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National Day of Racial Healing


Preparation for WSU’s inaugural National Day of Racial Healing has truly been a collective effort. Led by Trymaine Gaither, Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence, it has involved the work of faculty, staff, and students from across the system.

Trymaine Gaither, Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence: Chair of the National Day of Racial Healing Steering Committee
Kersten Bergstrom, Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences: Chair, National Day of Racial Healing Pedagogy Working Group
Clif Stratton, Director, University Common Requirements:      Co-Chair, National Day of Racial Healing Pedagogy Working Group
Jennifer Ellsworth, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services: Chair, Healing and Wellness Subcommittee
Adriana Janovich, Journalist and Associate Editor for Washington State Magazine: Chair, Marketing Subcommittee
Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Chair, Programming Subcommittee
Charice DeGuzman, MS, MHCA, MHP, DCR: Mental Health Counselor Associate/Multicultural Specialist
Darryl Singleton: Assistant Professor of Black Music in America and Social Justice
Jason Abrams (he, him, his): Assistant Director of Campus Events



Committee Members

Trymaine Gaither (chair)Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive
Adriana JanovichEditor, University Marketing and
Anna PlemonsAssociate Vice Chancellor, WSU
Anna RodgersPresident, Black Student-Athlete
Anna WhitehallAssociate Professor, Department of Human
Brennan JacksonSecretary/Treasurer, Black Student-Athlete
Caitlin BletscherAssistant Professor, Department of Human
Cara Hawkins-JedlickaAssistant Professor, Strategic
Charice DeGuzmanStudent Health Services
Christel WoodsGraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of
Clif StrattonAssociate Professor, Department of
Darryl SingletonAssistant Professor, School of
Erin TomsonAssistant Professor, Strategic
Jason AbramsAssistant Director, Pullman Events
Jeremiah SimmonsPresident, Black Student Union
Joanne GreeneDirector, University
Linda InfrancoDirector of Development, Honors
Marie LoweryVice President, Black Student
Jennifer EllsworthDirector, Cougar Health
Kauser GwaduriStudent Services Coordinator, WSU
Kersten BergstromLecturer, School of Biological Sciences
Kristin BeckerCurator of Education & Programs, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of
Noelle NiemeierEditor, LandEscapes Student Art and Literary
Renny ChristopherVice Chancellor, WSU
Robert FranklinAssistant Professor, Department of
Stephanie BaumanAssociate Professor, Department of
Sylvia Rangel-van Breda VriesmanStudent Counselor/Wellness
Anna McLeodDirector of Student
Cameron McGillAssistance Professor, English
Co-Director, Visiting Writers Series
Andrew PereraWSU Spokane Health
Karen WeathermonDirector, First Year Programs
Director, Common Reading
Jessica WhittAssociate Director, Fitness Services & Education, University
Courtney AndersonCoordinator, Student Diversity and International Student Life,
Health Sciences
Bari BoydCenter for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation
Andria DonnenwerthProgram Coordinator, Global Campus
Co-Chair MLK Committee
Mitchell ImholtDiversity Center,