PVM Diversity Action Committee (DAC)

The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  This appointed committee develops, monitors and evaluates the progress of the College's strategic plan for diversity, which compliments the existing strategic plan for the College.  Other responsibilities include advising on the coordination of activities that support and strenghten our College's climate of inclusiveness; and also advising faculty, staff and students regarding issues of diversity.

Committee Members


  • Pat Wakenell, Associate Professor of Avian Diagnostics
  • Aimee Highland, Head of Administrative Operations and Client Services and Building Deputy, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory


  • Ron Hullinger, Professor of Veterinary Anatomy
  • Andi Waibel, Department Secretary


  • Joe Camp, Secretary of Faculties and Professor CPB
  • Keke Fairfax, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Parasitology
  • Kathleen Burke, Teaching Technologist
  • Matt Jarvi, Secretary


  • Sandra San Miguel, Associate Dean of Engagement
  • Kathy Salisbury, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Jim Weisman, Director of Student Services/Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Marti Burns, Director of Lifelong Learning
  • Luana Nan, Therapist/Counselor


  • Henry Green, Associate Professor, Cardiology
  • Jessica Sheely, Graduate & International Programs Coordinator

Vet Tech

  • Pam Phegley, Clinical Rotation/Mentorship Coordinator


  • Mimi Arighi, Director of Veterinary Teaching Hospital / Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Danielle Buchanan, Chief Medical Technologist 


  • Ghanasyam Bey, Intern
  • Talisha Moore, Resident


  • Corina Collins, DVM Class of 2016
  • Erika (Patty) Umbarger, Vet Tech Class of 2016
  • Kyle Hohu, DVM Class of 2017
  • Devan Barger, Vet Tech Class of 2017
  • Vacques Hines, DVM Class of 2018
  • Ashanti Lee, Vet Tech Class of 2018
  • Rachel Wright, DVM Class of 2019
  • Sohaila Arizmendi, DVM Class of 2017 and VOICE President
  • Clayton Carr, DVM Class of 2017 and SCAVMA President
  • Moriah Hurt, Graduate Student 
  • Seika Hashimoto Hill, Graduate Student

Contact the Office of Diversity Initiatives:

Kauline Cipriani, Ph.D.
(765) 496-1940


Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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