The BEDI Advisory Council is comprised of volunteers from every administrative unit at NSU, which ensures that all sectors of the university's staff are represented.
The Executive Committee is comprised of the co-chairs of each working committee.
|Robert Pietrykowski, BEDI Co-Chair||Office of Human Resources|
|Jessica Valenzuela, BEDI Co-Chair||College of Psychology|
|Arnetta Pierce, BEDI Coordinator||Office of Human Resources|
|Aryia Amini||College of Dental Medicine|
|Ramina Benjamin||Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs|
|Gilbert Chrispin||Office of Human Resources|
|Sonia Davidson||Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice|
|Yashiva Edwards||NSU Athletics|
|Kyle Fisher**||Division of Public Relations, Marketing, and Creative Services|
|Jonathan Harrison**||Office of Human Resources|
|Brandon Hensler**||Division of Public Relations, Marketing, and Creative Services|
|Arkene Levy||Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine|
|Alejandro Hernandez Padilla||Business Services/Printing and Publications|
|Donald Rudawsky||Office of Institutional Effectiveness|
|Elizabeth Swann||Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences|
|Sherrica Taylor||Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine|
|Jessica Valenzuela||College of Psychology|
The Communications Committee is responsible for developing, updating, and monitoring BEDI’s communications policies and social networking and also recommending new ways for BEDI to communicate with its members and the larger NSU community. All communications from BEDI will be channeled through this committee.
|Arkene Levy*||Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine|
|Alejandro Hernandez Padilla*||Business Services/Printing and Publications|
|Jane Cross||Shepard Broad College of Law|
|Brandon Hensler**||Division of Public Relations, Marketing, and Creative Services, Ex Officio Member|
|Raquel Rincon||Division of Clinical Operations|
|Linda Rouse||College of Optometry|
|Christie Williams||Division of Public Relations, Marketing, and Creative Services|
The Data Committee analyzes data to identify areas where it can support BEDI initiatives and overarching goals. The Data Subcommittee will work to support the data and analysis needs of the other BEDI subcommittees.
|Laura Ramirez*||Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center|
|Donald Rudawsky*||Office of Institutional Effectiveness|
|Aldett Francis||Regional Campuses|
|Silvia Rabionet||College of Pharmacy|
|Bohdan Zaryckyj**||Office of Human Resources|
The Inventory and Practices Committee collects, categorizes and curates current diversity programs, practices and initiatives from NSU’s colleges and administrative units. It also identifies diversity best practices from educational, healthcare, non-profit and for-profit institutions.
|Jonathan Harrison*,**||Office of Human Resources|
|Rod Colas||Robert S. Lafferty Sr. Central Energy Plant (Physical Plant)|
|Sarena Hicks||Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center|
|Tracy Jackson||Financial Operations|
|Adler Marchand||Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation|
|Gabriela Mendez||Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice|
|Lisa Quinn||NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale|
|Crystal Victor||College of Optometry|
The Learning and Development Committee enhances the NSU community with resources and programs while cultivating a culture of continuous learning and dialogue that promotes a sense of collective belonging within an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community.
|Elizabeth Swann*||Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences|
|Sherrica Taylor*||Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Yashiva Edwards||NSU Athletics|
|Robyn Kaiyal||NSU University School|
|Terry Morrow Nelson||Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences|
|Lorraine Shim||University Advancement|
|Linda Treitler||Ron & Kathy Assaf College of Nursing|
The University Culture and Climate Committee embraces NSU’s Core Value of Diversity by helping to create and sustain an NSU community-wide culture that understands, respects, and celebrates the fact that belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to the university’s vision and continued excellence. Through strategic initiatives, internal and external stakeholder partnerships, policy development, stewardship, innovation, education, and complaint resolution, the University Culture and Climate Subcommittee will help support and champion an environment where former, current, and future NSU community members can fully realize their potential, acknowledge their differences, and support each other on their respective journeys.
|Gilbert Chrispin*||Office of Human Resources|
|Sonia Davidson*||Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice|
|Maria Ballester||Halmos College of Arts and Sciences|
|Laura Bennett**||Office of Human Resources|
|Sarah de Flesco||Legal Affairs|
|Valerie Grapshi||Office of the President/Health Care Compliance|
|Tramaine Martin||H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship|
|Gerard Wheeler||Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies|
The Website and Technology Committee represents, supports, and promotes the BEDI Advisory Council’s mission through use of technology and website design, enabling information sharing and to be a catalyst in promoting greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging throughout all aspects of the university and community at large.
|Aryia Amini*||College of Dental Medicine|
|Ramina Benjamin*||Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs|
|Melody Dunbar||Office of Innovation and Information Technology|
|Christopher Guanche||Division of Public Relations, Marketing, and Creative Services|
|Robin St. George||Farquhar Honors College|
|Vernol Robinson||Enrollment and Student Services|