Chief Diversity Officer (interim) and Assistant Vice Provost
Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Leslie is the Assistant Chief Diversity Officer and Vice Provost at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is the Director of the OHSU Center for Diversity & Inclusion, serving faculty, students and staff through a variety of programs, services and initiatives that address diversity and inclusion issues and initiatives across OHSU. As Co-Chair of OHSU's Diversity Advisory Committee, Leslie advises the OHSU Executive Leadership Team. She co-supports and manifests the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion as an institutional priority at OHSU. read more
Maileen serves as CDI's Communications Manager, responsible for getting the word out about university-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs across OHSU and the broader community, through print publications, web and social media. She is the CDI communications resource for diversity and inclusion initiatives, and manages the creation, development and ongoing updates of CDI communications materials. She also conducts community outreach among diverse groups. An avid hiker and photographer, Maileen enjoys exploring national parks in the American West, and is enamored by Colorado's 14ers.
David Martinez is responsible for supporting the recruitment and retention of diverse students in collaboration with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry. David will develop enrollment management strategies and recruitment campaigns, as well as manage student enrichment programs. Prior to OHSU, David served as the Secondary Transitions & Student Engagement Director at the Oregon Education Investment Board, reporting to the State of Oregon's Chief Education Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in student recruitment, retention, student development, community outreach and diversity at both private and public colleges and universities in Oregon.
Rola is responsible for a host of office and administrative duties. She coordinates sponsorship requests, assists with budget planning, and helps manage logistics for CDI events. She assists OHSU student groups with event planning, and provides communications support for the CDI Director and team. Rola identifies as Arab-American, and enjoys traveling, attending and planning cultural and community events.
Jose Garcia works closely with CDI staff on various events and activities, and works in CDI's front-office reception area in Mackenzie Hall 1115. Since receiving his Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences at Portland State, Jose has provided support for diversity and inclusion programs and events. He also was selected as a research intern for the 2013 summer Equity Internship Research Program, an intensive research stint at an OHSU laboratory, working alongside Dr. Hiroyuki Nakai. In his spare time, Jose enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is also getting ready to continue his long-term goal, which is to attend medical school and get his MD/MPH.