African American Faculty and Staff Association | UC Davis Health

Grow, Connect, Serve

Personal and professional development.

2023-2025 Board Members and Executive Sponsor

AAFSA's 2023 - 2025 Executive Board has Been Elected

Click the Executive Board tab on our About Us page to view Executive Board list.

Meeting times and location

General member meetings

All faculty, staff and students are welcome!

Join us on the third Thursday of every month, 12 – 1 p.m. 

Virtual connection information emailed prior to the meeting.

Become a Member

  • Serve Grow Connect Graphic

    New AAFSA Graphic

    New AAFSA Graphic and Meaning

    This graphic for the African American Faculty and Staff Association visually illustrates our encompassing mission to “Serve,” “Grow,” and “Connect.”

    The Sankofa bird is an important symbol in African culture, representing a deep appreciation and respect for one’s history and ancestors. The Sankofa bird serves as a reminder to look both back and forward, embracing the past while looking ahead to the future. The tree and pathway symbolize the career growth and upward mobility that AAFSA provides through its programs. Additionally, the handshake symbolizes its members’ service and philanthropic endeavors, both personal and professional, towards our community.

  • AAFSA Black History Month Events

    Past Event

    AAFSA Black History Month Events

    Black Excellence Panel (Zoom)
    February 7, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

    Hair and Skin Health Education (Zoom)
    February 14, 2024, 11 a.m.

    AAFSA X SAYS presents Open Mic (Zoom)
    February 15, 2024, 12 p.m.

    Pause, Relax, and Open with AAFSA and The Holding Space (Betty Irene Moore Rm 1000)
    February 22, 2024, 5:30 p.m.

    Black History Month Game Night (Betty Irene Moore Rm 1000)
    February 29, 2024, 4 p.m.

  • Past Event

    Black Excellence Panel

    February 7, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
    Zoom Link:

    Black professionals discuss career trajectory and pivotal experiences that influenced their success:

    Ceasor Dennis
    Senior Director of Institutional Culture, Climate, and Community Engagement
    UC Davis Health

    Aron King
    Assistant Nurse Manager - East 3 Adult Acute Care Unit
    UC Davis Health

    Cornel Wade
    Business Technical Support Analyst III - Department of Public Health Sciences
    UC Davis Health

  • Past Event

    Black History Game Night

    February 29, 2024, 4 p.m.
    Betty Irene Moore Room 1000

    Join us for a dominoes tournament and trivia games in Black History, Black Cinema, and Black in the Days 90s edition.
    You can even bring your own favorite game!

    RSVP by February 16:

  • LEND  X  AAFSA Toy Drive

    Past Event

    Participate in the LEND X AAFSA Toy Drive for Kids!

    November 27 - December 7, 2023
    Please bring new, unopened gender neutral toys for children ages 3 - 4 years old

    Drop off locations:

    UC Davis Main Hospital, Radiology Admin, Suite 1900
    UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Rm 2329
    Patient Contact Center, 10850 White Rock Rd

  • Past Event

    Managing Holiday Stress - Hendry Ton, Associate Vice Chancellor

    Thursday, November 30, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Zoom Link:

  • Past Event

    Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Monday, November 27, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Medical Education Building
    4610 X Street, Rm 1222
    Sacramento, CA 95817

    Featuring a reading of names and silent reflection, performances, and guided discussions.

  • Past Event

    California Black Health Network Sacramento County Networking Event

    Wednesday, September 20, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Betty Irene Moore Conference Rm 1000
    2570 48th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95817

    Join us for our first in-person CBHN networking event in Sacramento. Members and non-members are welcome. 
    Light refreshments will be served.