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The Bridging Differences Task Force is comprised of a cross section of students, faculty, and staff from across the University. The group meets monthly, and seeks to identify the initiative’s key areas of focus and foundational initiatives.

The central questions that the task force seeks to answer include:

  1.  What differences are we seeking to bridge?
  2.  What actions are likely to be effective?
  3.  What indicates success?
Name Affiliation School or Division
Abdi Wakene Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts
Adriana Black Associate Director for Diversity & Inclusion Education Health Sciences Schools
Angela Ryck Student School of Medicine
Camila Barrios Camacho Student Tufts School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Cathleen Prata Senior Program Manager Friedman School
Deborah Donahue-Keegan Lecturer, Associate Director, Tisch College SEL-CE Initiative A&S, Tisch College
Diana Chigas Associate Provost and SIO Professor of Practice Office of the Provost
Diane Ryan Associate Dean -Programs & Admin Tisch College
Heather Barry Associate Director – Institute for Global Leadership Institute for Global Leadership
Helen Montgomery Communications Coordinator Office of the Provost
Jo Wellins Executive Director -University Advancement University Advancement Development
Jonathan Garlick Professor Diagnostic Sciences – Oral Path
Joyce Sackey Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Administration – Medical
Katrina Moore Director – Africana Center Africana Center
Keith January Student School of Dental Medicine
Kevin Lovaincy Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – Graduate and Professional Studies
Lidya Woldeyesus Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts
Mary Anne McInnis Director – Learning and Development Human Resources
Nadia Vargas Associate Director – Residential Education Residential Life and Learning
Naftali Brawer Jewish Chaplain University Chaplaincy
Nancy Thomas Director – Higher Education/ Public Life Tisch College
Nancy Thompson Dean of Student Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officer, ad Interim Student Services Center – A&S
Nora Bond Program Manager University Chaplaincy
Palak Khanna Student The Fletcher School
Peter Levine Associate Dean – Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs Tisch College
Rob Mack Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Office of the Provost
Rubeen Guardado Student School of Medicine – Graduate Studies
Ryan Rideau Associate Director Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Seble Yigletu Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts
Shannon Lee Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts
Zachary Intrater Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts