Academic Senate Faculty | Dr. Frederick Meyers
Dr. Frederick Meyers is the Director of the Center for Precision Medicine and Data Sciences and professor of internal medicine/hematology-oncology at UC Davis School of Medicine. His service to the University has included 12 years as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine followed by 7 years as Executive Associate Dean and Vice Dean of the UC Davis Medical School. Dr. Meyers currently serves as the president of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS), a national organization. He was also recently appointed president of CARES, Center for Aids Research Education and Services in Sacramento. In sum, he is a very well-respected internist, oncologist, an expert in precision medicine, and an academician with outstanding records of mentoring and of representing the UC Davis School of Medicine at the national level, publishing frequently on clinical effectiveness research topics.
Academic Federation Faculty | Dr. Hendry Ton
Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S., is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. He served as the Director of Education at the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities where he led the development of a training program to help health care leaders make culturally transformational changes at academic, county, and state health organizations. He is also the founding medical director of the Transcultural Wellness Center of Asian Pacific Community Counseling; a community clinic that specializes in serving the mental health needs of Sacramento’s diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Undergraduate Student | Joel Gutierrez
Joel (any pronouns) is a 4th year undergrad double majoring in American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. They have worked at the LGBTQIA Resource Center for three years, during which she has engaged in extensive advocacy work, programming, and outreach around equity for LGBTQIA folks. He presented to the UC Regents in May 2019, speaking on the experiences of trans and non-binary students and how the UC can provide better support for these communities. Joel also acts as a liaison between the LGBTQIA RC and local non-profit Davis Phoenix Coalition by facilitating an LGBTQ+ Youth Group in Davis.
Graduate Student | Jasmin B.T. McInerney
Jasmin B.T. McInerney is a Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Environmental Engineering. She studies environmental fluid mechanics with autonomous underwater vehicles. Jasmin has served on the UC Davis Society of Women Engineers executive council since she petitioned for the creation of her position of Graduate Student Representative in 2017. Jasmin is also the Secretary for the Society of Water and Environment Graduate Students. In both of these roles, she seeks to build a community of graduate students that is inclusive and supportive to stem the leaky pipeline of women in STEM. Jasmin also participates in outreach, engaging with the wider community, especially girls, promoting STEM. Upon completing her doctoral studies Jasmin wants to continue to use autonomous underwater vehicles to explore polar regions.
Postdoctoral Researcher | Arielle Gire-Dumas
Arielle Gire-Dumas grew up along the Sacramento River Delta, in Rio Vista, California. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California. She then obtained her medical degree from the University of California, Davis and subsequently matched into residency here in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a resident, Arielle has been involved with community outreach and has been instrumental in the creation of the OBGYN department’s first Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Curriculum. She also founded and organized a Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the department, which includes residents, faculty and nursing who focus on cultural humility, drawing attention to the impacts of implicit bias, and promoting a safe and welcoming environment for staff and patients at UCD.
Staff | Blake Flaugher
Blake’s pronouns are he/him/his. He is the Sexual Well-Being Health Promotion Specialist at Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS), and has been in the sexual health field for almost a decade. In his role at SHCS, he founded and chaired the Healthcare Equality Index Workgroup and co-chaired the LGBTQIA+ Task Force (with Jessica Wilson, RD), which were created to improve healthcare access at SHCS for queer and trans students. In 2019, SHCS was named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by Human Rights Campaign; UC Davis was the only UC campus to achieve this status in 2019, and was one of only three college health centers to do so nationally. Blake currently serve as the Chair of the American College Health Association's Sexual Health Promotion and Clinical Care Coalition, which works to improve the sexual health and well-being of college students.
Alecia K. Eugene-Chasten is the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer for the Urban Advocates and Achievers, (UAA) and is recognized for her leadership and innovation in the development of the “Student Achiever Resource Program”, designed for marginalized students to receive an equitable education and prepared for college and 21st Century Career Technical opportunities.
This award recognizes departments for taking the initiative to champion diversity and inclusion across their units by including Diversity Education and other initiatives as part of their organizational and staff development plans.
Emergency Medicine | Nathan Kupperman, Kara Toles
Human Resources | Karmen Fittes, Lyndon Huling, Christine Lovely
Academic Affairs | Phil Kass, Binnie Singh
Information & Technology, UC Davis Health | Charron Andrus, John Cook, Matthew Foster, Daniel Marenco, Sylvie Ngoyi, Johnny Preyer, Clyve Soriano, Stefan Toma