DEI Council
GDH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
“Inclusivity means not just 'we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.”
​​​​​​​~Claudia Brind-Woody
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Our Mission
The mission of the GDH DEI council is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. Creating a culture of equality and inclusiveness is not just the right action to take, it is the only action. Together we transfer our commitment and innovation into action through focus on education, career, team, and community. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the people we serve and where all individuals feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Together, we will continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of all.

Our Values
At GDH, we value team. We recognize that we’re not all the same but together we’re better. Through fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in all facets of GDH life, we seek unity. DEI is not just an initiative – it is core to our people engagement strategy. Instead of approaching this from the top down, our concept is a side-to-side council approach. While you may find executives and managers on our DEI Council, what you won’t find is anyone of those people chairing the council. The GDH DEI Council is a diverse strategic team accountable for developing and implementing initiatives that further the four cornerstones of our DEI mission: Team, Career, Education & Community. Through our commitment to embracing our differences, we pave the way to be united.
DEI Council
Meet our DEI Group!​​​​​​​

Hear from our DEI members:

Diversity to me means that we all interact as humans and take pride in our similarities and differences.  It means learning from others, having respect for and a healthy curiosity about others and the willingness to listen and learn from their experiences and opinions.  This is important because here at GDH employees are more likely to feel comfortable and happy in an environment where inclusivity is a priority.  Diverse teams bring the collection of their experiences and are less likely to practice groupthink.  Lastly, I feel that it is important to have an organization that represents the people we serve.

Four words that describe the GDH culture: Open-Minded, Collaborative, Rewarding, Result Orientated


Mark Woods  Account Executive
I believe that diversity should be appreciated and being inclusive of everyone and their varied experiences is critical in both our personal and professional lives. In my career, there have been times when I was on the receiving end of biases. At the time those experiences inhibited my confidence, which prevented me from reaching my full potential at that company. I have learned that for an organization to thrive, all people must feel valued and appreciated. Fostering an environment that welcomes differences in thought and perspective encourages creativity and innovation. I am thankful to work for a company that allows me to be my authentic self every day.

Four words that describe the GDH culture: 
Inclusive, Motivating, Supportive, Inspiring


Michelle Berman VP of MSP & RPO