DEI Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect.  We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision. 

DEI Committee

Shaleeta Pearson, BA Chief Diversity Officer

Shaleeta Pearson, BA
Chief Diversity Officer
Executive Assistant
to Neill Epperson, MD, Professor and Chair
and Melissa Sinclair, Director of Finance and Administration
Notary Public

(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)

As an executive professional with more than twenty-five years of experience, her diverse skillset and qualifications has made her an asset to the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. Shaleeta takes pleasure in working with a diverse community of people and past experiences have heightened her ability to quickly digest issues and work toward solutions. She is inquisitive, mature, and able to work independently. She has a great eye for detail and a passion for logical thinking and organization, and excels in her knowledge of University systems, Microsoft Office and Adobe Professional. In her spare time she enjoys walking outdoors and spending time with family. 

 

Robert Davies, MD Interim Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Robert Davies, MD

Interim Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(Pronouns: He/Him)

 

Robert Davies, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is Vice Chair of Education, and Interim Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry, where he is also the Program Director for psychiatry residency training. Dr. Davies is the co-founder and director of the UCHealth LGBTQ Mental Health Clinic and co-founder of the UCHealth Integrated Transgender Program.