Armika J. Berkley, DSc., MPH, is a member of the JEDI Committee. She is a Senior Health Executive with extensive experience as an Administrator and Operations Strategist.
Please tell us a bit about what you’ve been doing as a volunteer and why you chose to take that particular role.
As a JEDI member, I have worked to support the committee in its goal to support diverse and inclusive leadership and representation in healthcare. As an African-American leader and consumer of healthcare services, I understand the importance of an inclusive and diverse workforce, as well as diverse leadership, specifically in the value-add to patient outcomes.
Could you share a “CAHL Moment” with us?
I relocated to Northern California in 2019, and the pandemic has made it challenging to establish a sense of “community.” My CAHL membership has enabled connections with other industry leaders and members that I am grateful for.
What motto or quote resonates with you as a leader?
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
What else would you like to share?
I am committed to improving the lives of underserved populations with a personal mission to serve as a leader in the continuing effort to positively impact health disparities in under-resourced communities. I am married with four children, two in college and one recent Xavier University of New Orleans college graduate.