CHS Diversity Working Group Members
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Debbie Allen
Academic Program Manager, Undergraduate Student Services

Karla Bell
Assistant Professor Clinical Education Team, PT representative

Alyssa Benjamin
Special Projects Coordinator, Deans Office Team

Amanda Boone
Human Resources Manager, Deans Office Team

Nancy Getchell
Professor, KAAP representative

Andrea Grim
Clinical Instructor, Behavioral Health and Nutrition representative

Susan Hall
Deputy Dean

Ryan Shuler
Employee Health & Wellbeing Manager

Huey-Jen Lin
Associate Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences

Dante LaPenta
Communications Specialist II, Deans Office Team

Diane Rogers
Payroll Coordinator, Physical Therapy representative

Miriam Spells
Recruitment Coordinator, School of Nursing representative

Susan Villermeaux
Financial Analyst II, Deans Office Team

Regina Wright
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Associate Dean for Diversity ,Chief Diversity Advocate, UD ADVANCE fellow

CHS Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement

In the College of Health Sciences, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of academic excellence, impactful research, and proficient practice. We are committed to developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain highly qualified students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and nurture an inclusive environment with a sense of belonging and engagement. As a leader in health sciences training, it is our mission to train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who understand and appreciate diversity and have the cultural competence to interact effectively in a diversifying nation and world.

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Dr. Regina Wright
Associate Dean for Diversity

Dr. Regina Wright joined the Dean’s Office Team as the Associate Dean for Diversity in June of 2016. She splits this role with her work as a faculty member in the School of Nursing. As an alumna of the University of Delaware, she is very passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the College of Health Sciences and the greater university. Dr. Wright also serves as Chief Diversity Advocate and UD Advance Fellow for the College of Health Sciences.

Diversity and Inclusion RSO’s
Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS)
Christopher Irizarry

Multicultural Student Nursing Organization
Christiana Taylor

Past Diversity and Inclusion Lectures

11/30/16
“Health Disparities and Cultural Competency: The Power of the Patient
Perspective and the Role(s) of Practitioners in Patient Care”
Dr. Crystal Glover
Assistant Professor
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

2/22/17
“Signs of Disability in the Health Sciences”
Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Delaware

3/15/17
Interprofessional Cultural Competency Curricular Changes for Improving
Health Care Delivery for LGBTQ Patients in Rehab and Nursing”
Dr. Karla Bell
Assistant Professor/Clinical Education Team
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware

4/26/17
“The Cancer Moonshot: Perspectives from a Blue Ribbon Panelist”
Dr. Edith Mitchell
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University