RACISM IN HEALTHCARE
DR. Damon a. Williams
visionary and inspirational leader
Led by nationally recognized DEI scholar and expert, Dr. Damon A. Williams, this session will feature a discussion on Inclusive Excellence, strategic diversity leadership, and the fundamentals of leading effective organizational change. By leveraging national data, introspective stories, and the pragmatic voice that can only come from having led DEI-related organizational change efforts at all levels of leadership, this session aims to empower, educate, and inspire hope in all of those that attend.
Dr. Damon A. Williams is one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility, educational achievement, social impact, and organizational change. He has worked with more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, foundations, and government agencies, as keynote speaker, strategist, educator, and social impact leader. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education (CSHPE), where he specialized in the area of organizational behavior and management. In 2013, he was awarded the coveted Inclusive Excellence Award of Leadership from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), and a leadership commendation from the the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) for his landmark contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy globally. As Associate Vice Chancellor, Vice Provost, and Chief Diversity Officer, he founded the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as a senior leader building the Division of Multicultural and International Affairs at the University of Connecticut, respectively. He has launched his work nationally, helping hundreds of colleges and universities to transform their efforts in liberal education, improving student graduation rates, campus climate and inclusion, leadership development, faculty diversity, and curriculum reform.
Join us for a thrilling weekend that will intensify your ASDA Fever!
DR. KRIS MENDOZA
Dr. Kris Mendoza graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he later completed his residency in dental anesthesiology. Dr. Mendoza served as the President of ASDA from 2014-2015, during which he developed an interest in access to dental services and helping those who would otherwise be unable to receive dental care. This led him to pursue a career in dental anesthesiology, working with multiple patient populations. Upon graduation, he was drawn to Colorado for its active and outdoor lifestyle. When he’s not working, he enjoys running outdoor trails, climbing mountains, or competing in obstacle course races and ultra-marathons.