Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Please direct any inquiries to the committee chair or AACN staff liaison. 

Elias Provencio-Vasquez, PhD, Chair
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jose Alejandro, PhD, Second Term
Assistant Professor & Lead Online Faculty 
Mount Saint Mary's University
headshot of Patricia Cowan Patricia A. Cowan, PhD, First Term
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Photo of Rolanda Johnson

Rolanda Johnson, PhD, First Term
Assistant Dean for Academics
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Vanderbilt Univeristy


headshot of Tracey Murray

Tracey L. Murray, PhD, First Term
Coppin State University

Deborah C. Stamps, EdD, Second Term
System Vice President, Quality, Safety & Innovation Institute
Rochester Regional Health

Julie J. Zerwic, PhD, Second Term
University of Iowa

Demetrius Porche, DNS, Board Liaison 
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
  Wanda Thruston
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(202) 463-6930 ext. 209