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



Richard Anthony Baker 



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 



Joyce A. Pratt, President

T&J Associates of New Jersey LLC
Galloway, NJ

Sandra K Hueneman, Sr.


Sandra K Hueneman

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

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)


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

Sparlin Law Office, PLLC
Fairfax, VA




Bylaws/Resolutions Chair


Jerry Knighton 


Conference Co-Chair

L. Jerry Knighton, Jr.

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



Legislative Chair



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

Atlanta, GA

Carmen Suarez 



Personnel Chair

Carmen Suarez

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

Wanda Malden 

Professional Development & Training Institute Chair

Wanda Malden

Plymouth, MN

Marilynn L. Schuyler


Public Information Chair

Marilynn L. Schuyler

Senior Counsel
Seyfarth Shaw
San Francisco, CA


Board Members at Large


Christopher Jones 


 Christopher Jones

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

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


Washington, DC

Executive Director


Shirley J. Wilcher Image

Shirley J. Wilcher


American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity

Washington, DC