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Faculty Affairs and Equity

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Equity is dedicated to supporting faculty activity throughout the faculty lifecycle to ensure the excellence and sufficiency of all faculty members. This Office will develop and implement strategies to increase faculty diversity, enhance faculty excellence, ensure robust faculty career development, recruit and develop top leaders, and focus on junior faculty mentorship and inclusion. Our goal is to foster a faculty-forward perspective on trends and best practices in higher education to educate and challenge all CMS faculty to maximize their academic strengths.


Nutan Vaidya

Nutan Vaidya, MD

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Equity

Judy Potashkin

Judy Potashkin, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Appointments and Recognition

Dima Arbach

Dima Arbach, MD

Director of Volunteer Faculty Engagenmet and Wellness

Mildred M.G. Olivier

Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD, FACS

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Hector Rasgado-Flores

Hector Rasgado‑Flores, PhD

Director of UiM Student Support and Success

Ana LoDuca

Ana LoDuca, MD

Director of UiM Academic Success

Karen DiMario

Karen DiMario, MS

Director of Outreach and Equity

Carl Lawson

Carl Lawson, PhD, MPH, MA

RFUMS Director of Interprofessional Global Health; CMS Director of Learning Environment Diversity

Brie Hodgins

Brie Hodgins

Manager, Faculty Affairs and Equity

Christina Rontell

Christina Rontell, MS

Coordinator, Faculty Development

Laurie Lonicki

Laurie Lonicki

Coordinator, Faculty Appointments and Recognition

Darrick Harris II

Darrick Harris II, ESQ, CPRW

Coordinator, Diversity

Courtney Muir

Courtney Muir, MA

Coordinator, Global Health & Special Projects