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Diversity Statement

Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) of Drexel University holds that diversity is fundamental to all our endeavors and enriches the educational—and human—experience. We dedicate ourselves to creating a cultural climate in which all members of the CNHP community feel welcomed, respected, valued, and included as participants. We seek to create an institution in which our faculty, staff, and students reflect the diversity and complexity of our city and the global community. We acknowledge past and ongoing injustices in society at large, and are committed to reflection, dialogue and action to address our role in perpetuating these injustices and formulating strategies to prevent them. We are committed to reducing inequities in our education, research, practice, policy and civic engagement initiatives. We seek to be inclusive and meet the needs of the diverse populations whom we teach, collaborate with and serve as we work together to promote health and eliminate health disparities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion complete board 2019-2020 photo

Seated: (left to right) Lisa Lanza (PHD Doctoral Candidate, Nutrition), Dr. Veronica Carey (chair), Amanda Keen (professional staff).

Standing: (Left to right) Farhana Ferdous (student Art Therapy and Counseling); Emily Delany (professional staff Health Sciences, Medical Billing & Coding, Human Lactation Program); Shauna Walters(student nursing); Dr. Kim McClellan (faculty Nursing); Tania Nijwah (student nursing); Yasmine Awais (faculty Creative Arts Therapy); Melissa Flambert (student Health Sciences); Shell Myers (student Family Therapy); and Rachel DeLauder (student Dance Movement Therapy)

Absent:Prof.Maureen Gonzales (faculty Nursing); Dr. Chalice Rhodes (faculty Counseling & Family Therapy); Lidyvez Sawyer (Staff Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services), Dr. Megan Schneider (faculty PA); Jaelyn Walker (student nursing).