Aisha DeBerry, J.D. is the Director of Diversity and Community Partnerships. Ms. DeBerry formerly served in the Office of Student Affairs and was the admissions coordinator/recruiter for the inaugural DO and Pharmacy classes at PCOM Georgia.
She has worked in the areas of Title IX, Compliance, Juvenile and Family Law, and also served as a Rule 31 mediator for the State of Tennessee. As a researcher, Ms. DeBerry worked with Cheryl Taylor Page, Esq., the co-author of the book Human Trafficking, which explores the legal, moral and political attempts to contain sex and labor trafficking.
Ms. DeBerry has a true passion for diversity and its effects. While in law school she charted the first Black Law Students Association, where she served as local chapter president and Sub-region Director for the National chapter. She was also an executive member of the Women’s Law Society, OUTlaw, a LGBTQIA organization, and the Immigration Law Society. Similarly at PCOM Georgia, Ms.DeBerry sits on both the Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the LGBTQIA Council. Both of these Council “think tanks” provide programming, campus wide initiatives and training.
In addition, Ms. DeBerry and others are tasked with creating a diverse environment for all PCOM Georgia’s faculty, staff, students and alumni through accessible training, intentional surveying, “lunch and learns” to the community through expert colleagues in this field, and frequent check ins across all programs.
Ms. DeBerry believes in community engagement and is a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education(NADOHE),Georgia Diversity Council and the National Association of Minorities in Medical Education (NAMME), Atlanta Urban League, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She also serves as a council member for the inaugural Diversity Council of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Locally, she serves on the board for Meadowcreek, Berkmar, McClure High Schools and Midtown International School. Ms. DeBerry also is a current participant of Leadership Gwinnett.
Ms. DeBerry volunteers with the American Cancer Society, Atlanta Free Store and Westside Community Planning Project. She also serves as an executive member of Abiri Tours, a company targeted to youth to experience educational international travel where she takes joy in traveling with students and parents to Guatemala, Cuba, South Africa, Greece, and Italy.