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Ms. Claudia J. Postell, Office Head, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)

Claudia J. Postell, Office Head, ODI

Ms. Claudia J. Postell was appointed head of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), effective Aug. 3, 2009.

Postell comes to the foundation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Wash., D.C., as chief diversity officer, where she developed and implemented various diversity initiatives. Prior to joining the VA Medical Center, she served for 10 years as the director of operations for an equal employment opportunity, civil rights and diversity consulting firm, which offered services to more than 20 agencies of the federal government.

Her previous experience includes positions with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the District of Columbia City Council and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Postell holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a Juris Doctorate degree.

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