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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  
  Lisa M. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing  
Angela Frederick Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Nevada, Las Vegas  
  Louisana Louis, DNP, RN
St. Petersburg College 
Jeffrey Ash, EdD
University of Maryland, Baltimore  
  Jerrihlyn L. McGee, DNP, RN, CNE
University of Kansas School of Nursing 
E. Renee Cantwell, DNP, RN, CNE, CPHQ 
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden 
  Thomas (Thom) B. Mendez, PhD, RN-BC, CNS 
University of Texas Medical Branch
Brigit M. Carter, PhD, RN, CCRN
Duke University School of Nursing 
  Carolyn Montoya, PhD, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN 
University of New Mexico College of Nursing  
Brenda Cassidy, DNP, MSN,CPNP-PC
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 
  Quanza E. Mooring, PhD RN
Texas Lutheran University  
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 
  Tracy Pritchard, PhD
University of Cincinnati  
Lorna Finnegan, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing 
  Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
Barbara A. Fowler, PhD, PHCNS, BC
Wright State University 
  Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN
The University of North Carolina Greensboro 
Patricia Francis-Johnson, DNP, RN
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  
  Susan Saladino, PhD, RN
SUNY Downstate College of Nursing 
Julian L. Gallegos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNL
Touro University California  
  Janelle R. Sokolowich, PhD, MSN, RN 
Chamberlain University 
Janice Garrison Lanham, RN, MS, CCRN-K, CNS,FNP 
Clemson University School of Nursing 
  Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, RN, PhD, FAAN
University of Florida 
Linda Haen, MSN, RN, FNP-C, APNP
Bellin College 
  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 
    Janet Weeda, MSN
Hope College