To support NBME’s efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at NBME and the communities we serve, Erica Babino joins NBME as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director.
Erica has more than 25 years of experience in DEI, mediation and diversity conflict coaching. Her extensive career includes human resources and DEI leadership at State Farm Insurance, Allstate Insurance and in the primary and secondary education arena. She is also the author of Rolling into Peace: Speaking in Green and Counting on Peace: Speaking in Green, books with lessons that encourage peer mediation, positive speech, DEI and belonging, and managing conflict for primary and middle school students.
“I’m very excited to have Erica join the NBME team as our new DEI Director,” said Linda Gadsby, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Her extensive DEI experience, skill as a mediator and facilitator of difficult conversations, and knowledge of NBME makes her ideal for our DEI Director role. I look forward to partnering with Erica on our long-term DEI strategy and the leadership she will bring to our existing work.”
Erica earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Lamar University and is certificated in Mediation Training and Practice, Advanced Family Mediation, Parenting Coordination and Facilitation as well as Racial Equity and Facilitator Training.
“I am so pleased to join NBME,” Erica said. “It is a dynamic organization that is fully committed to diversity and inclusion and is unwavering in seeking equity in the communities it serves.”