Professionals

The team at trainED Solutions brings both legal expertise and practical business perspective to your campus. Find out more about how trainED’s experienced professionals can help ensure your institution’s compliance.

Kathryn Nash

Kathryn Nash

kathryn.nash@trainEDsolutions.com
Kathryn is one of the founders of trainED. She is a Partner at Lathrop GPM and serves as Chair of its Labor, Employment and Higher Education Practice Group. Kathryn provides practical advice and preventative training to businesses and higher education institutions on a wide range of topics including harassment and nondiscrimination, ADA, Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, student affairs, faculty issues, affirmative action, wage and hour, employee management, social media, and child safety prevention and response.
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Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson

megan.anderson@trainEDsolutions.com
Megan is a higher education and employment law attorney with extensive experience. Megan regularly speaks on and provides training on employment and higher education topics. She has also overseen and personally conducted neutral, independent fact-finding and compliance investigations and audits for numerous entities over the years, including investigations into alleged misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
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Sarah Duniway

Sarah Duniway

sarah.duniway@trainEDsolutions.com
Sarah brings over 20 years of experience as a legal advisor and organizational leader to her investigations work. She has conducted investigations related to workplace harassment, sexual harassment, compliance, and leadership and governance effectiveness.
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 Dion Farganis

Dion Fargains, Ph.D.

dion.farganis@trainEDsolutions.com
As a former tenured college professor, Dion Farganis brings a unique background and perspective to trainED. Drawing on his years of experience in academia, Dion advises higher education institutions on a range of legal issues including Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
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Susan Gaertner

Susan Gaertner

susan.gaertner@trainEDsolutions.com
Susan Gaertner is co-chair of Lathrop GPM’s Investigation and White Collar Defense Team. Susan represents institutions and individuals facing federal and state enforcement actions, and conducts internal investigations regarding allegations of misconduct. At Lathrop GPM, and previously as a prosecutor for 26 years, Susan has conducted and overseen countless investigative matters.
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Caitlin Gehlen

Caitlin Gehlen

caitlin.gehlen@trainEDsolutions.com
Caitlin Gehlen is an investigator with trainED with a focus on higher education matters. Caitlin regularly conducts investigations into sexual harassment and sexual misconduct cases on behalf of higher-ed institutions. Caitlin is also currently serving as the interim Title IX Coordinator for a private liberal arts college, ensuring institutional compliance with Title IX by overseeing investigations, managing the adjudication process, and coordinating training, education, and prevention efforts.
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Julie Giddings

Julie Giddings

julie.giddings@trainEDsolutions.com
Julie focuses her legal practice with trainED on the areas of higher education and employment law. Julie works with colleges and universities to provide training and advice on higher education legal compliance issues.
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Pamela Kovacs

Pamela Kovacs

pamela.kovacs@trainEDsolutions.com
Pamela Kovacs is an investigator and adjudicator with trainED.  She conducts higher education investigations for institutions, including sexual misconduct investigations. She also serves as an adjudicator of sexual misconduct matters and other alleged policy violations on behalf of institutions.
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Emily Mawer

Emily Mawer

emily.mawer@trainEDsolutions.com
Emily Mawer is an attorney with trainED and focuses her practice on higher education and employment matters. She is a member of the investigation team and conducts investigations, including those involving sexual misconduct, for higher education institutions.
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Robin Maynard

Robin Maynard

robin.maynard@trainEDsolutions.com
Robin Maynard is an Investigator & Adjudicator focusing on investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, child abuse, and protected class discrimination and harassment.
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Rosalee McNamara

Rosalee McNamara

rosalee.mcnamara@trainEDsolutions.com
Rosalee is an experienced labor & employment attorney who has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and training private and public employers on employment-related issues. Rosalee also is trained in conducting investigations on Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and other student and faculty issues, and as an adjudicator on these topics.
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Cicely Miltich

Cicely Miltich

cicely.miltich@trainEDsolutions.com
Cicely Miltich is an investigator and adjudicator with trainED. She conducts investigations into sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment cases on behalf of higher education institutions. Cicely also serves as an outside adjudicator for higher education institutions in matters involving allegations of sexual misconduct and other prohibited conduct. Cicely has a deep understanding of the legal landscape governing higher education institutions, including the Clery Act, Title IX, and VAWA.
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Diane Padilla

Diane Padilla

diane.padilla@trainEDsolutions.com
As the former Director of Equity and Title IX at a private liberal arts college, Diane Padilla brings a unique understanding and perspective to trainED. As an investigator, Diane conducts investigations related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and other forms of protected class discrimination on behalf of higher education institutions. With years of experience overseeing Title IX compliance and having received specialized training in conducting investigations pertaining to Title IX, VAWA, and other student and faculty issues, Diane is equipped to carry out complex investigations in these areas.
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Grace Quintana

Grace Quintana

graciela.quintana@trainEDsolutions.com
Grace is an investigator with trainED. She conducts investigations into sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment on behalf of higher education institutions.
In her legal practice at Lathrop GPM, Grace advises colleges and universities on a range of legal issues, including Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act.
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Bridget Romero

Bridget Romero

bridget.romero@trainEDsolutions.com
Bridget is an investigator and adjudicator with trainED who has extensive experience conducting workplace investigations as a labor and employment attorney. With specialized training in Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, FERPA and other student and faculty issues, Bridget is able to use her experience to handle complex investigations and adjudications on behalf of higher education institutions.
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Tammy Somogye

Tammy Somogye

tammy.somogye@trainEDsolutions.com
Tammy Somogye is an investigator with trainED focusing on sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment cases on behalf of higher education institutions. Having received specialized training in conducting investigations pertaining to Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and other student and faculty issues, Tammy is equipped to carry out complex investigations in these areas.
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Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

sarah.stevens@trainEDsolutions.com
Sarah Stevens is an investigator with trainED, focusing on sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment cases on behalf of higher education institutions. Having received specialized training in conducting investigations pertaining to Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and other student and faculty issues, Sarah is equipped to carry out complex investigations in these areas.
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Tana VanGoethem

Tana VanGoethem

tana.vangoethem@trainEDsolutions.com
Tana VanGoethem is an attorney with trainED and focuses her practice on employment and higher education matters. She regularly advises clients on employment-related policies and has experience representing clients before administrative agencies.
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Libbi Wilson

Libbi Wilson

libbi.wilson@trainEDsolutions.com
Libbi Wilson is an investigator with trainED, focusing on Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act matters. She conducts investigations into sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment cases on behalf of higher education institutions.
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