Donna L. Richemond, MA
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, appointed Donna Richemond as its inaugural Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Richemond has more than twenty years of experience in leadership roles in higher education and community positions. She is the first person to assume this new role with Montgomery County. The position was established to lead efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for County employees and residents.
In reflecting on the new Chief of DEI position, Ms. Richemond wrote, “All the work I have done to this point has led me to this position – my dream role.” Ms. Richemond turned down other lucrative job offers to accept this inaugural position with Montco because “this work is too important,” wrote Richemond.
“We welcome Ms. Richemond. Her experience will help further the County’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals to be a model employer, service provider, and community partner,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners in a recent press release about the position. “We are committed to fostering a workplace that rejects bias and discrimination and in which every employee feels welcome and empowered to serve the residents of Montgomery County.”
Ms. Richemond holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Delaware, a master’s in counseling psychology from Temple University, and a master’s in human development focused on leadership development and conflict resolution from Fielding Graduate University. She is currently completing a doctorate in organizational development and change with a concentration in inclusive leadership for social justice from Fielding Graduate University.
To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Fielding Graduate University, please visit the DEI section of this site.
To learn more about the doctoral program in Organizational Development and Change, please visit the School of Leadership Studies and the Organizational Development and Change sections of this site.