The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee is an advisory and working group to help NGS realize its vision to be a society open to all people seeking to discover their family stories, be inspired by them, and give voice to their ancestors. The committee is comprised of a talented team of genealogists who bring rich DEI expertise and fresh perspectives to the table.
The team formed last year as a Working Group and submitted their initial report to the board of directors at the May 2021 meeting. The board approved formation of an ongoing DEI Committee to continue their work and help implement their recommendations.
NGS gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Ellen Pinckney Balthazar, Janet Bailey, Melvin Collier, and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson who served with or advised the DEI Working Group.
Biographies of the members of the committee can be found on the DEI Committee page at the society's website.