Diversity and Inclusion, Health Equity and Community Affairs

At WMed, we recognize and encourage the continuous expression, development, and representation of the uniqueness of all individuals.

WMed is committed to fostering a learning and working environment that:

  • Values diversity and inclusiveness as being integral to the humanistic practice of medicine, an enriched educational environment, discovery and scholarship that addresses the needs of diverse communities, and meaningful community service
  • Welcomes a diverse body of faculty, students and staff from all segments of society to enhance the learning experiences of all learners
  • Celebrates human diversity and cultural pluralism through inclusiveness, acceptance, mutual respect, and empowerment
  • Delivers excellent clinical care with equity
  • Appreciates diversity of experiences, perspectives, ideas, contributions, talents, and goals

Our Team

Candace Moore, WMed
Candace Moore, MA
Manager, Health Equity and Pathway Programs
Tonia Mitchell
Tonia Mitchell, MBA
Program Specialist, Health Equity and Community Affairs

Mission and Vision

The offices of Diversity and Inclusiveness and Health Equity and Community Affairs aim to develop a more diverse WMed campus. Our goal is to actively eliminate health and educational inequalities that impact our service area. As an institution, we act not only on the side of justice; our vision is to bring support and healing to all people living in Southwest Michigan.