Vice Chancellor’s Council of Diversity and Inclusion

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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

  • Juanyce D. Taylor, PhD
    Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Roya Attar, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Ophthalmology
  • Cecelia Bass
    Director, Employee Relations
    Department of Human Resources
  • Molly Brasfield
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Hanna Broome, PhD
    Second Level Dean
    School of Medicine, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Dashunda Bunton Bailey, MPA, CHTS-IM
    Project Manager III
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Emily Cole, MA
    Executive Director
    Office of Enrollment Management
  • Carrie Cooper
    Director
    Student Financial Aid
  • Mark Cunningham, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Erin Dehon, PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
  • Driscoll Devaul, DHA
    Director of Respiratory and Pulmonary Services
    Children's of Mississippi
  • Lisa Didion, MD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, General Pediatrics
  • Tom Fortner, MBA
    Chief Institutional Advancement Officer
  • Terri Gillespie, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
    Chief Nursing Officer
    University Hospital
  • Marilyn Harrington, DNP
    Associate Professor
    School of Nursing
  • Raymundo Hernandez-Gil
    Manager, Language Services
    Patient Affairs
  • Gracie Hubacek
    UMMC Pride
    School of Medicine, Class of 2022
  • Stephanie Jones
    Deputy General Counsel
    Office of General  Counsel
  • Susan M. Salazar Marocho, DDS
    Assistant Professor
    School of Dentistry, Department of Biomedical Materials Science
    Faculty Senate President
  • Katie McClendon, PharmD
    Assistant Dean for Student Services
    Department of Pharmacy Practice (UM)
  • Mike McMullan, MD
    Professor, Department of Medicine
    Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
    Associate Dean for Student Affiars, School of Medicine
  • Myrna Alexander Nickens, MD
    Associate Professor
    School of Medicine, Department of Medicine-Cardiology
  • Shirley Pandolfi, MPH
    Manager
    Cultural Competency and Education Manager
  • Scott Rodgers, MD
    Department Chair
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Brian Rutledge, PhD
    Chief of Staff
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Mandy Scott, MHS
    Director
    Diversity Assessment and Programs
  • Terrence Shirley
    Administrator
    Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • Patrick Smith, PhD
    Chief Faculty Affairs Officer and Professor
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
  • Peyton S. Thigpen
    Associated Student Body President
    School of Medicine, Class of 2021
  • Doris Whitaker, MDiv, BCC
    Director
    Pastoral Services

Other members

  • LouAnn Woodward, MD (ex-officio)
    Vice Chancellor
  • Ralph Didlake, MD, MA (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Charles O’Mara, MD (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
    Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Jimmy Stewart, MD
    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Professor
    School of Medicine
  • Richard Summers, MD (ex-officio)
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
    Office of the Vice Chancellor