Organizational Structures Committee

The Organizational Structures committee focuses on the institutions themselves, their governance, and how they operate.

They assist organizations to become more responsive and responsible to the communities they serve by guiding them through the restructuring of operational policies: setting the new standard of professionalism and inter-agency integration.

They train the staff to recognize and eliminate micro-aggressive behaviors while supporting major systems and providers using a common assessment to compare policies, best practices, and resource allocation for racial equity.

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are the way we move our initiatives forward and connect with each other as a Task Force. Check below for our next meeting, and contact the Organizer for an invitation.

Policy. Identifying and addressing the gaps in policy within service organizations.

DEAI. Bringing the importance of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion into the forming policies of all service organizations.

Best Practices. Rebranding professionalism and interagency integration.

Committee Initiatives

Learn more about the work we are doing as a committee.

Lens of Equity Mini-Series & Summit

This is a 4-part summit focusing on the 4 P’s of an organization through an equitable lens. The 4 P’s stand for People, Practice, Policy, and Practice. Learn more about the Summit here.

DEAI Resource Package

Through this initiative, we will work to bring resources to the Task Force members that allow them to test how well the practice of DEAI is implemented in their organization. The first focus will be training on how to make use of already-created resources. Then, we will be searching for the gaps in current resources and then filling them with additional resources to benefit the DEAI work within organizations.

Onboarding Process

We will be working to put in processes to onboard new and existing members of the Organizational Structures committee. We hope that by creating a defined process, we will create a meaningful connection as well as learn the existing talents within our group. Through this process, we will 1) identify potential leadership for succussing, 2) expertise for upcoming projects and committees, 3) create a mentorship program, and 4) resources for the Task Force as a whole.

Committee Leadership

Organizational Structures Committee co-leads are also represented in the PCCETF Leadership committee. Select the dropdown next to each title to learn more about the role.

Karissa Thompson

Spokesperson (The Voice)

Our spokesperson is the designated role for hosting our monthly group meetings, group leadership meetings, presenting monthly task force reports, and other situational moments where a host is needed. If the group decides to have rotating hosts, it is the Spokesperson’s responsibility to schedule the rotation and will be first back-up.

Karissa Thompson

Community Engagement Officer, Red Canoe Credit Union

Engagement Coordinator (The Welcome)

Our membership role manages the members within the group, our contact list, the assigned roles, and conducts new member onboarding and engagement. This role also tracks available roles for leadership and sub-working groups.

Open Position

Sarah Dryfoos headshot

Strategy & Data Analysis (The Mover)

Our strategy role manages and updates the mission-critical documents for the group (group descriptions & overview, mission/vision, and yearly outlook, data analysis). They also support our initiatives by creating and helping maintain action plans, timelines, and accountability. This role also helps with research as needed.

Sarah Dryfoos

Health Equity & Outreach Program Manager, MultiCare Health Systems and Co-founder, Community Centered Solutions LLC

Planning Coordinator (The Guide)

Our administrator role creates, manages, and distributes the monthly agendas for our task force report, group meeting, and leadership meeting. They also schedule and send invites for the monthly group meeting and leadership meeting.

Open Position

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