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Philadelphia, Nov 9-10, 2011
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For all of us with packed schedules and significant responsibilities back home at our institutions, the time was well spent. The program was focused, informative and engaging. Great Presenters!

– Dr. Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., Vice President for Institutional Equity, Duke University

Title IX Compliance Seminars Faculty

Steven J. Healy was the Director of Public Safety at Princeton University from 2003 through 2009. He is a Past President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and twelve year member of its Government Relations Committee. As President of IACLEA, Steven contributed significantly to the national dialogue about campus safety and security in the aftermath of the tragic rampage-shooting incident at Virginia Tech in April 2007.

He has appeared on numerous news programs and talk shows including CNN with Lou Dobbs, ABC Nightly News, CBS, the Fox Network, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of “Security on America’s Campuses.” In May 2007, he was invited to testify before the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on the topic of “Best Practices for Keeping America’s Campuses Safe.”

Mr. Healy was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” by Security Magazine. In December 2007, he completed his term as the chairperson of the National Center for Campus Public Safety Advisory Board. In February 2008, he was a featured presenter in a Plenary Session at the ACE Annual Meeting, addressing issues of “Campus Security, Response and Recovery in a New Era.”

Prior to Princeton, Mr. Healy was the Chief of Police at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, and served as Director of Operations for the Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University. Mr. Healy is a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and spent 10 years on active duty with the United States Air Force as a Security Police Officer. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars on issues related to campus safety and security and serves as a subject-matter expert for the U.S. Departments of Education, Homeland Security, and Justice. He is IACLEA’s representative to the NACUBO “National Campus Safety and Security Project” and to EDUCAUSE’s “The IT Role in Campus Safety” project.

In addition to numerous webinars and presentations for national, state and local professional associations, Mr. Healy has been a featured speaker and panelist on campus safety and security for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).


Pamela Heatlie is currently an associate director in the University of Michigan’s Office of Institutional Equity, where she provides services for University faculty, staff and students related to discrimination and harassment, inclusiveness, diversity and cultural understanding. Since Pam joined the University of Michigan, none of the issues she has handled have resulted in successful litigation against the university, and a program which she helped implement, entitled Campus Commitment, has been recognized by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) as a best practice under Title IX. Previously, Pam worked as in-house counsel for institutions of higher education, including Michigan State University and the University of Vermont. Her legal practice has been wide-ranging, with a particular emphasis on employment law and student-related legal issues. Throughout her career, Pam has frequently presented on her areas of expertise at peer institutions, to private industry and to state and national organizations, such as the National Association of College and University Attorneys. In addition, Pam has consulted at peer institutions, particularly in the areas of discrimination and sexual harassment. Pam also currently holds a position as a part-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, where she teaches a graduate level course concerning legal issues in higher education. Pam also was a lecturer at the University of Vermont, where she taught a similar course. Pam received her B.A. with highest distinction from Wayne State University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. 


Dr. Gary J. Margolis has 20 years of distinguished experience in public safety and more than a decade in higher education as the Chief of Police at the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College (1998 - 2009). He has served as a police executive; police officer and deputy sheriff; and police academy administrator.

Under his leadership, UVM Police Services is a three-time internationally accredited police agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies for whom Dr. Margolis is a Commissioner (

Dr. Margolis holds a Research Associate Professor appointment in the University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services, and an adjunct professor appointment at Norwich University. He teaches leadership and policy studies for masters and doctoral students in UVM’s Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Program, and organizational development and policy administration for masters students in Norwich University’s Masters of Justice Administration program.

He is a Past General Chair of the University & College Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the oldest and largest police association in the world, and a former member of the association’s executive committee. He is often called upon by the US Departments of Justice, Education and Homeland Security as a campus security expert. He is a founding faculty member of the IACP National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women sponsored by the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. He is a much sought after speaker, consultant, educator, expert witness, and trainer on campus safety and security; security technology application; emergency response & recovery planning; and preventing violence against women crimes on campuses.

Shortly after the 9/11 tragedies, Dr. Margolis was appointed by The Honorable James Douglas, Governor of the State of Vermont, to serve on the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Committee. He has led or been involved in several national and international initiatives for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

Dr. Margolis has testified before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and is a highly sought-after consultant specializing in higher education and K-12 related crises response and communications; emergency management; public safety management studies; educational campus security and safety audits; and workplace violence prevention and violence against women crimes. He has been a featured presenter for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA); the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO); the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS); the National Stalking Resource Center; and the Community College Conference on Legal Issues in Orlando, FL.

He is a graduate of the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program. In early 2008, he traveled to Israel as an invited guest of the Israeli Government and Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) to study terrorism and share his expertise with the Israel National Police and Israel Defense Forces. His work has been featured in Police Chief magazine and the Campus Law Enforcement Journal magazine. Dr. Margolis is a member in good standing of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).

Dr. Margolis holds a Masters Degree in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont. 


Jeffrey J. Nolan is a practicing attorney with Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., where he focuses on representing institutions of higher education and employers in student and employment-related litigation, advising institutions of higher education and employers on the resolution and legal implications of student and employment-related issues, and assisting institutions of higher education and employers in the development and implementation of appropriate policies, handbooks and training programs. Jeff is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Mr. Nolan and members of Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, a United Educators Select Counsel firm, have substantial experience with all facets of the complex legal issues surrounding sexual violence and sexual harassment issues on campus. He and colleagues at his firm have defended institutions of higher education in lawsuits brought by alleged victims and/or alleged perpetrators, and have defended institutions in charges filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. They have also helped institutions navigate and resolve dozens of sexual violence and sexual harassment-related matters, and work regularly with clients on the development of related policies and training programs. Mr. Nolan’s work in this sensitive area focuses on helping clients support and respect the rights of complaining students, while also respecting the rights of accused students. Mr. Nolan is listed in Chambers & Partners America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Labor and Employment law, in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment law, and in New England Super Lawyers in the area of Employment and Labor law. 


Sue Ritter, formerly a practicing attorney in Philadelphia, Boston and Vermont, joined Middlebury College in 2007 and was subsequently appointed by Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz to serve as the College’s Human Relations Officer (“HRO”). In her role as the HRO, she serves as the Title IX Coordinator’s designee for the purposes of coordinating training and education, overseeing investigations, and adjudicating complaints under the College’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination policy. She also oversees the College’s ADA office. In addition, Ms. Ritter provides advice and support in the areas of student affairs, ADA compliance, athletics compliance, and affirmative action. She also serves as a liaison between the college and its outside counsel. Ms. Ritter is a graduate of Middlebury College and Temple University Beasley School of Law.


Tom Tremblay was appointed Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety by Governor James Douglas in January of 2008. The Department of Public Safety includes the Vermont State Police, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice Services, Fire Safety and Emergency Management.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of Public Safety Tom served as the Chief of Police for the City of Burlington, Vermont. Tom served with the Burlington Police Department for twenty-four years starting his career in 1983 as a patrol officer. In 1986 he was selected as the first director of the department’s Sexual Assault Investigation Unit. The success of the Burlington unit helped pave the way for what is now a county wide unit; the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI). As Commissioner of Public Safety, Tom is now involved in a statewide effort to help create Special Investigation Units (SIU) in every region of the state. The statewide SIUs are responsible for the investigation of crimes of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. Throughout his career he has been recognized as a champion for crime victim rights and services.

Tom has served as a police instructor in Criminal Law and Procedure, Sexual Assault - Child Sexual Abuse Investigations, Domestic Violence and Interview and Interrogation. He is a recognized speaker on violence against women crimes and encouraging men’s involvement in prevention. Tom was selected by the International Association of Chiefs of Police as a faculty member for the National Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women; an institute designed to help develop leadership skills for Police Executives throughout the country, specifically to improve prevention and response to violence against women crimes.

Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Professional Studies. He is a graduate of the 183’d Session of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police, and the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women. 


Dr. Sheri Vanino is a co-founder of two law firms specializing in representing victims of violence: Victim Justice, PC and Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma and sexual assault. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Vanino was the Director of Victim Services and Counseling Director for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program- Colorado’s largest rape crisis center. Before getting her PsyD, she worked as an advocate for the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Dr. Vanino provides expert testimony in sexual assault cases, and trains nationally on sexual assault and trauma. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s PsyD program and in their Masters in International Disaster Psychology Progam. Dr. Vanino completed her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University and has acquired a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. 



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