Meet the Diversity and Inclusion Team

  • Administrative Coordinator and Outreach Assistant
    Amanda Bedford is your first stop in the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CDEI); she can connect you with DEI resources and help you navigate student affairs. Email her at abedford@berklee.edu.
  • Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Engagement
    Simone A. Francis is the go-to person for student engagement opportunities in the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI), and Boston Conservatory at Berklee's diversity programming, including, but not limited to community dialogues, workshops, trainings, and affinity group spaces. She manages the Black Lives Matter Capsule, the CDEI social media accounts, and monthly events including Virtual Hangouts, Trivia Night, Heritage Month events, and the Racial Justice Collective. Email her at sfrancis3@berklee.edu.
  • Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
    Lacretia Johnson Flash brings more than 20 years of higher education experience to her role as assistant vice president for Diversity and Inclusion. She provides strategic leadership for diversity and inclusion initiatives at Berklee and oversees the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Email her at lflash@berklee.edu.
  • Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion
    Jasmine Parker is charged with collaboratively strategizing and implementing the diversity and inclusion strategic framework across the Berklee network alongside diversity and inclusion's assistant vice president. She also oversees the development and facilitation of diversity and inclusion professional development offerings, faculty and staff consults, student-facing trainings, institutional programming, student engagement efforts, grant applications and awards, social media management, and outcomes-oriented data assessment, evaluation, and reporting. Email her at jparker12@berklee.edu.