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Every person listed below has completed the following LinkedIn Learning Courses:
1) Out and Proud
2) Succeeding as an LGBT Professional
3) Becoming an Ally to All

While there is broad agreement that LGBTQ cultural competency training is valuable, there cannot be a permanent standard of cultural competency, as communities, language and policies shift over time and the requirements for culturally responsive care may differ, based on job responsibilities. Despite the inevitability of change, we used the LinkedIn learning content to create current standards for “culturally responsive care,” even as we understand the limitations of such a designation.

LGBTQ+ and Ally List

Name (Pronouns) & TitleLast Name (hidden, for sorting only)DepartmentAffiliationSchool

Greg Shelley

Managing Local Ombudsman

Shelley Center for Nursing Research Staff CSN
Brett D. Cullum

Cullum Human Resources Staff
Asia McCleary-Gaddy, PhD
(she, her, hers)
Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion,
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McCleary-Gaddy Office of Diversity and Inclusion Staff
Andrea Taylor, PhD
Assistant Professor
Taylor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Faculty MMS

Lilit Sargsyan
Assistant Professor

Sargsyan Internal medicine Faculty MMS

Jamie Sims, BS, CCRP
Research Coordinator III

Sims Neurology Staff MMS

Christine D. Gordon, MD
Clinical Fellow

Gordon Internal Medicine Fellow MMS

Andrew Coulter
Epilepsy Fellowship Program Coordinator

Coulter Neurology Staff MMS

Miguel Chavez, CRCR
Financial Counselor

Chavez Financial Operations Staff

Madeline Burfitt
Student Nurse

Burfitt Student CSN

Dawn Shepler

Shepler HCPC Programming Services Faculty

Barbara Hekel PhD, MPH, MS, RN
(she/ her/ hers)
Assistant Professor

Hekel Cizik SON Undergraduate Department  Faculty CSN

Caitlin Ward LMSW, MTBC
(She, her)
Social Services Clinician

Ward Programming Staff HCPC

Naga Kadiyala
Associate Vice President, HR Technology Compensation

Kadiyala Human Resources Staff

Lisa Kan, PhD
Assistant Professor

Kan Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Faculty MMS

Jocelyn Ursua, MD

Ursua Internal Medicine Resident MMS

Gabriel Fries, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor

Fries Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Faculty MMS

Karen Weinberg
Director, Student Affairs & Admissions

Weinberg Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Dean's Office) Staff GSBS

Katie Wakefield

Wakefield Student CSN

Seena Ounsinegad, BSA

Ounsinegad Student MMS

Keisha S. Ray, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Director, Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration

Ray McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics Faculty MMS

Diane Santa Maria DrPH, RN, PHNA-BC, FSAHM, FAAN
Jane and Robert Cizik Distinguished Chair,
Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing Education Leadership Dean,
Associate Professor, Department of Research

Santa Maria Dean Faculty CSN

Sarah Bentley

Research Coordinator II

Bentley Dell Center Staff SPH

Andrea R. Charles

Faculty Affairs Specialist

Charles Faculty Affairs Staff SPH