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 an attorney and co-founder of trainED. She regularly advises and represents clients in the areas of employment law and higher education.
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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 Farganis, 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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Katy Fodness

Katy Fodness

katy.fodness@trainEDsolutions.com
Katy Fodness is an attorney with trainED and focuses her practice on employment, labor, and higher education matters. Katy conducts investigations on behalf of higher education institutions, including sexual misconduct investigations. She also has experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of employers related to employee misconduct and other employment related issues.

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Susan Gaertner

Susan Gaertner

susan.gaertner@trainEDsolutions.com
Susan Gaertner is co-chair of Gray Plant Mooty’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 Gray Plant Mooty, and previously as a prosecutor for 26 years, Susan has conducted and overseen countless investigative matters.
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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 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, and protected class discrimination and harassment on behalf of higher-ed institutions. Robin also adjudicates such matters on behalf of institutions, including acting as a hearing officer at live hearings.
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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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Caitlin Miles

Caitlin Miles

caitlin.miles@trainEDsolutions.com
Caitlin Miles 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.
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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 conducts higher education investigations on behalf of institutions, including sexual misconduct investigations.
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Stephen Vaughan

Stephen Vaughan

stephen.vaughan@trainEDsolutions.com
Stephen is an attorney with trainED who focuses in the areas of higher education and employment law. He assists colleges and universities with training and counsels on higher education compliance issues.
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Katie Weinlaeder

Katie Weinlaeder

katie.weinlaeder@trainEDsolutions.com
Katie Weinlaeder is an investigator with trainED, focusing on Title IX matters. Katie investigates sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment cases on behalf of higher-ed institutions.
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