DAC Spotlight

The University of Maryland, Baltimore's (UMB) Diversity Advisory Council highlights students, faculty, and staff members from around the UMB community who are promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Featured Spotlight

  • Tyrone Roper, MSW

    Director of the Community Engagement Center is making a lasting impact on campus and in the community.

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Previous Spotlights

Chaz Arnett, JD
Chaz Arnett, JD

Associate professor brings expertise on race, surveillance, and technology to the Francis King Carey School of Law faculty.

Binait Kabir

Endodontic resident provides mentorship and coaching that help to improve students’ didactic knowledge and practical skills.

Neijma Celestine-Donnor, MSW ’09

School of Social Work assistant dean’s mission revolves around promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff while championing organizational change.

American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists
American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists

Through educational events and clinics, School of Pharmacy’s chapter provides outreach to a diverse range of people in communities across Maryland.

Kyle Locke
Kyle Locke, MS

Kyle Locke, MS, spent a good portion of his early professional career building meaningful relationships managing world-class professional athletes for global athletic brand FILA USA and coaching Division I college basketball.

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Ginger Pritchett

Registration coordinator at the School of Nursing is known for her compassion, positive energy, and dedication to diversity and inclusion.

Cherita Adams, MBA, MS
Cherita Adams, MBA, MS

School of Social Work assistant dean for administration and strategic initiatives takes action to advocate and provide a platform for those who might not have an opportunity to be seen or heard.

Kyla Liggett-Creel, PhD, MSW
Kyla Liggett-Creel, PHD, MSW

With an eye on diversity, equity, and inclusion, School of Social Work assistant clinical professor steps up to help Baltimore residents cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yeabsera “Yeabi” Tadesse

School of Pharmacy student benefited from mentorship in high school, so she’s giving back by working with UMB’s CURE Scholars.

Kristin Reavis, MD ’09
Kristin Reavis, MD '09

As a staunch advocate for the under-represented, assistant professor leads diversity and inclusion initiatives for the School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs.

Nicole Palmore, MSW
Nicole Palmore, MSW

Senior organization and development consultant for Human Resources brings a personal lens of diversity and inclusion into her daily work.

Maya Foster
Maya Foster

Francis King Carey School of Law student believes in building bridges and creating allies in the pursuit of more meaningful diversity.

Valli Meeks
Valli Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH

Clinical associate professor at the School of Dentistry founded the PLUS Clinic, which for over 30 years has provided dental treatment to patients living with HIV/AIDS.

Victoria D. Stubbs
Victoria D. Stubbs, MSW

Clinical instructor coordinates School of Social Work’s Teaching Support Program, which bolsters faculty knowledge, capacity, and skills, and works to create “brave spaces” where sensitive topics can be discussed.

JuliAna Brammer and Cherokee Layson-Wolf
Cherokee Layson-Wolf and JuliAna Brammer

School of Pharmacy’s associate dean of student affairs and director of admissions traveled to Puerto Rico to recruit students and speak about career opportunities in pharmacy and at UMB.

Alishia Parkhill
Alishia Parkhill

UMB Graduate School student in MS in Health and Social Innovation program uses her personal experience with end-of-life care to help those facing death.

Hannah Murphy
Hannah Murphy Buc, MSN, RN, CNE

Clinical instructor at the School of Nursing uses her background in restorative justice to facilitate group discussions around such topics as faculty/staff collaboration and diversifying the faculty.

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Da'Kuawn Johnson

School of Medicine student gives back to his hometown of Baltimore as elementary school mentor through Talent Mentoring Program.