Berkeley Lab

IDEA Senior Leadership Council

Formed in 2017, the IDEA Senior Leadership Council (SLC) meets on a monthly basis to provide guidance and support toward achieving our Labwide strategic goals for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA).

The IDEA Senior Leadership Council members are appointed by the Laboratory Director, and work in partnership with the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer; senior leaders; and the IDEA Chairs Council.

Roles & Responsibilities

Over the course of their 3-year term, each SLC member is responsible for the following 6 areas of contribution (in no specific order of priority):

  1. Championing & enabling implementation of IDEA best-practices and initiatives furthering IDEA strategic priorities within Areas, Divisions, and professional disciplines
  2. Sharing IDEA-related initiatives, lessons learned, and experiments being run within their Areas, Divisions, and professional disciplines
  3. Refining & amplifying the Lab’s IDEA strategic priorities & related initiatives; offering constructive feedback about key IDEA plans and initiatives
  4. Mobilizing stakeholders, as appropriate, towards key areas of need within spheres of leadership
  5. Serving as sponsors to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and IDEA Councils (Labwide, Area, and/or Division)
  6. Participating in ongoing learning, peer coaching, and mentorship around IDEA

IDEA Senior Leadership Council Members

Paul Adams Associate Laboratory Director, Biosciences
Polly Arnold Division Director, Chemical Sciences
Noel Bakhtian Director, Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center
Michael Brandt Lab Deputy Director for Operations
Carol Burns Deputy Director of Research
Jonathan Carter Associate Lab Director, Computing Sciences
Margaret Dick Chief of Staff
John German Chief Strategic Communications Officer
Susan Hubbard Associate Lab Director, Earth & Environmental Sciences Area
Minh Huebner Chief Financial Officer
Michelle Lee Chief Human Resources Officer
Therese Leone Chief Counsel
Kristin Persson  Directory, Molecular Foundry
Ravi Prasher Associate Lab Director, Energy Technologies Area
Natalie Roe Associate Lab Director, Physical Sciences
Jennifer Tang Director, Community Relations