Title IX Conference

Past Conferences

The 2020 USF Title IX conference was held on February 27th and 28th at the USF Tampa campus. Below was the conference program for the conference and information about all of the presenters.


7:30 - 8:00AM

MSC Ballroom

Check-In & Breakfast 


8:15 - 8:30AM

MSC Ballroom

Welcoming Remarks 

Haywood Brown, Vice President of Institutional Equity, USF

8:30 - 9:00AM

MSC Ballroom

Presidential Welcome

Steve Currall, President of USF

9:00AM - 5:00PM

MSC 2708

Title IX Investigator Training 

(Lunch Break from 12:00 - 1:00pm)

Elizabeth H. Canning, Campus and Workplace Solutions

This is an all day training and attendees must attend the full day training to receive certificate. 


MSC 3711

 It Takes a Village: Pathways to Fair and Impartial Campus Hearing Boards

Jonathan Monti, Associate Director; Melissa Graham Assistant Dean/Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities, University of South Florida

11:00AM - 12:00PM

MSC 3711

Sexual Assault Services: Forensic Exams and Victim Support

Amy Lewis, Advocacy Care Coordinator; Jennifer Thayer, Director of Nursing; Lucia Soto, Sexual Assault Victims Advocate, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

9:00 - 11:45AM

MSC 3709

Safe Zone: Education Part One Training 

Cristina Yelvington, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Lerren "Ren" Bradley-Tyler, Student Government Advising, Training, & Operations

12:00 - 1:00PM

MSC Ballroom

Lunch Break 


1:00 - 2:00 PM

MSC 3711

The Epidemic of Human Trafficking and Diverse Efforts to Combat the Disease

Stevie Swanson, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

2:15 - 3:15PM

MSC 3711

How to Avoid a Title IX Lawsuit

Lorie Dakessian and Patricia Hamill, Conrad O’Brien PC

3:30 - 5:00PM

MSC 3711

Bystander Intervention 

Aubrey Hall, Green Dot Coordinator, Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center 




7:30 - 8:00AM

MSC Ballroom

Check-In & Breakfast

8:00 - 8:20AM

MSC Ballroom

Welcoming Remarks

8:30 - 10:00AM

In Her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence (MSC 3704)

Jen Shtab, Community Trainer - Coordinated Community Response, The Spring of Tampa Bay

  The Intersection Between Title IX and Title VII Cases for Investigation (MSC 2708)

Camille Blake, USF Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity


Building a Successful Title IX Program through Synergy: Creating Processes, Connecting Stakeholders, Caring for Community (MSC 3709)

Elizabeth H. Canning, Esq., Campus and Workplace Solutions

 10:15 - 11:15AM

Partnerships Between University Police, Title IX and Office of Institutional Equity (MSC 3709)

James Mangan, Investigations Commander; Rick Salcedo, Detective; Danielle Hughes, Detective, University of Central Florida Police Department; Matt Ricke, Assistant Director/Title IX Coordinator, University of Central Florida


Reluctant Witnesses: Best Practices for Engaging Individuals in Challenging Title IX Investigations (MSC 2708)

Dan Schorr, Ankura Managing Director


National Awareness Months for All: The Trends We Should Capitalize On (MSC 3704)

Dani Smith, Violence Prevention Specialist; Almendra Kniep, Student Assistant; Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention

11:30AM - 1:00PM Lunch and Speaker (MSC Ballroom)
1:15 - 2:15 PM

Creating a Synergistic Workflow (MSC 3704)

Alicia Myrick, Assistant Director for Community Standards & Case Manager; Nikia Yallah, Assistant Director, HR, Institutional Equity, Employee Relations, EEO & Title IX Coordinator


Invisible Population: Creating A More Inclusive Environment For Students Who Are Pregnant Or Experiencing A Condition Related To Pregnancy (MSC 3709)

Kasey Robinson and Jennifer Liptrot, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Title IX Office

  A Conversation with Dan Schorr from Ankura and Elizabeth Canning from Campus and Workplace Solutions (MSC 2708)
2:30 - 4:00 PM

Responsible Employee Training (MSC 2708)

Maggie Denney, USF Office of Title IX


Campus Climate Surveys (MSC 2708)

Michelle Madden, Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Institutional Effectiveness, USF St. Petersburg


Cue Me In: Pity, Community, Control, and LGBTQ+ Students (MSC 3709)

Catherine Brown, USF Humanities and Cultural Studies

4:00 - 4:30PM

MSC 2708

Closing Ceremony