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Introducing Broadmead's New Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amera Bilal, MA, APTD

Broadmead is pleased to introduce Amera Bilal, MA, APTD, as our new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this position, Amera will be working collaboratively across Broadmead to increase DE&I metrics in our resident population, community outreach efforts, and workforce.

“I have an internal and external focus on increasing recognition and partnership between Broadmead and organizations serving diverse clients in healthcare and aging services,” says Ms. Bilal, who holds hold a BS in History and Government and an MA in Human Resource Development from Bowie State University, the oldest HBCU in Maryland.

Amera began her career in DE&I working on Capitol Hill, helping talented young leaders tackle issues in hunger and nutrition. From there, she served as an Assistant Director of the Center for Women and Information Technology at UMBC, helping girls, women, and other minorities shine brightly in the technical sciences and engineering — fields where they are underrepresented in study and professional leadership. Amera has also contributed to large-scale voting engagement and public health outreach for communities of color, ensuring that messaging and mapping were on target for our intended audiences.

“I am looking forward to listening to our historically marginalized communities articulate the great honor that aging is within our homes, families and networks, and seeking opportunities to expand access to any resources we may have or could design to improve aging, in place or on a campus, for our elders,” says Ms. Bilal of her new role at Broadmead.

In addition to Amera’s DE&I expertise, she also holds an impressive background with the Maryland Department of Aging, where she served as a program manager, assisting teams with a wide range of projects. “For 8 of my 11 total years, I implemented a compliance program for Life Plan retirement communities throughout the state, including Broadmead. During the pandemic, I also managed a statewide wellness program, the Senior Call Check Live Check-in program,” Amera explained.

With the addition of Ms. Bilal, Broadmead is positioned even better to build upon its existing Quaker-inspired values – values which speak to the capacity for love, concern for one another, and personal integrity.

“Broadmead is truly a leader in the industry,” says Amera. “The work we do here will be felt throughout the region, but resonate nationally as our peers learn from and even replicate our efforts on DE&I.”

Amera, who resides in Washington, DC, has one daughter and a grandson. Outside of work, she serves as co-chair of the National Capital Area CARES Mentoring Circle, a mentoring organization serving youth residing in Washington and Prince George’s County, Maryland. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting jewelry.

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