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Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors

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The Inclusion and Equity Ambassador Program is led by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. “Ambassadors” are an extension of the Offices of the President and Provost/SVP for Academic and Faculty Affairs and are appointed by their academic or administrative unit (e.g. department chair/center director, dean). Ambassadors support the College’s diversity, inclusion, and equity goals in their respective units in the following ways:

  • Assist with the interview process for faculty and senior leadership within the department/center by the availability to provide information regarding Baylor’s resources and climate/culture.
  • Participate with unit recruitment, onboarding, and advancement initiatives. 
  • Serve on search committees for faculty and staff when requested.
  • Act as a champion for engagement, inclusion, diversity, and equity across the College.
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Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors - Departments
Department Name
Anesthesiology Darryl Robertson
Anesthesiology Sonal Zambare, M.B.B.S.
Anesthesiology Tiffany Brownewell, M.D.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Qinghua Wang, Ph.D.
Dermatology Rose Ewing
Dermatology Zeena Y. Nawas, M.D.
Emergency Medicine Adeodoyin Adesina, M.D.
Emergency Medicine Titilola Alao, M.D.  
Family & Community Medicine Ashley Siverand, M.B.A.
Family & Community Medicine Jonnae Atkinson, M.D., M.S.
Family & Community Medicine Matthew Horsfield, M.D.
Family & Community Medicine Sandra Gonzalez, M.S.
Medicine Edgardo Ordonez, M.D.
Medicine Elisha Acosta, M.D.
Medicine Juni Muhota-Langham
Molecular & Cellular Biology Fabio Stossi, Ph.D.
Molecular & Cellular Biology Neil McKenna, Ph.D.
Molecular & Cellular Biology Xi Chen, Ph.D.
Molecular & Human Genetics Debra Murray, Ph.D.
Molecular & Human Genetics Graeme Mardon, Ph.D.
Molecular & Human Genetics Susan D. Fernbach, R.N., B.S.N.
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Md. Abul Hassan Samee, Ph.D.
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Nicole Trieu, B.A.
Molecular Virology & Microbiology Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.
Molecular Virology & Microbiology Paul D. Ling, Ph.D.
Molecular Virology & Microbiology Ronald T. Javier, Ph.D.
Neurology Adriana Strutt, Ph.D.
Neurology Annise Wilson, M.D.
Neurology Everton (Tony) Edmondson, M.D.
Neurology Fariha Jamal, M.B.B.S.
Neurology Fernando Cuascut, M.D., M.P.H.
Neuroscience Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.
Neurosurgery Alfonso Fuentes, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Anitra Beasley, M.D., M.P.H.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Christina Davidson, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Jocelyn Greely, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Nadine Perry Hylton, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Tiffany Ostovar-Kermani
Ophthalmology Ella Leung, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Melvyn Harrington, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Vinitha Shenava 
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Angela Peng, M.D.
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Deyanira Gonzalez, Au.D., ABAC
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Jasmine Green, R.N.
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Shraddha Mukerji, M.D.
Pathology & Immunology Arthur Bracey, M.D.
Pathology & Immunology Christine Roth, M.D.
Pathology & Immunology Neda Zarrin-Khameh, M.D.
Pathology & Immunology Sridevi Devaraj, Ph.D.
Pediatrics Alice Obuobi, M.D., M.B.A.
Pediatrics Keila Lopez, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatrics Maria Monica Gramatges, M.D.
Pediatrics Maria Torres-Quiles, B.S.
Pediatrics Michelle Lopez, M.D
Pediatrics Pia Hughes
Pediatrics Sharonda Alston-Taylor, M.D.
Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Andrew McCullough, Ph.D
Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Choel Kim, Ph.D.
Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Damian Young, Ph.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Felicia Skelton-Dudley, M.D., M.S.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Daryl Shorter, M.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Hai Le, M.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Jennifer O'Neil Bogwu, Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Jesus-Martin Maldonado-Duran, M.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences John Saunders, M.D., M.S.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Jose Ribas Roca, M.D.
Radiation Oncology Yohannes Ghebre, Ph.D.
Radiology Tamara Ortiz-Perez, M.D.
Surgery Christy Yoon-Hee Chai, M.D.
Surgery Holly Shilstone, B.S.
Surgery Ourania Preventza, M.D., M.B.A.
Surgery Ronnetta Etter, M.B.A.
Urology Carolina Jorgez, Ph.D.
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Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors - Academic Centers
Academic Center Name
Cell & Gene Therapy and the Shell Center for Gene Therapy Rayne Rouce, M.D.
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy Amanda Gutierrez, B.A.
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy Katrina Munoz
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy Stephanie Morain, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Center for Precision Environmental Health H. Courtney Hodges, Ph.D.
Center for Reproductive Medicine Carolina Jorgez, Ph.D.
Center for Space Medicine Iris Ali
Center for Space Medicine Peter Norsk, M.D.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Vacant
Huffington Center on Aging Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.
Human Genome Sequencing Center Aniko Sabo, Ph.D.
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center Laterrica Williams
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center Purba Singh
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center Xiang Zhang, Ph.D.
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Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors - Schools
School Name Name
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Alisha Harrison, M.B.A., M.H.A.
National School of Tropical Medicine Fernanda Simone Tiu, Ed.D
National School of Tropical Medicine Rojelio Mejia, M.D.
School of Health Professions - DNP-Nurse Anesthesia Program Cora Rabe, D.N.P., CRNA
School of Health Professions - Genetic Counseling Program Dan Riconda, M.S., CGC
School of Health Professions - Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Amandi Rhett, M.S., CPO
School of Health Professions - Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Sally DiBello, M.S., CPO, LO
School of Health Professions - Physician Assistant Program Elissa Love, M.S., PA-C
School of Medicine Joceyln Greely, M.D.
School of Medicine Kaylinh Ly, B.S.
School of Medicine Krista DeFalco, M.B.A., M.H.A.
School of Medicine Phuong Huynh, Ph.D
School of Medicine Traneshia Parker, M.A.
School of Medicine - Graduate Medical Education Alicia Viney
School of Medicine - Graduate Medical Education Caroline Hubbard, M.B.A.