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 2022-23

In addition to the staff members on the right, we also include three students:
Rebecca Broadhurst
Amanda Thai
Jillian Christine Salis

Antonia Makosky in white shirt

Assistant Professor Nursing

Assistant Professor Nursing

Callie Watkins Liu, PhD

Director of JEDI Curriculum Pedagogy and Faculty Support

Director of JEDI Curriculum Pedagogy and Faculty Support

Emile R. "Mike" Boutin Jr., EdD

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

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

Emily "M" Meyer, MS, BCBA

Accessibility and Wellness Coordinator Office of Student Affairs and Services

Accessibility and Wellness Coordinator Office of Student Affairs and Services

Fatimah Jeudy

Enrollment Advisor Office of Enrollment Services

Enrollment Advisor Office of Enrollment Services

Gayun Chan Smutko

Associate Professor Associate Chair Genetic Counseling

Associate Professor Associate Chair Genetic Counseling

James DuPont

Dean of Enrollment Services

Dean of Enrollment Services

Jessica Loeser

Associate Director of Admission Strategy Office of Enrollment Services

Associate Director of Admission Strategy Office of Enrollment Services

Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, EdD

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor Director of Curriculum Coordinator of the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor Director of Curriculum Coordinator of the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Kimberly A. Truong, PhD

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

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

Lesley Maxwell, MS, CCC-SLP

Associate Chair Associate Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders

Associate Chair Associate Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders

Oluwatomisin Olayinka PhD, RN, MPH

Assistant Professor Nursing

Assistant Professor Nursing

Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN

President and John Hilton Knowles Professor

President and John Hilton Knowles Professor

Peter Cahn in blue tie

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Office of the Provost

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Office of the Provost

Sarah H. Welch, MBA

Associate Vice President of Human Resources Human Resources

Associate Vice President of Human Resources Human Resources

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

Assistant Professor Program Director, Post-Professional OTD Program Occupational Therapy

Assistant Professor Program Director, Post-Professional OTD Program Occupational Therapy

Steven M. Ciesielski

Assistant Dean of Student Success Nursing

Assistant Dean of Student Success Nursing

Yolanda Mendez Rainey

Operations Manager Interprofessional Education and Practice

Operations Manager Interprofessional Education and Practice