DDEEA Central Staff

Administration

Edward J. Brown, Jr.

Chief of Staff and Special Assistant

edward.brownjr@wisc.edu

(608) 890-3117

Bonnie Candia-Bailey

Senior Project Coordinator

candiabailey@wisc.edu

(608) 262-4252

Sherri Charleston

Assistant Vice Provost

scharleston@wisc.edu

(608) 265-5722

Cheryl Gittens

Assistant Vice Provost

cheryl.gittens@wisc.edu

(608) 262-5175

Luis Piñero

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

luis.pinero@wisc.edu

(608) 263-2378

Patrick J. Sims

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer

patrick.sims@wisc.edu

(608) 265-5228

Tracy Williams-Maclin

Senior Director of External Relations, Partnerships and Development

tracy.williamsmaclin@wisc.edu

(608) 261-1351

Pipeline and Recruitment Programs

Gail Ford

Director of PEOPLE

gail.ford@wisc.edu

(608) 262-7415

Audra Hernandez

Director of Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

audra.hernandez@wisc.edu

(608) 263-2433

Emilie Hofacker

Director of Posse; Director of STEM Initiatives

emilie.hofacker@wisc.edu

(608) 890-3880

Africa Lozano

Director of Academic Coaching and Tutoring Services

africa.lozano@wisc.edu

(608) 263-8862

Claudia Mosley

Director of Center for Educational Opportunity

claudia.mosley@wisc.edu

(608) 263-9315

Samantha Samreth

Assistant Director of Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program

sssamreth@wisc.edu

(608) 265-5666

Sofía Snow

Director of Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives and First Wave Scholarship Program

ssnow@wisc.edu

(608) 890-1006

Central Staff

Rosa Gamillo

Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice Provosts

rosa.gamillo@wisc.edu

(608) 263-2698

Nathaniel Haack

Internship Program Manager

nhaack@wisc.edu

(608) 265-0642

Heidi Hakseth

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor

heidi.hakseth@wisc.edu

(608) 262-9315

Dadao Hou

Diversity Policy and Planning Analyst

dadao.hou@wisc.edu

(608) 262-2012

Erica Neal

Office & Administrative Lead; Office Manager

erica.neal@wisc.edu

Wendi Steinberg

Senior Budget Planner

wjsteinb@wisc.edu

(608) 890-3824

Timothy Yip

Internship Program Manager

thyip@wisc.edu

Communications and Events

Mary Carr Lee

Director of Communications

mary.carrlee@wisc.edu

(608) 890-4383

Valeria Davis

Senior University Relations Specialist

valeria.davis@wisc.edu

(608) 890-3079

Nick Heynen

Social Media and Website Specialist

nick.heynen@wisc.edu

(608) 265-2087

Krystal Tucker

Events and Logistics Specialist

krystal.tucker@wisc.edu

(608) 263-1659

Research and Data Management

Torsheika Maddox

Diversity and Climate Researcher and Projects Director

tmaddox@wisc.edu

(608) 263-0631

James Yonker

Diversity and Climate Researcher

james.yonker@wisc.edu

(608) 265-0780

Campus Engagement & Educational Outreach