Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Celebrating, Embracing, & Sharing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion!

Our Mission:

The IREM Maryland Chapter recognizes that there is strength in diversity and is committed to cultivating and promoting an ethical culture where differences are celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that members, industry partners, staff, and guests are valued, respected, and provided access to opportunities regardless of race, age, gender identities, sexual orientation, creed, national origin and/or (dis)abilities. Discrimination and inequality are not acceptable; therefore, we encourage all members to listen and learn as we take this journey together and provide ongoing support to disassemble systemic discrimination.


2022 Spring Newsletter 2022 DEI Calendar Join the DEI Facebook Group

2022 DEI Suggested Readings:

NEW! Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Rebecca Skloot
 NEW! The Color of Law; Richard Rothstein
NEW! Out of Place; Edward Said
NEW! The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle; Lillian Faderman
Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive Engaging Workplaces; Karen Catlin
Black Like Me; John Howard Griffin
Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People; Mahzarin R. Banaji
Castle; Isabel Wilkerson
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations; Brene Brown
Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America; Mamie Till-Mobley
Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs Them; Shakil Choudhury
Gender: Your Guide; Lee Airton, PhD
Hidden Figures; Margot Lee Shetterly
How the Suburbs Were Segregated; Paige Glotzer
How the Word is Passed; Clint Smith
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Childern's Drawings and Poems from the
Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944; Hana Volavkova
Moloka'i; Alan Brennertt
My Own Words; Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Not In My Neighborhood; Antero Pietila
So You Want To Talk About Race; Ijeoma Oluo
The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America; Lawrence T. Brown
The Color of Law; Richard Rothstein
The Diary of a Young Girl By Anne Frank; Anne Frank
The Hate You Give; Angie Thomas and Nathalie Bru
The Immortal Live of Henrietta Lacks; Rebecca Skloot
The Sum of Us; Heather McGhee
The Warmth of Other Suns; Isabel Wilkerson
Waking Up White; Debby Irving
We Can't Talk About That At Work: How to talk about Race, Religion,
Politics, and other polarizing topics; Mary-Frances Winters
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism; Robin Diangelo
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?; Beverly Daniel Tatum
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World; Rachel Ignotofsky

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee

Sha'ron Turner, CPM
Sha'ron Turner, CPM
Development Equity Manager Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. (410)733-4845
Committee Chair
Richard Henneberry
Richard Henneberry
CPM, RPA Senior Property Manager American Real Estate Partners (443)695-9594
Committee Member
Trevor Ankeny
Trevor Ankeny
Property Manager Kimco Realty Corporation (443)632-4901
Committee Member
Rochelle Jackson
Rochelle Jackson
CPM, RPA Property Manager Foulger-Pratt Management, Inc. (240)755-2400
Committee Member
Kara Permisohn
Kara Permisohn
Business Development Executive Minkoff Company, Inc. (301)252-3845
Committee Member
Beverly Willis
Beverly Willis
CPM Senior Asset Manager AHC, Inc. (703)486-0626
Committee Member
Dena Calo
Dena Calo
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Committee Member
Dani Bressler
Dani Bressler
Director of Business Development Toepfer Construction Co (301)336-8600
Committee Member
Elisabeth Kirk
Elisabeth Kirk
Director of Marketing & Business Development TRC Engineering (301)869-6446
Committee Member
Carrie Ehart
Carrie Ehart
Director of Sales & Marketing Raine & Son, LLC (301)864-1122
Committee Member
Tikia Neblett
Tikia Neblett
CPM, ARM, CAM, CAPS Regional Property Manager Atlantic Realty Group (410)580-0025
Committee Member
Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor
ARM, CAM Property Manager Atlantic Realty Group (410)733-7677
Committee Member