PBCBA BAR BULLETINS pbcba_bulletin_Dec. 2019 - Page 10

Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Celebrates 10 Years Kudos to the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) for hosting an unforgettable 10th Anniversary Celebration. The sold-out event was held at BallenIsles Country Club and featured our past CDI Chairs, some of whom spoke about the history of CDI and the importance of continuing to make CDI a priority in our Bar. The highlight of the event was our guest speaker, Evett Simmons, Esq., who urged all of our members to continue to move the needle on a more inclusive and diverse legal profession, with a memorable and touching poem to close the night, which brought everyone to their feet. Keynote speaker Evett Simmons (Front row L-R) Past CDI Chairs Adam Rabin, Jean Marie Middleton, PBCBA President Jessica Callow, Denise Mutamba & John Howe (Middle row L-R) Kenyetta Haywood, Sarah Shullman, Nadine White-Boyd, Michael Napoleone, Laurie Cohen & Tanique Lee (Back row L-R) Kalinthia Dillard, Julia Wyda, Dean Xenick, Sia Baker-Barnes & John Whittles Lynn Whitfield, Salesia Smith-Gordon & Anika Grant Attorneys from Day Pitney (event title sponsor) including Adam Myron, Nadine Singh, Michael Napoleone, Evett Simmons, Tommy Shi, Gary Betensky & Stephanie Myron (L-R) Destinie Baker Sutton, Imani Williams, Tequisha Myles, Beresford Robinson, Lawrence Gordon, (ret.) Judge Catherine Brunson, Eunice Baros, Rosalyn Baker-Barnes & Salesia Smith-Gordon (ret.) Judge Catherine Brunson & Beresford Robinson Denise Mutamba & Jean Marie Middleton Sia Baker-Barnes, Director Jack Rice & Sandra Moses Lawonda Warren, Jean Marie Middleton & Nikki Simon Scott Wortman & Sharlene Goldstein Cheo Reid & Hershley Ogé Aaron Chichester & Jameesha Rock Anita Scarola, Bridgette Berry, Yasmeen Lewis, Darryl Lewis & Nancy Quinlan