Meet Tiffanie Sherrer
Program Manager of The Clark Parent & Child Network and DEI Committee Member
As Children’s National Hospital rises to the top with recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, Tiffanie Sherrer has been making her own impact in the same space, going above and beyond to make a true impact on her community.
Tiffanie is the program manager of The Clark Parent & Child Network which pairs clinical innovation with community partnerships to support underserved pregnant and postpartum women and children up to age 3.
"I took this role to help facilitate the strengthening of mental behavioral health in the community. All the data that comes out of the hospital shows that most of the patients we are seeing, are primarily children of color who live in overlooked communities."
Tiffanie’s hope is that the efforts of her and her team will have long term, reverberating effects that will improve the mental health of the patients and families served.
In addition, she also serves on the non-clinical staff DEI Subcommittee, dedicated to making the voices of all staff heard.
"By working in a hospital, the primary focus is usually on the doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. Our committee focused on identifying the needs of non-clinical staff and where we can fill in the gaps."
Tiffanie notes that while the organization has proven to be a great employer, the committee wants to continue to create job opportunities and progression for those who are in non-clinical positions.
Going above and beyond, Tiffanie recently completed a diversity, equity and inclusion certificate for business from The University of South Florida. "You know I don't want to just talk about it, I want to actually be about it. The certificate is allowing me to focus on all aspects of DEI and learn all perspectives for hiring recruitment retention."
Thank you, Tiffanie, for ALL of your efforts to improve not only our hospital but the community at large.