Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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

                               Elias Provencio-Vasquez, PhD, Chair
Dean and Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jose Alejandro, PhD, First Term
Assistant Professor & Lead Online Faculty 
Mount Saint Mary's University
    Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, First Term
Chair and Professor
Department of Nursing
Lehman College CUNY 
Photo of Rolanda Johnson  

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




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 

Julie J. Zerwic, PhD, First Term
College of Nursing
University of Iowa

  Demetrius Porche, DNS, Board Liaison 
School of Nursing
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
    Vernell DeWittyAACN Staff Liaison
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
(202) 463-6930 ext. 224