Our Team

Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD

Senior Associate Dean
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity and Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Maldonado attended Stanford University School of Medicine, completed a residency program at the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and received postgraduate training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University. 

Magali Fassiotto, PhD

Associate Dean

Shaila Kotadia, PhD

Director, Culture and Inclusion

Shaila Kotadia, Ph.D., is the Director of Culture and Inclusion for the School of Medicine where she focuses on the integration of diversity and inclusion activities across all constituencies from students through faculty and implements school-wide diversity and inclusion strategy and planning. Dr. Kotadia received her undergraduate degree in Cell and Structural Biology with minors in Geography and Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign followed by a Ph.D. in Genetics and Development from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her postdoctoral work at the University of California, Santa Cruz focused on cell division and chromosome segregation. Prior to starting at Stanford, Dr. Kotadia led the STEM Equity & Inclusion Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley where she conducted an institutional assessment of STEM diversity programs and advanced partnerships in equity, inclusion, and diversity to ensure student and research success in STEM academic units.

Kathleen Victor

Administrative Associate

Kathleen is a Silicon Valley native with over 25 years of combined experience in office management, finance, small business management and customer service with an additional 7 years experience in the insurance industry as an administrative assistant and insurance claims investigator. She has an associate degree in Science with a background in biology and medical front office practices and procedures. She joined Stanford in 2014 as program coordinator for the Big Data initiative before joining OFDD in 2015.

Carly Matuszak

Financial Manager

Carly Matuszak provides financial support to the OFDD team, which includes coordinating the annual budget process and assisting in day-to-day financial inquiries. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Accounting and has worked as a finance professional in many industries of Silicon Valley.

Jonathan Altamirano, MS

Senior Research Analyst

Jonathan Altamirano is a senior research analyst in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, as well as Stanford Medicine’s Global Child Health Program, where he has authored over 10 publications. Jonathan is an expert on issues of diversity in the academic medical setting. His research has demonstrated disparities in patient satisfaction across demographic groups, with policy implications for physician evaluation. Jonathan received his BA in Human Biology and MS in Biology from Stanford University, where he served as a mentor for marginalized populations in the Bay Area. He is originally from Houston, Texas, and is a native Spanish speaker.

Luis Garcia

Medical Student and Research Assistant

Luis Garcia is a medical student at Stanford, where he serves as a recruitment chair for the Office of MD Admissions and a research associate for the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD). With the OFDD, Luis led the Press Ganey patient experience study finding systematic differences in physician satisfaction scores by race/ethnicity. He also led analyses for the first School of Medicine-wide needs assessment for the sexual and gender minority community. He is currently spearheading efforts to understand NIH K to R grant transitions among junior faculty in the School of Medicine. Luis' research interests include not only interventions for attenuating health disparities that affect communities of color and LGBTQ+ populations, but also strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic medicine. Luis obtained both an MS in Community Health and Prevention Research and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. He enjoys reading fiction, baking birthday cakes, and eating pizza.

Brenda Flores

Research & Program Officer

Brenda Flores is a Research and Program Officer in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. In this role, she performs research on diversity issues in medicine, including development of a rank equity index for assessing faculty advancement in academic medical centers and an analysis of a schoolwide satisfaction and engagement survey of over 2,000 faculty. Additionally, she implements programs related to diversity, inclusion, and faculty professional development. For example, Brenda developed a leadership series for early career faculty encompassing self-advocacy, leading teams, and building inclusive organizations. Brenda obtained her BA in Psychology and a minor in Chinese from Stanford University. She plans to attend graduate school in the future.

Barbara Jerome, MPH

Research & Program Officer

Barbara Jerome is a Research and Program Officer in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Barbara formerly worked with OFDD in 2017 as a research associate. In this role, she contributed to the office’s event planning activities, such as the Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium, and conducted an in-depth environmental scan of the School of Medicine’s diversity & inclusion efforts. In her new role with OFDD, she is excited to undertake new D&I-related research projects and initiatives that contribute to fostering an inclusive environment at the School of Medicine. Barbara obtained her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University as well as a MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Laure Aurelian, PhD 

Senior Advisor for Faculty Development

Laure Aurelian, PhD, is a senior advisor for faculty development at Stanford University and Professor Emerita of Pharmacology and Microbiology at the University of Maryland Medical School.

Her research interests are focused on virology, immunology and cellular and molecular biology, with emphasis on cancer and neuroscience. She received her first R01 award in 1970 and has since been continuously supported by NIH grants. She is the author of 300 publications in outstanding peer-reviewed journals and numerous review articles and book chapters. She is the inventor on 14 U.S. and foreign patents. She has trained over 50 students and post-doctoral fellows most of whom have achieved independent academic careers. 

Dr. Aurelian has served on standing study sections that review R01, PO1 and K award applications and is still functioning as a reviewer for NIH grants. At the University of Maryland, she works with investigators in developing grant proposals and programmatic initiatives, and educates faculty in grant and manuscript writing skills.  

Michaela Kiernan, PhD

OFDD R01 Workshop Instructor

Michaela Kiernan, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center.  She is the Principal Investigator of NIH R01-funded grants examining the efficacy of behavioral obesity interventions and has expertise in clinical and community research methods and statistics. Dr. Kiernan has taught grant writing workshops for OFDD for ten years, mentored minority faculty fellows for six years at the School of Medicine Center of Excellence, and been awarded multiple Stanford divisional teaching and mentorship awards.

Tina Shinya

 Human Resources Manager

Tina Shinya provides Human Resources support to the OFDD team, which includes talent acquisition, organizational change, employee relations, compensation and performance management and training and development. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Masters in Industrial Relations and has worked in the HR sphere supporting healthcare, biotech and higher education for over 20 years.

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