In response to public health recommendations to promote social distancing, the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office has shifted primarily to remote business operations until further notice. We are available via email and you can also call 734-763-0235 and leave a voice mail message, which will be received as an email. Voice mail messages will be responded to during normal business hours. In the event you need immediate assistance, please contact UMPD at 734-763-1131 or by calling 9-1-1. Please know that we strive to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours; however, at times, responses may be delayed.

ECRT now has one-on-one remote office hours available at set times. To learn more about this, please visit our Remote Office Hours page.

Tamiko Strickman – Special Advisor to the President; Executive Director, Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office

Tami serves as the Special Advisor to the President and the Executive Director for the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office (ECRT).  In this role, Tami is responsible for supporting the university’s efforts to comply with federal and state civil rights regulations including Title IX, Title VII and the American with Disabilities Act. Her responsibilities also include providing leadership and direction to the ECRT team and providing education and outreach to the campus community.

Christina Kline – ADA Coordinator; Director, ADA

Christina Kline is the ADA Coordinator and Director – ADA in ECRT. As the ADA Coordinator, she provides guidance and support with regard to the University’s responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar laws. This includes answering questions and identifying resources on topics such as accommodations, physical accessibility, service animals, and disability inclusion and awareness. Christina also helps connect individuals with helpful resources at the University and in the larger community.

Elizabeth Seney – Title IX Coordinator; Director, Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct

Elizabeth serves as the Title IX Coordinator and Director – Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct in ECRT. In her time at ECRT, Elizabeth has worked extensively on various protected class matters among students, faculty, and staff. As Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth’s current work is focused on the University’s compliance with Title IX, and more broadly, on matters relating to sexual and gender-based misconduct and discrimination. While prevention efforts and complaint response oversight are a major focus, Elizabeth also spends time and truly enjoys talking to individuals in the University community to answer their questions about ECRT and the University’s policies and procedures related to sexual and gender-based misconduct. Elizabeth earned her J.D. at the University of Toledo College of Law and practiced law before joining ECRT.

Tanesia White – Director, Civil Rights

Tanesia serves as Director – Civil Rights in ECRT, where she oversees and conducts investigations into allegations of discrimination and harassment.  In addition to her investigatory work, Tanesia is also responsible for the implementation of the University’s Affirmative Action Programming. Tanesia’s role also focuses on providing consultation, educational programming and identifying resources that help to promote welcoming, supportive, & inclusive campus environments.

Tanya Castrogiovanni – Senior Investigator

Tanya is a Senior Investigator in ECRT, where she supports the University’s commitment to ensure equal opportunities and a respectful, inclusive community for all persons. Specifically, Tanya investigates allegations of discrimination and harassment involving faculty and staff, and provides consultation and training to the university community.  She is from Toronto, Ontario and earned a B.A. in Sociology and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, and travelling.

Eddie Croxton – Senior Investigator

Eddie is a Senior Investigator in ECRT.

Phillip Deaton – Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator (DIAC)

As the Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator, Phil provides guidance and support around making information technology and digital content accessible for individuals with disabilities. Phil partners with various U-M units and groups to move forward digital accessibility initiatives and works with various groups internationally, nationally, and locally to research the best ways to provide equal access to technology. 

Phil has a Master’s degree in Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing and a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing and Creative Writing from Michigan State University, where he studied digital accessibility, organizational studies/theories, information design, web design, and disability studies. Phil previously was the digital accessibility coordinator and a fixed-term instructor of disability studies at Michigan State University. Phil enjoys promoting disability culture and justice, playing video games and disc golf with friends, staying up to date on web and application development, and hanging out with his partner, and their fierce cat, Shmuly.

Tiffany Fox – Information Specialist

Tiffany Fox, business intelligence analyst, functions as an information specialist for the ECRT office.  Her scope of work involves reporting information in compliance with state & federal law, and institutional policies as well as maintaining a dynamic database of case information. Tiffany works with the investigators to ensure ECRT has accurate and up-to-date case statuses and uses this data to track and report on patterns related to discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct complaints. Tiffany joined ECRT in 2019 and has served in human resources-related roles since starting at the University of Michigan in 2006. She has a B.A. in secondary education from Eastern Michigan University.  Personally, Tiffany loves spending time with her pets as well as gardening, bird watching, cooking, practicing yoga, running, and reading.

Sabrinne Gibson – Senior Investigator

Sabrinne is a Senior Investigator with ECRT.

Karyn Griffin – Equity Specialist

Karyn is an Equity Specialist with ECRT.

Brigid Hart-Molloy – Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Director

Brigid Hart-Molloy is Assistant Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the ECRT office.

Samantha Heafey – Senior Investigator

Sam is a Senior Investigator in the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office (ECRT). Within her role, Sam is committed to helping individuals within the University community understand their rights and responsibilities under University policy with the goal of creating a safer, more equitable environment for everyone.

Prior to joining the ECRT office at University of Michigan, Sam worked as a Senior Investigator at Utah State University, where she investigated allegations of discrimination and sexual misconduct across statewide campuses. Sam received her B.A. from Lourdes University and her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. In her free time, Sam enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and cooking.

Molly Hunter – Executive Assistant

Molly Hunter is the Executive Assistant with ECRT.

Andrew Kruley – Senior Investigator

Andrew is a Senior Investigator in the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX office (ECRT). As a Senior Investigator, Andrew conducts investigations into allegations of discrimination and harassment involving faculty and staff, as well as provides consultation and educational programming to the University community. Andrew received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law where he served as Administrative Editor on the Elder Law Journal. Prior to law school, Andrew received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Michigan. Andrew has previously served as a Civil Rights Investigator at Michigan State University’s Office for Institutional Equity and Supervisory Investigator at the Department of Health and Human Services – Office for Civil Rights, where he supervised investigations of cases and compliance reviews of health care providers.  In his spare time, Andrew enjoys running, going to the theatre, playing sports (especially golf, tennis, and volleyball), attending local sporting events, and collecting bobbleheads.

Suzanne Quinn McFadden – Assistant Director, Civil Rights Investigations

Suzanne is the Assistant Director for Civil Rights Investigations in ECRT. She has a shared commitment to ensure equal opportunities through the implementation of policies and procedures that support the mission and vision of the University and its commitment to diversity and creating a respectful and inclusive community. Suzanne investigates allegations of discrimination and harassment involving faculty and staff, and provides consultation and training to the university community. She is from Detroit, Michigan and earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University, a M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami, and a J.D. from Wayne State University.

Megan Marshall – Deputy ADA Coordinator

Megan Marshall is the Deputy ADA Coordinator on the ADA team in the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office (ECRT).

Catherine Pinkerton – Senior Investigator

Cathy is a Senior Investigator in the ECRT office where she focuses on investigating discrimination and sexual harassment allegations involving faculty and staff, and providing consultation and training to the university community. She enjoys helping people find the best U-M office to assist them, even if it’s not ECRT, and takes pride in being fair, thorough, and responsive.

Andrea Sell – Deputy Coordinator for Civil Rights & Title IX Outcomes

Andrea serves as the Deputy Coordinator For Civil Rights & Title IX Outcomes for ECRT. Andrea’s commitment is to the development and application of equitable policy and procedure, which affords that each student has a chance to be seen and heard as they navigate the intersections of their life experiences, communities, and identities, both privileged and oppressed. She is dedicated to a student’s pursuit of self and communal truth, peace, and empathy.

Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Relations from Western Michigan University and her Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. Andrea is a Michigander who lives to explore her towns, cities, farms, parks, and lakes with her partner who is new to the majesty of Michigan and the Midwest. Andrea is a loud and proud cat mom and lover of her gray tabby, Ashe and siamese, Willow.

Lauren Spencer – Senior Title IX Investigator

Lauren is a Senior Title IX Investigator in the University’s Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office. In this role, she responds to reported sexual and gender-based misconduct involving students. Specifically, Lauren provides information to parties about available resources and resolution options and processes, and gathers information when an investigation commences. Lauren prides herself on creating inviting spaces for claimants, respondents and witnesses to share their experiences.

Lauren graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with her Juris Doctor and a certificate in Indigenous Law and Policy. Prior to law school, Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations and Policy from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Lauren previously served as a Civil Rights Investigator in Michigan State University’s Office of Institutional Equity, where she responded to reports of discrimination and harassment involving students, faculty and staff. She has also previously been a Law Clerk for Legal Services of South Central Michigan and a Program Coordinator for Michigan State University’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Resource Center. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys yoga, vegetarian cooking and gardening.

Kendra Svilar – Senior Title IX Investigator

Kendra serves as a Senior Title IX Investigator within the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office (ECRT) where she assists in resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, gender-based discrimination, and retaliation involving student respondents at the University. The investigators work as neutral parties in the investigations and comply with the processes and procedures set forth in the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy to conduct prompt and thorough investigations.

Kendra grew up on the west-side of Michigan, completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, and received her law degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has served at several institutions prior to working at the University, including the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, Case Western Reserve University, and John Carroll University. Within her work, Kendra seeks to meet people where they are and to provide dignity to the people she is serving, whether by engaging in thoughtful interpersonal communication throughout the investigation process or through community education sessions.

Jennifer Wade – Administrative Specialist

Jennifer Wade is an administrative assistant in the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office.  She has been with ECRT since 2004, and at the University of Michigan since 1990.  She provides general support to the entire office, works on special projects, and manages the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award Program.  Jennifer received her B.A. in German from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.