ASAE Announces the 2019-2021 DELP Class

June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON- ASAE has selected 12 scholars for the 2019–2021 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) class. DELP is a two-year program that supports individuals from under-represented identity groups to advance into the ranks of leadership in the association management profession. DELP scholars participate in an accelerated leadership program of education, mentoring, and volunteer service in the association community.

“The DELP program provides an amazing opportunity for association professionals to enrich their knowledge and leadership skills as they continue to contribute to the association community. The DELP program has produced many talented association executives, and this year’s class will add to that legacy,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE.

DELP is exclusively sponsored by the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).

For the past 19 years, the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has championed this effort with ASAE. It has developed more than 190 diverse + inclusive leaders throughout the association industry.

This year’s class includes:

Natasha Bethea, MS
Senior Manager, Membership & Recruitment
Association for Psychological Science
Washington, DC

Blanca Campos, MPA
Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs
Community Behavioral Healthcare Association
Springfield, IL

Carlos Cardenas
Director, Information Technology
National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
Chicago, IL

Jay Cariño, MBA, CAE
Vice President, Member Services
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
St. Charles, IL

Clayonia Colbert-Dorsey
Manager, Continuing Education Provider Services
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Nycole Joiner, MS
Senior Director, Finance & Operations
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Fairfield, NJ

Haley M. Jones, CAE
Senior Manager, Member Engagement
American Staffing Association
Alexandria, VA

Michael Martinez
Manager, Digital Editorial Content & Social Media
IEEE Computer Society
Los Alamitos, CA

Jeffers Miruka
Chief Executive Officer
African Association of Agricultural Economists
Nairobi, Kenya

Gary Roebuck, MPA, CAE
Director, Administration and Operations
Association of Research Libraries
Washington, DC

Camille Sanders, CAE
Director, Membership Development
Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses
Washington, DC

Sharmila Sandhu, JD
Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs
American Occupational Therapy Association
Bethesda, MD

For more information about the DELP program, visit:

Media Contact: Lauren Precker, CAE,, 202-626-2735.

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