EDI Advisory Council

The LWTech Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Council, is an active committee serving LWTech since 2015.

Mission Statement

The EDI Advisory Council supports and advocates for the vision and values around equity, diversity and inclusion. We seek to provide leadership for ongoing learning, discussion, dialogue and understanding about equity, diversity and inclusion by all members of the LWTech campus community, including students, staff, faculty and administration.

It is a recommending body; it shall serve to advise the President and the Executive Cabinet on equity, diversity and inclusion goals, strategies, plans, policy and projects. This Council shall be accountable for reviewing and updating the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan (EDIP) as necessary and will carry out the work of the EDIP.

For more information about the committee, please view the Council's charter (forthcoming).


Name School Position  Council Position

Lisa Anderson

TRiO Advisor  

Greg Bem

Faculty Librarian Diversity Website Manager

Ahmad Bennett

Coordinator, Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success  

Abigail Celemin

Coordinator, Financial Aid

Diversity Website Manager

Mihaela Cosma

Admin/Faculty, ABED


Rhonda DeWitt

Coordinator, Employee Professional Development  

Gordy Funai

Manager, Purchasing Services  

Chyvonne Gibson

International Student Services Specialist  

Ninderjit Gill

Adjunct Professor, Early Childhood Education, HUM 215 Instructor  

Marcus Antonio Gunn

Academic Navigator, Student Development

Ruby Hayden Vice President of Student Services, Executive Cabinet Member  
Amber Hisatake

Recruitment, Outreach and Employment Coordinator

Eric Izaguirre Coordinator, Equity and Diversity  
Kate Magner Faculty Librarian  
Sean Marushia Faculty, High School Programs  
Sarah Mason Adjunct Faculty, Welding  
Neera Mehta Counselor, Faculty, Student Development  
Casey Melnrick Recruitment/Career Coordinator, Student Development Co-Chair
Gabrielle Orsi eLearning Manager  
Meena Park Assistant Director of Human Resources Co-Chair
Amanda Pelly ASG Diversity Coordinator  
Jamilyn Penn Dean of Allied Health, Instruction Services  
Mike Potter Dean of Instruction, Program Innovation  

Hallie Pritchett

Professor, Public Health  

Barry Robinson


Charles Sims

Interim Executive Director of HR, Executive Cabinet Representative  Chair

Elisabeth Sorensen

Executive Director, LWTech Foundation, Executive Cabinet Member   
Elliot Stern Vice President of Instruction, Executive Cabinet Member  
Laura Toussaint Professor  
Katie Viola Coordinator, Workforce Secretary