Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Meet out staff

Vice President for HR & Diversity, Andre Burton, J.D.

For more than 25 years Andre Burton, J.D., has served in leadership positions with strategic oversight and execution of Human Resources functions including talent management and development, employee relations, labor relations, benefits, diversity and inclusion, as well as, organizational development.

Mr. Burton’s career at NEOMED began in August 2012, where he started as Director of Diversity Affairs. With great experience and fresh ideas, he developed and implemented the University’s Diversity Strategic Plan which resulted in demonstrable positive outcomes. Mr. Burton was promoted to Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and inclusion in October 2014, during which time he developed and promoted educational and professional development opportunities targeted toward improving campus community, inclusion and cultural competence. Among his many contributions were the implementation and facilitation of trainings in diversity awareness, cross-cultural communication, diversity recruitment, and effective team building across diversity dimensions, just to name a few.

Mr. Burton was promoted to Vice President for Human Resources and Diversity in early 2019, a position for which he has been actively engaged in several strategic plan initiatives that are key to NEOMED being in an optimal position for positive change. Mr. Burton has provided strategic leadership to administrators, faculty, staff and students, while transforming the Office of Human Resources to provide more consultative services; implement the workforce re-engineering process; and investigate opportunities to streamline processes. Mr. Burton also continued to lead the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, developing a diversity recruitment and retention plan and implementing policies, programs, practices and resources needed to foster inclusiveness, diversity and a welcoming community for students, faculty and staff.

Before joining NEOMED, Mr. Burton served as District Director for Diversity and Inclusion, and Human Resources at Cuyahoga Community College. Among his many roles, he served as the College’s Chief Administrator and Spokesperson for diversity, inclusion and the compliance office for EEO/ADA. Prior to his tenure at Cuyahoga Community College, Mr. Burton served as Deputy Director for Human Resources at the Ohio Lottery Commission for nearly 10 years.

Andre Burton received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and his Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice (pre-law) at Kent State University.

Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator, Molly O’Malley M.S.

For the past 6 years, Molly O’Malley, M.S. has been working in various departments in higher education. She has worked mainly in student facing roles and has an overarching mission of creating an inclusive environment where all individuals feel welcome and have the tools they need to achieve their goals.

Since starting at NEOMED in 2018, Molly has worked to revamp employee and student trainings in Diversity and Title IX through in person trainings and online modules. As an active member in the University’s Diversity Council, Molly maintains the records for the Council and oversees the membership process. For her roles under Title IX Coordinator, Molly keeps up to date with the Department of Education policies and implements them at NEOMED as needed to remain in compliance. Previously, Molly worked in Housing & Residence Life at Youngstown State University where she managed a residence hall and trained Resident Assistants. Before YSU, Molly worked a small private career college in Columbus, Ohio.

Molly received her Bachelor’s in Education from Youngstown State University with a focus in Early Childhood Education and earned a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success from Walden University where she researched Gender Inclusive Housing on College Campuses.

Contact

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Phone: 330.325.6733
Email: diversity@neomed.edu

TITLE IX IS LAW

Employment and academic discrimination against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status is prohibited.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Northeast Ohio Medical University