Treava S. Hopkins-Laboy
Treava Hopkins-Laboy has over 30 years of experience with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Before serving as the Acting Director of the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the National Institutes of Health, Treava served as the Deputy Director of EDI for eight years. Treava work as the Director of EEO Compliance for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she was responsible for the direct supervision of the Complaints Processing Staff and the Reasonable Accommodation Team. Treava also served as the Acting Director of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Staff, overseeing alternative dispute resolution and conflict intervention programs.
Treava started her career with HHS in the FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs as an Education Specialist for the Education and Training Division. In this role, she was responsible for providing training for Field Investigators and Laboratory Personnel. She later transitioned to the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as a Workforce Diversity Specialist. She oversaw student intern outreach programs, graduate student intern research programs, special emphasis programs, and workforce analysis. During this time, Treava also served on the HHS Recruitment Council and the HHS Disability Council and is credited with the development and implementation of the FDA Recruitment and Retention team. Treava holds a Masters Degree in Management in Human Resources from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Science from American University, and an Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies from Montgomery College. In addition, she received her EEO Studies Certification from Cornell University and Mediation Certifications from the Atlanta Justice Center.
Outside of her work and academic studies, Treava is a scuba diver, author, music DJ, aerobics instructor, actress, and podcast co-host. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the drums, reading books, and traveling.