Today the National Partnership announced the addition of Aimee Peoples to the executive leadership team in the role of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism. This new role is part of the Partnership’s three year change process to ensure that the organization’s internal and external work focuses on combating the bias and racism that continues to impact our health and workplace experiences.
Aimee brings over 15 years of experience as a trained mediator, public interest attorney and an equity advocate. Most recently she served as Deputy Chief of Labor Management & Employee Relations for DC Public Schools. In that role she oversaw employment related concerns for over 10,000 employees including helping to draft DC Public Schools’ first ever lactation policy, improving service to deaf and hard of hearing employees, designing policy and training around sexual harassment prevention, and implementing changes to the application process to ensure more inclusivity for those with disabilities and non-binary gender identities.
Aimee also served on a joint task force that developed policy guidance about transgender and gender non-conforming student rights, which has helped to serve as a national model. She also helped to shape a first of its kind Equity Response Team which worked to ensure consistent and effective responses to incidents of hate and bias.
“I’m thrilled to have Aimee round-out our executive leadership team and bring her expertise on equity and inclusion to the critical work that we do,” said Jocelyn Frye, President of National Partnership for Women & Families. “Through our policy and advocacy work, we are committed to ensuring that we are viewing everything through the lens of how it impacts women of color, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities and all those who are often pushed to the margins by our current systems. Aimee will help us live our values by ensuring that work is woven throughout all that we do.”
“This role is a convergence of the work I’ve been doing throughout my professional career as well as the issues that I’m personally passionate about,” said Aimee Peoples. “As a working mom and someone who knows firsthand how our different identities affect how we show up and are treated in the world, I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and do this hard but fulfilling work. I look forward to collaborating with our external partners and the broader progressive community to establish best practices that can spread beyond the work of our own organizations.”
Aimee joins recent hires, Mona Papillon, Chief Operating Officer, who previously served at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for over 20 years and brings strong labor management and employment law experience – and Constance Torian, Chief of Staff, who was previously at the Center for American Progress for 7 years managing strategic outreach and special events.
Links to current Executive team members:
Constance Torian, Chief of Staff
Mona Papillon, Chief Operating Officer
Lelaine Bigelow, Vice President for Social Impact and Congressional Relations
Sinsi Hernàndez- Cancio, Vice President for Health Justice
Sharita Gruberg, Vice President for Economic Justice
Jasmine Goodrich, Vice President for Development
Aimee Peoples, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism
Amaya Smith, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
About the National Partnership
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.