Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC

Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they)

Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development/Chief Diversity Officer
Professor of Social Work with a Joint Appointment in Psychology
(504) 865-5079

Dr. Singh serves as Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development/Chief Diversity Officer and is a Professor in the School of Social Work with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Anneliese is trained as a counselor and counseling psychologist, and her scholarship and community organizing explores the resilience, trauma, and identity development experiences of queer and trans people, with a focus on young people and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Anneliese has written extensively on multicultural and social justice competency development in the helping professions, and equity and justice efforts in higher education. She is the author of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing and The Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook. Anneliese founded the Trans Resilience Project to translate her LGBTQ+ research findings into school and community-based change efforts, including NIH-funded work with trans and nonbinary people in Project AFFIRM. Her TEDx Talks have explored gender liberation, and she has been described as a transformative speaker inspiring "real-world" social change. Anneliese passionately believes in and strives to live by the ideals of Dr. King’s beloved community, as well as Audre Lorde’s reminder that "without community, there is no liberation."


Danette Saylor

Danette G. Saylor, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
(504) 314-2822

Dr. Danette Saylor serves as the Director for the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  She is an experienced administrator with over 22 years committed to creating inclusive and supportive campus communities in higher education. She earned her BS in psychology and M.Ed. in counselor education from Florida A & M University, and her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University. Dr. Saylor’s career in higher education has been extensively serving persons with disabilities and underserved BIPOC students. She has a diversity of experiences in both academic and student affairs at small private liberal arts colleges, HBCUs, and Research I institutions. These experiences include Vice President for Student Affairs, Assistant Vice-President for Student Success and Dean of Students, Director of Student Affairs, and Assistant Professor/Undergraduate Program Director.  
Dr. Saylor is also very passionate about leadership development and empowerment initiatives for women, specifically BIPOC women. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Oasis Center for Women and Girls, the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls- Sexual Assault Policy Group, and the NASPA Center for Women Advisory Board. Dr. Saylor is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Rotary International, and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.


Shelby Norman

Shelby Norman

Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
(504) 314-2821

Shelby Norman (she/her/hers) serves as the Program Manager for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she has always been immersed in diverse expressions of southern culture and community. Shelby is an alumna of The University of Alabama, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Political Theory, and Master of Arts degree in Women's Studies with a research concentration in Critical Gender and Race Theories. Shelby is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the EDI projects, strategies and support for the EDI Office programmatic and strategic workload. Shelby serves as the first point of contact and primary administrative support for the Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Anneliese Singh. She also assists in the preparation of reports which includes statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to EDI trends, including preparing such figures and data for widespread publication and distribution.


Eva Silvestre

Eva Silvestre

Professor, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
EDI Data Strategist, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
(504) 988-7293

Eva Silvestre is originally from Guatemala and immigrated to the United States as a child with her family during the country’s civil war seeking political asylum. She grew up in a rural community of immigrants in south Florida and earned a B.S. from Cornell University, a M.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a PhD from Tulane. Her research areas focus on monitoring and evaluation of health programs and improving health information systems for evidence-based decision-making. She is currently the principal investigator for Data for Impact, a USAID-funded project that focuses on supporting countries to generate and use high-quality data to improve their programs, policies, and – ultimately – health outcomes. She teaches introduction to public health, social and behavioral aspects of health, and Latino health in the United States. She is a College Track mentor for the class of 2022 and leads the SPHTM anti-racism taskforce. Eva is the proud single mother of a 6-year-old son whose viewpoint is influencing her thoughts on race and diversity in the United States.