Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness team
From top left, Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness members Cesar Nunez, Aaron Pollard, Joe Gomulak-Cavicchio, Susan Blaakman, Mitchell Wharton, Kathy Rideout, Louie Rosario-McCabe, Chen Zhang, Ying Meng, Maria Sepulveda, Kelly Talarczyk, Maria Quiñones-Cordero, Kristin Hocker, Jonathan Wetherbee, Peter Bertolodo, Stephanie Murphy, Syed Mahmud.

Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The members of the Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CoDEI) include faculty, staff, and students from across the School of Nursing. The CoDEI guides the continuing efforts of the School of Nursing community to promote and build a school-wide diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.


  1. Serves as a resource and support regarding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the School of Nursing community.
  2. Facilitates understanding and informal discussions concerning diversity and inclusiveness.
  3. Provides learning opportunities that enhance awareness and strengthen motivation to promote cultural diversity and inclusiveness.
  4. Serves as a liaison between the SON and university diversity initiatives. At a minimum: Faculty Diversity Officers and Staff Diversity Officers will participate in the University Diversity Officers’ initiatives.
  5. Advises and engages faculty and staff regarding recruitment and retention processes to promote a diverse workforce.
  6. Provides consultation to SON committees upon request.

Leadership 2021-22