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Diversity & Inclusion

History of CHRA Diversity & Inclusion Committee:

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee was established to oversee the management of the annual James W. Rouse Excellence in Diversity Awards Program. The Diversity Awards Program, originated by the CHRA, awards member organizations on an annual basis who exemplify world-class leadership in their efforts to promote diversity through programs and initiatives.

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee, under its current leadership of Nadine Johnson, has broaden the scope of its mission to promote diversity by acting as a resource to share information, resources, and opportunities.

See below for our mission, goals, and vision. Contact a Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member.


The CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is a professional group open to diversity practitioners, consultants, students and affiliated businesses who support the goals of diversity of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA). The Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsors the annual CHRA James W. Rouse Diversity Awards Program, which recognizes the accomplishments of organizations in the field of diversity. In addition, the Committee’s goals are to provide Human Resources practitioners a vessel to share information, resources, and opportunities in the area of diversity to further strengthen their skills and expertise.

Current Committee members are drawn from the CHRA membership, and from all aspects of the Human Resources field: employment, employee relations, organizational development, training, benefits, compensation, labor relations, work and family programs, EEO/AAP, employee assistance and human resources information systems. Other professionals are invited to join and expand their expertise in the various Diversity areas.


The Diversity and Inclusion Committee shares a vision of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association, (CHRA) as a premier human resources membership and networking organization that mirrors the customers it’s members serve. To introduce and maintain quality and informative programs and information sharing that will increase awareness, further educate and recognize the value of diversity in its members and customers.


Provide a world-class Diversity Awards Program;
Provide a resource of information in area of Diversity;
Promote an awareness and education of Diversity;
Communicate the CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Mission and Goals; and
assist in maintaining a diverse membership for CHRA as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


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