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Diversity Day

October 19, 2017

8:00 - 9:30 AM

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” Verna Myers

This panel discussion will focus on the meaning of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  The discussion will be an open dialogue on how to reach and relate to the differences of others, while being inclusive of their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.  Panelists will relate discussion to our roles in development.

8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 9:30 AM 60-Minute Program 

Truman Hudson, Jr., Ed.D.
Director of Industry & Community Partnerships, Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity

LEO Lecturer, Multiculturalism, Department of Education
College of Education, Health and Human Services
University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dr. Truman Hudson, Jr. is social economist who builds human, social, political, and economic capital in communities. Hudson has 26 years of experience in developing, implementing, researching and evaluating educational and community economic development projects. Dr. Hudson's efforts have produced over $915 million in resources for various projects. As the managing partner in DEXDesign Community Development Club, L3C, Hudson is responsible for shepherding his team in the delivery of high quality capacity building services. As an academician, Dr. Hudson has served as the director of industry and community partnerships and a LEO Lecturer of Multiculturalism at The University of Michigan-Dearborn, and as a lecturer at Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, Madonna University, and Wayne County Community College District. 

Rae Anne Yuskowatz
Development Director, Eastern Michigan University Foundation, College of Health and Human Services

As Development Director for the College of Health and Human Services, Rae Anne oversees all the fundraising initiatives for the College.  Rae Anne is responsible for working closely with donors to help achieve their EMU giving goals.  Many times this includes establishing scholarships, discussing estate plans and presenting naming opportunities for rooms on campus. 

With the diversity in programs and donor base a sense of inclusivity is necessary to support financially struggling students, fund important research, and purchase equipment for our classroom laboratories.  Additional emphasis is given to assist programs including submitting grants, planning lecture series and attracting alumni to reconnect with EMU. Only by working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, volunteers and alumni, Rae Anne is able to achieve success.

She is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Eastern Michigan University.  Rae Anne has been committed to raising funds for the nearly 15 years; experience includes healthcare fundraising as Development Director for Hospice of Michigan and higher education development at EMU since 2010.  

Monty Fakhouri

Director Business Development and Outreach at Beaumont Health In that capacity he coordinates in collaboration with Medicine, Administration and Medical School Leadership to accomplish the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives as established by the leadership. Identify business growth and development opportunities, envision system future and implement plans, strategies and policies to guide and direct employees to achieve it. Build organizational image by interacting with community organizations, customers, government officials and employees. Ensure that disparate resources are focused enterprise-wide on optimally satisfying the health care needs of customers/ patients. Identify and create opportunities for revenue generating centers and global business development, evaluate, strategize and effect operational measures and oversee the implementation of international medical tourism. Work collaboratively with the medical, nursing, and administrative leadership of aligned clinical departments, the School of Medicine, and hospital administration, in an interdisciplinary, matrix manner to develop and implement well-balanced outreach and clinical programs (coordinated with the Beaumont Health, academic and research missions) designed to ensure that Beaumont Health is the provider of choice.

 Monty received a Master’s of Science Community Health Services (MSCHS) from Wayne State University School of Medicine, he is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), is a Board Member of Greeter Detroit Area Health Council, Family Alliance for Change, and  Institute for Population Health. He is past President of the Michigan Public Health Association-an affiliate of the American Public Health Association. Monty is currently an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University and also an Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Monty received the National 2006 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award. 


MiVida Burrus

Walsh College

Member Price $25 and Non-Member Price $40 

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21000 W. Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
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