CEB Advisory Council

NEC’s Cultural Equity and Belonging (CEB) Advisory Council serves as the central body to make recommendations regarding institutional goals, strategies, and commitments around equity and belonging. The council functions as a thought partner for the president, providing perspective, advice, and insights to make NEC a welcoming place to learn and work. The Council is a volunteer group comprised of individuals drawn from students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees and president’s council, and other members of the NEC community, serving one-year terms.

Advisory Council Members

  • President Andrea Kalyn, Co-Chair 
  • Monique Van Willingh, Co-Chair
  • Margie Apfelbaum
  • Arielle Armstrong
  • Megan Barret
  • Rebecca Bogers
  • Bruce Brubaker
  • Paola Caballero
  • Susan Calkins
  • Tami Cherdack
  • Mark Churchill
  • Darynn Dean
  • Dominique Eade
  • Eliot Fisk
  • Barbara Glauber
  • Helen Greenwald
  • Thomas Handel
  • Leah Hennessy
  • Paul Katz
  • Robert Labaree
  • Christine Lamprea
  • Jae Cosmos Lee
  • Eden MacAdam-Somer
  • Jahnvi Madan
  • Joshua Major
  • James Markey
  • Stratis Minakakis
  • Mai Motobuchi
  • Hankus Netsky
  • Nnamdi Odita-Honnah
  • Daniel Orsen
  • Merry Peckham
  • Akshitha Ramachandran
  • Laura Reyes
  • Felicia Sandler
  • Ken Schaphorst
  • Andrew Schartmann
  • Bert Seager
  • Laura Smolowitz
  • Benjamin Sosland
  • Valerie Szepiwdycz
  • Montserrat Torras Salvador
  • Elizabeth Van Voorhis
  • Erica Washburn
  • Frances Wilmerding
CEB Advisory Council Charter and Overview

Read Charter and Overview

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