Staff

Chiquita Collins, PhD
Vice Dean for Inclusion & Diversity,
Chief Diversity Officer
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences

In September 2017, Dr. Collins was appointed as the inaugural Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is currently the Chair elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI). Under her leadership, she provides oversight on efforts to address a broad spectrum of issues pertained to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Including oversight on efforts to address a broad spectrum of issues pertained to increasing respect for differences and fostering intergroup dialogue by working directly with department chairs; health disparities center directors and senior administration to develop robust school-wide and departmental policies and practices to elevate diversity and inclusion within and across all levels.

Joanne Bastien, BS
Executive Assistant

Joanne Bastien has over 15 years of experience in executive-level administrative support and is the Executive Assistant to the Vice Dean for Inclusion & Diversity. In her role, she provides administrative assistance to the Vice Dean and the Office for Inclusion & Diversity. As the primary contact for the office, she provides logistical support for office programs and initiatives and brings a variety of skills to help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Office for Inclusion & Diversity. Joanne holds a BS in Administrative Science.

Ashlee Stevenson, MPA, CDE, SHRM-CP
Director, Academic Programs

Ashlee Stevenson serves as the Director for Academic Programs, She is responsible for department finance and business operations, as well as developing and managing diversity & inclusion programs and initiatives for School of Medicine medical students, trainees, faculty and staff. She has over 10 years of experience working in higher education administration and spearheading academic programs. Her education includes a M.P.A and a B.M.S in Business Management, Educational Technology, and Technology Education and Corporate Training. In addition, she is a Certified Diversity Executive, Human Resource Certified Professional and holds a Mediation certification.

Sekinat McCormick, MD
Director for Medical Student Diversity

Dr. Sekinat McCormick is an associate professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director for Medical Student Diversity. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine where she also completed her residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. McCormick serves as the Director of Medical Student Diversity where her efforts include serving as a liaison between the Inclusion & Diversity office and diversity focused medical student organizations. Her charge is to cultivate and support pre-medical pipeline programs, recruitment and outreach, and cultivate resources for optimizing student success. In addition to her role with the office for Inclusion & Diversity, Dr. McCormick is also a core faculty in the pre-clinical years of study, serving as faculty in Clinical Skills.

Brigitte Bailey, MD
Director for Resident Diversity

As the Director for Resident Diversity, Dr. Bailey leads efforts in the area of increasing diversity in the residency programs while supporting the unique needs of its residents. In her role, she identifies opportunities and develops initiatives based on best/promising practices through the coordination of delivery and evaluation of research and training programs, particularly targeting individuals traditionally underrepresented in medicine (URiM). She works collaboratively with the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education to advance LSOM’s diversity and inclusion objectives by the framing and development of core recruitment and retention strategies.