DEI Advisory Councils

The DEI Advisory Councils at FSC serve as the enduring advisory bodies to the leadership of the College. Serving at the department level, these advisory councils identify concerns and recommend and develop practical and meaningful opportunities that sustain and enrich a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through the guidance, planning, and analysis of our departmental advisory councils, the College can continue to provide a campus community of belonging.

College-Wide DEI Advisory Council

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Council of Farmingdale State College (FSC) is composed of justice-minded faculty, staff, and students who work in concert and under the guidance of the FSC Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Kevin Jordan.  The Advisory Council supports and advocates for DEI-related initiatives that emerge from both FSC and SUNY.  Lastly, the Advisory Council serves as a space to foster belongingness through programming and campus-wide representation including efforts to ameliorate DEI-related concerns that are brought to the Council's attention.

Mission Statement

The mission of the FSC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council is to:

  1. Promote an atmosphere of belongingness and inclusivity throughout FSC.
  2. Support the DEI-related efforts of FSC and SUNY.
  3. Provide a platform for all those throughout the diverse FSC community to raise their voice around issues of DEI.  

Member List

Member Name Email Department Title
Amanda Cataldo Email Student Activities  
Dr. Alicia Cesar Email EOP Co-Chair
Alia Quadri Email Student  
Aqueelah Speakes Email Human Resources  
Bryan Field Physics  
Bryan Garcia Email TRIO  
Suzanne Elie Email Nursing  
Chiara DeSanti Email Modern Languages  
Christine Freaney Email Nutrition Co-Chair
Danielle Chapman Email Residence Life  
Darleyne Mayers Email LIEOC  
Denny Ryman Email Health and Sciences  
Dylan Gafarian Email RAM  
Elizabeth Hamberger Email International Education  
Michele Holden Email UHS  
Ebru Ulusoy Email Business Management  
Erin Calkins Email Athletics  
Eunice Ro Email Student Activities  
Fatoma Rad Email Library  
Frank Capezza Email Campus Police  
Frank Rampello Email Dean of Students  
Jake Iaccino Email Student  
Justina Geremia Email Internal Control  
Keri Franklin Email Finance  
Dr. Kevin Jordan Email Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Excellence Chief Diversity Officer
LaNina Cooke Email Criminal Justice  
LaShonda Boggan Email Residence Life  
Anthony Manansingh Email DSC  
Sherry Manansingh Email Nursing  
Lukas Miedrich Email Student Activities  
Marybeth McCloskey Email Human Resources  
Nazrul Islam Email Computer Security  
Patricia Lind-Gonzalez Email Institutional Research  
Sharon Khan-Sakoor Email Dean of Students  
Susana Pariona Email Student  
Travis Halloway Email English and Humanities  
Vicki Janik Email Professional Communications  

Department of Nursing DEI Advisory Council

Vision Statement: 

 A departmental culture that values the tenets of respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion, all the while ensuring a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, and students. 

Mission Statement: 

To establish a nursing department whose curriculum and culture embodies inclusion and equity, values humanism, and intersectionality, and promotes a holistic environment in which students and faculty can learn, work, and grow together. Through education and intentional focus, we promote a just society that rejects discrimination, is free from racism, and is safe for all its members.

Member Name Title
Dr. Sherry Manansingh Co-Chair & Assistant Professor
Professor Suzanne Elie Co-Chair & Assistant Professor
Lisa Brieff Instructional Support Associate
Dr. Monica Caravella Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator
Dr. Kathy Cino Professor
Professor Vidya Chan Assistant Professor
Professor Isla McKenzie-Henry Assistant Professor

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Horton Hall, Room 130


Dr. Kevin D. Jordan
VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer


Andrea Tew
Administrative Coordinator

Last Modified 2/13/23