Interim Institutional Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Alex Gilbertson (she/her)
The Institutional Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator provides leadership within the Institution with respect to complaints of protected class discrimination and harassment. Alex’s responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of prompt, impartial and thorough investigation of allegations of protected class discrimination and harassment in violation of Upstate’s policies on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination, Harassment Prevention, and Title IX.
Alex joined Upstate in early 2020 as an investigator in the Office of Institutional Equity and has played an integral role in the formation and expansion of the Office. Alex brings over twelve years of experience conducting unbiased fact-finding investigations in government and higher education settings. She is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo.
The Equity Assistant provides administrative support to the Institutional Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator along with the Complaint Investigator. Shelley is the first point of contact for individuals seeking assistance from the Office of Institutional Equity, including those with sensitive complaints.
Shelley began working in healthcare in 1987 at a local area hospital in the Ambulatory Medical Records Department and transitioned to the Patient Registration desk. In 1990 she began working at Syracuse Community Health Center in the Billing office. In 1993 Shelley began working for a local Orthopedic group, before joining Upstate in 2006 with the Department of Orthopedics. Beginning in January 2022, Shelley joined Upstate's Office of Institutional Equity.