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The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) serves the entire campus community, including Stony Brook University, Stony Brook Medicine and the Long Island State Veteran’s Home and Stony Brook Southampton. The populations we serve include Stony Brook’s world-renowned faculty and medical staff; our undergraduate and graduate students, our professional, administrative and support staff; contract employee’s working at Stony Brook and patients, visitors and guests.

We aim to provide a positive and respectful experience for everyone who contacts our office, especially anyone requiring assistance filing a complaint. We are available at the following:

Tel: 631-632-6280
Fax: 631-632-9428

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Where is our office?


West Campus (Main Office)

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
Administration Building Room 201, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0251

East Campus (Appointment Only)

University Hospital 5th floor - Room 5-556
Please call 631-632-6280 to schedule an appointment

Our Staff

Marjolie Leonard
Senior Director, Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Fields of Specialization
University, Stony Brook Medicine, and LISVH Title IX Coordinator. University, Stony Brook Medicine, and LISVH ADA Coordinator. Employment Equity Questions, Equity/Diversity Complaints, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Gender Bias Complaints, Diversity Training, Title IX Training, ADA Training, Accessibility Questions, Search and Selection Concerns and Questions, AAP Questions, Diversity Research, Peoplesoft, and Special Projects

Lin Wu Tiedemann
Project Manager
Fields of Specialization
Employment Equity Questions, Search and Selection Concerns and Questions, AAP Questions, and PeopleSoft

Kathryn N. Santiago
Title IX Investigator
Fields of Specialization
Sexual Harassment Questions/Complaints, Sexual Misconduct Question/Complaints, Gender Bias Questions/Complaints

Shanell Werts
EEO Investigator
Fields of Specialization
Employment Equity Questions, Equity/Diversity Complaints, Gender Bias Questions/Complaints

Paulene K. Toussaint
ADA Specialist
Fields of Specialization
ADA Accommodation, Accessibility Accommodation Request, ADA Training, and general inquiries based on accessibility within the workplace

Karin Martinsen
Compliance Trainer & Special Projects
Fields of Specialization
Diversity Training, Title IX & Title IX Training, ADA & ADA Training, Media, Online Training Creator, Compliance, web maintenance, student, and employee database maintenance, and Special Projects

Briana Mangiacapra
Investigative Support Specialist
Fields of Specialization
General Inquiries, investigative logistics,  and reports

Loretta Temkin
Administrative Assistant to the Director of OIDE
Fields of Specialization
Administrative Support, budget, and investigative logistics

Survivor Advocate   

Samantha August
Survivor Advocate & Prevention Specialist
Phone: 631-457-9981

Samantha Winter is the Survivor Advocate & Prevention Specialist which allows her to provide support and resource options to students who experience sexual or interpersonal violence. Samantha graduated with her B.A. and M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Samantha trained as an NYS Rape Crisis Counselor through VIBS, a local rape crisis center, and volunteered with them for four and a half years. Samantha has also worked as an educator for The Safe Center, providing training to community members, students and professional staff on sexual assault and domestic violence.
Within her role as Survivor Advocate & Prevention Specialist, Samantha can assist survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence in the learning of their options and resources both on and off campus. Samantha can support each survivor with the path they feel will be most helpful and individuals will never be forced to make a report. Samantha can help survivors to understand Stony Brook’s investigation and review panel process, UPD investigation and provide 24 hours a day of crisis support/ emergency response following an immediate incident.


Navigators may serve as a resource for students who are involved in cases of sexual misconduct as Complainants and or Respondents.  The Complainant(s) and Respondent(s) will be made aware of the availability of Navigator's services and may each be assigned a Navigator upon request. The Navigator is a resource provided to students.   The extent of the Navigator’s assistance in the process, if any, is determined by each student complainant or respondent.

The role of the Navigator(s) is to assist the parties throughout the process as requested by the complainant or respondent.  The Navigator can advise regarding the complaint procedures, the investigation process, the Review Panel and appeals process.  Upon the request of the student complainant or respondent, Navigator(s) may be present at any meeting(s) or hearing with their assigned party.  The role of the Navigator at any meeting is to provide advice and support not to answer questions or present information.

Should the matter result in a student conduct Review Panel, all complainant(s) and respondent(s) are entitled to have an advisor of their choice to be present at the Review Panel.  The Navigator can fulfill this role.  You may also ask a family member, friend or licensed professional to serve in this capacity if you choose, however, only one advisor may attend the hearing with each party.  Advisors at hearing are there to advise and support the complainant or respondent and are not permitted to engage in any verbal presentation or questioning.


Title IX Coordinators are University-wide points of contact for those seeking information or wanting to report sexual harassment, misconduct or violence. Their role is to inform complainants of their rights and options. The deputies communicate all Title IX related information to the Title IX Coordinators. The deputies do not investigate, adjudicate, or sanction (unless that function is within their normal job duties, responsibilities). Deputy Coordinators are chosen by Stony Brook University's Senior Director, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Marjolie Leonard.

Area Department Title IX Deputy
Stony Brook West Campus    
  Athletics Courtney Rickard
  Campus Recreation Jay Souza
  Campus Residences Judy Jaquez
  Office of the Dean of Students Cathrine Duffy
  Office of the Dean of Students Matilde Orlich
  Graduate School Melissa Jordan
  Labor Relations Tracy Haas
  Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity Kathryn N. Santiago
  Office of University Community Standards Adam Fertmann
  Undergraduate Academic Affairs Charles Robbins
  University Campus Police Neil Farrell
  Visa and Immigration Services Lindsi Walker
  College of Arts and Sciences Judith Lochhead
  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Deans Office Jennifer Dellaposta
  University Libraries Stacey Horath
  Journalism Program Jennifer Carlino
Health Science Center (HSC)    
  School of Dental Medicine Glenda Mitchell
  School of Health Technology and Management Kayla Mendelsohn
  School of Medicine Amy Hammock
  School of Nursing Justin Waryold
  School of Social Welfare Suzanne Velazquez
Stony Brook Medicine    
Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH)    
  Human Resources Denise Muscarella
Stony Brook Southampton    
  Student Affairs Marisa Jeffers 
Stony Brook Manhattan    
  Center for Creative Writing & Film Scott Sullivan 

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