Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Staff
Antoinette Redmond has worked with undergraduate and graduate student populations as a higher education administrator over the past eight years. In her most recent role with the University of Kansas School of Business, she co-developed and co-managed a six-part webinar series that gave high school students exposure to all the various aspects of business. The series was aimed towards students who were first-generation, part of an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group, or were in high financial need as defined by Pell-grant eligibility. Additionally, she implemented an innovative recruitment strategy that resulted in one of the largest and most diverse fall cohort. Antoinette specializes in carrying out all aspects of a project from conception to execution and feedback. By fostering an environment of teamwork and ensuring that every voice is heard, Antoinette is able to build strong relationships with both internal and external constituents. Antoinette earned a Master of Higher Education Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She strongly believes in building partnerships with all stakeholders to create equitable spaces where everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish. Antoinette is extremely excited to join KU Medical Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to continue this important work.
Danielle Binion has served school districts in the heart of Kansas City for the past eight years through her work at PREP-KC. Danielle has collaborated with districts, postsecondary institutions, philanthropy, and businesses to support programming and strategic planning that strengthens the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine workforce pipelines by developing equitable learning solutions for K-12 & higher education. Keystone partnerships at PREP-KC that Danielle has co-designed and cultivated include Kaufmann Foundation's Real World Learning Initiative Shared Pathways Model, KCKPS's BioPlus program with KU Medical Center and the Kansas City Kansas Community College, The Honeywell Opportunity for Prosperity through Education (HOPE) Scholarship Mentorship Program, and the Adjunct Fellows Scholarship - scholarship opportunity to expand dual credit certified instructors in PREP-KC partner schools.
Danielle has specialized career experience in recruiting and facilitating partnership teams, program piloting, strategic planning, multicultural program management, recruitment of underrepresented populations, and student intervention and retention strategies. Before joining PREP-KC, she coordinated a national pre-law program for youth from marginalized communities at UMKC School of Law sponsored by the Law School Admissions Council. She worked in public health for the St. Louis City Health Department. Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Lindenwood University, and is pursuing a Doctor of Education in Leadership in Higher Education with a concentration in Instructional Design & Performance Technologies at Baker University. Danielle is the 2020 WiSTEMM Champion Award from the Central Exchange.
Danielle has been named the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she will continue to amplify marginalized communities' voices and needs.
Jerrihlyn McGee, DNP, RN, CNE
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Jerrihlyn L. McGee is the vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for KU Medical Center. Dr. McGee is also a nurse and clinical associate professor in KU School of Nursing. Dr. McGee earned her first bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of New Orleans, LA, and her second bachelor’s, a master’s and doctorate from KU School of Nursing. With a significant history of leadership in the practice and academic settings, Dr. McGee has led sustainable change by helping improve patient outcomes, by increasing staff and physician satisfaction scores, and through course and program development. Dr. McGee’s scholarly works have focused on diversity, civility, healthy work environment, cultural competency, emotional intelligence, mentoring and health and educational equity. These inquiries have afforded Dr. McGee opportunities to present locally and nationally and facilitate seminars and workshops. Dr. McGee’s community work in the Greater Kansas City area is extensive ranging from coordinating and participating in community health events, to leading professional development initiatives, and serving as a board of director for the REACH Healthcare Foundation. Dr. McGee is listed as an author in the 2019 State of Black Kansas City report, as well as other published articles. Dr. McGee has delivered numerous keynote addresses about diversity, fostering equitable and inclusive learning and working environments, leadership, unconscious bias and systemic racism. As a graduate of KU, Dr. McGee is proud to serve KU Medical Center, its stakeholders and surrounding communities.
"I truly believe it is each our responsibility to change the world we live in. We can do this by respecting one another; being kind; embracing our differences; educating ourselves and others; mentoring; speaking out; holding ourselves and one another accountable; challenging the status quo; and most importantly--being the change we want to see. Transformative change begins with you, right where you are, on your platform and in your community.” We [KU Medical Center] are on the right path. We are committed to cultivating internal and external environments that are inclusive and equitable for our employees, learners, patients, partners and surrounding communities.” ~ Dr. McGee