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Office of Institutional Equity

OIE Staff

Shanon Shumpert, JD
Vice Provost for Institutional Equity

Shanon Shumpert joined Johns Hopkins University on July 1, 2020 as the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity. She is responsible for overseeing the university’s affirmative action and equal opportunity compliance efforts, investigating discrimination and harassment complaints and providing a central resource for individuals with disabilities. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, Shanon held leadership roles at Rush University System for Health in Chicago since 2013. While at Rush, Shanon proposed and developed their Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) while serving as the Director, Employee and Labor Relations. She was then named as the inaugural Vice President for the newly created OIE; she was also the Title IX coordinator and equal opportunity officer, responsible for resolving complaints of harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct, as well as ensuring equity in the accommodations and disciplinary processes and setting the employee and labor relations strategy for the organization.

Prior to her work at Rush, Shanon held leadership roles at DePaul University and at University of Chicago Medical Center. Shanon is licensed as an attorney and she previously practiced employment and higher education law at a Chicago law firm.

Shanon holds a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a Master of Law – Health Law (LLM) from DePaul University College of Law.

Linda M. Boyd, JD
Assistant Vice Provost/Title IX Coordinator

Linda Boyd joined OIE in 2015 as an Equity Compliance Investigator, became the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in 2016, served as the Interim Assistant Vice Provost and Title IX Coordinator from July 2019 - June 2020, and became the Assistant Vice Provost and Title IX Coordinator in January 2021.  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. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland.

Kara D. Beverly, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Kara D. Beverly joined Johns Hopkins 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 President of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Housing Coalition, the Community Impact Vice President of the Junior League of Baltimore, an Executive Board Member of the Psi Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and member of the Young Hearts Board of the American Heart Association. 

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.

Tracee Clements, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Tracee Clements initially joined JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity in January 2018 as an Equity Compliance Resolution Panel/Investigation Assistant, but has since become an Equity Compliance Investigator. 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.

Ally Dreiman, MPhil
Director of Case Management

Ally Dreiman joined the Office of Institutional Equity in June 2017 and serves as the Director of Case Management. Ally graduated from the University of Oslo with a Master’s of Philosophy in Comparative and International Education. Ally earned her B.A in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, summa cum laudePhi Beta Kappa, from Barnard College of Columbia University. 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. 

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.

Julie Heuberger Yura, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Julie Heuberger Yura joined JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity in February 2019 as an Equity Compliance Investigator.  Prior to joining JHU, Julie served as the Title IX Coordinator at Lake Forest College. As a licensed attorney, Julie worked in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, where she counseled and represented higher education institutions, community colleges and k-12 public and private schools on various matters involving students, faculty and staff. Julie earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Iowa. 

Mark Nelms, JD
Equity Compliance Investigator

Mark Nelms joined the Office of Institutional Equity in June of 2019 as an Equity Compliance Investigator.  Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Mark worked as a civil rights and sexual misconduct investigator at the University of Maryland and as an Anti-Discrimination Officer at the Delaware Department of Labor.  Mark is also the former director of a pro bono Civil Legal Representation Project in Pennsylvania, where he represented clients in civil matters involving sexual assault and domestic violence.  Mark is a graduate of Florida State University and Delaware Law School.

Anthonia Sowho, MS, CRC
Assistant Director for Workplace Accommodations

Anthonia joined the Office of Institutional Equity in June 2019 as Assistant Director for Workplace Accommodations. Prior to joining JHU, Anthonia worked in state and local government agencies in Northern Virginia. Her most recent position was as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504 Coordinator for Arlington County government. In that position, she managed the workplace accommodation interactive process for County employees with disabilities as well as other ADA matters. Anthonia earned her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Lucretia Summers 
Executive Administrator

Lucretia (Luci) Summers joined JHU’s Office of Institutional Equity in April 2018 and serves as the Executive Administrator for OIE. Luci oversees priority tasks and confidential scheduling on behalf of the team by organizing and facilitating complex administrative work, as well as providing specialized support. Luci is no stranger to the Hopkins Community as she previously worked 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.