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Honorary Co-Chairs

Donna Davis

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Houston Community College


Dr. Donna Davis is responsible for the creation and implementation of programs to continue a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Houston Community College System (HCC).  Dr. Davis collaborates with Faculty, Talent Engagement, Institutional Equity, and Student Services for a systemic approach to talent acquisition and compliance.  Additionally, Dr. Davis is the liaison with the HCC Foundation on DEI matters, and collaborates with the Center of Racial Healing, a non-profit organization who partners with HCC on diversity matters, to strengthen our partnerships with the community and furthering the creation of a DEI program and curriculum for the College. 

Previously, Dr. Davis served as the Director of Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator at Kennesaw State University. She is a nationally certified civil rights investigator, diversity officer, executive coach, and holds multiple designations in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Dr. Davis has over twenty years of higher education, compliance, and DEI experience. She is a recognized presenter in the areas of cultural competency, implicit bias, privilege, organizational development, and a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

Dr. Davis has served as the Faculty Diversity Officer, in the Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity, at Case Western Reserve University. She has also held prior positions with various universities as adjunct faculty, assistant dean, director, legislative counsel, and participated as a board member with a range of professional organizations.

She holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from Southern University Law Center, Master of Science in Positive Organization Development & Change from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Dillard University.

Maistran Pillay is an executive with over 20 years of global experience in IT, business operations and enterprise transformation programs.  He has global experience that spans southern African regions, Asia, Europe, North America and LATAM.


In his current role with Enbridge, he is responsible for the Technology enablement of the Enterprise Transformation Program referred to as enterprise resource planning.


In addition to this, he leads the digital enablement of the corporate functions’ strategies and the robotics process automation practice.  


Maistran has been an advocate of corporate diversity throughout his career. He was an early leader in developing a sustainable diversity program for companies in south Africa as it emerged from its apartheid era in the early 90’s.  

He is  the executive sponsor for EDGE (Ethnically Diverse Group of Employees).  EDGE’s mission is to leverage resources and provide ethnically diverse employees with the knowledge required to maximize personal growth and enhance business success.


Maistran was born and raised in South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal, South Africa and a Masters of Business Administration from University of South Africa.

Maistran Pillay

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VP ERP & Enterprise Applications



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