Equity & Inclusion



Patricia Achoe

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that Patricia (Pat) Achoe, RPh, MBA, has joined the college in her new role as Director of Equity and Inclusion. In this role, Achoe will chair the college’s council on diversity, serve as advisor to the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and assist the college in meeting targets related to equity, inclusion and diversity as outlined in the college’s new strategic plan, We Are Pharmacy: Rx for the Future.

Pat’s position, is a shared position funded by a collaboration with the Kroger Co., where Achoe began her career as a pharmacy manager in 1990 and rose to the Manager of Diversity.

Her academic background includes a pharmacy degree from Howard University and a master’s of business administration degree from Grand Canyon University. Recently, Pat received her Six-Sigma Greenbelt certification

In addition to her role at UC,

  • Serves on the continuing education committee of the Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Association and is a lifetime member of the National Pharmaceutical Association. 
  • Currently co-chairs the African American Associate Resource group at Kroger.

A native of Detroit, Pat enjoys meeting people and traveling. She resides in Cincinnati with her husband Howard and is a faithful member of the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church.


Kelly Lyle

Kelly Lyle is the Health Affairs Program Officer for the University of Cincinnati’s Academic Health Center.  Kelly has her Master’s in Health Administration, a Master’s of Science in Health Promotion and Education and is an ACE Certified Health Coach.   Kelly facilitates Interprofessional Education for students in the AHC and serves as a liaison for the four AHC colleges to our UC and UC Health constituents and the Greater Cincinnati Community.


Mia Mallory

Mia Mallory, MD, MEd, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. She attended Chatham College, a liberal arts women’s college in Pittsburgh, and graduated with a BS in biology. She obtained her MD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1994.

Mallory left Pittsburgh to do her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas at UT Southwestern. 

Mallory then came to Cincinnati in 1998 and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and stayed on as faculty in the division of emergency medicine for 15 years. She was voted “Best Doctor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine” in Cincy Magazine in 2010. She was also featured in Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati in 2011.

She became the associate residency director for pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, the now 2nd-ranked pediatric hospital in the U.S., from 2003-2011. Her special interests while there included education, mentoring and underrepresented minority resident recruitment and retention. She holds a Master of Education in medical education from the University of Cincinnati.

Mallory left Cincinnati in 2011 to work for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. She returned to Cincinnati in July 2013 as the associate dean of diversity and inclusion at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she continues her commitment to education and recruitment of underrepresented minority students, residents and faculty.  

Mallory is an associate professor of pediatrics and works in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 


Tammy Mentzel

Tammy Mentzel, a Research Associate at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing, has provided leadership and support on six funded research projects totaling over $4.6 million during her twenty-two year tenure.  She is currently the Program Director for the Transformation of Mission-based Health Care through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion project aimed at bolstering diversity in the health care workforce and eliminating health disparities in urban communities by identifying, testing and adopting evidence-based strategies and tools.  Tammy will also have a role on UC’s new Urban Impact pathway of Urban Health.  She is also currently part of the UC Women Lead Cohort 2017/2018.  A graduate of UC’s College of Medicine Master’s in Public Health program and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration.