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Faculty Affairs and Equity

The Office of CMS Faculty Affairs and Equity is dedicated to supporting all CMS faculty members reach their maximum potential as teachers, researchers, scholars, and leaders.


  • Create a diverse and equitable learning environment that fosters individualized progressive development of URM students
  • Promote a healthy and vigorous learning environment by supporting, recognizing, and developing the medical school’s faculty and staff 
  • Foster professionalism and professional behaviors by addressing equity, wellness, and interprofessionaism within the health care community



Nutan Vaidya

Nutan Vaidya, MD

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Equity

Judy Potashkin

Judy Potashkin, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Appointments and Recognition

Dima Arbach

Dima Arbach, MD

Director of Volunteer Faculty Engagenmet and Wellness

Mildred M.G. Olivier

Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD, FACS

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Hector Rasgado-Flores

Hector Rasgado‑Flores, PhD

Director of UiM Student Support and Success

Ana LoDuca

Ana LoDuca, MD

Director of UiM Academic Success

Karen DiMario

Karen DiMario, MS

Director of Outreach and Equity

Carl Lawson

Carl Lawson, PhD, MPH, MA

RFUMS Director of Interprofessional Global Health; CMS Director of Learning Environment Diversity

Brie Hodgins

Brie Hodgins

Manager, Faculty Affairs and Equity

Christina Rontell

Christina Rontell, MS

Coordinator, Faculty Development

Laurie Lonicki

Laurie Lonicki

Coordinator, Faculty Appointments and Recognition

Darrick Harris II

Darrick Harris II, ESQ, CPRW

Coordinator, Diversity

Courtney Muir

Courtney Muir, MA

Coordinator, Global Health & Special Projects