Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The goal of the committee is to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in an environment of mutual trust and respect at all levels of the College of Medicine. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will help foster and facilitate opportunities and success for students, residents, faculty, and staff by:

  • Recommending initiatives, programs, policies, and practices to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among students, residents, faculty, and staff.
  • Promoting an environment where students, residents, faculty, and staff feel safe and supported.
  • Advising on the best approaches to recruit and retain and develop diversity among students, residents, faculty, and staff.
  • Reviewing current recruitment and retention efforts and identify opportunities to enhance diversity.
  • Monitoring the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for specific outcomes and ensure that such initiatives are consistent with the College of Medicine’s strategic plan.

DONNESHA BLAKE

DIR/­DIVERSITY,EQUITY, & INCLUSION/­CMED

Medicine, College of

JUDY IDEMA

ASSOC DIR/­STUDENT AFFAIRS/­CMED

Medicine, College of

Kai Anderson

Assistant Professor

989-746-7500

Samantha Hahn

Assistant Professor

989-774-7656

Tarek Husien

Assistant Professor

313-745-5870

Tamara Sawyer

Knowledge Services Manager

CMU Medical Education Partners

tamara.sawyer@cmich.edu

(989) 746-7577‚Äč

Student members

Heather Anderson, a College of Medine medical student smiling for a professional headshot while wearing a white coat.

Heather Anderson
Medical Student

Isabella Rerstrepo, College of Medicine medical student wearing a white coat, smiling for a professional headshot.

Isabella Restrepo
Medical Student

To learn more about membership requirements and structure please contact Dr. Donnesha Blake at blake2da@cmich.edu.