NORTHFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Terri Dickinson-Creasey, Esq. joins the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this newly created role, Ms. Dickinson-Creasey will work closely with the CAP Executive Operations team and DE&I advisory group to lead the implementation, tracking, and evolution of the DE&I strategy, as well as contribute her expertise on DE&I trends and best practices. In addition, she will advise leaders on creating and sustaining a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and collaborate with colleagues across the CAP to champion those efforts.
“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion means creating an organizational culture where all people, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, abilities, etc., can thrive and realize their absolute fullest potential,” said Dickinson-Creasey. “The business case for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace notes significant impact to organizational creativity and problem solving, profit maximization, brand perception, and workforce development. Hence, the research supports that diversity is more than a metric to strive for but rather an integral part of strategic business planning. Of course, and perhaps most importantly, we also believe it’s the right thing to do.”
Throughout her career, Dickinson-Creasey has had many roles supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has presented customer-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion sessions highlighting mental health support for diverse employees, led panels on topics including multi-generational care, culturally competent care, equity in access to care, strategic DEI leadership, and ERG development.
When asked what she looks forward to accomplishing in her role at the CAP, Dickinson-Creasey responded, “I look forward to creating more community, fellowship, and opportunities to build relationships across the diverse communities within the organization. I am also laser focused on creating more awareness and education around diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace to better equip associates to be more intentional about inclusion. Finally, I am very much looking forward to ensuring diversity in our recruitment of new associates as well as ensuring that existing employees have equitable access to growth and development within the CAP.”
Dickinson-Creasey joins the CAP from ComPsych where she joined as a staff attorney and transitioned to the customer facing side of the business ultimately leading a team of global account executives based in the US, Europe, and Asia. At ComPsych, Dickinson-Creasey also served as the Executive Sponsor to several fortune 500 organizations, leveraging her passion for DE&I and holistic well-being to support organizational inclusion. She also served as the Executive Sponsor for ComPsych’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ERG fostering inclusion within the organization itself while supporting customers externally. Dickson-Creasey also worked as a public defender and adjunct professor and has held legal externships in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Honorable Judge Blanche M. Manning), Illinois Attorney General’s Office (Consumer Protection Division), and the DuPage County Public Defender’s Office. She has a Juris Doctor and Public Interest Law certification from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a BA in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University. In addition, she has a Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certification from Northwestern University.
About the College of American Pathologists
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