Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (DACDI)

The Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (DACDI) makes recommendations and implements initiatives in support of creating a diverse and inclusive community and acts as a catalyst and advocate in furthering the college's goal of creating a community of mutual engagement for all identity groups.

Six subcommittees work to address diversity and inclusion initiatives in the following areas:

  • Education and Curriculum
  • Admissions, Outreach, and Recruitment
  • Faculty Recruitment and Development
  • Staff Recruitment and Development
  • College of Medicine Environment and Events
  • Measurement

Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion 


Margaret Tandoh, M.D.

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Tiffany J. Delaney, MA. Ed.

Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Mercedes Avila, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics,
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing

Elizabeth Bonney, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Lindsay Howe

Medical Student, Class of 2019

Raj Chawla

Faculty Technology Liaison, College of Medicine
Technology Services

Eileen CichoskiKelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor of Family Medicine
Director of Educational Instruction and Scholarship

Brian Cote, M.B.A.

Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Administration

Mary Cushman, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Janice M. Gallant, M.D.

Associate Dean for Admissions
Associate Professor of Radiology

Diane Jaworski, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurological Sciences

Debra Leonard, M.D./Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Pathology
Professor of Pathology

Liz McElhinney, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Medical Admissions

Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D.

Director of Foundations
Professor of Pharmacology

Roxana del Rio-Guerra,Ph.D.

Research Facility Manager

Reed Hausser

Medical Student, Class of 2021

Jennifer Nachbur

Public Relations Director

Dominique Lessard

Graduate Student

Michael Upton, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist, UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services 

Leslie Sepaniac

Graduate Student