These recommendations have been created as a beginning, not a conclusion. They represent a gateway to a better future and are intended to provide direction and intention to DRIA's efforts to become a more diverse, inclusive, anti-racist organization. It is our expectation that the Quaker Forward Committee will continue to build upon and develop these initiatives in the months and years ahead, but that it will begin working to implement the short-term goals with immediate effect.
In the end, we are judged by our actions, not our discussions or deliberations. The Task Force has appreciated the chance to play a role in the Division's efforts thus far and welcomes the opportunity to provide further feedback or assistance in the future.
Student-Athletes: Nia Caldwell C’22, Student-Athlete, Women’s Track & Field. Michae Jones, C’21, Student-Athlete, Women’s Basketball. Jelani Williams C’21, Student-Athlete, Men’s Basketball. Mitch Bartolo, C’21, Student-Athlete, Men’s Lacrosse. Raven Sulaimon, C’21, Student-Athlete, Volleyball.
Alumni: Jerome Williams, C’69, Men’s Track & Field Alumnus. Denis Elton Cochran-Fikes, C’74, WG’79, Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field Alumnus. Stan Greene, C’78, Men’s Basketball Alumnus.
Coaches: Roger Reina, C’84, Head Wrestling Coach. Meredith Schamun, Head Volleyball Coach. Ray Priore, George A. Munger Head Football Coach. Steven Downs, Assistant Football Coach. Nat Graham C'97, Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach.
Campus Partners: Rev. Charles Howard, C’00, VP for Social Equity & Community & University Chaplain. Rebecca Block, Associate Director HR, Provost Center. Malik Washington, Director, Penn Violence Prevention. Erin Cross, GR’10, Director of the LGBT Center at Penn. Ufuoma Pela, Senior HR Director, Provost Center.
Administration: Jen Capozzoli, SPP’17, Associate Director, Center for Student-Athlete Success. Chloe Cole, MPH’17, Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness. Sarah Parks, W’19, Director of Men’s Basketball Operations. Rosemarie Burnett, Assistant AD/Academic Services and Student-Athlete Success. Kellie Vetter, Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Director of Athletics. Joy De Jesús, WG’02, Senior Associate AD/Chief Financial Officer. Julie Durmala, Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst. Erica Hildenbrand, Director of Recreational Programs. Kevin Bonner, Senior Associate AD/Governance & Administration. Denise Fitzpatrick, Assistant AD/Marketing and Fan Engagement. Mike Mahoney, Director of Athletic Communications.
Co-Chairs: Rudy Fuller, MSOD`20, Senior Associate AD/Chief of Intercollegiate Sports. Matt Valenti, C’07, Associate AD, Center for Student-Athlete Success.