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.

Role & Accountability

  • Partner with senior leadership and the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer to define and refine IDEA outcomes
  • Advise on development, implementation, and integration of IDEA best practices, including equitable business, research, and talent processes
  • Advise and review progress of goals and initiatives in annual IDEA Strategic Plan, and annual DOE Laboratory Diversity and Inclusion Plan (LDIP)
  • Support personal and institutional accountability for IDEA, including awareness and change management efforts
  • Influence and advance IDEA within their own Areas or Divisions, including cascading goals to meet Labwide objectives
  • Champion IDEA initiatives, support IDEA and ERG events, and speak publicly on IDEA efforts and the importance of culture
  • Model behaviors of inclusive leadership, including psychological safety and people stewardship

IDEA Senior Leadership Council Members

Paul Adams Division Director, Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging
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