Laboratory Resource Groups

Laboratory Resource Groups (LRGs) are voluntary networks led by the Fermi-community that serve as resources in building a diverse and inclusive workforce 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: Genfa Wu •  Yi Xie • Yun He 

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

Executive Sponsor: Amber Kenney

African-American/Black Association

Leadership: TBA

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

Executive Sponsor:  Jemila Adetunji

Hispanic/Latino Forum

Leadership:  Minerba Betancourt • Leo Aliaga SoplinCristina MantillaMartha GarciaMiguelangel MarchanSaul Gonzalez

Executive Sponsor: Marcela Carena

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 LGBTQ+ community in order to foster an environment of understanding, acceptance, and equality for all within the Fermilab community.

Veterans Group

Leadership: Brian Niesman • 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:The WI Board: Maura Barone • Eileen Beno • Amanda Early • Valerie Higgins • Monika Lasota • Laura Rogas • Julie Saviano

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)

  • Leadership: The FYP Board: Kerry Aschenbach • Mohammed Elrafih • Michael I Geelhoed • Trevor Nichols • Roshanda Spillers • Ahmed Syed • Jeny Teheran

Executive Sponsor: Liz Sexton-Kennedy

  • 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 Anahi Ruiz Beltran, D&I Specialist.

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