Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce


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The EDI Taskforce is comprised of the following members:

Faculty/Department Name Title
Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity Nancy Simms Director, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity and Lead, EDI Taskforce
Office of the Dean of Students Ian Crookshank Dean of Students and Support LeadEDI Taskforce
Capital Development and Facilities Management & Office of Sustainability Devon Fernandes Sustainability Specialist, Office of Sustainability
Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity

Adam Benn

Bharat Saini

Patricia Suleiman

Sacha Ally

Zareena Khan

Manager, Human Rights, Equity and Diversity

Advisor, Human Rights, Equity and Diversity

Advisor, Human Rights, Equity and Diversity

Specialist, Human Rights, Equity and Diversity

Coordinator, Human Rights, Equity and Diversity

Community Outreach and Workforce Development Nivedita Lane Manager, Community & Partnership Development
Faculty Union Pearline Lung Acting Union President
Finance Staci Lindsay Manager, Accounts Payable
Healthy & Inclusive Campus and EDI Taskforce Shani Ocquaye Junior Project Manager
Humber Learning Outcomes

Sarah Nieman

Lara McInnis

Project Assistant, Essential Skills

Professor, Department of English and Faculty Team Lead

Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Alain Fadel HR Business Partner

Camila Ruiz Tacha

Stephen Wong

Student Engagement Coordinator, North Campus

Digital Media Coordinator

Indigenous Education & Engagement Regina Hartwick Associate Dean
Institutional Planning and Analysis Regan Mancini Institutional Planning Specialist
International Centre Lola Nelson International Admissions Officer
Libraries Najeeb Ahmed Library Technician
Marketing and Communications Mike Berg Manager, Special Projects, Government Relations
Program Planning, Development and Renewal Melinda Kao Credit Transfer Consultant
Office of the Registrar Jennifer Smith Manager, Admissions
Office of the Senior Vice President, Academic Laurie Rancourt Senior Vice President, Academic
Public Safety and Emergency Management

Adnan Salam

Public Safety Coordinator

Student Success and Engagement

Christina Alcena

Monique Chambers   

Kimberly Daniels

Manager, Equity & Student Life

Coordinator, Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives - BASE Program

Coordinator, Orientation & Student Life Programs

Student Wellness & Accessibility Centre Sonia Thakur Accessibility Consultant, Accessible Learning Services
Support Staff Union Fredy Mejia Union President
Teaching and Learning Support Ranya Khan Faculty Development Advisor
Faculty of Business

Shaina Ellis

Paul Griffin

Program Support Officer

Associate Dean, Bachelor of Commerce Degree Programs

Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness

Mary DiVito

Urszula Kosecka

Natalie Royer

Lisa Salem-Wiseman

Program Coordinator, Field Practicum Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Professor, BIOS

Professor, Early Childhood Education

Associate Dean, ECE, ECE-Special Needs, CICE, Systems Navigator

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Innovative Learning

Vera Beletzan

Jennifer Marotta

Senior Dean


Faculty of Media and Creative Arts

Erika Heitler

Andrew Scott

Office Manager

Associate Dean, Music & Fine Arts

Faculty of Social and Community Services

Fisseha Yacob Belay

Fowzia Mahamed

Derek Stockley

Shara Stone



Senior Dean & Principal, Lakeshore Campus


University of Guelph Humber

Jessica Pilfold

Susan Thomas

Student Services Coordinator

Manager, Career & Placement Services

Humber Students

Alaina Allen

Devon Hunter

Nadia Aftab

Nikki Clarke

Patria Tica

Sadiya Chowdhury

Paralegal Studies (Faculty of Business)

Commerce (Faculty of Business)

Community Development (Faculty of Social and Community Services)

Child and Youth Care (Faculty of Social & Community Services)

General Arts & Sciences (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning)

Creative Advertising (Faculty of Media & Creative Arts)

Humber Alumni Dr. Delores Mullings Associate Professor, Memorial University
Community–based and Industry Organizations and Community Members

Gopal Bansal

Errol Cyrus

Jennifer de Four

Nikhita Dogra

Mathura Karunanithy

Royal Bank of Canada

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Lifelong Leadership Institute

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians

Community Member

Picture of EDI Taskforce Members


If you have questions pertaining to the EDI Taskforce, please contact: Nancy Simms, Director of the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity, at nancy.simms@humber.ca.

Senior Dean, FSCS & Principal, Lakeshore Campus