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
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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
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Shelly Martin
Assistant Director, Patient Transportation
Wexner Medical Center
Christine O'Malley
Christine O'Malley
Communications Consultant
Human Resources
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Nita Williams
Director of Non-Therapeutic Research
Comprehensive Cancer Center; Office of Health Services


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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
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Julie Carpenter-Hubin
Assistant Vice President
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
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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 nominating someone or nominating yourself for a position on the President and Provost’s Council on Women, please submit your nomination via the web form link at the bottom of this page. Note, if your submission is not for yourself, please contact the potential nominee to get their permission. The form will ask for the following information:

  • If your submission is not for yourself, have you notified the nominee about this nomination?
  • Nominee’s Name
  • Nominee’s Title
  • Nominee’s Department/Unit
  • Nominee’s Position (Faculty, Staff, or Both)
  • Nominee’s Email Address
  • Nominee’s Phone Number
  • Nominee’s Years Worked at the University
  • Nominee’s Supervisor’s Name
  • Nominee’s Supervisor’s Email Address
  • Submitted by
  • Statement of commitment (see details below)

You will be asked to include a statement (up to 3,300 characters including spaces/approximately 500 words) that communicates:

  1. The nominee’s commitment to be an active and engaged member of the PPCW
  2. Evidence of past involvement in university women’s initiatives
  3. Why you believe the nominee should be selected to be a part of the council

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, December 7, 2018. Questions? Please contact Jacquelyn Meshelemiah, PPCW Past-Chair.

Submit Nomination