The HRPDC/HRTPO recently welcomed our new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Title VI /Civil Rights Liaison. Quan McLaurin (he/him) joined the HRPDC & HRTPO teams in February 2023. Quan has several years of experience engaging in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work. He has a background in higher education working to support underrepresented, minority, international, and first-generation students. He spent several years in the Lynchburg, VA area working with local community advocacy groups to advance equity initiatives for marginalized groups. Most recently Quan has been involved in the mental health care field as a consultant working towards removing systemic barriers to adequate care and assisting clinicians in providing more culturally aware and inclusive mental health services.
Quan relocated to the Hampton Roads area in 2021 and enjoys exploring the natural beauty that our coastal region has to offer. In his free time he is likely exploring our local restaurants, parks, or beaches with his cattle dog mix Beau.