2020 DAC Spotlight

DAC Spotlights of 2020 from around the UMB community who are promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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.