DEI Council

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion spearheads the college’s efforts to diversify the student body thereby increasing physician-diversity at its source and preparing our graduates to be the best advocates for the health of all of their future patients. Our DEI Council is comprised of the voices of our College Administration, Faculty, Staff and most importantly Student Leaders.

Meet the Team

Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, EdD
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Assistant Vice President
University Student Affairs
WesternU Oregon
Assistant Dean, OSA
mfernandespaul@westernu.edu

 

Edward Barnes, MD, FACP
Director, Anti-Racist Curriculum

Vice-Dean, College Affairs
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
COMP-Pomona
ebarnes@westernu.edu

Edward Junkins, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Anti-Racist Curriculum

Senior Associate Dean, Assessment and Outcomes
Professor of Pediatrics
COMP-Northwest
ejunkins@westernu.edu

James Hegarty Santiago Camacho
Diversity Representative

DONW 2023
Student Government Association
jameshegarty.camacho@westernu.edu

Ashna Khanna
Diversity Representative

DO 2023
Student Government Association
ashna.khanna@westernu.edu

Elizabeth Kim
Diversity Representative

DONW 2024
Student Government Association
elizabeth.kim@westernu.edu

Pearl Valentine Guinto Galido
Diversity Representative

DO2024
Student Government Association
pearlvalentin.galido@westernu.edu

DEI Council Members

ABBY HAUVER
BACHTUYET LE
BRENDA SAAMAN
BRENNA VARNER
BRIAN KRAATZ
BRIAN O’DRISCOLL
CELINA MCHENRY
CHAYA PRASAD
COLLEEN TALBOT
CRYSTAL RIVERA
DONNA FULTON

ERIKA LOPEZ-CHUNG
GERALD THRUSH
GREGORY PECCHIA
JACQUELYN E CLARK
JEANNIE DAVIS
JENNIFER ACEVES
JESS REYNOLDS
JOEL TRAMBLEY
KAREN BENTLEY
KAY KALOUSEK
KELLY MACK

LISA GUENTHER
LISA WARREN
MAJELL DEL CASTILLO
MALIA PHAM
MANDILIN HUDSON
MARCEL FRAIX
MARIAN SAFAOUI
MARYAM HUBBARD
MARYAM OTHMAN
MICHELLE PARK
MICHELLE STEINHEBEL

MOLLY ARNOLD
O. EMMANUEL- FOLOWOSELE
PAMELA WOMBACHER
PHILLIP MITCHELL
RICK LEEPER
SHAUNA DETWEILER
STEPHANIE WHITE
THIERRA NALLEY
TYRONZA HERRING
VICKI WEDEL