Meet AAAED's Leadership

The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity is led by a Board of Directors consisting of officers, regional directors, committee chairs and At-Large committee members. The Immediate Past President serves for one year after his or her term has ended. The officers and regional directors are elected for a two-year term by the membership. Committee chairs serve during the term of the AAAED president. AAAED also has an Executive Director who manages the day-to-day activities of the association and a Distinguished Scholar. 

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Board of Directors 2020 - 2022

Officers

 

Richard Anthony Baker 

 

President

Richard Anthony Baker, M.P.A., J.D., PhD.

Executive Director for Institutional Equity, EEO/AA and Title IX Coordinator 
Rice University, Houston, Texas

 

Sharron G Gatling 

 

First Vice President

Sharron Gatling 

Diversity Officer
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore, MD

Margo R. Foreman 

 

Second Vice President

Margo R. Foreman 

M.P.H., Sr. CAAP. 
Interim Vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

Joyce A Pratt 

 

Secretary

Joyce A. Pratt, President

T&J Associates of New Jersey LLC
Galloway, NJ

Sandra K Hueneman, Sr.

Treasurer

Sandra K Hueneman

Sr. CAAP
President 
Manchester Consultants
Port Barrington, IL

 

Regional Directors

 

Jeana F. Abuan 

 

Northeast Region Director  (formerly Region I and II)

Jeana F. Abuan

Acting Director
Office of Tax Abatement & Compliance
Jersey City, NJ

Ariana Wright 

 

Mid-Atlantic Region Director (formerly Region III)

Ariana Wright

Esq.
Director of Equity and EO/AA
Title IX Coordinator
Section 504 Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Old Dominion University

Annette D. Butler

 

Southeast Region Director (formerly Region IV)

Annette D. Butler, D.B.A., Sr. CAAP

Director, AA/EEO Training and Compliance
Office of Opportunity Development
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midwest Region Director (formerly Region V and VII)

Vacant

Danielle L. Wood-Williams 

 

 

 

Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region Director (formerly Region VI and VIII)

Danielle L. Wood-Williams

Ed.D., Sr. CAAP 
Director & EEO Officer
Office of Equal Opportunity & Compliance 
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ark 

Ahmed Younies 

 

Pacific Region Director (formerly Region IX) 

Ahmed Younies

President CEO
HR Unlimited, Inc.
Santa Ana, CA

Committee Chairs

 

Dean Sparlin  

 

Finance Chair

Dean Sparlin

Esq.
Sparlin Law Office, PLLC
Fairfax, VA

 

 

 

Bylaws/Resolutions Chair

Vacant

Jerry Knighton 

 

Conference Co-Chair

L. Jerry Knighton, Jr.

M.P.A. 
Assistant Vice President for Access and Equity
Executive Director of Supplier Diversity
Clemson University  
Clemson, SC

 

 

Legislative Chair

Vacant

 

Dr. Yan Huang 

 

Membership Chair

Dr. Linnette Wong 

Assistant Professor of Health Promotion 
Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education 
Weber State University  
Ogden, UT

Georgia H. Williams  

 

Nominating and Elections Chair

Georgia H. Williams

D.B.A., Sr. CAAP
Principal Business Consultant
Affirmity

Atlanta, GA

Carmen Suarez 

 

 

Personnel Chair

Carmen Suarez

Assistant Professor of Practice in Educational Administration and Higher Education
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale

Wanda Malden 

Professional Development & Training Institute Chair

Wanda Malden

SR. CAAP
Entrepreneur
Plymouth, MN

Marilynn L. Schuyler

 

Public Information Chair

Marilynn L. Schuyler

Esq. 
Senior Counsel
Seyfarth Shaw
San Francisco, CA

 


Board Members at Large

 

Christopher Jones 

 

 Christopher Jones

JD
Assistant Vice President and Director of Equity
Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA

Delia L. Johnson 

 

 

 

Federal Relations Chair

Delia L. Johnson

Mitchellville, MD

Delia L. Johnson 

 

Paul Frazier

Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement 
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 

Ex-Officio Member

 

Matthew J. Camardella Image 

 

General Counsel 

Matthew J. Camardella

Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis PC
Melville, NY

Distinguished Scholar

 

William B. Harvey Image 

 

William B. Harvey

Ph.D.

Washington, DC

Executive Director

 

Shirley J. Wilcher Image

Shirley J. Wilcher

M.A., J.D. CAAP

American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity

Washington, DC