Council Function and Composition

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council, co-chaired by President Paula Milone-Nuzzo and Chief Equity Officer Kimberly Truong, provides leadership for diversity as a strategic priority of the institute, and is responsible for overseeing planning, activities, and initiatives to advance the Institute's diversity goals.

The Jedi Council Membership includes:

  • Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI Ofice)
  • Office of the Provost representative
  • Faculty: Two representatives and one alternative each from the School of Nursing (SON) and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
  • Staff:
    • Three at-large representatives appointed by the Staff Council
    • One representative from the office of Enrollment Services (OES)
    • One representative from the Office of Student and Alumni Services (OSAS)
    • One representative from the School of Nursing (SON)
    • One representative from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
    • One representative from the Office of the President (OOP)
  • Associate Vice President of Human Resources, IHP
  • Chief Communications Officer (OSC)

Council Membership 2023-24

In addition to the staff members on the right, we also include students:

Kiki Broadhurst
Amanda Thai
Alyssa Liusie
JC Salis

osman wears a blue blazer and red tie

Senior Data Analyst Institutional Research & Effectiveness Term Lecturer, Healthcare Data Analytics

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Dean, School of Healthcare Leadership

Antonia Makosky in white shirt

Assistant Professor Track Co-Coordinator Adult-Gero Primary Care NP Program Nursing

Callie Watkins Liu, PhD

Director of JEDI Education and Programs Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Office

Emile R. "Mike" Boutin Jr., EdD

Assistant Dean for Faculty and Student Success, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Term Lecturer, Health Professions Education Adjunct Instructor

Emily "M" Meyer, MS, BCBA

Accessibility and Wellness Coordinator Office of Student Affairs and Services

Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, EdD

Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor Interim Chair, Physical Therapy Dept. Coordinator of the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Lesley Maxwell, MS, CCC-SLP

Associate Chair Associate Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Interim Co-Director Prelicensure Programs Assistant Professor Nursing

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President and John Hilton Knowles Professor

Gayun Chan Smutko

Associate Professor Associate Chair Genetic Counseling

Peter Cahn in blue tie

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Office of the Provost

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Director Human Resources

Sarah McKinnon, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, MPA

Associate Professor Program Director, Post-Professional OTD Program Interim Chair, Occupational Therapy

Steven M. Ciesielski

Assistant Dean for Student Success Nursing

Tasneem Pota, MEd

Learning Experience Designer & Teaching Consultant Learning Experience Design

Lauren D. Putnam, MSOL

Director of Admission Office of Enrollment Services

Kelley Hotti

Assistant Director of Admission Office of Enrollment Services

Alexis Guay

Associate Director of Financial Aid Office of Enrollment Services

John Shaw

Director of Communications Office of Strategic Communications

Fatimah Jeudy

Enrollment Advisor Office of Enrollment Services

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Chief Equity Officer Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Office SON Advisory Board