Staff Directory

Brittney Blakeney
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Brittney BlakeneyJD, (she, hers)
  • Director, Office of Institutional Equity

Brittney serves as the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity. She joined WCM as an Employee Relations Investigator in 2020With the establishment of the Office of Institutional Equity in July 2020, she took on the role of Investigator/Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Director before being elevated to her current role.  

Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Brittney served as an employment defense litigator, equal employment opportunity officer, and held various investigator roles in both health care and higher education settings throughout the New York metropolitan area. She also has extensive experience handling ADA accommodations.  

Brittney’s educational background includes a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Brittney received her Title IX Coordinator and Investigator certifications from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and SUNY’s Student Conduct Institute (SCI).

Shaunesha Crawford
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Shaunesha Crawford(she/her/hers)
  • Associate Director of the Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator

Shaunesha Crawford is the Associate Director of the Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator. She joined WCM in March 2024.

Prior to her role with WCM, Shaunesha worked for a New York City government agency as the Deputy Director of the Investigation Division. She comes with extensive experience leading and conducting confidential EEO, Title IX, sexual assault, and internal affairs investigations. Additionally, Shaunesha assisted with the formulation of division policies and departmental training programs. She has held various investigative roles in the New York City workforce as a crime victim advocate and special investigator.

Shaunesha’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Hofstra University and an Associate degree in Forensic Science from the City University of New York. She is also a certified NYS Peace Officer and NYC Special Patrolman. Shaunesha received her EEO certification from the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

Carolyn Kumah-Marques
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Carolyn Kumah-MarquesJD, (she, hers)
  • Equity & Title IX Investigator

Carolyn joined WCM as an Equity & Title IX Investigator in January 2022.

She comes to WCM with nearly a decade of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) experience, having conducted internal discrimination and harassment investigations within public sector organizations.  She also has extensive experience developing and implementing EEO trainings, coordinating diversity events, and has worked alongside various employee resource groups to promote activities fostering equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Carolyn earned her Juris Doctor degree at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Africana Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York.  She has also earned certifications in mediation services and Title VI administration.

Alexander Rodriguez
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Alexander Rodriguez(he, his)
  • Equity & Title IX Investigator

Alexander joined WCM's Office of Institutional Equity in December 2021 and serves as an Equity & Title IX Investigator.  Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Alexander served as Director of Title VI Compliance at MTA New York City Transit, where he developed programs to ensure equitable service to customers and compliance with federal regulations. Alexander brings with him over 15 years of investigative experience, having worked as an investigator in the education, transportation, and the private sectors throughout New York City.

Alexander's educational background includes a Master's in Public Administration from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Alexander also received an Equal Employment Opportunity Studies Certificate from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. 

Devin Sullivan
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Devin Sullivan(she, hers)
  • Student Accommodations Coordinator

Devin joined WCM’s Office of Institutional Equity in November 2021 as the institution’s first Student Accommodations Coordinator for the Graduate and Medical Schools.  In this capacity, Devin works to provide equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities. 

Prior to her role at Weill Cornell Medicine, Devin held multiple roles in fair housing. Through investigation, education and policy efforts, Devin fought housing discrimination throughout the Hudson Valley, with a focus on disability and LGBTQ+ concerns. Devin’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Cornell University.

Leonardo Wise
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Leonardo Wise(he/him/his)
  • Equity & Title IX Investigator

Leonardo joined WCM's Office of Institutional Equity in March 2024 and serves as an Equity & Title IX Investigator. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Leonardo served as the Title IX Investigator and Prevention Specialist at Ithaca College, conducting prompt, equitable, impartial, and thorough administrative investigations into alleged incidents of sexual misconduct and leading the institution’s interpersonal violence prevention education efforts.

Leonardo has a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, where he studied Sociology, Criminology, and Spanish. Leonardo is also certified in Investigations and Report Writing for Higher Education through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA).

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