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Diversity percentages

DEI Consulting Group: Solid Solutions

Professional societies that are committed to diversity and inclusion have been shown to correlate with increases in recruitment and retention of more diverse members of their respective professions. The WMIS Diversity Committee wanted to identify issues and challenges, and develop a set of solutions and benchmarks to aid the molecular imaging community in achieving these goals. In 2021, the Committee reached out to Solid Solutions Consulting Group, LLC to manage and consult on this project by offering their expertise, and training WMIS members—particularly Diversity Committee members.

  • Provide leadership for the Diversity Committee monthly to promote diversity and inclusion within WMIS and heighten awareness of disparities in health care access and treatment.
  • Create a DEI Mission & Vision statement to give other individuals and organizations a snapshot view of what WMIS wants to accomplish as it strives for Inclusive Excellence.
  • Create DEI strategic focus for 2021 WMIS Conference for clients.
Lisa McBride

Lisa McBride, PhD
Senior Executive Consultant
WMIS-Project Lead

Lisa McBride, PhD serves as the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Professor of Medical Education at Texas Christian University (TCU) and University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Since her arrival, Dr. McBride has developed a  robust Diversity focused approach to resident recruitment and selection,  Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring Network  program as well as a Health Disparities Certification series in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. McBride has an extensive career in and is distinguished by her commitment to diversity, equity and justice, both in education and in the wider public arena. Her previous experience includes employment with Salem State University (SSU) where she served as the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, spearheading success to increase access, enrollment, retention, and success for low-income students and students of color. Dr. McBride also served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) were she host the first-ever  Transgender Medicine Symposium for 2000 providers.

Beyond academia, with a former career in federal law enforcement as a Special Agent Dr. McBride has extensive experience providing DEI training to diverse workforces including local, regional and national government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit organizations seeking to enhance their understanding an develop actionable tools for inclusive excellence.

Rosezetta Bobo

Rosezetta Bobo, PhD

Dr. Rosezetta Bobo, is a nationally recognized expert with over 20 years of experience in mediation, cultural competence, diversity and inclusion, conflict resolution, restorative justice, and community engagement for a diverse range of organizations throughout the country.

Over the course of her career, she has delivered training on three continents and seven  countries, including countries in Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.  She was a mediator trainer for over nine years providing mediation services to lawyers, judges and justices.  She designed, developed and delivered dozens of programs in mediations and conflict related issues locally, nationally and internationally for business, governmental agencies, NGOs, universities and non-profits around the world. Dr. Bobo served on the Florida Supreme Court Mediation Ethnics Advisory Committee and currently on Florida’s  Citizen Police Review Board.

She’s currently the Diversity Director for Florida Wildlife and Fish Conservation Commission.  Providing directions for increasing diversity of minorities in conservation.

Monique Gary

Monique Gary, DO, FACS
Senior Executive Consultant

Dr. Monique Gary DO, MSc, FACS (she/her/hers) is a board certified, fellowship-trained Breast Surgical Oncologist and Medical Director of the cancer program for Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network in Sellersville, PA, where she also serves as director of the Breast Program and the Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Programs.

She completed her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and her general surgery training at the UMass, followed by Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Georgetown University. Dr. Gary holds faculty appointments at PCOM, Penn Medicine, and Texas Christian University/UNT Health Sciences in Ft. Worth, TX. In addition, Dr. Gary is a (daily) public health expert for Radio One stations, and the weekly co-host of a national cancer-focused education/advocacy program, The Doctor is IN, with  >60k viewers weekly. She is published in multiple peer reviewed journals and is an invited speaker at national cancer meetings annually. She is a committee chair and member of the board of directors for the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

As a physician, researcher, advocate and expert on cancer and healthcare disparities, she is passionate about developing integrative, holistic and innovative approaches to cancer treatment, prevention and survivorship. To accomplish these goals, she serves on the medical and advisory board of several national cancer advocacy and empowerment organizations, and she has developed a comprehensive and compassionate approach to providing training in health literacy, community advocacy and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For over 18 years she has demonstrated extensive and results-driven experience in providing DEI training to health systems, nonprofit organizations, national colleges and universities, and Fortune 500 companies.

Kelly Pagidas

Kelly Pagidas, MDCM, MA, FACOG, FRCSC
Senior Executive Consultant

Dr. Kelly Pagidas, MDCM, MA, FACOG, FRCSC, is the academic chair of Medical Education for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. Dr. Pagidas previously served as a Professor Adjunct and Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. In her role as an academic chair, she will oversee faculty recruitment and retention in her department, among other responsibilities.

She began her career in higher education in 1995 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada. In 1999, Dr. Pagidas was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island and also was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

In 2013, she became a Professor/Division and Program Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Pagidas remained there until 2018 when she accepted two separate roles, one as Professor Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and another as a Professor, Tenure and Division Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine.