newsletter: BERG e-newsletter June 2023