Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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

                     Demetrius Porche, DNS, Chair
School of Nursing
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
    Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, First Term
Chair and Professor
Department of Nursing
Lehman College CUNY 
        Deborah J. Jones, PhD, First Term
Senior Vice President, Dean and Professor
Rebecca Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair
University of Texas Medical Branch  



Tama Morris, PhD, First Term
Blair College of Health, Presbyterian School of Nursing
Queens University of Charlotte


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

            Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, Second Term
Chair, Department of Professional Nursing Practice
Associate Professor
Georgetown University 

Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Arizona State University
Edison College of Nursing and Health Innovation

    Vernell DeWittyAACN Staff Liaison
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
(202) 463-6930 ext. 224