DDEEA Central Staff

Administration

Cheryl Gittens

Position title: Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion,
Elzie Higginbottom Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer

Email: cheryl.gittens@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-5175

Torsheika Maddox

Position title: Senior Operations Officer & Chief of Staff

Email: tmaddox@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-0631

Luis Piñero

Position title: Senior Special Assistant for Workforce Equity, Diversity Education and Outreach Deputy; Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Email: luis.pinero@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2378

Anju Reejhsinghani

Position title: Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administration

Email: reejhsinghan@wisc.edu

Derrick Smith

Position title: Senior Director of External Relations, Partnerships and Development

Email: derrick.smith@wisc.edu

Eric Williams

Position title: Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Scholarship Programs

Email: egwilliams2@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4385

Tracy Williams

Position title: Senior Director of External Relations, Partnerships, and Development

Email: tracy.williamsmaclin@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 261-1351

Pipeline and Recruitment Programs

Gail Ford

Position title: Director of PEOPLE

Email: gail.ford@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-7415

Audra Hernández

Position title: Director of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

Email: audra.hernandez@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2433

Emilie Hofacker

Position title: Director of Posse; Director of STEM Initiatives

Email: emilie.hofacker@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-3880

Africa Lozano-Yarl

Position title: Director of Academic Coaching and Tutoring Services

Email: africa.lozano@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-8862

Claudia Mosley

Position title: Director of Center for Educational Opportunity

Email: claudia.mosley@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-9315

Samantha Samreth

Position title: Interim Director of the Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program

Email: sssamreth@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-5666

Sofía Snow

Position title: Director of Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives and First Wave Scholarship Program

Email: ssnow@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-1006

Central Staff

Rosa Gamillo

Position title: Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice Provosts

Email: rosa.gamillo@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2698

Heidi Hakseth

Position title: Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor

Email: heidi.hakseth@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9315

Erica Neal

Position title: Office & Administrative Lead; Office Manager

Email: erica.neal@wisc.edu

Timothy Yip

Position title: Internship Program Manager

Email: thyip@wisc.edu

Communications and Events

Mary Carr Lee

Position title: Director of Communications

Email: mary.carrlee@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4383

Valeria Davis

Position title: Senior University Relations Specialist

Email: valeria.davis@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-3079

Nick Heynen

Position title: Social Media and Website Specialist

Email: nick.heynen@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-2087

Planning and Research

Rosie Bae

Position title: Research Analyst II

Email: rosie.bae@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2769

Dadao Hou

Position title: Research Analyst II

Email: dadao.hou@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-2012

James Yonker

Position title: Diversity and Climate Researcher and Projects Manager

Email: james.yonker@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-0780

Campus Engagement & Educational Outreach

Jay Botsford

Position title: LCICE Facilitator

Email: jay.botsford@wisc.edu

Seema Kapani

Position title: LCICE Facilitator

Email: seema.kapani@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-6284

Karin Silet

Position title: LCICE Facilitator

Email: karin.silet@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-0579

Alice Traore

Position title: LCICE Facilitator

Email: alice.traore@wisc.edu