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    GDI Leadership

    The GDI Steering Committee plays a pivotal role in managing the operations and strategic direction of the group. Elected officers serve two-year terms, including a chair, a chair-elect, an immediate-past chair, and four regional representatives.  

    In our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the steering committee includes two issue-based representatives who are appointed by the GDI Chair to provide a diverse range of perspectives. Additionally, the steering committee includes five liaisons, representing the Council of Deans, Group on Faculty Affairs, and Group on Student Affairs Committee on Student Diversity Affairs, two resident representatives from the Organization of Resident Representatives.  

    Ana E. Núñez, MD, FACP
    Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Professor of Medicine
    University of Minnesota School of Medicine

    Sheryl L. Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP
    Professor & Vice-Chair of Faculty Equity, Engagement & Empowerment
    Associate Dean, Community Engagement, Equity & Inclusion
    Associate Director for Education & Training
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Director of Constituent Engagement
    Michelle Oliva, PMP
    Director, Constituent Engagement
    Association of American Medical Colleges


    Central Region
    Tonya C. Bailey, PhD, (CDE)®
    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Community Engagement
    Assistant Professor, Department of Foundational Medical Studies

    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

    Northeast Region
    Alden Landry, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Assistant Dean for the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
    Associate Director and Advisor, Castle Society
    Director of Health Equity Education

    Harvard Medical School

    Southern Region
    Robert T. Maupin Jr., MD, FACOG
    Associate Dean, Diversity & Community Engagement
    LSU Health New Orleans, School of Medicine
    Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Western Region
    Paloma F. Cariello, MD, MPH
    Associate Dean Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases
    University of Utah School of Medicine

    Group Liaisons

    Council of Deans (COD) 
    Joseph Kerschner, MD
    Dean of the School of Medicine
    Provost and Vice President
    Professor of Otolaryngology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) 
    Johnson George, MBA, PMP, CAHIMS
    Assistant Dean – Administration and Faculty Affairs
    McGovern School of Medicine

    GSA-Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Chair
    Donna Jackson, EdD
    Assistant Dean of Admissions and Director for Student Outreach Programs Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    ORR-Organization of Resident Representatives 
    Johnothan Smileye, Jr., MD
    Virginia Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    ORR-Organization of Resident Representatives 
    Diana Rubio, MD
    Resident Physician, Family Medicine
    MedStar Health


    LGBT Issue-Based 
    Nelson F. Sanchez, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
    Associate Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Weill Cornell Medicine

    Disability Issue-Based 
    Christopher Moreland, MD, MPH, FACP, FHM
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
    Associate Residency Program Director
    The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School