FNU Introduces the Antiracism and Bias Advisory Council

The purpose of the Antiracism and Bias Advisory Council (ABAC) is to review and make recommendations for alleged bias incidents to essentially mitigate bias at FNU. As the university shifts to an antiracist culture, this committee is needed to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the success of all community members. The Antiracism and Bias Reporting Policies are available. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Office of DEI.  

Meet the Antiracism and Bias
Advisory Council Members:

Clinical Director, PMHNP Program
“Much like the pieces of fabric that come together to form a beautiful quilt, I truly believe that there is strength and beauty in diversity and inclusion. While I have witnessed the ugliness of racism on the personal and community level, I have also seen the beauty that inclusion brings to a society. I am truly a richer person having learned of the diverse life experiences of others. Simply put, I want to be a quilter that contributes to the creation of a more inclusive educational experience at FNU.”

For over a decade, Dr. Dobroth has served in rural and underserved communities as a National Health Service Corp member and ambassador. She served as a representative for primary care providers on the New Mexico Behavioral Health Coalition (NMBHC). As a representative of the NMBHC, she worked closely with the NM Governor’s office and the director of Health and Human Services in New Mexico to address the dire need for increased access to behavioral health services in the state. She has also served as an expert speaker before the Colorado and New Mexico state legislature on mental health issues.

Assistant Professor, Course Coordinator PC705 Advanced Pathophysiology

“An institution that is equitable for students, faculty, and staff is an attainable goal, but it will take work for us to get there. I am here to contribute to this shared goal.”

Dr. Faucett is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a decade of experience in oncology. He also completed two tours of duty during the Iraq War in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Squad Leader.  His research focus is Veteran mental health and suicide prevention.  

Course Faculty and Co-Chair of Admissions

“White people have a lot to learn about racism in America. Straight people have a lot to learn about the challenges faced by LGBTQ people. Believers have a lot to learn about those of other faiths -- and about agnostics and atheists. Young people have a lot to learn about aging! We are never done. For Frontier, diversity is essential and true diversity is not possible without equity and inclusion.  We all have a lot to learn and it will not be easy, but it is critical for the University and for our civilization. As part of this Council, I hope to support this growth and learning.”

Mickey Gillmor has taught at Frontier since 1995 when she answered the call to become a Regional Clinical Coordinator for what was then the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. Her 26 years of clinical practice as a midwife have taken place within the Grady Health System, a two-county public hospital in inner-city Atlanta. She credits the Grady patients with teaching her a lot about life for Black and Latinx people in Atlanta without commercial health insurance. The challenges are real. Prior to becoming a nurse, I worked in the New York City Public Schools supporting teachers in innovative classroom and science curriculum projects.

Assistant Professor Frontier Nursing University 
Course Faculty PC 713, and NP 703

“Antiracists acknowledge that there are differences between races, but these differences aren’t responsible for inequities—policies are.” -- Ibram Kendi

Charlotte Morris is a Certified Nurse Midwife with over 30 years of clinical practice caring for women and working with families fighting systems injustices. Since coming to Frontier four years ago, she has had the opportunity to serve as Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Her interest in anti-racism and bias reporting at Frontier is to help promote an atmosphere of caring and support.  

Senior Grants Management Officer

“As an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor for three years in my previous employment with the state government, I participated in yearly DEI training, recorded statements, conducted investigations, and helped resolve conflicts.”

In addition to her role as FNU’s Grants Management Officer, April Tabor is the co-chair of the Mission and Philosophy Committee and a member of the DEI Infrastructure subcommittee. She was also a staff member of the Mary Breckinridge Task Force.

Assistant Professor, Course Coordinator MH707, MH717 PMHNP program

“We all deserve the space we stand in and we deserve the chance to celebrate what makes us who we are while also celebrating the beauty and brilliance in others. To that end, I will quote the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society, understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good.’”

Dr.Tseng has been a psychiatric and family nurse practitioner since 2012. The majority of her career has been spent in the care of the psychiatric population. The focus of her scholarly endeavors has been medical history with an emphasis on psychiatric history and the effects of limited or biased care.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator

“I have a strong base dealing with issues concerning race relations as I had to deal with similar issues growing up in a marginalized community in Kentucky.”

While at Frontier, Turley has been instrumental in the execution of the Diversity Impact Conference, quarterly speaker series, FNU Diversity Impact Facebook Page, and conference marketing (Diverse conferences), as well as the FNU Comprehensive Mentoring and Professional Organizational Mentoring (POMP) programs. He serves as a staff member on the Admissions, D&I, Marketing, and Mission and Philosophy Committees. He also serves as the chair of the Diversity Impact Planning Ad-hoc (DIPA) Committee and co-chair on the Culture and Belonging Sub-Committee of the President’s DEI Task Force. He served as a staff member on the Mary Breckinridge Task Force. 

Are You Feeling Uncomfortable?

FNU has an Open Door Policy. Be sure to talk with your supervisor within five consecutive workdays to file a complaint with Human Resources or contact Human Resources Director LaToshia Daniel to speak to someone about an issue. The Office of DEI is available for support as well. 

LaToshia Daniel, Human Resources Director

The Office of DEI
Anonymous Suggestion Box

Click here to send your confidential suggestions for diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism changes at FNU!

"YOU are at the core of the Office of DEI's mission and goals.

- Geraldine Q. Young, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDCES, FAANP
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Mentoring Programs

Are you a student interested in expounding on your professional and academic trajectory at FNU including free conference attendance and/or professional organization memberships? Consider joining the Professional Organization Mentoring Program (POMP) or the FNU Comprehensive Mentoring Program. Click on the links below to apply. 

Professional Organization Mentoring Program

FNU Comprehensive Mentoring Program form

Why Be A Mentor? 

By Dr. Diane John,
Mentor and FNU Course Faculty 


I am fortunate to be involved in the FNU mentoring program and to be partnered with mentees who come with varied knowledge, skill, and experience. Mentoring extends far beyond the traditional one-way model where the mentor predominantly serves as a role model, with the sole purpose to serve as the expert. It is my goal to meet mentees where they are, to listen, to collaborate, to guide, and to learn. This has certainly been the case with the FNU mentoring program that allows the mentor and the mentee to engage in an experience designed to meet individual goals and objectives.

The Benefits of Being Mentored

By Dorcas Adeniyi, BSN, RN
PMHNP Class 196 


My name is Dorcas Adeniyi. I started the Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program in Summer 2020. I am in class 196. The day that I started the clinical bound orientation, I was full of excitement with a promising future ahead. All of the professors that did orientation for us on those three wonderful days were excellent, but there was a fear of survival.  My heart was full of fear of the unknown, and how I will survive the program and be able to achieve my goals. To my surprise, I got an email from the University inviting me to join the mentoring programs. 

Having a  mentor has given me assurance, served as a resource, exposed me to what I need to know about the program, and showed me the way to the future. Since I have been assigned to Dr. John, I have never regretted having a mentor. Dr. John has met with me several times to see how I am doing and to check if I have any difficulty with my courses. Dr. John has introduced me to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) because I love serving the underserved such as the people who lack access to care and insurance and live in rural and remote areas. I was fortunate to attend the NRHA webinar and learn how to serve these people and how to establish my own private clinic in the future because these are my future goals. 

As a PMHNP student, I have been taught that PMHNPs are role models, educators, and leaders in the curriculum. Therefore, I have been exposed to preparing a poster for teaching and educating purposes by Dr. John.  Dr. John and I are looking forward to presenting our poster titled “Traumatic Stress Prevention” in 2022. I am thankful for the privilege to have a mentor at Frontier Nursing University. I did not take the mentoring program for granted. 

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