SAID Committee

The SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee endeavors to increase involvement and engagement of SILS minority alumni by strategically advising the Dean and School, developing a smart, sustainable, and scalable plan in consultation with the Dean and other representatives from the School, and helping to implement the plan and inviting other SILS alumni to participate.

SAID Chair
Irene Owens

Dean and Professor (retired), School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC

SAID Committee Members
Saianand Balu

Director of Informatics, Lineberger Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Sayan Chakraborty

Strategic Advisor, Nunam

Lewis Church

Principal software developer, SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, NC

Teresa Church

Proprietor, LTC Consulting
Cary, NC

Lori Harris

Assistant Director of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Sandra Hughes-Hassell

Professor, SILS
Chapel Hill, NC

Gerald Holmes

Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Anita Jotwani
Senior Director of Product Management for Data & Analytics, ModMed
Senior Director of User Experience (Interim), ModMed
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
Mae Lipscomb Rodney

Library Director, Winston-Salem State University (retired)
Winston Salem, NC

Linwood Webster

Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC