Loyola University Maryland

LGBTQ+ Services

Safe Zone Members

We live in a world where identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning is often responded to with anger, fear, silence, and sometimes, even violence. Because of this climate, it is critical for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning individuals to have safe spaces to seek support and understanding.  By attending the Safe Zone trainings and displaying our names on this web page, we are committing to creating a safe place for the discussion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning related issues.

  1. As Allies, we will thoroughly and continually evaluate our personal beliefs and educate ourselves on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning related issues in order to ensure that we are creating a safe space.
  2. As Allies, we will create a non-judgmental, open-minded, hate-free environment where it is safe to discuss issues surrounding sexual orientation.
  3. As Allies, we will challenge language and behavior that is contrary to providing a safe environment both in and out of our personal spaces.
  4. As Allies, we understand that we may be questioned as to why we are committed to being an Ally and creating a safe space.  We will use these questions as an opportunity to educate others about the importance of Safe Zone.
  5. As Allies, we will become familiar with issues, current events, and resources surrounding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning issues.
  6. As Allies, we will remove our name from this list if, for any reason, we begin to question our personal ability to be an Ally and provide a safe space.
  7. As Allies, we understand that our name and contact information will be published in various media platforms and will be available to those who request it. This list will not imply a specific sexual orientation, but will imply status as an ally.
  8. We agree to all of the terms of the Ally Agreement and commit to providing a safe space. We take on this responsibility with thought and intention.

Members of the Safe Zone Community

  • Marie M. Anderson, Assistant Director, York Road Initiative
  • Kim Banister, Gallery Director, Fine Arts 
  • Aaron Barnes, Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center 
  • Brian Barr, Associate Professor, Chemistry 
  • Natka Bianchini, Associate Director, Fine Arts & Dean of the Class of 2019
  • Sean Bray, Director, Campus Ministry
  • Allen Brizee, Assistant Professor, Writing 
  • China Brown, Program Assistant, Institutional Research 
  • Martin Camper, Assistant Professor, Writing 
  • Becky Cassell, Program Coordinator for Counseling Center Operations, Counseling Center
  • Patrick Cassidy, Assistant Director, Center for Community Service and Justice 
  • Tim Cherney, Associate Director, Student Life
  • Donelda Cook, Vice-President, Student Development
  • Samantha Cosenzo, Staff,  Event Services & Auxiliary Management
  • Marian Crotty, Assistant Professor, Writing 
  • Frank Cunningham, Associate Professor, Philosophy 
  • Mary DeManss, Assistant Director, The Career Center
  • Kate Figiel-Miller, Assistant Director Service Learning - Center for Community Service and Justice
  • Thomas Fillion, Senior Psychologist, Counseling Center
  • Molly Fredette, Director, The Study 
  • Tracey Frey, Program Coordinator, Office of the Executive Vice President 
  • Kate Grubb Clark, Associate Director, Student Activities 
  • Tracy Gore, Assistant Director, The Study 
  • Elise Gower, Associate Director Campus Ministry - Center for Community Service and Justice
  • Ellen Hoadley, Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management
  • Jocelyn Kelley, Assistant Director of Support Operations, Access Control Systems - Public Safety/Campus Police
  • Monica Kim, Human Resources Generalist - Human Resources
  • Amanda Konradi, Assistant Professor, Sociology 
  • Linda Kraft, Office Assistant, Counseling Center 
  • George Miller, Associate Director, Campus Ministry 
  • Mary Beth Mudric, Director, Student Support and Wellness Promotion 
  • Barnaby Nygren, Associate Professor, Fine Arts 
  • Jason Parcover, Director, Counseling Center 
  • Paola Pascual-Ferra’, Assistant Professor, Communication 
  • Jason Prenoveau, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Michael Puma, Director, Messina
  • Luzmaria Renjifo, Visiting Affiliate Instructor - Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Bernadette Roche, Associate Professor, Biology 
  • Maria Ruiz-Rosique, Affiliate Instructor, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Terre Ryan, Assistant Professor, Writing 
  • Julie Ryder, Assistant Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Sara Scalzo, Director - Student Engagement 
  • Christina J. Spearman, Dean of Students
  • Jennifer Stevens, Assistant Director, Counseling Center
  • Patrick Weber, Access Control Manager - Public Safety
  • Rebecca Winkler, Assistant Director, Student Activities
  • Adrienne Wood, Support Operations Coordinator, Public Safety 
  • Lisa Zimmerelli, Assistant Professor, Writing & Director, Writing Center 
  • Kathy Zulty, Office Assistant, The Women’s Center
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