Institutional Equity Staff

Erin oliver, J.D., assistant vice president FOR INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY

Erin Oliver

Erin Oliver’s responsibilities include providing leadership, oversight and support in the areas of harassment, discrimination, affirmative action and equal opportunity. Working with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources, Erin will develop strategies and plans for the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff.

A Notre Dame alumna, Erin served as the director and Title IX coordinator at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she directed a team responsible for managing internal complaints of harassment and discrimination, including sexual assault and other Title IX complaints involving students, faculty and staff. Erin also provided guidance to senior university administrators to resolve discrimination and harassment issues.

A native of Peru, Indiana, Erin graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in American studies and a minor in anthropology in 2005. She earned her law degree from Michigan State University in 2012 and is a member of the Indiana state bar and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Erin also brings extensive knowledge of Native American affairs garnered in her role as director of public relations for the Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana, for which she is a tribal council member. She recently served a four-year term on the Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission, part of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission appointed by the governor. She currently serves on the board of advisors of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Arts in Indianapolis.

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Amber Monroe

Amber Monroe currently serves the University of Notre Dame as Program Manager for Title IX Services and Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator.  Amber has worked for over 25 years as a Higher Education Administrator in the areas of Residential Life, Student Conduct, Restorative Justice, and Title IX.

Amber has been at the University of Notre Dame since January 2016, and worked in Student Affairs before joining the Office of Institutional Equity in Human Resources.  She received her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in Psychology and Sociology-Criminal Justice and her Master's in Education-Higher Education Counseling and Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and has worked in Title IX for the past decade.

Amber received her Restorative Justice Circle Keeper certification and is additionally the University's primary contact for Alternative Resolution and Restorative Justice.

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Lynn Kalamaros

Lynn Kalamaros serves as a the Director of Response and Resolution.

Previously, Lynn worked independently on Title IX and Title VII investigations for the University of Notre Dame and private employers from 2011 to 2017.  Prior to her work as an independent investigator, Lynn was in private practice in South Bend focusing on civil litigation in the areas of civil rights actions, medical malpractice, product liability and negligence. 

Lynn graduated from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, with a B.A. in Government in 1990.  She received her law degree from the Notre Dame Law School, cum laude, in 1993 and is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association.  Since 2009, Lynn has assisted with teaching the Deposition Skills course as an adjunct professor at the Notre Dame Law School.

Mike colonna, Sr. Equity Specialist

Mike Colonna

Mike Colonna serves as a Senior Equity Specialist.

Prior to working for the University of Notre Dame, Mike was responsible for GEICO’s defense and subrogation litigation for Northwest Indiana.  Before GEICO, Mike served as a prosecutor in the Appellate Division and the Domestic Violence Unit for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

Mike holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School at which he received his Masters in Employee Benefits Law with honors.  While pursuing his law degree, Mike interned with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office Post-Conviction Unit.

LAUREN MULHERN, Sr. Equity Specialist

Lauren Mulhern

Lauren Mulhern serves as a Senior Equity Specialist.

Prior to working for the University of Notre Dame, Lauren practiced federal Indian law where she represented tribal communities, businesses, and individuals in litigation and transactional matters.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics, from Hope College.  She received her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and graduated with certificates in American Indian Law, with honors, and Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law.  Lauren in a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of Arizona.



torry bennett-davis, sr. equity specialist

Torry Bennett-Davis serves as a Senior Equity Specialist.
Prior to working for the University of Notre Dame, Torry served as the Chief Executive Officer for Civitas Education Partners, a school management organization, responsible for negotiating and managing labor contracts, directing human resources policy and protocols, and supervising network and school leaders. In her previous roles, Torry served as an investigator with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights; a student support specialist for Williamson County Schools; and a high school administrator in both Chicago, Illinois, and Brentwood, Tennessee.

Torry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. Torry also completed doctoral coursework at the Columbia University Teachers College in International Education Development with a minor in Latin American Studies.


Kristy Leininger

Kristy Leininger serves as the Equity Process Specialist.

Prior to joining the Office of Institutional Equity, Kristy spent 18 years serving in various administrative roles across the University, including the Arts & Letters Dean's Office, Mendoza College of Business Dean's Office, and most recently as an Officer Assistant to the Vice President of Human Resources.  During the latter part of her career in HR, she took on the additional assignment as the hearing coordinator for Student Title IX cases, which she continues within this role.

Kristy received her Associates degree in Business Administration from Davenport University.



Shannon Sparazynski

Shannon Sparazynski serves as the Compliance Program Manager serving the entire Human Resources department.  She also serves as the HIPAA Privacy Official for the University.

Prior to working for Notre Dame, Shannon held various HR and Benefits administration and management roles for AM General LLC.

Shannon graduated with a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in both Business Administration and Human Resources Management, with a minor in Economics, and received her Master of Business Administration from Bethel University.   She is also a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



Mariah Bures

Mariah Bures serves as the Child Protection Program Manager and is responsible for the development, oversight, and management of the Protection of Children Policy.

Mariah earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from University of Maine Farmington, and her Masters in Public Health from Indiana University.

Prior to her current role, Mariah served as a Training Manager for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, providing abuse prevention education to sports organizations across the country.  Before the Center, Mariah worked on college campuses educating students, faculty, and staff about sexual assault and relationship violence.