Contact the DEI team

SHARE AN IDEA

If you have a concern about diversity, equity or inclusion that impacts the U-M School of Nursing community, or just want to share your idea or have some support, you can contact the Chief Health and Academic Equity Officer directly at rushika@med.umich.edu or submit items to our DEI suggestion box.

If you would rather remain anonymous, but have something to say, you can call 1-844-SON-TALK and leave a messag

Meet our team

Rushika Patel, Ph.D.

Chief Health and Academic Equity Officer

734-647-0143

rushika@umich.edu

Patricia Coleman-Burns, Ph.D.

DEI Strategic Planning Co-Lead

734-763-5964

pcb@umich.edu

Megan Belansky

Administrative Assistant Intermediate to Dr. Rushika Patel

meganbel@med.umich.edu


Kelly Shakoor, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, RN

Undergraduate Resolutions Officer

734-763-5360

ksusewit@umich.edu


 Kathryn Nelson, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC/PC

Graduate Resolutions Officer
734-763-4202


Sheria G. Robinson-Lane, Ph.D.

Co-Chair of U-M School of Nursing Faculty & Staff of Color Workgroup

 734-764-9280

grices@med.umich.edu


Renee Pitter

Co-Chair of U-M School of Nursing Faculty & Staff of Color Workgroup

raltrine@umich.edu


Akshay Sharma, Ph.D.

Chair, U-M School of Nursing LGBT Faculty Network

734-647-0151

akshaydr@umich.edu


Jade Burns, Ph.D.

Inclusive Teaching Liaison

734-936-5311

curryj@umich.edu


Megan Eagle, MSN

Inclusive Teaching Liaison 

734-764-5506

megeagle@umich.edu


Lindsey Freysinger

Inclusive Teaching Liaison

elfrey@umich.edu


Rebecca Abaddi

 Future Black Healthcare Professionals - Student Group Leader


Lennes portrait

Charlie Lennes

LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Society - Student Group Leader


Josiah Ratts

Men in Nursing - Student Group Leader


Kieranne Elwood portrait

Kieranne Elwood

COPE - Student Group Leader


Crystal Lilly portrait

Crystal Lilly

Nursing Students of Color - Student Group Leader