Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Council Members


Council Leadership

Fariha Shafi, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, TMC (Council Chair)
Maria Ibarra, MD, Pediatrics: Rheumatology, CMH (Council Vice Chair)
Tyler Smith, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, UMKC

Council Appointed, Elected and Ex-Officio Members

Debra Ahern, MD, Adjunct, Community and Family Medicine, TMC
Alice Arredondo, EdD, Assistant Dean of Admissions, UMKC
Petra Bricker, MA, Senior Education Team Coordinator, UMKC
Adnan Choudhury, Adjunct, Internal Medicine
Nathan Driskill, MA, Student Support Specialist Senior, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UMKC
Katherine Ervie, Assistant Teaching Professor/Physician Assistant Program, UMKC
Sanju Eswaran (UMKC-Student)
Charlie Inboriboon, Graduate Medical Education Representative, UMKC
Jacqueline Kitchen, MD, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, CMH
Girwan Khadka, PhD, Assistant Professor, UMKC, Pediatric Psychologist, CMH
Angellar Manguvo, Instructional Designer, UMKC
Marissa Mendez, MD Resident Physician
Uzoamaka Ofodu, (UMKC-Student)
Carol Stanford, MD, Adjunct Internal Medicine, TMC
Gary Sutkin, MD, Professor, Associate Dean Of Women’s Health, TMC
Michael Weaver, MD, FACEP CDM, Vice President of Clinical Diversity, St. Luke’s