The Equity & Inclusion (E&I) committee was established in March 2018 to focus on fostering an inclusive collaboration environment in which everyone can thrive. The committee’s scope of work has been outlined here. As a result, LZ has adopted a Code of Conduct and established 2 ombudspersons and there will be a plenary session at every bi-annual in-person collaboration meeting focused on E&I.

Committee members

  • Dan Akerib
  • Harry Nelson
  • Rachel Mannino
  • Cham Ghag
  • Nicolas Angelides
  • Nellie Marangou
  • Will Taylor
  • Sally Shaw
  • Kelly Stifter
  • Greg Rischbieter
  • XinRan Liu
  • Umit Utku
  • Rob Taylor
  • Kevin Lesko, ex officio

Feel free to contact any committee member with questions or suggestions regarding E&I in LZ.


  • Asher Kaboth
  • Brianna Mount

The LZ Ombudspersons are available to LZ collaborators who are experiencing conflicts or disputes as part of their LZ activities. Details regarding reach and responsibilities of LZ Ombudsperson can be found here.