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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chairs

The following members are serving as Chairs of the eXtension Organizing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Lindsey Lunsford

Co-Chair: CES/External Program

DEI Fellow / Sustainable Food System Resource Specialist, Tuskegee University

2019 Summit LaunchFest Presentation

Dr. Shatomi Luster-Edward

Co-Chair: CES/External Program

University of Missouri Urban County Director

eXtension 2018 Summit Presentation

Terry Meisenbach

Co-Chair: Administration Communication

eXtension Administration

Dr. Ahlishia Jnae Shipley

Co-Chair: Administration Communication

National Program leader, USDA

Ana Lu Fonseca

Chair: Assessment & Accountability

Assistant Director of DEI, Oregon State University

Margaret Sage

Co-Chair: CES/External Program

University of WI, Extension, 4-H Youth Development

Woodie Hughes, Jr.

Chair: Listen and Learn

Assistant Extension Administrator/State 4-H Program Leader, Fort Valley State University

Dr. Robert Zabawa

Co-Chair: CES/External Program

Research Professor and Coordinator of Social Science and Rural Development Research, Tuskegee University

Dr. Raymon Shange

Co-Chair: CES/External Program

Interim Assistant Dean for Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension
Director, Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, Tuskegee University

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Organizing Committee

The following list represents all members of the eXtension Organizing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Name

Title

About

Lindsey Lunsford

DEI Fellow

DEI eXtension Fellow

Shatomi Luster-Edward

University of Missouri Urban County Director

www.shatomi.me

Terry Meisenbach

eXtension Administration

https://www.extension.org/author/tmeisenbach/ 

Chris Geith

eXtension CEO

CEO eXtension

Sheron Fulson

Senator Curls Chief of Staff

https://www.senate.mo.gov/mem09/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheron-fulson-8b648b176/

Dr. Chiquita Miller

K-State Extension Agent

http://www.wyandotte.k-state.edu/about/staff/index.html 

Valencia Broadus

MU Extension Council, Chair and Attorney

http://extension.missouri.edu/jackson/council.aspx 

Ahlishia Shipley

National Program Leader, USDA

https://nifa.usda.gov/staff-contact/ahlishia-jnae-shipley 

Ana Lu Fonseca

Assistant Director of DEI, Oregon State University, Outreach and Engagement

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/employee/ana-lu-fonseca 

Mark Locklear

Web Developer, eXtension

https://www.extension.org/2014/10/07/extension-welcomes-new-staffer-mark-locklear/ 

Dr. Pamala Morris

Purdue, Assistant Dean/Director, Office of Multicultural Programs, Professor, Youth Development and Ag. Education

Project Director, eXtension, CoP “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

Overview for Dr. Pamala Morris

Karima Samadi

Program Manager

OSU Extension

College of Education and Human Ecology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

https://fic.osu.edu/members/directory/s/samadi-karima.html 

Jauqua Wilkins

Urban League of Greater Kansas City

https://www.ulkc.org/our-team 

Peggy Ehlers

Purdue University, Extension, 4-H Youth

https://extension.purdue.edu/Dearborn/profile/pehlers 

Margaret Sage

University of WI, Extension, 4-H Youth Development

https://sauk.extension.wisc.edu/staff-directory/

Dr. Courtney T. Owens

Kentucky State University, Interim Assistance Extension Administrator

http://kysu.edu/directory/bio/courtney-owens/ 

Davi Mozie

Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Reentry Educator

http://ccetompkins.org/staff/davi-mozie 

Kenneth J. Schlather

Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Executive Director

http://ccetompkins.org/staff/kenneth-j-schlather 

Kenneth Earl McLaurin

Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Financial Management Educator

http://ccetompkins.org/staff/kenneth-mclaurin-jr 

Eduardo Gonzalez

Cornell University Cooperative Extension

https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/eg36 

Letitia (Tish) Johnson

University of Missouri Cooperative Extension, Community Development

https://extension2.missouri.edu/people/letitia-tish-johnson-138 

Dr. Angela Allen, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin Extension, Associate Professor & Communities Educator

https://milwaukee.uwex.edu/cnred/ 

Woodie Hughes

Fort Valley State University, College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Cooperative Extension Program

http://ag.fvsu.edu/index.php/directory/hughes-woodie/

http://www.fvsu.edu/staff/woodie-hughes/

Steve Wagoner

Purdue Extension, County Extension Director

https://extension.purdue.edu/marion/profile/wagoners

Nia Imani Fields, Ed.D.

University of Maryland Extension, 4-H Specialist, Curricular Systems & Program Development

https://www.niaimanifields.com/

http://extension.umd.edu/4-h

Matt Pezold, MS, MA

University of Missouri Extension, Urban West Region, Labor and Workforce Development Specialist

http://extension.missouri.edu/directory/DisplayRegionalStaff.aspx?C=85251&Office_ID=988

https://extension2.missouri.edu/people/matthew-pezold-85251

Tony Franklin

University of Illinois Extension, Associate Director for Extension Field Operations

https://extension.illinois.edu/staff/tony-franklin

Adegoke Adetunji

Purdue University, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction

https://www.education.purdue.edu/about/diversity-initiatives/holmes-scholars-program/