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Office of Institutional Equity

OIE Staff

Kimberly D. Hewitt, JD
Vice Provost for Institutional Equity

Kimberly Hewitt was appointed Vice Provost for Institutional Equity at Johns Hopkins University in March 2017.  She has served as the director of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) since 2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office for Equity and Diversity since 2014 at the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to the University in the fall of 2007 she served as assistant dean for students and multicultural affairs at Hamline University School of Law. Ms. Hewitt has 14 years of experience practicing law in the areas of employment, labor, and education law. She was previously a partner in the law firm Rider Bennett and has served as an in-house attorney for the Minneapolis Public Schools. Ms. Hewitt holds an A.B. from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Joy K. Gaslevic, JD
Assistant Vice Provost/Title IX Coordinator

Joy Gaslevic is the university’s Assistant Vice Provost/Title IX Coordinator.  Joy joined the university in June 2016 after 9 years in the Educational Affairs Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.  In the AG’s Office, Joy represented a number of University of Maryland System schools, served as senior counsel for advice, and has been considered the expert in the Attorney General’s Office on Title IX issues. Joy is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School and has a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College.

Linda M. Boyd, JD
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Linda Boyd is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).   Linda joined OIE in March 2015 as an Equity Compliance Investigator and assumed her current role in December 2016.  Prior to joining the university, Linda practiced at a national employment law firm, where she investigated and litigated claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.  Linda also served as an attorney for the Social Security Administration, Office of the General Counsel, where she primarily focused on employment counseling and litigation.  Linda received her law degree cum laude from the Duke University School of Law and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the Duke University Graduate School.

Susan K. Lee Bathgate, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Susan Lee Bathgate joined JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity in August 2018 as an Equity Compliance Investigator. Prior to joining OIE, Susan managed a workplace violence prevention and response program at Johns Hopkins for three years, overseeing threat assessment cases for the University and Health System. As an attorney with a leading Maryland employment and labor law firm, Susan previously advised private and government employers on discrimination and harassment matters. She also has experience in employee and labor relations, as well as workplace mediation. Susan is a graduate the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and obtained her J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law.

Steven A. Book, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Steven A. Book joined The Johns Hopkins University Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) in April 2018 as an Equity Compliance Investigator.  Prior to joining OIE, Steven practiced at a regional law firm, where he investigated and litigated a variety of employment-related claims.  Steven is a graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and obtained his B.A. in History from the University of Maryland, College Park.  After graduating from law school, Steven clerked for the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.  He is licensed to practice law in Maryland.

Kara D. Beverly, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Kara D. Beverly joined Johns Hopkins in in July 2016.  Kara is a licensed attorney, with experience in labor and employment law. She is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law and Villanova University, where she obtained her B.A. in Economics. Prior to joining OIE, Kara practiced at a regional law firm in their Labor & Employment and Corporate Practice Groups, where she advised clients on employee issues involving Title VII and the ADA. Kara also served as an in-house Staff Attorney for an international dining services company, where she handled all employment-related matters, including the investigation and resolution of discrimination and harassment claims. Ms. Beverly is committed to serving her community and is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Housing Coalition and an Executive Board Member of Psi Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Heeral P. Chehl, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Heeral P. Chehl joined JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity in September 2017 as an Equity Compliance Investigator.  Prior to joining JHU, Heeral served as Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Towson University’s Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity. As a licensed attorney, Heeral also previously worked in private practice in Chicago, Illinois where she counseled and represented public school districts and community colleges on various matters involving students. Heeral is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, where she received her J.D./M.A. in Higher Education Administration.  She holds a B.A.  from the University of Michigan.  

Laura A. Giantris, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Laura Giantris joined JHU's Office of Institutional Equity in December 2017 and serves as an Equity Compliance Investigator. Laura is a licensed attorney in Maryland with extensive experience in labor and employment laws. She is a graduate of Clark University and University School of Law. 

Aaron J. Hodukavich, JD
ADA Compliance Officer

Aaron Hodukavich joined the Office of Institutional Equity in February 2018. Aaron is a licensed attorney in the state of Oregon, where he practiced education law and advised clients in ADA and IDEA matters. Prior to joining JHU, Aaron served as Director and ADA/503/504 Coordinator at Syracuse University. There, he was an active member of several institutional committees, including the University Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the SU Policy Advisory Committee. Aaron holds a B.S. from Longwood University and a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.

Lisa L. Moreland, BS
Executive Assistant/Administrative Supervisor

Lisa Moreland joined the Office of Institutional Equity in August 2016 and serves as the Executive Assistant/Administrative Supervisor. Lisa has 20 plus years of administrative  experience having held positions in both higher education and the private sector.  She has extensive experience in the field of administration and project management.  Lisa  holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Ally Dreiman, MPhil
Equity Compliance Case Manager

Ally Dreiman serves as the Equity Compliance Case Manager in the Office of Institutional Equity. Ally is a graduate of the University of Oslo, where she earned her Master’s of Philosophy in Comparative and International Education, and Barnard College of Columbia University, where she obtained her B.A. Prior to joining JHU, Ally worked in international higher education, as well as restructuring and insolvency law. Having lived in Morocco and Norway, Ally speaks both French and Norwegian. 

Tracee Clements, JD 
Equity Compliance Resolution Panel/Investigation Assistant

Tracee Clements joined JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity in January 2018 and serves as the Equity Compliance Resolution Panel/Investigation Assistant. Tracee is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and Brown University where she obtained her B.A. in French Studies. Prior to joining JHU, Tracee worked in private practice with an employment law firm based in Arlington, VA. While in law school, Tracee interned at the Tennessee Human Rights Commission - the state agency responsible for investigating employment and housing discrimination complaints. In  addition to handling employment law claims, Tracee has also worked in practice areas such as criminal law, intellectual property law, and education law because of her participation in Vanderbilt’s Legal Clinic program.

Lucretia Summers 
Administrative Coordinator

Lucretia (Luci) joined JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity in April 2018 and serves as the OIE Team Administrative Coordinator. OIE is excited to have Luci join the team to assist with the day to day management of the office. She will oversee priority tasks and confidential scheduling on behalf of the team  by organizing, and facilitating work as well as providing specialized support . Luci is no stranger to the Hopkins Community as she worked previously with the Johns Hopkins Health System and JHU School of Medicine. She is currently completing a degree in Communications at the Community College of Baltimore County.