Council members

George Corcoran George Corcoran, chair, professor and chair of the WSU Applebaum Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chief Diversity Officer of the college, helped form CoDI. Before becoming president of the Society of Toxicology, Corcoran created its Committee on Diversity Initiatives and was co-investigator of an NIH grant that supported groups of students, their mentors and peer mentors from underrepresented institutions to attend a specialized two-day program at the annual meeting on career development to advance diversity in the profession. As moderator of his church's Mission and Outreach Committee, Corcoran refocused its mission to serving needy residents of Detroit.
Taylor Cox Taylor Cox, vice chair, is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of diversity, inclusion and transformational change in the workplace. He is the author of three seminal books on diversity in business, and the creator of an innovative and effective culture change model implemented by myriad businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions over the past several decades.
Lauren Budrow Lauren Budrow
Mary Clark Mary Clark
Ronald Coleman Ronald Coleman
Tiffany Cusmano Tiffany Cusmano
Jeannetta Greer Jeannetta Greer
Doreen Head Doreen Head serves as the academic program director for the Master of Occupational Therapy program. As an assistant professor in the program, she teaches the Mental Health Conditions and Group Dynamics courses; she has over 30 years of experience working with people with mental health disorders in variety of long- and short-term treatment facilities. Her research interests include a life skills study at the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) with mothers experiencing homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, mental health issues that have an impact on the community and workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. She is also interested in technology and virtual environments in various driving safety studies exploring the effects of alcohol, marijuana and texting using a fixed-base driving simulator.
Robert Hellar Robert Hellar
Harry Kurtz Harry Kurtz has been in the mobile tour and exhibit equipment business for more than 30 years. Since that time he has developed projects for dozens of Fortune 500 organizations, including Ford, AT&T, Trane, Toyota, Target, Dole, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, Aetna, Magna International, Boeing, Fuji, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Mazda. He has also worked with a multitude of nonprofit and government clients, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Army, the Mayo Clinic, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Kurtz believes cultural and educational organizations need to be more aggressive in taking their message, products, programs, and services directly to their audiences in a controlled, dedicated environment. His passion for extending educational experiences directly to students is unparalleled in the industry.
Veralucia Mendes-Kramer
Dennis Parker Dennis Parker
Kristina Reid Kristina Reid
Heather Sandlin Heather Sandlin is an academic services officer for WSU Applebaum health sciences programs. She also is an adjunct faculty member who teaches FYS 1010, a first-year seminar course offered to Wayne State freshmen. She serves on the college diversity scholarship committee. Sandlin has also served on the leadership team for the American College Personnel Association Michigan Chapter (ACPA-Michigan), a professional organization that focuses on the advancement of higher education through the lens of social justice and advocacy.
Tim Stemmler Timothy Stemmler is a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and associate dean for research in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has authored over 100 research publications and has been an active recruiter and supporter of underrepresented minority (URM) student research training, within his lab working closely with URM students at the high school, college and post-graduate levels.