PCDI Membership

Council Chairs

Vanessa Northington Gamble – University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Health Policy and American Studies

Vanessa Perry– Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion


Leadership Committee for Diversity and Inclusion:

Aristide Collins, Vice President and Secretary of the University, Office of the President

Sabrina Ellis, Vice President, University Human Resources

Charles Barber, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Ann McCorvey, Deputy Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Darrell Darnell, Senior Associate Vice President, Safety and Security

Sarah Baldassaro, Associate Vice President, External Relations

Dwight Dozier, Senior Associate Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

Gina Lohr, Senior Advisor, Office of the Vice President for Research

Vanessa Perry, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Office of the Provost

Rene Stewart O’Neal, Vice Provost for Budget and Finance, Office of the Provost

Laurie Koehler, Sr. Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

Cheryl Beil, Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment

Shelley Heller, Associate Provost, Mt. Vernon Campus

VADM (ret) Mel Williams Jr., Associate Provost for Military and Veterans Affairs

Vanessa Northington Gamble, University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Health Policy and of American Studies and Chair, President’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion

Christopher Bracey, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Law School

Yolanda Haywood, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, SMHS

Josef Reum, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Health Policy and of Health Services Management and Leadership, SPHHS

Connie Mokey, Associate Dean of Operations and Analytic Strategies, CPS

Rumana Riffat, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Civil Engineering, SEAS

Phoebe Stevenson, Administrative Dean, Chief of Operations, GSEHD

Vanessa Perry, Assistant Dean of Specialized Masters Programs in GWSB, Chair and Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business

Lisa Stephenson, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs, ESIA

Diana Lipscomb, Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences, CCAS

Nemata Blyden, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, CCAS/ESIA

Joyce Pulcini, Director of MSN Programs and Community and Global Health Initiatives, School of Nursing

Rahul Simha, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS

Sam Steen, Associate Professor of Counseling, GSEHD

Implementation Committee for Diversity and Inclusion:

Dameon Alexander – (Co-chair, Communications)  Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Academic Tech and Professorial Lecturer, Sociology, CCAS  

Mona Atia – (Academic Experience) Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs, ESIA

Thomas Bersson – (Academic Experience) Adjunct Professor, SEAS, Hampton Roads, VA

Fernanda Bianchi – (Research, Evaluation and Assessment) Director of Research and Development, Global Women’s Institute

Dana Tai Soon Burgess – (Academic Experience) Chair, Theatre and Dance and Associate Professor of Dance

Helen Cannaday – (Co-chair, Communications)   Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Herman Carrillo – (Academic Experience) Assistant Professor, English, CCAS

Toi Carter – (Academic Experience) Associate General Counsel

Meghan Chapple – (External Relations) Director, Office of Sustainability and Senior Advisor for University Sustainability Initiatives and Lecturer in Strategic Management and Public Policy

Amy Cohen – (Chair, External Relations), Executive Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

Maria Crossman, Alumna – (Student and Alumni Experience)

Justina De Mott – (Co-chair, Student and Alumni Experience) Campus Community Director, Center for Student Engagement

Karen Felton – (Academic Experience) Director of Admissions

Kimberley Gordy – (Co-chair, Student and Alumni Experience) Senior Assistant Director, Admissions

Shonda Goward – (Student and Alumni Experience) Senior Academic Advisor, CCAS

Nicolas Guzman – (Academic Experience) Associate Professor Medicine, SMHS

David Heffer – (Employment Experience) Staff, University Police Dept.

Jennifer James – (Academic Experience) Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor, English, CCAS

Brook Jones – (Student and Alumni Experience) Graduate student, GSEHD

Randi Kristensen – (Academic Experience) Deputy Director, Writing in the Disciplines & Assistant Professor, Writing, CCAS

Timothy Miller – (Student and Alumni Experience) Associate Dean of Students, Center for Student Engagement

Natalie Milman – (Research, Evaluation and Assessment) Coordinator of the Educational Technology Leadership Program and Associate Professor of Education Technology, GSEHD

Michael Tapscott – (Co-chair, Nominations) Director, Multicultural Student Services Center

Bryson Thomas – (Academic Experience) Undergraduate, Director of Diversity, Student Association

Keely Walston – (Co-chair, Nominations) Special Assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Christy Willis – (Academic Experience) Director, Disability Support Services

Susan Wood – (Chair, Academic Experience) Associate Professor Health Policy and Environmental and Occupational Health, SPHHS

Annie Wooldridge – (Chair, Research, Evaluation and Assessment) Associate Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Personnel Relations
For more information about joining the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion, visit the Get Involved With PCDI page.