Tonya Turner joined Georgetown University Hospital in October 1997 as a Client Support Representative in the office of Human Resources (HR). She was promoted to an Operations Associate within her first year in HR. Her responsibilities during her last year included assisting internal and external clients with job searches, on-boarding, employee and labor relations specialized matters, and recruiting.
In October 1999, Tonya transferred to Georgetown University’s Office of Affirmative Action Programs, as an EEO Specialist. In that capacity, she was the intake coordinator for all discrimination complaints filed internally or externally through three federal agencies: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), The District Office of Human Rights (“DCHR”), and The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”). Tonya also supported the Director of Affirmative Action Programs and served as the office manager. She also managed and reported quarterly on the University’s Local, Small, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (“LSDBE”) program.
In November 2005, Tonya was promoted to Assistant Director and was promoted to Associate Director in December 2010 in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action Programs (IDEAA) where she investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment. Tonya also conducts salary equity and administrative reviews, in addition to assisting the Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Equity with specialized research and reports on current Diversity and Equity issues in Higher Education. She has served as the University contact for the LSDBE now referred to as the CBE (Certified Business Enterprises) program and has co-managed its annual consortium CBE fair for local and potential business partners located in Washington D.C.
Tonya received her BA from Trinity College; a Legal Assistant Certificate from Georgetown University, and her Masters in Liberal Science from Georgetown University with a concentration in Public Policy.