Loyola University Maryland

LGBTQ+ Services

Safe Zone Members

We live in a world, where identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual or questioning is often responded to with anger, fear, silence and sometimes even violence. Because of this climate, it is critical for LGBTQPIA+ individuals to have safer spaces to seek support, understanding, and full access to campus services without fear of marginalization.

A SafeZone at Loyola sticker helps community members identify "safe" and "brave" spaces where they can freely share aspects of their sexual and gender identities.

By displaying a SafeZone sticker, you are committing to creating a safer place for the discussion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans & gender non-conforming, queer, pansexual, intersex, asexual, and questioning related issues and a space where an LGBTQPIA+ individual can be assured that the Loyola community member they are speaking with has made a commitment to better understanding the unique ways that LGBTQPIA+ community members navigate our campus community and systems.

  1. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will thoroughly and continually evaluate my personal beliefs and educate myself on LGBTQPIA+ related issues in order to ensure that I am creating a safer space.
  2. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will create a non-judgmental, open-minded, hate-free environment where it is safer to discuss issues surrounding sexual and gender identity.
  3. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will challenge language and behavior that is contrary to providing a safe environment both in and out of my personal space.
  4. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I understand that I may be questioned as to why I am committed to being a member. I will use these questions as an opportunity to educate others about the unique experiences of LGBTQPIA+ community members at Loyola.
  5. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will become familiar with issues, current events, and resources affecting the LGBTQPIA+ community.
  6. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will remove my sign, if for any reason I begin to question my ability to be a member and provide a safe, knowledgeable, and affirming space.
  7. As a member of the SafeZone network, I agree to uphold the integrity of Loyola's network. For instance, I will not share my sticker or electronic logo with anyone regardless of whether they have participated in Safe Zone training at another college or university; I will not display the logo in a way that suggests an entire office/department is Safe Zone trained if that is not the case; etc.
  8. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I understand that my name and contact information (as listed on this form) will be published in various media and available to those who request it.

Current Members of the Loyola SafeZone Network

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Amanda Konradi, Associate Professor, Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor – Sociology
  • Amanda Thomas, Professor – Psychology
  • Barnaby Nygren, Associate Professor & Chair – Fine Arts
  • Bernadette Roche, Associate Professor - Biology
  • Brian Barr, Associate Professor – Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Carolyn Barry, Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Graduate Programs & Professor of Psychology 
  • Darlene Jolly, Program Assistant – Psychology
  • Donna Pitts, Associate Professor – Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
  • Elizabeth Stover, Program Coordinator of Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral Field Education – Psychology
  • Emalee Quickel, Director of Clinical Professional Counseling and Associate Professor – Psychology
  • Frank Cunningham, Associate Professor Emeritus – Philosophy
  • Isabel Stevenson, Administrative Assistant – Psychology and Sociology
  • Jason Prenoveau, Professor - Psychology
  • Lisa Scheifele, Associate Professor & Chair - Biology
  • Lisa Zimmerelli, Associate Professor/Director of Writing Center - Writing
  • Marian Crotty, Assistant Professor – Writing
  • Marianna Carlucci, Chair & Associate Professor – Psychology
  • Martin Camper, Associate Professor – Writing
  • Mary Beth Akre, Professor of Studio Arts – Visual & Performing Arts
  • Natka Bianchini, Associate Professor for Visual and Performing Arts – Fine Arts
  • Nicola McDougal, Assistant Teaching Professor – Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Paola Pascual-Ferra, Associate Professor - Communication
  • Sarah Tyler, Professor – Modern Languages and Literature
  • Sarvnaz Lotfi, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow – Engineering 
  • Sophia Bell, Program Assistant – Fine Arts
  • Terre Ryan, Associate Professor – Writing

School of Education

  • David Marcovitz, Associate Dean and Professor – School of Education
  • Greta Brueck, Program Administrator, Loyola University Maryland's Center for Montessori Education
  • Heather Moore, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Data Management

Sellinger School of Business

  • Beth Foster, Academic Program Advisor, Sellinger School of Business and Management
  • Mary Ann Scully, Dean of The Sellinger School of Business and Management 

Academic Offices & Support 

  • Academic Affairs
    • Claire Sutter, Office Manager 
    • Tracey Frey, Assistant Vice President for Effectiveness & Academic Assessment
  • Academic Advising and Support Center
    • Kylie Simonson, Advising Specialist
  • Enrollment Management (Graduate & Undergraduate Admission)
    • Brian Gallagher, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment – Office of Graduate Admission
    • Andrew Cevasco, Director – Office of Undergraduate Admission
    • Rachel Scholten, Director of International Admission – Office of Undergraduate Admission
  • Loyola-Notre Dame Library
    • Kristin Gibbons, Administrative Coordinator 
    • Kate Strain, Technology Services Librarian
  • Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
    • Mary Beth Mudric, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies
    • Mike Puma, Director – Dean of Undergraduate Studies 
  • Records Office
    • Megan Bottino, NCAA and Graduation Coordinator 
    • Audrey Kennedy, Special Programs Advisor
  • Rizzo Career Center
    • Christina Spearman, Vice President for Career Development
    • Tim Cherney, Director of Career Readiness
    • Penelope Burlage Flury, Senior Events & Marketing Specialist

Student Development

  • ALANA Services
    • Raven Williams, Director
  • Counseling Center
    • Jason Parcover, Assistant Vice President for Student Wellbeing
    • Jen Stevens, Associate Director for Clinical Services
    • Kourtney Bennett, Associate Director for Training
  • Disability and Accessibility Services
    • Abigail Hurson, Associate Director 
  • Recreation and Wellness
    • Katherine Benoit, Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures
  • Residence Life & Housing
    • Brooke Herold, Assistant Director 
    • Garrison Schmitt, Assistant Director for Housing Operations
    • Stepf Richie Diaz, Associate Director for Recruitment & Staff Development 
  • Student Engagement
    • Becca Winkler, Associate Director for Student Organizations
    • Olivia Baumgartner, Assistant Director 
    • Sara Scalzo, Director 
  • Student Health and Education Services
    • Marlena Waugh, Assistant Director & Senior Clinician 
  • Women's Center
    • Melissa Lees, Director & Sexual Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Coordinator

Mission and Identity

  • Campus Ministry
    • Emily Kane, Associate Director for Social Justice
    • Laura McCormack, Associate Director for Liturgy and Music
    • Seán Bray, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Director of Campus Ministry
  • Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ)
    • Gia Grier McGinnis, Executive Director 
    • Pat Cassidy, Associate Director for Programs
    • Stephen Park, Associate Professor – English & Faculty Director of Community-Engaged Learning & Scholarship

Office of Equity and Inclusion

  • Rhona Little, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist 
  • Rodney Parker, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Office of Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment

  • David Tiscione, Director and ADA 504 Coordinator
  • Kelli Walker, Program Assistant – Office of Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment and Mission Integration
  • Sydney Quantock, Assistant Director

Office of External Relations

  • Kate Grubb Clark, Director – External Affairs (Government & Community Relations)

Public Safety

  • Jocelyn Kelley, Associate Director Support Operations and Clery Compliance
  • Patrick Weber, Senior Public Safety Systems Specialist


    Is your name missing or has your information changed?  E-mail safezone@loyola.edu. You’ll receive an updated Safe Zone Agreement to complete. 

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