Safe Zone Allies

Safe zone

Safe Zone trainings are provided for students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning about and demonstrating their support for the presence of a culturally diverse campus that embraces underrepresented groups, with special emphasis on the LGBTQIA+ community.

Safe Zone Goals

  • To establish a university-wide network of identifiable allies who can provide support, information, and assistance to those who are coping with hardships, especially those who identify as sexual or gender minorities.
  • To educate members of the Cal Lutheran community about the needs of LGBTQIA individuals and groups who tend to receive less public support.
  • To foster an atmosphere of support for the academic, personal, social, and professional success of all students, regardless of their cultural identities.
  • To advance the university’s progress toward a campus climate free of discrimination, oppression, and harassment. This is also in-line with the University's current strategic goal of Inclusion.

What is an Ally?

An ally works to end oppression and discrimination through support and advocacy.

Allies:
  • Educate themselves and others about their own privileges and biases.
  • Stay committed and active in creating equality.
  • Act as a “safe person” for members of underrepresented groups.
  • Create and promote inclusive and welcoming environments.
  • Work to confront negative attitudes and unequal treatment of people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, race, class, ability, age, spirituality, and other personal or cultural characteristics.
  • Model self-awareness in their behaviors and attitudes.
  • Model self-compassion and compassion toward others. 

Cal Lutheran Allies

Faculty and Staff Allies
Name Email Phone
Rose Aslan raslan@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3236
Robyn Ballard rballard@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3109
Linda Boberg lboberg@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3228
Beth Brennan ebrennan@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3687
Pat Brooks pbrooks@callutheran.edu   
Jim Bond jabond@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3244
Lisa Buono llbuono@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3663

Peter Carlson

pcarlson@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3435

Loredana Carson

carson@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3002

Erica Charlson

echarlso@callutheran.edu  805) 493-3664
Lana Clark lclark@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3163
Brian Collins briancollins@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3233
Greg Daven gdaven@callutehran.edu (805) 493-3390
Karen Davis kdavis@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3164
Debby Day dday@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3408
Ryan DeMoss rdemoss@callutheran.edu  (805) 512-4515
Adriana Dominguez adominguez@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3128
Melissa Donovick mdonovick@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3571
Colin Doty cdoty@callutheran.edu   
Cynthia Duarte cynthiaduarte@callutheran.edu   
Ineke Dyer dyer@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3885
Christina Fabbro cfabbro@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3961
Kristy Fenstermaker kfenster@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3515
Kelsey Fratello kfratell@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3123
Mike Gagliardo mgagliar@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-6488
Monica Gascon mgascon@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3963
Rahuldeep Gill rgill@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3786
Desta Goehner desta@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3152
Brianna Gomez bggomez@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3879
Cindy Grether cgrether@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3678
Juanita Hall jahall@calutheran.edu (805) 493-3951
Andy Hanson ahanson@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3220
Aaron Heresco aheresco@callutheran.edu   
Carrie Hernandez cmbh@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3987
Joseph Hernandez jhernan@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3215
Larkin Higgins higgins@calutheran.edu (805) 493-3452
Caitlin Hodges hodges@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3154
Jeremy Hoffman jahoffma@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3113
Joseph Huggins jhuggins@callutheran.edu   
Elena Jaloma-Scott ejaloma@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3602
Bonnie Johnson brjohnso@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3814
Irena Kageorgis ikageorgis@callutheran.edu  (818) 441-4088
Andrea Kendrick kendrick@calutheran.edu (805) 493-3124
Louise Kelly lakelly@callutheran.edu  (80) 493-3547
Jodie Kocur jkocur@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3441
Maria Kohnke kohnke@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3105
Rey Lainez rlainez@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3208
Chiara Lamb clamb@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3991
Jessica Lavariega Monforti jlavariega@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3015
Kerri Lauchner klauchne@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3225
Cindy Lewis clewis@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3199
Schannae Lucas sllucas@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3391
Jennifer Lugo jlugo@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3621
Natalie Luna nluna@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3300
Jacqueline Lyons jlyons@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3825
Monica Madrigal mmadriga@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3913
Jayni Martinez jmmartinez@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3283
Brook Masters bmasters@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3627
Kevin Matthews kevinm@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3561
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty revmmmd@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3330
Scott Maxwell-Doherty revsjmd@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3230
Ryan Medders rmedders@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3681
Juan Mendoza jmendoza@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3178
Susie Morales susiemorales@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3335
Kathleen Murvin kmurvin@callutheran.edu   
Adina Nack nack@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3438
Angela Naginey naginey@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3520
Sharon Nelson smnelso@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3150
Ellen Nichols enichols@callutheran.edu   
Barb Obermeier bobermeier@callutheran.edu   
Karissa Oien kfaulco@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3148
Leanna Pagano lpagano@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3250
Dru Pagliassotti paglia@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3374
Christine Paul clpaul@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3220
Edlyn Pena epena@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3021
Chang-Shyh Peng peng@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3619
Mindy Puopolo mpuopolo@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3676
Lorraine Purmort purmort@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3112
Martin Ritz ritz@callutheran.edu  (661) 713-4582
Roxanne Robinson rrrobins@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3177
Rene Rock rrock@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3929
Theresa Rogers terogers@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3889
Rachel Ronning-Lindgren rronning@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3690
Melinda Roper mroper@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3036
Steven Rosen srosen@callutheran.edu  (805) 282-3476
Angela Rowley arowley@callutheran.edu  
Dane Rowley drowley@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3601
Lee Schuh lschuh@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3569
Lory Selby lselby@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3686
Nighat Shah nshah@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3023
Cynthia Smith csmith@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3196
Kathi Spaulding kjspaul@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3389
Diana Stephens dstephen@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3041
Christina Soria csoria@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3425
Katie Swavely kswavely@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3675
Doug Thiel dthiel@vcccd.edu   
Dan Tillapaugh dtillapaugh@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3086
Andrea Treptow atreptow@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3304
Gail Uellendahl uellenda@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3080
Erashel Vaiz evaiz@callutheran.edu (805) 493-3258
Tiki van Heest tiki@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3329
Paloma Vargas palomav@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3069
Jess Waddell jwaddell@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3169
Matt Ward mward@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3481
Tim Weaver tlweaver@callutheran.edu  (818) 378-8999
Allix Wee awee@callutheran.edu   
Yvonne Wilber ywilber@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3092
Colleen Windham-Hughes windhamh@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3238
Patsy Wright pwright@callutheran.edu  (805) 626-0837
Emily Yamamoto eyamamoto@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3340
Ariana Young ayoung@callutheran.edu  (805) 493-3267
Bruce Zeedik bzeedik@callutheran.edu   

Interested in becoming a Safe Zone Ally?

CAPS holds yearly Safe Zone trainings for students, faculty, and staff. Faculty/staff trainings are typically scheduled during fall semesters. 

If you have a group of 10-22 individuals interested in becoming Safe Zone Allies, please fill out the Outreach Request Form and specify "Safe Zone Training."

 

For questions or more information, please contact Director, Dr. Beth Turner, at bethturner@callutheran.edu, or call (805) 493-3727.

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