DeBerry Joins GA-PCOM to Promote Diversity Efforts


April 13, 2018

Aisha DeBerry, JD will also develop community partnerships for GA-PCOM and PCOM South Georgia.


Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) recently welcomed Aisha DeBerry, JD, as the director of diversity and community partnerships. In this position, DeBerry is charged with advancing diversity and inclusion as well as developing community partnerships for GA-PCOM and the developing PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie, Georgia.

Prior to this position, DeBerry served as the Title IX and compliance assistant at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she addressed issues surrounding sexual misconduct and other areas of gender-based discrimination. She also previously worked at GA-PCOM in the Office of Admissions where she focused on diversity in the areas of enrollment and retention.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, DeBerry holds an interest in human rights. DeBerry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. She received a Juris Doctorate degree from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, where she became a Rule 31 mediator and served as president and sub-region director of the Black Law Student Association. In addition, she held leadership positions in organizations such as the Women’s Law Society, the Immigration Law Society and OUTLaw—an organization which supports the LGBTQIA+ community.

DeBerry has worked as a law clerk with several judges and attorneys in the areas of juvenile justice, elder law and family law. According to DeBerry, she enjoys volunteering for the American Cancer Society, focusing on breast cancer awareness efforts, in addition to other non-profit organizations.

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About PCOM Georgia

Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine which has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school. PCOM Georgia offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500.

 

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Barbara Myers
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Email: BarbaraMy@pcom.edu
Office: 678-225-7532 | Cell: 770-309-0613

 

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