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Include and value everyone because everyone is different

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing works to create an environment in which all members of the school community feel welcomed and supported and that those with differing perspectives and contributions are not only sought out but know they are equally valued. Drawing upon experiences from past DEI initiatives, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee brings together faculty, staff, and students from the JHSON community who feel called to participate.

The committee welcomes contributions from its members and the JHSON community at large. Sub committees are formed as needed to address both short- and long-term issues that have been identified as relevant to its charge.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To assist in cultivating an intentionally welcoming and inclusive campus environment with opportunities to learn and work in a diverse range of settings, JHSON established the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Jermaine Monk, PhD, MSW, MS. Mgmt., MA Th., MA, was appointed to serve as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to further the school’s diversity and its impact on innovation, education, practice, research, and service. This role provides strategic vision and leadership for diversity and inclusion activities at JHSON and collaborates on initiatives across the university and health system. It also serves as a resource for people in the JHSON community to address areas of success and issues of concern related to diversity and inclusion.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council


Jennifer Wenzel, PhD

PhD Program Director


Teresa Brockie, PhD

Associate Professor


Brenda Nettles, DNP

Assistant Clinical Professor


Tyreesia (Angel) Johns

Campus Operations Coordinator


Lisa Stambolis, MSN

Senior Research Associate – Neighborhood Nursing


Brandon Leblanc

Assistant Admissions Director


Drea Sanchez

MSN Student


Serina Gbaba

DNP Student


Faith Medlock

PhD Student


Rodolfo Jarvata Hanson, DNP

DNP Alumni


Sarah Szanton, PhD

Dean of School of Nursing


Bob Atkins, PhD  

Executive vice Dean


Jermaine J. Monk, PhD

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Goals and Objectives for Diversity Advisory Council

Goals and Objectives for Diversity Advisory Council

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) established the Diversity Advisory Council to support the values of excellence, accountability, responsibility, and integrity. We embrace diversity to enhance all of our activities and accomplish the mission of JHSON. To achieve this, The Diversity Advisory Council seeks to:

  • Increase culturally relevant skills of the faculty, staff, and students within JHSON.

  • Facilitate increased representation of diversity amongst faculty, students, and staff within JHSON.

  • Monitor and evaluate outcomes of the DEI initiatives specific to the JHSON strategic plan.

  • Serve as a liaison to other key stakeholders to maximize reach and impact, including but not limited to Faculty Assembly, Curriculum Committees, Staff Committee, Human Resources, Student Affairs, and University Diversity initiatives.

  • Recommend and promote policies, programs, and other initiatives to attract and retain a diverse mix of faculty, staff, and students.

  • Examine formal and informal structures and processes. Recommend changes and opportunities that foster greater inclusion and equity.