Council Members

About US Cropped Banner - DAC

Patricia Alvarez

Patty Alvarez

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Donny Ard

Donny Ard

Graduate School Representative

Jeffrey Ash

Jeffrey Ash

Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

TaShara Bailey, PhD, MA

Senior Program Specialist,
Campus Life Services
PROMISE Director, Graduate School

Vanessa Fahie

Vanessa Fahie*

Vice Chair, School of Nursing

Chair, Education and Awareness

Christina Fenwick

Christina Fenwick

Staff Senate Representative

Sheila Greenwood Blackshear

Sheila Blackshear, MS, CAAP

Administrator, Diversity, ADA, and Affirmative Action, Human Resource Services

Alicia Howard

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Medicine

Da'Kuawn Johnson

Da'Kuawn Johnson

Student Representative

Courtney J. Jones Carney

Director, Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives

Bill Joyner

Bill Joyner

Staff Representative

Laura Kozak, MA

Associate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Matt Lasecki

Matthew Lasecki, SPHR

Associate Vice President,
Human Resource Services

Kyla Ligget

Kyla Liggett-Creel

School of Social Work Representative

Flavius Lilly

Flavius Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH

Associate Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School

Co-Chair, Evaluation and Assessment Committee

*Liaison Roles and Responsibilities

The UMB president will appoint one Diversity Advisory Council liaison from each of the seven schools. Liaisons are vital partners to the DAC and understand the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Liaisons are responsible for communicating DAC efforts to faculty, staff, and students in their respective schools. Liaisons facilitate DAC initiatives by acting as the information conduit between the council and their respective schools.


  • Increase awareness of the DAC in respective schools.
  • Support DAC initiatives.
  • Assist in promoting and disseminating in a timely manner DAC initiatives in their respective schools.
Jennifer Llewellyn

Jennifer Llewelyn

School of Medicine Representative

Russel McClain

Russell McClain

Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Director, Academic Achievement Program
Carey School of Law

Patricia Meehan, DDS

Assistant Dean, Admissions and Recruitment
School of Dentistry

Andrea Morgan

Andrea Morgan*, DDS

Dental Recruitment Coordinator
School of Dentistry

Jill Morgan

Jill Morgan*, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Associate Professor and Chair
School of Pharmacy

Sandra M. Quezada

Sandra Quezada, MD, MS

Interim Associate Dean for Admissions
Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
School of Medicine

Isabelita Rambob

Isabel Rambob

Faculty Senate Representative

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA

Associate Professor and Chair
School of Pharmacy

Elsie M. Stines

Elsie M. Stines

Chair, President's Office

Roger J. Ward

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA

Senior Vice President for Operations and Institutional Effectiveness
Vice Dean, Graduate School