Diversity Officers, Committees, and Offices

These officers, committees, and offices promote diversity and inclusion at MIT, but every community member can play a role in advancing a respectful and caring community. Please feel free to reach out to the people listed below. We welcome your ideas for change, improvements, feedback, and other communications.

I. Officers, Directors, Managers, and Diversity Representatives

  1. Nasir Almasri, Graduate Student Council (GSC) Representative and Chair of Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Gloria Casilda Anglon, Assistant Dean, Diversity Initiatives, Office of Graduate Education
  3. Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford, Chaplain to the Institute
  4. Gustavo Burkett, Senior Associate Dean, Diversity & Community Involvement
  5. Kathleen Cahill, Associate Dean for Accessibility & Usability
  6. Beatriz Cantada, Program Director, Institute Community and Equity Office
  7. La-Tarri Canty, Associate Dean of Intercultural Engagement/SPXCE Intercultural Center
  8. DiOnetta Jones Crayton, Associate Dean and Director, Office of Minority Education
  9. Nina Davis-Millis, Director of Community Support
  10. Abigail Francis, Assistant Dean, LBGT Services at MIT
  11. Catherine Gamon, Director of Student Life, Sloan School of Management
  12. Gerardo Garcia-Rios, Associate Dean & Co-Director, Student Support Services
  13. Eboney Hearn, Executive Director, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs
  14. Kelly Imberman, Executive Director, Human Resources, Sloan School of Management
  15. Alyce Johnson,  Interim Institute Community and Equity Officer
  16. Chevalier Cleaves, Assistant to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Lincoln Laboratory
  17. Maryanne Kirkbride, Executive Administrator, MindHandHeart, MIT Medical
  1. Diane Magnuson, MIT Medical Manager of Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Libby Mahaffy, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
  3. Kate McCarthy, Associate Dean, Student Support &Wellbeing, Division of Student Life
  4. Kathleen Monagle, Associate Dean, Student Disability Services
  5. Emily Neill, Program Manager, Program in Women’s and Gender Studies
  6. Monica Orta, Assistant Director of Diversity and Student Support, Program in Media Arts and Sciences
  7. Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director, MIT Professional Education
  8. Kwadwo Poku, Manager of Diversity Recruitment and Initiatives, School of Architecture and Planning
  9. Sarah Rankin, Director and Title IX Coordinator
  10. Agustin Rayo, Associate Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  11. Elliott Richman, HR Manager of Disability Services
  12. Mandana Sassanfar, Lecturer and Diversity Coordinator, Department of Biology and Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
  13. Jill Soucy, Senior Director, Human Resources & Strategic Talent Management
  14. Muhammed Eltahir, Undergraduate Association Assistant Officer on Diversity
  15. Elizabeth Wood, Professor of History and Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
  16. Mary Ziegler, Program Manager of Online Accessibility, Office of Digital Learning

II. Committees (centrally sponsored and those reporting to units)

IV. Other Resources

  1. Leading for Change Consortium (statewide)
  2. MyLife Services
  3. Soulstrong: Portraits of Resilience
  4. Sloan Diversity and Community Committee (Available to members of the Sloan School; other MIT community members can access these pages by following the instructions to create a MySloan account.)


  • Section I includes only those people at the level of Director, Manager, Associate Dean or above, or who are not otherwise represented through their offices in Section III.
  • The committees and other organizations listed in Section II are resources to their constituencies. The listing is presented for informational purposes only.
  • For additions, corrections, or updates to this list, please contact iceo@mit.edu.

Last updated 8/16/2016 at 4:30 pm