Artina Dawkins, PhD, MPA, C-TAGME, earned her PhD in Leadership Studies from North Carolina A&T State University in May 2018. Dr. Dawkins is currently the program manager for the orthopedic residency program at Wake Forest/Atrium Health. During the course of her career, Dr. Dawkins served as a member of the Diversity Celebrations Committee, Chair of the Residency and Fellowship Administrators, and a voting member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Dr. Dawkins is an affiliate faculty member of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity and the founder and director of the Kennedy Hopkins Scholars Mentor Program, which was created to facilitate mentoring opportunities for underrepresented minority trainees at Wake Forest Baptist. On a national level, Dr. Dawkins serves on the board of the Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopedic Surgery and is the first African American female to hold the post of president of the association. Dr. Dawkins is committed to advancing mentorship, research, and collaborative relationships to increase diversity and a more culturally competent and inclusive workforce.