The staff of the LGBTQ Center standing on the steps of the Student Center.

Advisory Board

About the Board

The Montclair State University LGBTQ Advisory Board serves to provide support, input and advisement to the LGBTQ Center Coordinator and advocacy for the LGBTQ Center and its initiatives that create and sustain an inclusive, equitable society of informed and culturally competent future leaders.

The board is composed of up to 20 student, faculty and staff members from across the campus committed to creating change. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Board, please contact the chair of the board, Julie Fleming, at for more information

Purpose of the Board

  1. Facilitate communication between the University community and the LGBTQ Center
  2. Identify concerns, resources and programmatic needs across campus for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff
  3. Serve as advocates and ambassadors for the Center’s goals, proposals and objectives in creating equity and inclusion across campus
  4. Consults with the LGBTQ Center Coordinator on planning, implementation and operational aspects of the Center

2017-2018 Members

Constituencies Voting Member Alternate Member
College of the Arts Vacant Vacant
College of Education and
Human Services
Vacant Vacant
College of Humanities and
Social Sciences
Jessica Restaino, PhD
Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies
Andrea Dini, PhD
Spanish and Italian
College of Science and
Vacant Vacant
The Feliciano School
of Business
Vacant Vacant
The Graduate School Vacant Vacant
LGBTQ Employee
Resource Group
Ebony Jackson
Office for Social Justice and Diversity
LGBTQ Center Coordinator Ebony Jackson
Office for Social Justice and Diversity
Theta Delta Sigma
Society, Inc.
Graduate Student
Vacant Vacant
Staff Representative I Julie Fleming, MA (chair)
Center for Student Involvement
Staff Representative II Sue Graziano, APN
University Health Center
Staff Representative III Cpt. Kieran Barrett
University Police Department
Staff Representative IV Vacant Vacant
Staff Representative V Vacant Vacant
Staff Representative VI Marie Cascarano, EdD
Health Promotion
Carissa Ruff, MPH
Health Promotion
Members-At-Large Sudha Wadhwani, PsyD
Counseling and Psychological Services
Jude M. Uy, PhD
Counseling and Psychological Services