2020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit

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Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill

Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill serves as the Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity at the AAVMC. Her work primarily focuses on the ongoing development and implementation of the Diversity Matters initiative at the national and local levels as well as promoting diversity and inclusion in the broader veterinary medical profession. Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill originally joined the AAVMC in 1996 and has worked for the association on three separate occasions. Most recently, she joined the AAVMC in 2004 as the Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity before becoming Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity. Her work primarily focuses on the ongoing development and implementation of the Diversity Matters initiative at the national and local levels as well as promoting the veterinary medical profession within underrepresented and marginalized communities. 

Lisa also directs the association’s national research agenda. She collects and analyzes data and produces reports related to academic veterinary medicine to include the applicant pool, enrollment, institutional economic impact and diversity.

Previously, she worked as a Research Associate at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and as the Legislative Manager for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

She earned a master’s degree in Public Administration (with a specialization in health policy) from George Mason in Fairfax, Va. and an EdD in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Change from Benedictine University.

Lisa is the mother of teenage daughter and the owner of a fun-loving puppy. She also currently runs a blog about adoption in communities of color.

Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill serves as the Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity at the AAVMC. Her work primarily focuses on the ongoing development and implementation of the Diversity Matters initiative at the national and local levels as well as promoting diversity and inclusion in the broader veterinary medical profession. Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill originally joined the AAVMC in 1996 and has worked for the association on three separate occasions. Most recently, she joined the AAVMC in 2004 as the Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity before becoming Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity. Her work primarily focuses on the ongoing development and implementation of the Diversity Matters initiative at the national and local levels as well as promoting the veterinary medical profession within underrepresented and marginalized communities.  

Lisa also directs the association’s national research agenda. She collects and analyzes data and produces reports related to academic veterinary medicine to include the applicant pool, enrollment, institutional economic impact and diversity.

Previously, she worked as a Research Associate at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and as the Legislative Manager for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

She earned a master’s degree in Public Administration (with a specialization in health policy) from George Mason in Fairfax, Va. and an EdD in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Change from Benedictine University.
Lisa is the mother of teenage daughter and the owner of a fun-loving puppy. She also currently runs a blog about adoption in communities of color.


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Dr. Jen Brandt

Dr. Jen Brandt is the Director of Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at the American Veterinary Medical Association.  She is a licensed independent social worker and supervisor, experienced grief and trauma therapist, and healthcare team communications specialist. In addition to her background in clinical education, research, and practice, she is a nationally certified Psychology of Eating Coach, Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor, and Anti-Oppression Informed Practitioner. Dr. Brandt founded The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Honoring the Bond Program, one of the first programs in the nation aimed at recognizing and honoring the human-animal bond by providing support and resources to animal owners and animal care professionals. She is also co-founder of the Association of American Veterinary College’s Veterinary Mental Health Professional’s Group, which serves to enhance and build wellness and support programs at colleges of veterinary medicine, develop best practices in veterinary counseling and wellness agendas within colleges, and provide counsel and expertise to veterinary leadership.


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Dr. Christine C. Jenkins

Dr. Christine C. Jenkins leads the Zoetis, Medical Affairs, Academic and Professional Affairs, Scientific Information, and Outcomes Research groups. As a member of the Zoetis U.S. Leadership Team, Jenkins serves as the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for U. S. Operations and is responsible for strategic partnerships with the colleges of veterinary medicine and professional associations of relevance across U. S. Operations. She is responsible for the Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform and philanthropic efforts for which includes support of the veterinary profession through scholarships, veterinary wellness initiatives, disaster relief and diversity. 

Jenkins received her BS degree in Animal Science from Florida A&M University and her DVM from Tuskegee University. She completed an internship at the University of Florida and a residency at the University of Tennessee in small animal internal medicine. Prior to joining industry, Dr. Jenkins was a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to joining Zoetis, Dr. Jenkins held Director roles in clinical research, regulatory affairs, and marketing at Pfizer Animal Health, Merial Ltd. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.


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Dr. Gretchen Delcambre

Dr. Delcambre is a '09 DVM graduate from Louisiana State University SVM and a '15 MS graduate from University of Florida CVM. For the last 3 years she has served as the Director of Veterinary Admissions at Colorado State University and has been teaching DVM Histology in for about 9 years. She has a passion for supporting DVM students through advocacy, mentorship, and formal advisory and committee roles in order to foster the growth of professional students' unique identities for serving diverse communities in their future.


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Kate Hellmann, Ph.D. 

I am a faculty administrator and researcher in the field of international education and TESOL with fifteen years of experience. I have a Ph.D. in Education with a focus on International Education and a Master's in Applied Linguistics. Spanish is my second language.

Our faculty team facilitates Academic English and pathways at INTO WSU, a dynamic joint venture at Washington State University that supports the academic and linguistic preparation of international undergraduate and graduate students across our WSU system.

I research faculty experiences with international students in the classroom and beyond, international students and scholars, innovative teaching methodologies and integration of domestic and international communities in the context of global learning. My research and practice focus on the internationalization of higher education in the United. 


Nicklaus McHendry

Nicklaus McHendry

Nicklaus McHendry (They/He) graduated with a BA in Comparative Ethnic Studies in 2020 and currently works as a graduate intern within the Office of Outreach and Education at WSU. They grew up in Mason County and graduated from South Puget Sound Community College with a dual high school diploma and AA in 2016. Their research interests include environmental racism, prisons and policing, post-9/11 security philosophy, and intersectional justice in the race against climate change. 

As a facilitator and social justice educator, they strive to help create an equitable campus for WSU both during our current moment and into the future. 

Outside of the classroom, they enjoy tabletop gaming, embroidery, and shamelessly consuming zombie media. 


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Meredyth Goodwin

Meredyth Goodwin serves as the Director of the Access Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Prior to joining WSU in 2011, she worked at the University of Idaho for 23 years as the Director of TRIO-Student Support Services, a federal grant program that serves low income and first generation students.  In addition, she oversaw both UI tutoring programs and disability access services for a number of years.  Meredyth’ s focus is both creating systemic change on the university level through recognizing and removing barriers to equal access and opportunity, while also assisting under-represented college students 1:1 to realize their full potential.  She serves on several university committees and task forces that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Meredyth holds a MA in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa and a BA in both English and Theatre from the University of Maine.  Meredyth lives in Moscow with her husband and three spoiled cats.


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Rochelle Dach

Rochelle Dach is the Assistant Director at the WSU Pullman Access Center. Her work involves collaborating with students to determine reasonable accommodations for their courses at WSU, working with faculty to implement accommodations, and supervising some of the auxiliary services for the Access Center. She has been working within the disability community since she was a freshman at UC Berkeley where she earned her BA in Social Welfare. She lived and worked in Berkeley for 8 years before moving to Pullman in 2015 where she lives with her husband and two dogs. She currently serves on a variety of working groups and councils, including the WSU Cultural Competency and Allyship working group, the Whitman County Transition Council, the Washington State Independent Living Council – Youth and Young Adults Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for Delta Alpha Pi, a national honor society for students with disabilities. She is passionate about removing systemic barriers that people with disabilities face by advocating for universal design wherever possible, and for creatively developing accommodations when necessary.  


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Dr. Matthew Jeffries

Matthew Jeffries (he, him, his) serves as the director for the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center at Washington State University. In this role, he supports system-level change and six campuses in their creation and implementation of LGBTQ+ affirming policies and procedures. Additionally, he supports students and channels their energy for activism into tangible, material change. Prior to this role, he worked in academic advising, new student programs, and residence life.


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Becky Jewell, M.A.

I am the pre-veterinary specialist for Washington State University. I work with students one-on-one, beginning their first year of undergraduate studies to help them become competitive applicants for veterinary schools. I am passionate about helping students approach pre-veterinary medicine in a way that is engaging. Every student is in need of something different, and my goal is to make the experience personal. While meeting with students, I encourage them to identify and pursue their goals in ways that align with their interests, passions, values, and identity. Additionally, I encourage students to take healthy risks and venture out of their comfort zones. Applying to professional schools can be a puzzle, but I remind students that they don’t have to do it alone.