Diversity & Inclusion Strategist
Ms. Alma McKune is a Diversity and Inclusion Strategist who supports NIH’s Management Directive-715 initiatives. In this capacity, she conducts barrier analyses by employing descriptive statistics to examine workforce trends. Ms. McKune’s responsibilities also include identifying benchmarks and researching best practices. She serves as consultant to NIH executives, managers, supervisors, employees, and other stakeholders on the operation and implementation of the overall Affirmative Employment Program. She also facilitates EEO Compliance Training for managers, supervisors, and employees.
Ms. McKune is a lead mediator with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Shared Neutrals Program. In this role, she serves as a transformative facilitator with parties pursuing employee dispute resolutions. She has also served as a collateral duty EEO counselor.
Ms. McKune is a strong advocate of counseling, mediation, and workplace diversity. She believes in fostering inclusive transformative communication and behavior in the workplace. Her philosophy is that transformative communication and behavior are more powerful than barriers and adversities. Ms. McKune also believes that embracing diversity through recognizing and accepting individual needs, interests, culture, and values is empowering and can lead to workplace solutions.
In 2012, Ms. McKune received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Human Resource Certificate from the Catholic University of America. She is also a 2009 graduate of the USDA Graduate School’s New Leader Program. Ms. McKune is a dedicated life-long learner with a wealth of experience, creativity, and innovative ideas.