Diversity Committee

The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Committee on Diversity is comprised of faculty, residents, students, and staff. The committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss potential diversity initiatives and it is the job of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Health to determine the need for these programs, assist in the development of the programs, and implement them.

Melissa Mendez
Melissa Mendez, M.D.

Chair 
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fatima Gutierrez
Fatima Gutierrez, M.D.
 

Chair-Elect
Assistant Professor

Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospitalist, EPCH

Shaked Laks
Shaked Laks, M.D.

Immediate Past Chair
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Hortencia Ballesteros
Hortencia Ballesteros

Human Resources

hortencia.ballesteros@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4061

Jacquelyn Brito portrait picture
Jacquelyn Brito, M.D.

PGY - 2

Ricardo Gamez
Ricardo Gamez

MSII

Shelby Garcia
Shelby Garcia

GGHSON Nursing Student

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Frank Gonzales

General Counsel 

Terngu Ibilah
Terngu Ibilah, M.D.

PGY - 1

Cali Kirkman portrait photo
Cali Kirkman

MSII

Veronique Masterson portrait picture
Veronique Masterson

Institutional Advancement

veronique.masterson@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4858

Jennifer Molokwu
Jennifer Molokwu, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Medical Student Education

Manny Santa Cruz
Manny Santa Cruz, D.N.P., R.N., M.B.A., NE-BC

Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean
Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

manuel.santa-cruz@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4926

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Stephen Watty

MSI

Mingtao Zeng, Ph.D.
Mingtao Zeng, Ph.D

Associate Professor 
Center of Emphasis in Infectious Diseases

  mt.zeng@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4244