Who We Are
The Board of Directors advocates that its members and 300 Bayaud employees be representative of the people we serve, including those in leadership roles. In 2022, 41% of the participants served were Persons of Color, whereas 42% of Bayaud’s employees and 48% of the Board members self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. More than 50% of Bayaud’s Board of Directors have a family member (or have provided long-term care for individuals) with disabilities. As many as 63% of Bayaud participants were disabled while 34% of staff reported living with a disability.
Bayaud Enterprises is committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI-B) at all levels of our organization.
The voices, experience, and leadership of members in the communities Bayaud serves are typically represented through participant feedback using surveys, focus groups, Advisory Councils, and a newly established Quality Work Environment (QWE) Committee that includes consumer-participants. Focus groups and council members historically meet several times a year to assess programming and to offer suggestions on ways to improve our services.