BERT is a group of administrators and faculty committed to fostering an inclusive campus climate through education, prevention, and response when bias and/or hate incidents occur.

For more information about BERT or to report an incident, please email

BERT Membership

Executive Sponsor - Nsombi B. Ricketts, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Co-Chair - Esmilda Abreu, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
Co-Chair - Dennis Mazone, Director of Public Safety
James Kempster, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Jazmin Peralta, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tom Greene, Director of Legal Affairs
Cristobal Stewart, Assistant Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies
Chris Kasik, Director of Residential Life and Conduct Officer
Steve Riccobono, Director of Human Resources
Judith Williams Cadet, Title IX Deputy
Jasmine Cuffie, Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion
Christopher Jensen, Associate Professor, Math and Science
Michele Gorman, Adjunct Associate Professor, Undergraduate Architecture