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Safe Zone LGBT Allies

'Safe Zone' is a program designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding of and capacity to address issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) persons. Effective implementation of Safe Zone programs requires the identification, training, and 'visibility' of institutional allies advocating for the LGBT community. The Safe Zone LGBT Ally Training was specifically designed for Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center community members to acquire the knowledge and skills to serve as an 'Ally'.

The LGBT Safe Zone Ally training is available online and may be accessed by any Weill Cornell Medicine staff member or clinician.

To Register for the LGBT Safe Zone Ally Training:

  1. Go to
  2. Log on using your CWID and password. (Make sure CUMC is selected in the drop-down menu). If it’s your first time logging in to myApps, you will need to download Citrix: (Mac // Windows)
  3. Click on the Weill Business Gateway (WBG) icon to go to the WBG page.
  4. Log on using your CWID and password.
  5. Select the Employee Self-Service tab at the top of the homepage.
  6. Select the Weill Training Management System link, then select the Weill Training Management System Home link.
  7. In the Search field on the right side of the screen, search for “LGBT Safe Zone” and click the Go button.
  8. If you are a Clinician (M.D./D.O./P.A./N.P./R.N.), click the “LGBT Safe Zone Allies (Clinicians)” link.
  9. If you are not a Clinician, click the “LGBT Safe Zone Allies (All)” link.
  10. Click the Book button to register, then click the Start Course button. You will be directed to a document containing additional instructions on how to view the online content.

Please contact if you have any problems accessing the Weill Business Gateway.

Safe Zone LGBT Allies Workshop Participants (as of September 2016):

Abraham, Zebib (WCMC)
Aden, Brandon (WCMC)
Alarcon, Audrea (WCMC)
Alturk, Zeina (Hunter)
Amigron, Nancy (NYP/WCMC)
Anaya, Michael (MSKCC)
Andrada, Zoe (WCMC)
Ardise, Selena
Bagabag, Arthur (MSKCC)
Baladi, Amanda (WCMC)
Battista, Ryan
Baxi, Shrujal (MSKCC)
Berlin, David (WCMC)
Birks, Darren (WCMC)
Blustein, Rebekah (WCMC)
Boahene, Henrich (BronxWorks)
Bostwick, Susan (WCMC)
Bowden, Jill (MSKCC)
Brown, Carol (MSKCC)
Bryan, Carlene (WCMC)
Cabrera, Joanne (WCMC)
Caputo, Rocco (MSKCC)
Chasen, Stephen (WCMC)
Chen, Cui Sheung (WCMC)
Chondris, Maria
Christianer, Kaylan
Clark, Sunday (WCMC)
Coates, Sarah (WCMC)
Cohen, Julie Lee (WCMC)
Connolly, Anne (WCMC)
Cotter, Kylie (MSKCC)
Creelman, Carly (WCMC)
Curcio, Nicolette (WCMC)
Damaskos, Penelope (MSKCC)
Dasti, Denise (MSKCC)
Delgado, Diana (WCMC)
Dicenso, Dina (SUNY Downstate)
Dillon, Lisa (WCMC)
Doyle, Hannah (WCMC)
Du Mouchel, Moriann (WCMC)
Dubey, Anil (WCMC)
Duchatellier-Mapp, Simone (WCMC)
Egan, Barbara (MSKCC)
El Rayes, Tina (WCMC)
Engelberg, Alan (MSKCC)
Esmati, Farishta (MSKCC)
Estil, Jim (WCMC)
Estes, Christine (WCMC)
Fan, Xiying (WCMC)
Fein, Oliver (WCMC)
Fidali, Brian (WCMC)
Figueroa, Edgar (WCMC)
Fisk, William (WCMC)
Fleary, Alexandra (WCMC)
Francillon, Marie-France (NYC DOHMH)
Friede, Naomi (WCMC)
Garcia, Stephanie (Harlem Children's Zone)
Geltman, Elizabeth (Hunter)
Gerena, Ivan (MSKCC)
Ghiasian, Ghoncheh (WCMC)
Gilbert, Sydney (WCMC)
Girardi, Leonard (WCMC)
Goldstein, Marc (WCMC)
Golinska, Patrycja (WCMC)
Gomez, Melissa (WCMC)
Gordon, Benjamin (MSKCC)
Greene, Twana (WCMC)
Grodinsky, Emily (WCMC)
Groeger, Jeffrey (MSKCC)
Gross, Randy (MSKCC)
Gubbins, Margaret (WCMC)
Guerrier, Wodline (WCMC)
Haase, Curt (MSKCC)
Hailemelekot, Aradom (WCMC)
Hamid-Qazi, Rabia (WCMC)
Harville, Barbara (WCMC)
Haviland, Courtney (WCMC)
Hegel, Emily (WCMC)
Hirschfeld, Cole (WCMC)
Horan, Christopher (MSKCC)
Horton, Roberta (Hospital for Special Surgery)
Hoyt, Michael (Hunter Center for Translational and Basic Research)
Huang, Hayden (MSKCC)
Hughes, Jenna (WCMC)
Hunter, Martin (WCMC)
Huwe, Victor (MSKCC)
Isa, Flonza (WCMC)
Iyriboz, Tunc (MSKCC)
Jaigua, Sylvia (WCMC)
Jainuddin, Shari (WCMC)
Jalickee, Andrea (WCMC)
Johnson, Kevin (WCMC)
Kabarti, Joseph (WCMC)
Kadar, Einat 
Kalaf, Rachel (WCMC)
Kasem, Hind (Hunter)
Kass, Jamie (WCMC)
Kelly-Rossini, Liza (WCMC)
Khan, Sarah (WCMC)
King, Thomas (WCMC)
Kleinert, Dorothy (WCMC)
Klyarfeld, Vera (WCMC)
Kochhar, Preethi (Montefiore)
Koh, Eileen (WCMC)
Kraus, Raphael (Montefiore)
Kulikowski, Julia
Lambert, Marcus (WCMC)
Lampe, Lukas (Hospital for Special Surgery)
Lee, Mandy
Lekhiv, Nadia
Lesser, Steven (WCMC)
Lettrich, Ellen (WCMC)
Levine, Kristen (Harlem Children's Zone)
Levy, Richard (WCMC)
Leyro, Inez (MSKCC)
Li, Angela (WCMC)
Liung, Farah (NYC Smoke-Free @ Public Health Solutions)
Lynch, Harley (WCMC)
Madva, Elizabeth (WCMC)
Malonga, Grace (WCMC)
Manevich, Sophie (WCMC)
Mango, Lucy (WCMC)
Mattson, Marlin (WCMC)
McCabe, Mary (MSKCC)
McCarthy, Jessica (WCMC)
McCorry, Mary Clare (Cornell University)
McKillop, Susan (NYP)
McMahon, Mollie (MSKCC)
Melman, Tamar (WCMC)
Merlo, Loretta (WCMC)
Milagros, Silva (NYP)
Milan, Carla (NYP)
Miller, Carlyle (WCMC)
Mills, Victoria (MSKCC)
Mirambeaux, Jennifer (WCMC)
Mix, Lisa (WCMC)
Montano, Joseph (WCMC)
Moon, Jennifer (WCMC)
Moschetta, Maria (WCMC)
Mueller, Suzanne (WCMC)
Mulligan, Shanta
Murakami, John (MSKCC)
Murenko, Vladimir (WCMC)
Murphy, Charles (WCMC)
Murray, Joseph (WCMC)
Myers, Mindy (WCMC)
Neely, Michelle (WCMC)
Neutts, Heather
Nicolaysen, Lori (WCMC)
Norton, Denise (WCMC)
Noto, Katherine (WCMC)
Noy, Ariela (MSKCC)
Opryszko, Anna (WCMC)
Orias, Ric (Hunter College)
Pagan-Arocho, Nydia (WCMC)
Pellegrini, Mariela (WCMC)
Perrone, Joann (MSKCC)
Phalan, Brendan (MSKCC)
Phillips, Lula Mae (WCMC)
Pho, Anthony (WCMC)
Phunthusuntorn, Ivy (WCMC)
Pomeranz, Harry (WCMC)
Pulgarin, Brenda (WCMC)
Reiss, Emily (Hospital for Special Surgery)
Rhoss, Gwendoline
Richards, Paul (NYP)
Richardson, Bryce (MSKCC)
Riedman, Scott (MSKCC)
Rivas, Martin (WCMC)
Rivera, Audrey (WCMC)
Rizk, Leeann (Harlem Children's Zone)
Roberts, Kailey (MSKCC)
Roberts, Timothy (Hospital for Special Surgery)
Rodriguez, Maritza (WCMC)
Rollins, David (WCMC)
Romero, Jessica (NYP)
Rosen, Zachary (WCMC)
Saldivar, Timothy (MSKCC)
Sanchez, Nelson (WCMC/MSKCC)
Sanders, Abraham (WCMC)
Satty, Alexandra (WCMC)
Sax, Oliver (Hospital for Special Surgery)
Schreiner, Ryan (WCMC)
Schwartz-Orbach, Lianna (MSKCC)
Seirup, Joanna (WCMC)
Sheikh, Maryam (WCMC)
Shinde, Shilpa (WCMC)
Shipman, William (WCMC)
Siegler, Eugenia (WCMC)
Simon, Jennifer (MSKCC)
Simmons, Andrew (WCMC)
Slade, Michael (WCMC)
Slaybaugh, Michelle (Harlem Children's Zone)
Soltren, Yvette (WCMC)
St Juste, Steve (MSKCC)
Starin, Sarah (WCMC)
Stewart, Melissa (MSKCC) 
Stracher, Adam (WCMC)
Tabb, Tish (MSKCC)
Talmor, Mia (WCMC) *
Taylor, Emery (WCMC)
Tegnestam, Linda (WCMC)
Teodoro, Alvin (NYP)
Thermidor, Ramondy (MSKCC)
Thomas, Trista (WCMC)
Toulouse, Bertrand (Hunter College)
Toussaint, Timeka (BronxWorks)
Tschinkel, Brian (WCMC)
Turner, Tamara (NYP)
Vaughan, Laura (WCMC)
Wade, Quanta (WCMC)
Wadowiec, Sylvia (WCMC)
Walsh, Jennifer (WCMC)
Walters, Chasity Burrows (MSKCC)
Walton, Michael (WCMC)
Webb, Nicholas (MSKCC)
Wexler, Karen (MSKCC)
Wikle, Charles (MSKCC)
Wilson-Anstey, Elizabeth (WCMC)
Wipperman, Matthew (MSKCC)
Viswanathan, Kartik (WCMC)
Yoder, Nicole
Young, Chainllie (NYP)
Young, Joy (MSKCC)
Zakharieva, Lilya (WCMC)
Zhang, Angie (Hospital for Special Surgery)

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