Derick Du Vivier, M.D.
Interim Vice President, Equity and Inclusion
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, School of Medicine
Dr. Du Vivier oversees the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and is responsible for institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives within the clinical, educational, and research missions.
In addition to his duties at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Du Vivier is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in the School of Medicine and is the assistant dean for diversity and inclusion in the School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Emory University and master's in business administration from Duke University. He completed his residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital and New York.
Dr. Du Vivier joined OHSU in 2014. He served as president of the Faculty Senate from 2017 to 2019. He is a co-chair of the Oregon Health Policy Board’s Health Equity Committee. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Professional Diversity, as well as the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Governmental Affairs. Dr. Du Vivier served on the Oregon Health Authority Health Equity Analytics Workgroup and was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Japan. Prior to coming to OHSU, he practiced anesthesiology in southern Oregon for more than 10 years.
Wes is a native Portlander who is dedicated to supporting diversity as one of OHSU’s core values. While growing up, he volunteered as an assistant coach for youth sports teams with disabilities. His devotion to inclusive causes has led him to his current role. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, walking and playing ping pong.
Rebecca Sutton-Kanyako, M.A.
Rebecca Sutton-Kanyako holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training, with a focus on Public Health. Her continuum of learning, awareness and practice includes 15 years within the nonprofit sector primarily providing support to HIV/AIDS and International Development programs. Through such experiences, Rebecca gained a profound understanding of health being a human right and therefore embraces the opportunity to work at OHSU toward the vision of improving health and wellbeing for all.
Diversity Recruitment and Retention
Program Manager, Diversity Recruitment and Retention
Andrew was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. He has a degree in linguistics from Portland State University. Having worked in the Perinatology Clinic and Graduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine's Dean's Office, Andrew is extremely familiar with OHSU. Prior to OHSU, he worked as a Spanish/English TEFL teacher in the Portland Metro area for 5 years at Berlitz Language Center, Da Vinci middle school and Uplands Elementary. His volunteer work consists of reading with SMART program (Start Making a Reader Today) and coaching soccer.
Octaviano Merecias Cuevas, M.A.
Lead Diversity Trainer
Octaviano is a multilingual educator with more than 15 years of experience working in diversity, equity and inclusion programs with an emphasis in inter-cultural collaborations, outreach, engagement and learning development. Previous to OHSU, Octaviano served as the manager for policy and civic engagement at Latino Network and as the associate director of outreach for Oregon State University’s Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement. He also served as a faculty of extension at OSU’s School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences.
Crystal Roberts, J.D.
Program Manager and Lead Diversity Trainer
Crystal is a certified Cook Ross Consultant and serves as the program manager for OHSU’s unconscious bias campus-wide initiative. She facilitates two-hour unconscious bias trainings to help participants understand the impact of our actions. Prior to this role, Crystal was a civil rights investigator at OHSU’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity department and an equity and compliance consultant in Portland State University’s Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion. She received her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.