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 TRIO Advisor  
Oscar Bachler Adjunct Professor, Design  
Cherie Bachman Director, Industry Outreach  
Greg Bem Faculty Librarian and Library Coordinator  
Ahmad Bennett Coordinator, Veteran Student Services  
Audry Bernal Coordinator, RISE Center Co-Chair
Robert Britten Executive Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Executive Cabinet Liasion
Cicilia Fidelis Castro Student, ASG President  
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  
Emi Eve Program Assistant, Enrollment Services  
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  
Cara Henry Advisor, TRiO  
Amber Hisatake

Assistant Director, Workforce Development, Outreach & Recruitment

Neha Kardam

Assistant Professor, Electronics

Shwetambhri Kaushal

Assistant Professor, Electronics

Teryn Kilgore

Assistant Professor, Automotive Repair

Jessica Kruse

Faculty Counselor, High School Programs

Gail Lawnicki 

Instructional Support Technician

Tia Lawson

I-BEST Coordinator and I-BEST/ESL Instructor 

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 Executive Director, Human Resources   
Katie Peacock Director, Student Development  
Mike Potter Dean of Instruction, Program Innovation  
Sharon Raz Associate Professor, Social Sciences  
Brandi Renis Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education  
Kathryn Rogers Student Success Navigator  
Aparna Sen Dean of Instruction, Health Sciences  
Leslie Shattuck Director of Communications and Marketing  
Albert Skoczylas Instructional Support Technician  
Katie Stewart Assistant Director of Human Resources  
Karyna Tytar Assistant Professor, ABE/ESL/GED  
Molly Verschuyl Grants Specialist and Adjunct Faculty  
Sheila Walton Director, Student Programs, Student Services  
Stacy Woodruff Professor, Allied Health  
Elaine Wright Adjunct Professor, ABE/ESL  
Sue Wozniak Faculty Librarian