Mission:

The Diversity Council provides guidance and advice to Burrell College senior leadership with the objective of creating and supporting an environment that embraces differences, celebrates the rich cultures that make up the fabric of our medical school and advances the focus of the Burrell College’s mission to increase diversity in the physician workforce and foster a practice of life-long learning, compassion, respect and excellence in its students.

Purpose:

The Diversity Council develops, recommends and advocates for policies, practices, and programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, all of which aim to sustain a culture of respect and dignity among faculty, staff, students and the communities that we engage and serve.  These policies, practices and programs will include both student and employee recruitment and retention efforts, curricular recommendations as well as the development and implementation of both internal and external outreach initiatives in collaboration with the College’s Student Government Association and the College’s Community Engagement Committee.

 

Justin McHorse, MS
Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Council Chair

 

Nancy Minugh-Purvis, PhD
Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Steven Ontiveros, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology & Director of Student Research

 

Karen Provencio
Standardize Patient Technician

 

Christopher Harper
Contract Staff

 

John Andazola, MD, FAAFP
Community Member

 

Breanna Caywood, OMS-I
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Student

 

Gabriella Cooper-Galarza, OMS-I
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Student

DIVERSITY COUNCIL
MEETING SCHEDULE
2021
January 14 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
February 11 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
March 11 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
April 8 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
May 13 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
June 10 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
July 8 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
August 12 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
September 9 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
October 14 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
November 11 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
December 9 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
2020
September 17 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
October 15 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
November 12 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
December 10 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
Membership

 

Justin McHorse, MS
Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Council Chair

 

Nancy Minugh-Purvis, PhD
Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Steven Ontiveros, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology & Director of Student Research

 

Karen Provencio
Standardize Patient Technician

 

Christopher Harper
Contract Staff

 

John Andazola, MD, FAAFP
Community Member

 

Breanna Caywood, OMS-I
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Student

 

Gabriella Cooper-Galarza, OMS-I
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Meeting Schedule
DIVERSITY COUNCIL
MEETING SCHEDULE
2021
January 14 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
February 11 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
March 11 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
April 8 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
May 13 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
June 10 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
July 8 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
August 12 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
September 9 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
October 14 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
November 11 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
December 9 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
2020
September 17 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
October 15 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
November 12 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda
December 10 3:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda