About the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) serves to develop all faculty to their fullest potential as academic, clinical, and community leaders and to promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty.

Areas of Focus

OFDD programs and initiatives are designed to address the factors that have been demonstrated to influence the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty including enabling career and leadership professional development opportunities and building a strong and engaged faculty community.

  • A number of additional resources are also available to help diverse faculty excel in their careers at the School of Medicine


In order to meet the evolving nature of needs in academic medicine, we focus on transparency and accountability, through the ongoing collection of metrics related to faculty development and diversity, as well as continued recognition of the amazing faculty that are such an essential component of Stanford Medicine.



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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

Gisell Quihuis

Director for Faculty Development and Diversity

Gisell Quihuis, Ph.D., is Director for Faculty Development and Diversity. She holds a PhD in educational psychology with a focus on mindset, motivation, and achievement. Her work revolves around equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice in educational settings and institutions.  In her role as Director for Faculty Development and Diversity, she leads strategic initiatives in support of diverse faculty at the School of Medicine. Her role includes serving as operations lead for the office’s Department Diversity Liaisons program, organizing the annual Chair Metric program, leading the strategic implementation of the faculty Task Forces, and serving as key strategist across the office’s new and ongoing activities. Dr. Quihuis is a former first-generation, low-income, immigrant Latina who obtained her BA and PhD from Stanford University and her MEd from Harvard University. Her lived experiences inform her passion for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work.

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.


Jill Evans, MPH

Pediatrics and OFDD Program Director  

Jill Evans, MPH, is a Program Director in Pediatrics and OFDD.  She provides administrative oversight for several initiatives including Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE), one of five NIH centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved minority populations.  She also manages the Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network that brings faculty together to address health inequities through collaboration, mentorship, education and policy. In her first six years at Stanford, as Research Director for the Office of Community Health, Jill collaborated with Stanford researchers and community organizations to improve the health of populations by building community capacity for research through academic-community partnerships.


Brenda Flores

Program Manager

Brenda Flores is a Program Manager in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. In this role, she oversees and implements professional development initiatives in academic medicine that emphasize justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion values. She launched a Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network workshop series that has engaged more than 200 faculty so far. Brenda also founded an anti-oppressive praxis program that educates graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with tools for equity and social justice. She has also published numerous research studies in various medical journals. Brenda is currently working on a Master of Science in Counseling at San Francisco State University.


Lauren Hailey, MA

Communications Coordinator and Administrative Associate

Lauren Hailey is the Communications Coordinator and Administrative Associate, and provides support to the OFDD Team. She is responsible for OFDD’s general communications, including the monthly newsletter and social media profiles. She is a Bay Area native with 8 years of experience in administrative functions and office management, as well as social media and website management. Lauren obtained her BS in Journalism and her MA in Communication Studies (with a concentration in Intercultural Communication) from San Jose State University.


Kelly Heinrich, MS  

Senior Data Analyst

Kelly Heinrich is a senior analyst in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. She conducts program evaluation for the School of Medicine’s diversity programs that promote faculty professional development, networking, recruitment, and advancement. Previously, Kelly researched top philanthropists through statistical methods that identified the explanatory characteristics related to exceptional giving and predicted the likelihood of making a generous gift. In her OFDD role, she likes combining her commitment to social change, data analysis, and business intelligence to support a DEI mission.  

Diana Koeplin

Assistant Director for DEI in Faculty Recruitment

Diana Koeplin serves as the inaugural Assistant Director for DEI in Faculty Recruitment, in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Herrole is to develop strategies to support School of Medicine’s commitment to DEI, and pursuing its goal of a diverse faculty body, through fair and inclusive recruitment practices. Diana will partner with faculty search committees, design tools and resources focused on intentional DEI efforts, develop strategic outreach plans, analyze diversity metrics within applicant pools, and serve as the DEI subject matter expert and resource in the academic recruitment process. Diana has a strong background in Academic Affairs and Human Resources, with over 17 years of experience supporting higher education, making her the ideal incumbent for this role. Diana is also a Bay Area native, earning a BA in Psychology from University of San Francisco.

Osagie Oaiya

Research and Program Officer

Osagie Oaiya is a Research and Program Officer in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. In this role, he evaluates and supports existing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs within the office, creates content that promotes DEI within academic medicine, and assists with planning for events and initiatives in the SOM. Osagie is a Bay Area native and obtained his BS in Public Health from San Jose State University, where he was an undergraduate research assistant and published multiple scholarly articles on health disparities affecting underserved populations in urban environments.

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.



Michaela Kiernan, PhD

R01 Countdown Program Director

Michaela Kiernan, PhD is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and directs the R01 Countdown Program, an intensive grant writing program for School of Medicine (SOM) junior faculty that has generated over $125M in NIH funding across 14 different NIH Institutes for faculty Principal Investigators to date. Dr. Kiernan is the Principal Investigator of multiple NIH R01 grants examining the efficacy of behavioral obesity interventions, and has expertise in clinical and community research methods, including retention strategies for randomized trials. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from Yale University. Dr. Kiernan has served as an ad hoc member, Standing Member, and/or Co-Chair of multiple NIH study sections; taught highly recommended scientific writing workshops for OFDD for 10 years; mentored faculty fellows from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds for 6 years with the SOM Center of Excellence; and been awarded multiple Stanford divisional teaching and mentorship awards.

Sabrina Moudgil 

Senior Financial Analyst

Sabrina Moudgil provides financial support to the OFDD team, which includes facilitating the annual budget process, reporting budget versus actual activity, and assisting in day-to-day financial inquiries. She obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and her MBA from Simon Fraser University.  Sabrina has worked as a finance professional in banking and non-profit sectors for over 10 years.

In Memory of Laure Aurelian, PhD

Former Senior Advisor for Faculty Development


OFDD Faculty Directors

Stephanie Harman

OFDD Director of the Stanford Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Dr. Stephanie Harman is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and Associate Chair for Women in Medicine in the department. She is also the Co-Director of the Stanford Leadership Development Program (SLDP), which is co-sponsored by OFDD and Stanford Health Care. As Dr. Harman is familiar with the challenges associated with the transition to leadership roles, she is committed to creating opportunities for all voices to be heard in leadership spaces and removing the barriers that impede the confidence of rising leaders. She has a zeal for empowering others to envision themselves as leaders in the School of Medicine and actively works to help faculty refine their individual strengths through SLDP.

Working closely with OFDD, Dr. Harman has developed the program curriculum to deliver content that is relatable to the lived experiences of faculty, provide support and resources for individual leadership development, and enable access to resources for career advancement. She sincerely enjoys the opportunity to connect leaders from different departments and facilitate the leadership growth of faculty. Dr. Harman looks forward to continuously refining SLDP to meet the needs of leaders in different stages, incorporate new contexts participants may face, and help build a community among past participants to foster continued leadership growth. 

Carmin Powell

OFDD Director of the Black Faculty Affinity Meetings (BFAM)

Dr. Carmin Powell is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hospitalist/Medical Director at Watsonville Community Hospital. As a former Stanford Medicine resident, she has a deep understanding of the importance of having a support network of peers that one can relate to in a community. She brings her passion for representation into her work at the School of Medicine by providing a space for Black faculty from different departments to come together through BFAM. 

Dr. Powell continues to expand BFAM for faculty, trainees, residents, and medical students in order to create a sense of community among Black Stanford Medicine constituents. She finds connecting with other Black faculty fulfilling and seeks to emphasize that they are not alone at Stanford. She aims to continue enabling Black faculty with the support they need to develop as leaders. Dr. Powell’s ultimate goal is to increase the representation of Black individuals in medicine through systemic, institutional, and local change.

Arturo Molina

OFDD Co-Director of the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee 

Dr. Arturo Molina is a Hematologist/Oncologist, Chief Medical Officer at Protagonist Therapeutics, Adjunct Clinical Faculty in Oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Co-Director for the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee. He was previously Chief Medical Officer at Sutro Biopharma where he was responsible for the clinical development of oncology therapeutics. 

Dr. Molina is currently on the National Advisory Committee of the Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, which focuses on increasing the number of medical, dental, and nursing faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. As an OFDD Director, Dr. Molina is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community at Stanford Medicine. He works closely with OFDD to spearhead new programs and events for the LGBTQ+ community, including the annual Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum.

Dr. Lisa Rogo-Gupta

OFDD Faculty Director for Gender Equity Initiatives

Dr. Lisa Rogo-Gupta is a urogynecologist and Associate Division Director of Gynecology and Gynecologic Specialties, Clinic Chief of the Ambulatory Gynecology Service Line, and Well-Being Director for the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In her current roles, Dr. Rogo-Gupta seeks to incorporate faculty well-being into strategic decisions impacting all parts of the academic mission—clinical care, education, and research. She is particularly proud of operational changes to increase efficiency, improve specialty care access, integrate digital health, and improve patient and physician experience. Under her leadership gynecology was recognized as one of the TOP 10 patient experience drivers across the enterprise. Dr. Rogo-Gupta is passionate about teaching and mentoring and has received numerous awards throughout her career and enjoys lecturing locally and abroad.

Dr. Rogo-Gupta’s experiences in clinical operations and medical education have given her a unique perspective on faculty development needs at academic medical centers. She is actively involved in the design and implementation of department-wide programs including mentorship and coaching, critical event support, faculty didactics, and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Stanford Network for Advancement and Promotion program.

Peter Poullos

OFDD Director of the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SMADIE)

Dr. Peter Poullos is a faculty member in the Department of Radiology, and the Founder and Co-Chair of the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SMADIE). Being a Stockton, California native, he received his B.S. in Biology from Santa Clara University, completed his M.D. degree at the University of Texas Medical Center, and worked as a Gastroenterology Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco before training in Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has always had an interest in helping underserved populations and turned his focus to improving health equity for patients with disabilities after sustaining a spinal cord injury. 

Through SMADIE, he advances equity and inclusion for people with disabilities at Stanford Medicine by educating constituents with his research and running advocacy and mentorship programs for this community. Dr. Poullos enjoys being a part of the DEI community and meeting people who share the same passion for justice, fairness, and inclusion from all over Stanford Medicine. He values the continued collaboration with OFDD to launch research projects such as the Justice, Equity, and Abilities Survey and provide mentorship to his community.

Ann-Marie Yap

OFDD Co-Director of the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee 

Ann-Marie Yap is the Executive Director of Customer Experience and Support Services for Stanford Health Care (SHC) and Co-Director of the Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Subcommittee, which she joined in 2020. She is one of the founding members of the Pride Employee Resource Group for SHC and is committed to enabling others to be leaders who can be their authentic selves. Meeting more faculty, staff, and students at Stanford Medicine has further driven her passion for LGBTQ+ awareness. Her interests include fair treatment of staff, equity in employee benefits, and building a supportive, inclusive, and accepting community at Stanford.

A notable accomplishment for Ann-Marie is her initiative to successfully implement the option to display lived names on employee badges and medical licenses at Stanford Medicine. This initiative is a key exhibition of inclusion for all identities. She finds the support from OFDD very fulfilling, as there is no other group at Stanford Medicine that is focused on building the infrastructure needed for the success of faculty groups. Ann-Marie enjoys engaging with the talented LGBTQ+ Community at Stanford and aims to continue amplifying the innovative ideas of the individuals in her community.