Laboratory Resource Groups

Laboratory Resource Groups (LRGs) are voluntary networks led by the Fermi-community that serves as a resource to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace that is aligned with the organization’s mission, values, and goals.

LRGs are valuable to an organization for four key reasons:

  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Talent / Leadership Development
  • Outreach

LRGs Managed by the Fermilab Diversity & Inclusion Office

Fermilab Asian/Pacific American (FAPA) Community

Leadership: Yun He • Bo Jayatilaka

A resource where community members can discuss topics of common interest and thrive as professionals.

African-American/Black Association

A resource and advocate for the laboratory’s black diaspora. The group encourages and supports an inclusive environment at Fermilab.

Leadership: Marcellus Parker

Hispanic/Latino Forum

Leadership: Minerba Betancourt

A resource and advocate for the laboratory’s diverse Hispanic/Latino community. The group is focused on actively increasing awareness and providing inspiration and motivation for their community and allies.

Inclusivity Journal Club (IJC)

Leadership: Daniel Bowring

A safe space to review and discuss social science literature with the goal of dissecting diversity and inclusivity challenges in STEM.

Spectrum (LGBTQ+ Community)

Leadership: Erica Snider • Pete Cholewinski

Executive Sponsor: Steve Brice

Dedicated to building awareness and providing resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies (LGBTQA+) community in order to foster an environment of understanding, acceptance, and equality for all within the Fermilab community.

Veterans Group

Leadership: Greg Gilbert • Jeff Meisner • Brandon White

Executive Sponsor: Christopher Mossey

A resource for military veterans, families and friends of military service men and women at Fermilab.

Women’s Initiative

Leadership: Sandra E. Charles

Executive Sponsor: Alison Markovitz

A platform that provides women the opportunity for professional growth and empowerment at Fermilab. The group is focused on the ways women impact the workplace and the importance of promoting gender equity.

Young Professionals (FYP)

Executive Sponsor: Tim Meyer

  • A platform for young professionals to connect with fellow Fermilab community members to learn about Fermilab, advance their careers and reach their highest potential.

Questions? Contact Sandra Charles, Diversity & Inclusion Manager; or Mario Lucero, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

*fSWE & fSHPE are unique LRGs associated with national organizations.