EDI Council

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

Mission Statement

The EDI 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.


Name School Position  Council Position
Suzy Ames Vice President of Instruction  
Lisa Anderson TRIO Advisor  
Simon Bahta Student Success Navigator, Student Development EDIC Secretary
Stephanie Bazalar Financial Aid Specialist EDIC Co-Chair
Greg Bem Faculty Librarian and Library Coordinator EDIC Webpage Manager
Tammi Berti Admin Assistant IV, Dental Clinic  
Cathy Copeland Director of Research & Grant Development, Research & Grants  
Patricia Di-Cristo Program Assistant II, Enrollment Services  
Heidi Davis Admin Assistant, Educational Systems  
Ruby Hayden Vice President of Student Services, Executive Cabinet Member Executive Cabinet Liaison
Anita Hedlund Assistant Professor, Nursing Programs  
Lauren Heller Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment, Student Services  
Sloan Hunt Workstudy, Student Programs/ASG  
Tara James Assistant Professor, Science/Science Technology  
Sally Heilstedt Dean of Instruction, Engagement and Learning  
Josephine Kiu Executive Administrative Assistant, HR  
Kelse Kwaiser Adjunct Professor, Public Health  
Tia Lawson Faculty, ESL  
Karen Lee Professor, ABE/ESL/GED  
Casey Melnrick Assistant Director of Recruitment & Outreach, Workforce Development  
Meena Park Executive Director, Human Resources  Executive Cabinet Liaison
Mike Potter Dean of Instruction, Program Innovation  
Sharon Raz Associate Professor, Social Sciences  
Leslie Shattuck Director of Communications and Marketing  
Katie Stewart Assistant Director of Human Resources  
Karyna Tytar Assistant Professor, ABE/ESL/GED  
Katie Peacock Director of Student Development  
Sheila Walton Director, Student Programs, Student Services  
Meisha Wangerin Coordinator of Outreach Recruitment, Student Development EDIC Co-Chair
Stacy Woodruff Professor, Allied Health  
Sue Wozniak Faculty Librarian