Rosa Inchausti, Diversity Director, CCDP
Rosa Inchausti is the Diversity Director for the City of Tempe. She has worked for the City of Tempe for the past twenty years, originally hired as the City's first bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist through the Social Services Division. Rosa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a Master's Degree in Education Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Rosa also received a certification as a Diversity Professional from Cornell University. In her role as Diversity Manager, Rosa is responsible for advocating fair and equitable treatment for all City of Tempe employees. Her main role is that of a Safe Haven for any employee requesting assistance with issues regarding discrimination, retaliation or harassment. In a proactive role, she works with individuals and groups to raise awareness of civil treatment issues. Rosa staffs the Tempe Human Relations Commission, and is a facilitator for the City of Tempe Inclusion Training.
Ginny Belousek, Sr. Diversity Specialist, CCDP
Ginny Belousek is the Sr. Diversity Specialist for the City of Tempe. She has been employed with Tempe for over 30 years, and has worked in the Tempe Public Library, Community Services Administration, Parks and Recreation, and Diversity. Ginny has a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Arizona State University. Ginny also received her certification as a Diversity Professional from Cornell University. Ginny's main job function is to plan and coordinate all activities related to Diversity events and programming. Among some of the events and programs she is responsible for producing are the Tempe Tardeada, the MLK Diversity Awards Banquet, the Regional Unity Walk, the Diversity Dialogue Programs, the Mentoring Program, The Cesar Chavez Coloring Contest, and the"Who's Your Neighbor" brown bag luncheons. Ginny serves as a Safe Haven for employees, staffs the Tardeada Advisory Board, and is a facilitator for Inclusion Training.
Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist
Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist, has been engaged in facilitating access and ADA compliance for over 30 years in the Valley of the Sun. Profoundly deaf, Michele has facilitated access, training and accommodations in a variety of environments and is always up for new challenges. She has a B.S. Degree in Journalism/Public Relations from A.S.U. She works with other city departments to ensure accessibility; helping to review architectural plans, update policies, provide employee trainings, and create access to programs and services. Michele also provides information to residents regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and local disability resources by answering an ADA hotline. Michele staffs the city's Commission on Disability Concerns, reviews city facilities, staffs the Lockbox and Vial of Life programs, and provides ideas to further promote an accessible Tempe.
Dee Hodson, Diversity Office Assistant
Dee Hodson administratively supports the Diversity Office programs, trainings and events. Dee has worked for the City for over 7 years, in both the Community Services and Diversity Departments. Overall, Dee efficiently manages the tasks of the front-office, providing general information on department, city policies and procedures related to Diversity. Dee works part-time, and keeps the hours of Tuesday, Wednesday, and alternate Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.