Formed in May of 2016, the Inclusion and Diversity Council was created to serve as the primary organizing body for long-term diversity and inclusion efforts at Daemen University. The group has been charged with renewing Daemen's diversity strategic plan and leading the university in a new direction as we seek to serve an incredibly diverse and ever-changing population of students, faculty, and staff.  In addition to its work on the diversity strategic plan, the council will also serve as an advisory board throughout the year. The group will work to address concerns and provide solutions to campus-wide issues as they relate to diversity and inclusion.

This group of IDC members consists of a wonderful mix of both long-time and new Daemen faculty and staff, as well as student leaders. The group is co-chaired by one faculty member and one staff member. This helps us to ensure that we are providing a voice and meeting the needs of our entire community. IDC members are appointed for a two-year term and invited by the Chief Diversity Officer, Tiffany Hamilton, to serve in this important role. The IDC members for 2022-2024 are:

Member name Position/Title
Malik Albert Assistant Director of Arthur O. Eve HEOP
Erin Carman Associate Professor of Social Work 
Debbie Dimitrovski Director of Accessibility Services
Jeremy Hall Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Irene Holohan-Moyer, Ph.D. AVP for Institutional Effectiveness & Systems Integration
Margaret Mazzone Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Helen McCabe. Ph.D. Associate Professor of Education
Kat Miller-Procknal Assistant Professor of Social Work
Vanessa Patrone Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis
Melissa Peterson Director of the RIC & Library Services
Ann Robinson Executive Director of Global Program 
Dan Shanahan Assistant Professor/Program Director for Entrepreneurship
Ex-Officio Members  
Jordan Printup Assistant Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion 
Laura Azzarella AVP for Employee Engagement
Mark Martinez Director of Veteran Services

We welcome your ideas, thoughts, and concerns. Our goal is to make Daemen a warm, welcoming, and inclusive place for every member of our community.