University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC CE Council

We have a council of experts dedicated to supporting our community engagement efforts.

The UNMC Community Collaborations Council comprises faculty or staff of each engaged college, department, division, institute, center or unit. It is overseen by the Office of Community Engagement, under the direction of the assistant vice chancellor for community engagement. 

The purpose of the council is to advise and support the creation and development of UNMC-level interprofessional and collaborative community engagement policies, processes and actions. The Community Collaborations Council plays a significant role in delivering community engagement best practices and assisting disseminate reports regarding our impact.

Council Members

Anne H. Bowen Fischer
Senior Assistant to the Chancellor 

Liliana Bronner 
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
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Nicole Carritt
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Health Workforce Education Relations
Director, Rural Health Initiatives
Assistant Director, Community Outreach & Engagement, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Kiara Comfort
Assistant Professor, Community Outreach and Health Systems Librarian
McGoogan Health Sciences Library

Shirley Delair, MD
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Associate Professor
College of Medicine

Armando De Alba, MD
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
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Nada Fadul, MD
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Programs & Professor
College of Medicine

Brooke Fitzpatrick
UNMC Office of Community Engagement

Marquita Govan
Inclusion Program Associate
Academic Affairs

Brandon Grimm, PhD
Senior Associate Dean & Professor
College of Public Health
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Michael Hollins
Associate Executive Director, Community & Business Strategy

Becky Jackson
Director of Community and Patient Engagement, Patient Experience
Nebraska Medicine

Heidi Keeler, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor, UNMC Office of Community Engagement
Associate Professor and Director of Continuing InterProfessional Development and Innovation (CiPDI), College of Nursing

Keyonna M. King, DrPH
Associate Professor, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
College of Public Health
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Kiara Kocsis Gregurich
Student Organization Activities Coordinator, Student Life Inclusion and Diversity Office
Division of Student Success

Sarah Lowman, DDS
Assistant Dean for Admissions & Assistant Professor
College of Dentistry

Kristin Mayleben-Flott
Coordinator, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders
Munroe-Meyer Institute

Sarah McBrien, PhD
Associate Professor & Director of Academic Affairs
College of Allied Health Professions

Keith M. Olsen, PharmD
College of Pharmacy

Jennifer Pool
Community Engagement Associate

Athena Ramos, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
College of Public Health

Lydia Sand
Deputy Director and Program Manager
Nebraska Area Health Education Center Program

Yun Saksena, DMD
Associate Dean for Education, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Associate Professor
College of Dentistry

Sheritta Strong, MD
UNMC Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusion

Ong Vang
Accreditation & Assessment Manager
Academic Affairs

Laura Vinson
Service Learning, Programs Manager
College of Public Health

Melonie S. Welsh
Director, Department of Community Engagement
Robert F. and Myrna L. Krohn Associate Professor
Munroe-Meyer Institute 

Christina Whitted
Communications Manager
Eppley Institute

Shanda Ross
Director of Engagement, Outreach and Belonging
Nebraska Medicine

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Making an Impact in North and South Omaha

The Community Collaborations Council helps plan our engagement reports, such as the recent one that highlights our partnerships in North and South Omaha.