Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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

Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, Chair

Chair, Department of Nursing
School of Nursing & Health Studies
Georgetown University
ely2@georgetown.edu

Linda Burnes-Bolton, DrPH, First Term
System Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Nursing
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Mary Hoke, PhD, First Term
Dean
School of Nursing and Health Professions
University of the Incarnate Word

Judith Lewis, EdD, First Term
Dean
School of Nursing
D’Youville College

Nena Peragallo-Montano, PhD, First Term 
Dean and Professor 
School of Nursing 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Demetrius Porche, DNS, First Term
Dean
School of Nursing
Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Lisa Rosenberg
, PhD, First Term
Associate Dean of Students
College of Nursing
Rush University Medical Center

Lin Zhan, PhD, First 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