About Us

The Multicultural Center Taskforce is composed of representatives from across the University. Below are the members from September 2018-February 2019. 

Patty Alvarez, PhD (co-chair), Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

Vanessa G. Gonzalez-Wright (co-chair), Student, School of Social Work 

TaShara C. Bailey, PhD, STEM Curriculum Coordinator, UMB CURE Scholars Program & Adjunct Faculty, UMB Graduate School

Bonnie Bissonette, EdD, Director of Education Abroad and International Safety, Center for Global Education Initiatives & Program Director, Graduate School: Global Health Systems and Services

JuliAna Garcia Brammer, MBA, Director of Admissions, Records and Registration, School of Pharmacy

Meghan Bruce-Bojo, Senior Program Specialist, Office of Academic Affairs and Graduate School

Courtney J. Jones Carney, MBA, Director of Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives

Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing*

Larry Fillian, Associate Dean of Student and Academic Services, School of Nursing

Laurelyn Irving, PhD, Program Director, Diversity and Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs, School of Nursing

Laura Kozak, MA, Associate Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs

Jon Kucskar, JD, Advisor to the President, Office of the President

Matt Lasecki, SPHR, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Flavius R. W. Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Jennifer Llewellyn, MEd, Academic Support Coordinator, Office of Medical Education, School of Medicine

Breeann Lopez, Social Work Student

Andrea Morgan, DDS, Director of Student Advocacy and Cultural Affairs, School of Dentistry

Nalini Negi, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Kate Noonan, PhD, Senior Director of Special Projects for the Dean, School of Dentistry

Sandra Quezada, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions, Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine

Amy Ramirez, MA, Director, Office of International Services

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, School of Pharmacy*

Katrin Hussmann Schroll, JD, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Francis King Carey School of Law

Dawn Shafer, LCSW-C LCADC, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, School of Social Work

Jenny Siegel, Social Work Student

Elsie M. Stines, DNP, CRNP, Assistant Vice President of Special Projects and Initiatives, Office of the President

Myra Waters, PhD, Psychologist, Student Counseling Center