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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Office of Diversity & Inclusion


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Kevin L. Antoine, JD

Kevin L. Antoine, JD

Assistant Vice President


Kevin Antoine leads the effort to support Downstate Medical Center's commitment to diversity and inclusion by working collaboratively with offices across campus. These offices include but are not limited to, academic affairs, human resources, enrollment management, and admissions-to elevate inclusiveness and implement best practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion in such areas as the recruitment and retention of students and senior administrators, faculty and staff hires, and faculty tenure and promotions. He also serves as a clinical associate professor of health law and policy in Downstate Medical Center's College of Nursing.

As the Chief Diversity Officer, he has oversight of the campus affirmative action programs and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws related to equal employment opportunity as well as developing and implementing initiatives related to campus climate and inclusion. Kevin oversees the administrative process for investigating complaints of harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Before joining Downstate Medical Center Kevin held positions in federal and state government, higher education, and the U.S. Air Force. He has served as a legal analyst for the Federal Judiciary, chief diversity officer and lobbyist for the City University of New York College of Staten Island, and a Harvard University Administrative Fellow.  Kevin was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force at the rank of Captain.

Kevin is a frequent speaker on civil and human rights, education and healthcare policy. Notably he has been a featured speaker at the Center for Disease Control, the American Society for Law Medicine and Ethics, and the Harvard School of Public Health. His publications include contributing book chapter exhibits on the application of international law to American health law. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Access Equity and Diversity and serves as Chairman of its Legislative Committee.

Kevin is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program. He earned a law degree from the College of William and Mary School of Law, an executive certificate in Change Leader and Organization Change from Cornell University, and an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He is also a graduate of the State University of New York's Executive Leadership Academy. He has been a candidate for the United States Congress and the New Jersey State Senate.


Shaundelle Moore Goldsmith, JD


As Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion Ms. Goldsmith consults with Downstate's leadership and administration on all matters concerning compliance with federal, state and SUNY policies that prohibit discrimination in employment and education. Ms. Goldsmith is also responsible for administration of Downstate's Title IX compliance program including the development and management of programs on gender discrimination prevention policies, reporting and resources. This charge includes oversight of all gender discrimination prevention activities at Downstate as they relate to faculty, trainees, students, and staff. Ms. Goldsmith also serves on a variety of center wide committees including the Cultural Competency Committee, Faculty Development Committee, Women's History Month Committee and the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award Committee.

Prior to coming to Downstate, Ms. Goldsmith practiced law in the litigation department of several New York law firms including Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP where she worked on government investigations and complex litigation including securities and bankruptcy filings. Ms. Goldsmith was a member of the team representing corporate clients such as Enron and Citigroup in litigation and administrative hearings. Ms. Goldsmith received her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and received her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and an EEO Professionals certificate from Cornell University. She is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar.

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Magda Alliancin, EdD

Magda Alliancin, EdD

Coordinator for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Dr. Alliancin is an advocate for Women's Health with emphasis on Minority Health Education and Disease Prevention. From 2006 to 2017, Dr. Alliancin worked in the Office of Diversity Education and Research (formerly known as Minority Affairs) as the Program Coordinator for the Early Medical Education (EME) Program. A program designed to increase the academic competitiveness of undergraduate pre-medical students, early in their college career. Dr. Alliancin has assisted in getting underrepresented students from CUNY and SUNY schools into SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.
Prior to SUNY Downstate, Dr. Alliancin was the Program Director for NYC Health + Hospital Corporation Ryan White Mental Health Program. As the Program Director, she conducted intakes, developed policies and procedures to ensure program compliance, participated in Quality Improvement Review Committee and Co-chaired the Consumer Advisory Board.
Dr. Alliancin is a current member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society. She has participated in SUNY Downstate Middle States Committee, Chancellors Award for Excellence Professional Service Sub Committee, Domestic Violence Committee and past election chair for the National Association for Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) Organization. Currently, she is a grant reviewer for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and serves as a judge for Annual Research Day.
Dr. Alliancin received her undergraduate and graduate education from Long Island University and went on to complete her second Master's and Doctoral degree from Teachers College Columbia University in Health Education and Behavior Studies.


Tahitia Williams

Staff Assistant

Tahitia Williams is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She provides administrative support to the office. She received an associate degree in education from Medgar Evers College and his currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in education from Medgar Evers College.

Prior to SUNY Downstate, she served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at Woodhull Medical Center in 2007. 

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