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.

Akram Alashari

Clerkship Director
Director

Assistant Professor

DONNESHA BLAKE

DIR/­DIVERSITY,EQUITY, & INCLUSION/­CMED

College of Medicine

Lorrie Garces

Assistant Professor with 2 years in rank

SAMANTHA HAHN

Assistant Professor
Instructor

College of Medicine

TAREK HUSIEN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Instructor
Assistant Professor

College of Medicine

JUDY IDEMA

ASSOC DIR/­STUDENT AFFAIRS/­CMED

College of Medicine

MONIQUE MILLER

COORD/­DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION/­CMED

College of Medicine

Tamara Sawyer

Knowledge Services Manager
CMU Medical Education Partners
tamara.sawyer@cmich.edu

(989) 746-7577‚Äč

Student members

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Aiman Almasnaah
Medical Student

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Sarah Beeharry
Medical Student

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