Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

At Dartmouth Cancer Center, we believe that diversity drives innovation, promotes equity, and improves the patient experience. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce by recruiting and retaining trainees, faculty, and staff that fully represent the communities that we serve. We strive to maintain an inclusive and belonging culture that values all individuals.

Meet our team

Erick Lansigan, MD
Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Our program is led by Dr. Frederick "Erick" Lansigan, a Medical Oncologist who joined Cancer Center leadership as the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) in 2023.

Dr. Lansigan previously served as interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Geisel School of Medicine and Principal for Diversity in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Lansigan leads the DEIB Steering Committee. Before his DEIB role with the Cancer Center, Dr. Lansigan joined Dartmouth Health in 2009, becoming the Director of Inpatient Services of the Hematology/Oncology Unit. In 2022, combining his passion for DEIB, he became the Program Director for Hematology and Oncology Fellowship.

Erick Lansigan, MD
Erick Lansigan, MD, Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Connect and learn more about Erick Lansigan on LinkedIn or through his research.

Tonya Mathis, MEd
Administrative Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

In 2023, Dartmouth Cancer Center welcomed Tonya Mathis as the Dartmouth Cancer Center Administrative Director. Tonya brings experience in DEIB in higher education, spanning more than 20 years.

Before she arrived at the Cancer Center, she had most recently focused on diversity initiatives, including implicit bias training, Safe Space training, diversity accreditation standards, and DEI taskforce advisement at Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Tonya simultaneously served as the Director of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). She focused on engagement and retention through professional development and revision of the Inclusive Excellence Action Plan.

Tonya is building an evolving portfolio of educational sessions, workshops, and trainings. Starting with the vetting processes of providers in trans cancer care, the representation of those in our catchment area, and the building of a diverse and inclusive higher education system and cancer care workforce.

Tonya Mathis, MEd
Tonya Mathis, MEd, Administrative Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Connect with Tonya Mathis and learn more about her work on LinkedIn.

Scout, MA, PhD
Dartmouth faculty member and Executive Director of the National LGBTQI+ Cancer Network

In 2023, Scout was recruited as a Dartmouth faculty member. He simultaneously serves as the Executive Director of the National LGBTQI+ Cancer Network.

Scout was recruited to provide training in LGBTQ cancer care and workforce equity as the Dartmouth Cancer Center Adjunct.

In addition to Geisel School of Medicine, Scout has faculty appointments at both Brown University and Boston Universities' Schools of Public Health.

Scout, MA, PhD

"He spends much of his time providing technical assistance for tobacco and cancer focusing agencies expanding their reach and engagement with LGBTQ+ populations."

National LGBTQI+ Cancer Network

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