Kiyomi Appleton Gaines

Vice President of Culture

As the Vice President of Culture and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Kiyomi Appleton Gaines is responsible for developing and maintaining UWSELA's organizational culture strategy. She also manages the Board Governance Committee's activities and is currently leading the organization-wide effort to develop and implement an organizational DE&I strategy. 

Kiyomi has a background serving diverse international and military/veteran populations, working in universities and nonprofits. She is a member of the Race and Equity Institute - New Orleans January 2019 cohort, the NOLA SHRM Diversity Committee, and the Louisiana American Red Cross Diversity and Inclusion Committee.