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. 


Name School Position  Council Position
Amber Almgren Assistant Professor, Nursing  
Suzy Ames Vice President of Instruction  
Lisa Anderson Assistant Director, TRIO  
Oscar Bachler Adjunct Professor, Design  
Cherie Bachman Director, Industry Outreach  
Greg Bem Faculty Librarian and Library Coordinator  
Robert Britten Executive Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Executive Cabinet Liasion
Cathy Copeland Director of Research & Grant Development, Research & Grants  
Sarah Chandler Assistant Director, Institutional Research  
Vicki Chew Associate Dean of Instruction  
An Chu Coordinator, Running Start  
Tuan Dang Dean, High School Programs  
Elaine Wright I-BEST/ESL Instructor   
Elsa Gossett Executive Assistant to the President  
Tim Gracie Program Assistant, Enrollment Services  
Ruby Hayden Vice President of Student Services  
Lauren Heller CTC Link Project Manager, Information Technology Services  
Sally Heilstedt Dean of Instruction, Engagement and Learning  
Amber Hisatake

Assistant Director, Workforce Development, Outreach & Recruitment

Neha Kardam

Assistant Professor, Electronics

Teryn Kilgore

Assistant Professor, Automotive Repair

Gail Lawnicki 

Instructional Support Technician

Tia Lawson

Adjunct Instructor, ABE/ELL

Karen Lee

Director/Professor of Basic Education for Adults

Caroline Leffall Coordinator, IBEST/Transitions  Co-Chair
Renee Mangini Assistant Professor, Human Resources Management  
Sean Marushia Assistant Professor, High School Programs  
Casey Melnrick Assistant Director of Outreach & Recruitment  
Meena Park Vice President, Human Resources   
Katie Peacock Director, Student Development  
Mike Potter Dean of Instruction, Program Innovation  
Sharon Raz Professor, Social Sciences  
Brandi Renis Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education  
Kathryn Rogers Student Success Navigator  
Aparna Sen Dean of Instruction, Health Sciences  
Leslie Shattuck Executive Director/Executive Communications Officer, Marketing and Communications  
Albert Skoczylas Instructional Support Technician  
Katie Stewart Director of Human Resources  
Karyna Tytar Assistant Professor, ABE/ESL/GED  
Molly Verschuyl Assistant Faculty, Faculty Director, PTA  
Sheila Walton Director, Student Programs, Student Services  
Stacy Woodruff Professor, Allied Health  
Elaine Wright Adjunct Professor, ABE/ESL  
Sue Wozniak Faculty Librarian  Secretary