President & Provost's Council on Women - Members

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Katherine Betts
Intercultural Specialist
African American Student Initiative Student Life Multicultural Center
Image of Heather Brod, Director, ADM-Medicine Administration
Heather Brod
Director, Faculty Affairs
College of Medicine
Portrait of Kristen Cole
Kristen Cole
(Chair Elect) Senior Director-Operations
Experimental Hematology Laboratory, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center
Portrait of Kim Doran
Kimberly Doran
Director of ISS/Chief of Staff
SASSO, Office of Academic Affairs
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Amy Lahmers
(Past Chair) Program Director Research Education
College of Medicine
Image of Shelly Martin
Shelly Martin
Assistant Director, Patient Transportation
Wexner Medical Center
Christine O'Malley
Christine O'Malley
Communications Consultant
Human Resources
Portrait of Nita Williams
Nita Williams
Director of Non-Therapeutic Research
Comprehensive Cancer Center; Office of Health Services


Portrait of Donna Bobbitt-Zeher
Donna Bobbitt-Zeher
Associate Professor
Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences (Marion Campus)
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Cynthia Callahan
Associate Professor
English, College of Arts & Sciences (Mansfield Campus)
Picture is of Joyce Chen, black hair, gray top, necklace
Joyce Chen
Associate Professor
College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science
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Elena Foulis
Senior Lecturer
Spanish & Portuguese, College of Arts & Sciences
Bella Mehta
Bella Mehta
(Chair) Professor/Director
Clinical Pharmacy & Family Medicine, College of Pharmacy/Continuing Professional Development
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Tiyi Morris
Associate Professor
African American and African Studies, College of Arts & Sciences (Newark)
Karen Wruck
Karen Wruck
Finance, Fisher College of Business

Ex Officio

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Jacquie Aberegg
Senior Enterprise Marketing Strategist
University Marketing
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Jennifer Beard
The Women's Place
Emily Caldwell
Emily Caldwell
Media Relations Manager
Office of the President
Portrait of Sheila Craft-Morgan
Sheila Craft-Morgan
Senior Resource Planning Analyst
Institutional Research and Planning
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Molly Driscoll
Interim Associate Vice President of Talent, Diversity and Leadership
Office of Human Resources
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Mary Juhas
Associate Vice President
Office of Research
Portrait of Jera Oliver
Jera Oliver
ASFW President, Director of Development
University Advancement
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Shannon Winnubst
Department Chair, Professor
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

External Member

MuMin Azuka
Azuka MuMin
Former Sr VP at COSI, currently on sabbatical

Future Members: Join the Council

Are you interested in the advancement of all women at Ohio State? Would you like to make an impact on the working environment for staff and faculty women? A three-year President and Provost’s Council on Women (PPCW) term offers an exciting opportunity to work with dynamic people from across the university. Meetings occur monthly along with task force assignments that include work outside of the regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The president and provost will appoint members from the nominations.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the President and Provost’s Council on Women, please submit your application via the Qualtrics survey link at the bottom of this page. Applicants must have been employed at Ohio State for a minimum of two years to be eligible.

You will be asked to include the following in your application. Please have this prepared before you begin:

  1. Describe your leadership experience (personal or professional).
  2. A letter of recommendation in support of your application (two pages maximum). This can come from a supervisor, professional colleague, etc and should be on professional letterhead. The letter should address why the applicant would be a strong candidate and provide examples of the applicant's leadership experience.
  3. Statement of Commitment: up to 3,300 characters including spaces/approximately 500 words) that communicates:
  • Why do you want to be a member of the PPCW?
  • What is the greatest challenge facing women at Ohio State?
  • Provide a specific example of how you have been an advocate for women.
  • What is the difference between diversity and inclusion and why are both important for advancing women?

Please note: This form field is set up such that if your statement exceeds 3,300 characters including spaces, the extra characters will not be included in your submission.

The council is accepting nominations through 5 pm, Friday, November 15, 2019. Questions? Please contact Amy Lahmers, PPCW Past-Chair/Nominations Committee Chair.

Submit Nomination