Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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

                     Demetrius Porche, DNS, Chair
Dean
School of Nursing
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
dporch@lsuhsc.edu
 
     
    Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, First Term
Chair and Professor
Department of Nursing
Lehman College CUNY 
     
    Kelly Hancock, DNP, First Term
Executive Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Health System
Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus 
     
    Mary Hoke, PhD, Second Term
Dean
School of Nursing and Health Professions
University of the Incarnate Word 
     

 

        Deborah J. Jones, PhD, First Term
Senior Vice President, Dean and Professor
Rebecca Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair
University of Texas Medical Branch  
     
            Susan B. Leight, EdD, First Term
Professor and Director
School of Nursing
West Virginia Wesleyan College 
     
    Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, Second Term
Chair, Department of Professional Nursing Practice
Associate Professor
Georgetown University 
     
    Lin Zhan, PhD, Second Term
Dean
Loewenberg School of Nursing
University of Memphis 
     
    Vernell DeWittyAACN Staff Liaison
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing
(202) 463-6930 ext. 224
vdewitty@aacnnursing.org