Jonathan GS Koppell is the dean of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University and the Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair in the School of Public Affairs. Koppell is focused on preparing students for lives of community engagement and public service while promoting use-inspired research aimed at making our communities more prosperous, healthy and resilient. He has emphasized the transcendent focus on “public goods” that unifies the specializations of college’s four distinct schools (criminal justice, community development, public administration and policy, and social work) while connecting the college to the broad range of relevant ASU programs.
Prior to joining Arizona State University in 2010 as Director of the School of Public Affairs, Koppell was on the faculty at the Yale School of Management where he also directed the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance. Koppell’s research and writing broadly examines the design and administration of complex organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
His award-winning book World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy and the Design of Global Governance (2010) reveals the hidden world of “global governance organizations” that generate international rules and standards which shape our economy, policies and lives in more ways than we imagine. Both his academic articles and previous book, The Politics of Quasi- Government address many of the key policy issues of the moment; including government involvement in for-profit enterprise, regulation of financial institutions and corporate governance.
In 2012, he was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). He holds a doctorate in political science from University of California, Berkeley and an A.B. from Harvard College.
Tomás León is President of Equality Health Foundation. With over two decades of collective experience in healthcare management, community mobilization, business development, health equity, policy advocacy, philanthropy, and marketing communications, he brings an innovative, purpose-driven approach to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare.
Dr. Porter is a neuro-oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and is an Associate Professor of Neurology. Since her arrival in 2008, she has worked diligently to provide care for patients with tumors and cancers involving the nervous system in addition to patients who have neurologic complications resulting from their systemic cancers. Dr. Porter received her undergraduate education at Spelman College and went on to receive her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in 2003. She completed her internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in Internal Medicine, residency in Neurology, and Fellowship in Neuro-Oncology in 2008.
Dr. Porter serves as the Outpatient Practice Chair and Vice-Chair of the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and is co-chair of CNS disease group for the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Cancer Center. She is the medical director of the Undergraduate Plummer Scholars Program, an early undergraduate medical pathway programs for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Science and enjoys teaching Cultural Humility and Cross-Cultural Communication in the Mayo Clinic, Alix School of Medicine, Arizona Campus. Her research interests are aimed at ensuring that patients with brain cancers have the best quality of life as possible.
Recently she and her husband, Dr. Gregory Umphrey awarded $100,000 in scholarships to medical students through their national non-profit, ElevateMeD, founded in 2019. ElevateMeD is committed to elevating the field of medicine by providing financial support, mentorship and leadership training to future physicians from racial and ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in medicine.
Francisco Lucio serves as the inaugural associate dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. Lucio is responsible for the continued cultivation of a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for all faculty, residents, fellows, students, post-docs and staff. He has helped create a five-year inclusive excellence strategic plan, establish a Women in Medicine and Science group and bolster LGBTQ+ programming — amongst other initiatives. In part, these efforts have contributed to the College of Medicine-Phoenix receiving the prestigious 2019 INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
Prior to joining the College of Medicine-Phoenix, Lucio was the director of Diversity and Inclusion at New York University School of Medicine, where he helped lead the development of key institutional diversity initiatives. His extensive pipeline program experience allowed him to successfully oversee two $500,000 New York State of Education Department grant-funded programs. These programs targeted the development of underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged high school and college students into the STEM fields.
Lucio has served on multiple local and national boards aimed at increasing diversity of underrepresented students in the health fields. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the American Bar Association, Health Law Section and National Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Award of Excellence in the Study of Health Law.
Anne Newland, MD, MPH is the Chief Executive Officer for North Country HealthCare, a federally qualified community health center with clinics in 12 communities in northern Arizona. Prior to joining North Country in 2013, Dr. Newland worked for the Indian Health Service in Kayenta, AZ for eight years. She trained in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee-Memphis, served as Chief Resident for Internal Medicine at UT, and later completed a Master in Public Health degree at Harvard School of Public Health as a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy. Her professional interests are in reducing health disparities for rural and underserved communities and well as strengthening training pathways for underrepresented populations. North Country houses an Area Health Education Center (AHEC) that provides youth enrichment programming to encourage greater diversity in the health professions. Since 2008, North Country has been a community campus for AT Still University medical students. In June 2020, North Country launched its first class of community-based, family medicine residents. North Country is a Teaching Health Center.