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
  • Nicolas Angelides
  • Jack Bargemann
  • Micah Buuck
  • Marcus Converse
  • Rachel Mannino
  • Cham Ghag
  • Carter Hall
  • Asher Kaboth
  • Alvine Kamaha
  • Cecilia Levy
  • Junhui Liao
  • Hugh Lippincott
  • XinRan Liu
  • Nellie Marangou
  • Brianna Mount
  • Daniel Naim
  • Chris Nedlik
  • Harry Nelson
  • Kim Palladino
  • Xin Ran
  • Greg Rischbieter
  • Sally Shaw
  • Kelly Stifter
  • Rob Taylor
  • Will Taylor
  • Umit Utku
  • Ryan Wang
  • 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.