The Equity Center

A UVA Democracy Initiative center for the redress of inequity through community-engaged scholarship

Leadership

Dayna Matthew, Director, The Equity Center, and UVA Professor of Law
  • Director of The Equity Center
  • William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia
  • F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Professor of Law and Public Health Sciences
Nancy Deutsch headshot
  • Faculty Director, Equity Center
  • Professor of Research, Statistics & Evaluation and Applied Developmental Science, UVA Curry School of Education
  • Director of Youth-Nex (UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development)
Bonnie Gordon
  • Faculty Director, Equity Center
  • Associate Professor of Music (Critical & Comparative Studies), University of Virginia

 

 
Susan Kools, PhD, RN, FAAN, Madge M. Jones Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Faculty Director, Equity Center
  • Madge M. Jones Professor in Nursing, UVA School of Nursing
  • Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, UVA School of Nursing
Sophie Trawalter, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC POLICY AND PSYCHOLOGY
  • Research Director, Equity Center
  • Associate Professor of Public Policy & Psychology, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia
B. Cameron Webb, MD, JD
  • Faculty Director, Equity Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Barbara Brown Wilson
  • Faculty Director, Equity Center
  • Assistant Professor, Urban + Environmental Planning, University of Virginia School of Architecture
Damian Banks, Founder, Banks Collage
  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Founder of Banks Collage Basketball Association
Rev. Dr. Lehman D. Bates, II
  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlottesville
  • President, African-American Pastors' Council 
Shantall Bingham, Program Director, Charlottesville Food Justice Network at City Schoolyard Garden
  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Program Director of Charlottesville Food Justice Network at City Schoolyard Garden
  • Chair of Human Rights Commission for the City of Charlottesville
Daniel Fairley
  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Youth Opportunity Coordinator focused on Black Male Achievement at City of Charlottesville
Don Gathers

Don Gathers

  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Co-chair of the Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials & Public Spaces
  • Member, Charlottesville Civilian Police Review Board; Co-founder, Charlottesville Black Lives Matter
  • Deacon at First Baptist Church; Member of Charlottesville Clergy Collective and Congregate Charlottesville
Charlene Green

Charlene Green

  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Manager of the Office of Human Rights for the City of Charlottesville
Joy Johnson

Joy Johnson

  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Chair, Board of Directors, PHAR Cville (Public Housing Association of Residents)
Leah Puryear

Leah Puryear

  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Director of Upward Bound Program at the University of Virginia
Erika Viccellio
  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Executive Director at the Fountain Fund
Karen Waters-Wicks

Karen Waters-Wicks

  • Community Director, Local Steering Committee Member and National Advisory Board Member
  • Administrator, Community Education Dept., Albemarle County Schools
  • Adjunct Faculty, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Tamara Wright

Tamara Wright

  • Community Director and Local Steering Committee Member
  • Community Food Justice Advocates
  • Friendship Court Resident Association
  • Advisor to the Piedmont Housing Alliance
  • Board Chair, Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville