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Chief Diversity and Community Relations Officer

Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, joined Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 2017 and serves as the Chief Diversity and Community Relations Officer. She is charged with providing the vision, leadership and execution of diversity, inclusion and community partnerships across the College's three locations.

At PCOM, Dr. Pickron-Davis has focused her work on advancing the institution's goals for embracing diversity and inclusion into the culture of the College. This work includes leading the College's stakeholders in the creation of the 2025 institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan, spearheading initiatives that introduce faculty, staff and students to LGBT-inclusive healthcare, cultivating a network of strategic partners and collaborators around health equity and community outreach, and providing leadership to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine constituent groups in their efforts to promote, broaden and improve osteopathic medical education and the profession. Dr. Pickron-Davis lectures at the medical school on Implicit Bias in Medicine, Navigating Microaggressions in Medicine and teaches a course on Health Equity and Social Justice. She is also a lecturer for the osteopathic medical school and teaches Health Equity and Social Justice and Implicit Bias In Medicine.

Prior to her arrival at PCOM, Dr. Pickron-Davis served as the inaugural Chief Community Engagement and Diversity Officer at Widener University from 2003 through 2016. In this position, she served as a strategic leader to advance the university's commitment to access, equity, diversity and inclusion. During her tenure, she raised Widener's civic engagement profile among the national higher education community, implemented civic engagement initiatives resulting in sustainable partnerships between the university and the Chester community; and led the development of innovative programs and initiatives to promote a culture of inclusion. Dr. Pickron-Davis' accomplishments resulted in institutional and cultural change in policies and practices at Widener University. Among her experiences in higher education, Dr. Pickron-Davis has served on Middle States Accreditation Evaluation teams for several institutions and as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. She also has held faculty appointments in Social Work and Education at Widener, University of Pennsylvania and Cabrini University and has taught courses on multicultural education, intercultural communication and community development.

Dr. Pickron-Davis is a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the Forum of Executive Women, the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, the National Association of Health Services Executives and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Pickron-Davis is a strong advocate for civic engagement and currently serves on the Boards of Darlington Arts Center, Together for West Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) and Methodist-Inglis Gardens Collaborative. She is Chair of the Pennsylvania Diversity Council and Vice-Chair of Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues (BEBASHI), She recently served as co-chair of the inaugural Council on Diversity and Equity for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

In July 2023, Dr. Pickron-Davis was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a top diverse business leader. She was also honored in June 2021 as an LGBTQ+ Ally by the National Diversity Council. In May 2021, Dr. Pickron-Davis was honored by the Philadelphia Tribune as a “Woman of Achievement” award. In 2005, Dr. Pickron-Davis was honored with the Helen C. Bailey Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She has been the recipient of several awards by Chester community partners including, the Chester YWCA 2008 “Agent of Change”, the Community Service award by the Family and Community Service of Delaware County, the 2009 “Community Impact” award by the United Way of Southeast Delaware County, the 2013 “Woman of the Year” awarded by CHOICES, Inc., the 2014 Friends of Delaware County Women’s Commission Spirit of Excellence Award and the 2015 Dorothy James Community Service Award.

Dr. Pickron-Davis served as a Research Associate for Research for Action, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization working in educational research and reform in public education. She completed her bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her masters of social work degree from Temple University's School of Social Administration. She earned her doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pickron-Davis completed the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Engagement Academy for University Leaders, and Leadership Philadelphia, Inc.

In the news
  • Pennsylvania State University - Bachelor's degree
  • Temple University's School of Social Administration - Master of Social Work
  • University of Pennsylvania - Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership
  • Modern Healthcare's Top Diversity Leaders in Healthcare, 2023
  • Philadelphia Business Journal's Diversity in Business Award, 2023
  • Philadelphia Tribune's Women of Achievement Award, 2021
  • LGBTQ+ Ally - National Diversity Council, 2021
  • Woman of Achievement Award - Philadelphia Tribune, 2021
  • Dorothy James Community Service Award, 2015
  • Spirit of Excellence Award - Friends of Delaware County Women's Commission, 2014
  • Woman of the Year - CHOICES, Inc., 2013
  • Community Impact Award - United Way of Southeast Delaware County, 2009
  • Community Service Award - Family and Community Service of Delaware County, 2008
  • Agent of Change - Chester YWCA, 2008
  • Helen C. Bailey Outstanding Alumnus Award - University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, 2005
  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
  • Association of Black Women in Higher Education
  • Forum of Executive Women
  • National Association of Health Services Executives
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.