The committees within the Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion have different functions but with the same mission of achieving UC Davis Health organizational goals of improving diversity awareness and inclusion within our workforce. Core goals of the committees focus on:

  • Making recommendations regarding inclusive and diverse approaches
  • Examining programs, activities, policies, publications, and practices to determine intentional or unintentional exclusiveness
  • Engaging members in scholarly dialogues, as well as evidence-based instruction and practices that reflect inclusion and diversity

The intended outcome for these committee groups is to support diverse learning environments where faculty, staff and students can reach their full potential by contributing their skills, abilities and creativity with excellence.


Staff Advisory Committee for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (SACEDI)

Daniel Marenco, Co-Chair
Khoban Kochai, Co-Chair


Vice Chancellor's LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

Chao-Yin Chen, PhD, Chair

Edward Callahan, PhD, Past Chair
Paul D. Terry, Vice Chair


Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Faculty Excellence in Diversity (FED)

Ruth Shim, MD, MPH (Chair)
Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, PhD (Vice-Chair)


View the Chancellor’s Administrative Advisory Committees

View the Departmental Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees at UC Davis Health