EDI Advisory Council

The LWTech Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (EDIAC), is an active council serving LWTech since 2015.

Mission Statement

The EDI Advisory Council supports and advocates for the vision and values around equity, diversity and inclusion. We seek to provide leadership for ongoing learning, discussion, dialogue and understanding about equity, diversity and inclusion by all members of the LWTech campus community, including students, staff, faculty and administration.

It is a recommending body; it shall serve to advise the President and the Executive Cabinet on equity, diversity and inclusion goals, strategies, plans, policy and projects. This Council shall be accountable for reviewing and updating the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan (EDIP) as necessary and will carry out the work of the EDIP.

For more information about the committee, please view the Council's charter (forthcoming).


Name School Position  Council Position

Lisa Anderson

TRiO Advisor  

Greg Bem

Faculty Librarian and Library Coordinator Diversity Website Manager

Ahmad Bennett

Coordinator, Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success  

Sarah Chandler

Communications and Marketing Coordinator Diversity Website Manager

Mihaela Cosma

Admin/Faculty, ABED


Rhonda DeWitt

Coordinator, Employee Professional Development  

Gordy Funai

Manager, Purchasing Services  

Ninderjit Gill

Adjunct Professor, Early Childhood Education, HUM 215 Instructor  
Meysha Harville High School Programs Advisor  
Ruby Hayden Vice President of Student Services, Executive Cabinet Member  
Amber Hisatake

Recruitment, Outreach and Employment Coordinator

Eric Izaguirre Coordinator, Equity and Diversity  Co-Chair
Sean Marushia Faculty, High School Programs  
Sarah Mason Adjunct Faculty, Welding  
Casey Melnrick Recruitment/Career Coordinator, Student Development Co-Chair
Gabrielle Orsi eLearning Manager  
Meena Park Assistant Director of Human Resources  
Amanda Pelly ASG Diversity Coordinator  
Jamilyn Penn Dean of Allied Health, Instruction Services  
Mike Potter Dean of Instruction, Program Innovation  

Hallie Pritchett

Professor, Public Health  

Elisabeth Sorensen

Executive Director, LWTech Foundation, Executive Cabinet Member   
Elliot Stern Vice President of Instruction, Executive Cabinet Member  
Laura Toussaint Professor  
Katie Viola Coordinator, Workforce