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Vice Chancellor’s Council of Diversity and Inclusion

Vice Chancellor's Council on Diversity and Inclusion Charge and Members

Charge

To elevate and prioritize matters relating to diversity and inclusion at the Medical Center. The council provides leadership and consultation on goals and metrics of the strategic diversity and inclusion action plan including campus initiatives designed to enhance diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, staff and the community-at-large.

Members

  • LouAnn Woodward, MD (Chair)
    Vice Chancellor
  • Juanyce Taylor, PhD
    Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Cecelia Bass
    Director, Employee Relations
    Department of Human Resources
  • Noelle Bates, MD
    House Officer
  • Ivory Bogan
    Executive Director
    Facilities Manager
  • Jerry Clark, PhD
    Chief Student Affairs Officer and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    School of Medicine
  • Emily Cole
    Associate Director
    Student Records
  • Carrie Cooper
    Director
    Student Financial Aid
  • Lisa Didion, MD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, General Pediatrics
  • Gaarmel Funches, PhD
    Director, Office of Health Careers Opportunity
    Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Terri Gillespie
    Chief Nursing Executive & CNO-Adult
  • Demondes Haynes, MD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Natalie Hutto
    Director
    Office of Development
  • April Mann
    Director
    Office of Alumni Affairs
  • Rondah Marks
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Katie McClendon, PharmD
    Assistant Dean for Student Services
    Department of Pharmacy Practice (UM)
  • Brent Necaise
    UMMC Gay-Straight Alliance Co-President
    School of Medicine Class of 2018
  • Norma Ojeda, MD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics-Neonatology
    Group of Women in Science President 2018
  • Brian Rutledge, PhD
    Chief of Staff
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Carmela San Luis, MD
    House Officer
  • Cathy Smith
    Chief of Human Resources
  • Patrick Smith, MD
    Assistant Professor
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
  • Stanley Smith, PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Doris Whitaker, MDiv, BCC
    Director
    Pastoral Services

Other members

  • Kevin Cook, MSBA (ex-officio)
    Health System Chief Executive Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Ralph Didlake, MD, MA (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Susan Shands Jones (counsel)
    Staff Attorney
  • Charles O’Mara, MD (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Sarah Sterling, MD (Faculty Senate president)
    Assistant Professor
    School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
  • Richard L. Summers, MD (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • William Thomas (ASB president)
    N3 – School of Nursing