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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group

The goal of DEIG is to serve as a convening body to unite expertise, experience, and guidance for academic nursing in Leading Across Differences. DEIG will collectively explore innovative approaches to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic nursing and the nursing workforce, and support the efforts of AACN member institutions and academic nursing at the local, regional, and national levels to advance diversity and inclusion.

DEIG Members

Jessica Alicea-Planas, RN, PhD, MS/MPH, CHES
Fairfield University  
  Louisana Louis, DNP, RN
St. Petersburg College  
     
Bimpe O. Adedipe, PhD, MSN, RN, APRN CNS
Cleveland State University 
  Cristina López, PhD 
Medical University of South Carolina
     
Angela Frederick Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Nevada, Las Vegas  
  Jerrihlyn L. McGee, DNP, RN, CNE 
University of Kansas School of Nursing
     

Jeffrey Ash, EdD 
University of Maryland, Baltimore
 

  Thomas (Thom) B. Mendez, PhD, RN-BC, CNS

University of Texas Medical Branch

     

Kendra M. Barrier, PhD, MSN, RN 
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans Center School of Nursing   

  Blanca Miller PhD, RN
Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University 
     

E. Renee Cantwell, DNP, RN, CNE, CPHQ 
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden

  Carolyn Montoya, PhD, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN 
University of New Mexico College of Nursing
     
Brigit M. Carter, PhD, RN, CCRN 
Duke University School of Nursing 
  Quanza E. Mooring, PhD RN 
Texas Lutheran University
     
Brenda Cassidy, DNP, MSN,CPNP-PC 
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 
  Tama L. Morris, RN, PhD, CNE 
Queens University of Charlotte  
     
Liane Connelly, PhD, RN, NEA-BC 
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing 
  Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE 
Oregon Health & Science University  
     
Yvette N. Conyers, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B 
University of Rochester, School of Nursing 
  LaDonia D. Patterson, EdD(c), MSN, RN, CNE 
Tanner Health System School of Nursing, University of West Georgia 
     
Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC 
George Washington University School of Nursing  
  Sabita Persaud, PhD, RN, APHN-BC 
Notre Dame of Maryland University  
     
Jessica Dillard-Wright, MA, MSN, CNM 
Augusta University College of Nursing 
  Kenneth S Peterson, PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC 
University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing 
     
Mary Dowell, MSN, RN 
Liberty University School of Nursing  
  Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN 
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
     
Lorna Finnegan, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN 
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing 
  Shielda Rodgers, RN, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
     
Barbara A. Fowler, PhD, PHCNS, BC 
Wright State University 
  Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  
     
Patricia Francis-Johnson, DNP, RN 
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 
  Kristin Roslansky 
Viterbo University
     
Cathy H. Franklin-Griffin, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN 
Judge-McRae School of Nursing, Mars Hill University 
  Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN 
The University of North Carolina Greensboro 
     
Julian L. Gallegos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNL 
Touro University California 
  Susan Saladino, PhD, RN 
SUNY Downstate College of Nursing 
     
Janice Garrison Lanham, RN, MS, CCRN-K, CNS,FNP 
Clemson University School of Nursing 
  Ana Sanchez-Birkhead, PhD, APRN
The University of Utah
     
Carleen Graham, MSN, RN, NY-SAFE 
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel 
  Janelle R. Sokolowich, PhD, MSN, RN 
Chamberlain University 
     
Linda Haen, MSN, RN, FNP-C, APNP 
Bellin College  
  Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, RN, PhD, FAAN 
University of Florida 
     
Bradley Ray Harrell, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC 
University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing 
  Linda D. Taylor, PhD, RN, CNE 
Northern Illinois University
     
Carolina G. Huerta, EdD, RN, FAAN 
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  
  Michael Valenti, PhD, RN 
University of Central Florida  
     
Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of South Carolina 
  Katilya Ware, PhD, RN 
Auburn University  
     
Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, RN, EdD 
Holy Names University
  Ashley Weber, PhD, RN 
University of Cincinnati
     
Julie Kruse, PhD, RN 
Oakland University 
  Janet Weeda, MSN 
Hope College
     
Lisa M. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing  
  Lisa Whitfield-Harris, PhD, MBA, RN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing   
     
Kae Rivers Livsey, MPH, PhD, RN
Western Carolina University  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, RN, EdD 
Holy Names University