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Annual Report for EFDEI Committee for July 2022 – June 2023



EFDEI meets on the fourth Monday of each month via Zoom, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.


Areas of Focus during this term:

  • Accessibility Proclamation
  • Policy on minors at work
  • Discussion of the future of the Carolina Women’s Center with Beth Posner
  • Board of Governors’ Change to Compelled Speech Policy
  • Discussion of HB 715 and other recently proposed legislation


Areas for Attention: 

  • Use of EFDEI funds
  • The future of D&I initiatives and programs at UNC
  • Continued discussion of housing affordability in Chapel Hill


Initiatives (formally known as Subgroups):

  • Partnership with Diversity and Inclusion
  • Alternative Holiday
  • Preferred Names Resolution
  • Employee Forum and Staff
  • University Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Council
  • Carolina Black Caucus
  • Employee Resources
  • Accessibility


Active Committee Members

Name                                      Department

Janet Steele – Co-Chair           Comparative Medicine

Rebecca Howell – Co-Chair     School of Law

Alice Whiteside – Secretary   University Libraries

Jessye Bongiovanni                 Student Affairs

David Bragg                            ITS

Valerie Cartagena                   Obstetrics/Gynecology

Tiffany Carver                         School of Social Work

Elizabeth Dubose                    School of Medicine

Jaci Field                                  Athletics

Adrianne Gibilisco                   Kenan-Flagler Business School

Leah Hefner                            University Libraries

Chelsea Porter                        Digital Accessibility

Jessi Hill                                  Craniofacial & Surgical Care

Keith Hines                              Carolina Union Administration

Mary King                                Lineberger Cancer Center

Arlene Medder                        Auxiliary Services

Natiaya Neal                           School of Public Health

Kelly Scurlock-Cross                Obstetrics/Gynecology

Theresa Silsby                         ITS

Janice Singletary                     Campus Health

Robert Smith III                       Neurology

Sarah Smith                             Campus Y

Juan Enrique Tuset                  Family Medicine

Michael Williams                    ITS