Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Leadership

DEI&B Committee Members

Jaime Ayotte, Team Leader, Patient Access Dept.
Erin Barclay RN, ICU Academy Coordinator, ICU
Johnesha Bentley, Patient Access Rep, Patient Access Dept.
John Bergemann, Director of Employee Engagement
Sarah Bohnert, RN, Director of Staff Development, CMH
Julia Cramer, Educational Coordinator, Professional Development
Rev. Katherine Day, Managing Chaplain, Rosamond Gifford Spiritual Care Center
Laniesha Dotson, Inpatient Admitting Rep Float, Patient Access Dept.
Twiggy Eure, EdD, Director of DEI&B; Chair, DEI&B Committee
Janelle Harris, Supervisor, Patient Access
Kathryn Hennigan, Academic Assistant, Pomeroy College of Nursing
Felix Hernandez, Support Supervisor, CMP Cardiology
Rebecca Howden, Manager, Environmental Services
Christol Jennings DNP, RN, Assistant Professor, Pomeroy College of Nursing
Kevin Johnson, MD, Crouse Chemical Dependency (Psychiatrist), Addiction Treatment Services
Timothy Keniston, CD Counselor I, Opioid Treatment Program
Seth Kronenberg, MD, President & CEO
Sherine Lazarow, Sr. Compliance Administrator, Risk Mgmt.
Carol Lee Lewis, Human Resource Assistant
Kathleen Miller Murphy, RN, Director, Women’s Health Integration, Community Engagement & Exec. Director, Crouse Health Foundation (Interim)
Tawyna Montgomery, Patient Access Representative, Patient Access Dept.
Edward Napper, Peri Operative Aide, Surgical Suite, OR WSC
Sage Roden, Medical Secretary, Crouse Medical Practice, Bariatric & General Surgery
Jamila Sherman, Surgical Revenue Clerk, Surgical Suite, OR WSC
Karen Sigona, Quality Improvement Analyst, Quality Improvement & DEIB Quality Analyst
Tonya Swift-Freeman, Supervisor, Surgical Services Secretary, Revenue Clerks Cardiac
Constance Thomas, Care Coordination Assistant, Care Coordination Admin.
Alexis Tucker, Health Unit Coordinator, Neonatology 9 Irving
Patricia Tucker, Patient and Guest Relations Specialist
Te’Ata Wells, Supervisor, Patient Access
Terry Zahler, Educational Coordinator, Educational Services

DEI&B Advisory Board

DEIB Advisory board As the only locally-governed hospital, Crouse Health values diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging among our employees, patients and the families we serve. To further develop our culture and engage our community, the work of DEIB has never been more important. To help provide us with insight and expertise, a select group of Syracuse community leaders will be invited to participate on the DEI&B Advisory Board.

The DEI&B Advisory Board will serve as a sounding board to help gain insights and advice to explore future new opportunities through thought-provoking conversations that lead to system-wide enhancements. Board members will provide current knowledge, critical thinking and analysis focused on examining and addressing the health equity gap, equitable care, cultural patient experiences and assist the organization in prioritizing the creation of a more equitable and inclusive work environment.

DEI&B Advisory Board Members:
Seth Kronenberg, MD, DEI&B Advisory Board Chair & President & CEO, Crouse Health
Melvin T. Stith, Sr. PhD, DEI&B Advisory Board Chair & Crouse Health Board Member
Twiggy Eure, EdD, Director of DEI&B and Committee Chair
Bishop HB Alex, National Action Network & Pastor, Victory Temple
Vicki Brackens, President & Financial Planner, Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC
Pastor Thieolar Cage, Eternal Hope Worship Church
Pastor Erik Eure, Senior Pastor, The Promise Land Church
Danushi Fernando, Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Drake Harrison, President, 100 Black Men of Syracuse
Dr. A. Najah Salaam, CEO Street Addiction Institute, Inc. & President UnBeylievable Enterprises, Corp.
LaToya Jones, Lead Organizer, Upstate, New York, Healthcare Education Project 1199SEIU/GNYHA
SeQuoia Kemp, BSN, Founder & Certified Community-Based Doula, Doula 4 A Queen
Bishop Colette Matthews-Carter, Director, The El-Hindi Center for Dialogue & Action, InterFaith Works of Central New York
Al-Amin Muhammad, Founder & Exec Director, We Rise Above the Streets
Pam Odom, Deputy Superintendent, Syracuse City School District
Kira Kristal Reed, PhD, Associate Professor, Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Juhanna Rogers, PhD, VP of Racial Equity and Social Impact, CenterState CEO
Jason Smoral, General Manager, Syracuse Mets
Cora Thomas, WAER Radio Host & Community Leader, Syracuse University
Natividad Torrence, Program Director, MercyWorks, Inc., Clarence Jordan Vision Center
Eunice Williams, EdD, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Onondaga Community College
Lawrence Williams, Executive Director, Syracuse Community Connections at Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility Inc.
Dana Zanders, Chief Financial Officer, Vera House

DEI&B Community Partners

100 Black Men of Syracuse
Accessorized to a T
ACR Health
BeeJay’s Experience LLC
Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC
CenterState CEO
City of Syracuse
CNY Latino
CNY Pride
Cocoa Candles
Doula 4 A Queen
Crave Dessert Studio
Crochet Madness Booked & Busy
Dunbar Center
Eternal Hope Worship Church
George Kilpatrick Inspiration for the Nation
Haudenosaunee Singers & Dancers
InterFaith Works
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Syracuse Vicinity
Jubilee Homes
Mercy Works, Inc.
Miss Prissy’s
Mpresshuns Unlimited
Onondaga Community College
PGR Foundation, Inc.
Second Olivet Missionary Baptist Church
Smile 360
Street Addiction Institute, Inc.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.
Syracuse Chapter of NAACP
Syracuse City School District
Syracuse Community Connections (SCC)
Syracuse Community Health Center
Syracuse Juneteenth, Inc.
Syracuse Mets
Southwest Community Center
Synergy (A Mercy Works Program)
Syracuse University (CBT)
The El-Hindi Center for Dialogue & Action, InterFaith Works of Central New York
The Promise Land Church
Tonya Being Tonya (TBT)
The Q-Center
Ukrainian Cultural Center of Syracuse, Inc.
UnBeylievable Enterprises, Corp.
Urban CNY
Upstate New York Healthcare Education Project 1199SEIU/GNYHA
Victory Temple Church
We Rise Above The Streets Recovery Outreach Inc.
YWCA
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Syracuse Chapter)

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