Meet the CARE team

Staff

Fatima Taylor, MAT, LCSW-C
Assistant Director

LaVonne Whitehead, LGSW
Lead Educator

  • LaVonne Whitehead is currently the Lead Educator in the CARE to Stop Violence office. She has served in her capacity as a staff member since February 2015, but in previous years was connected to the office as an undergraduate student through the peer education program. In her current role she oversees the campus wide implementation of the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program and instructs the CARE Peer Education team. LaVonne is a licensed mental health provider and passionate community educator specialized in areas of: primary prevention, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and bystander intervention. LaVonne received her B.A. In Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice. She is excited to see the growth and enhancement of services offered for survivors on campus and proud to be part of a team enhancing violence prevention and wellness education for Terps! 

Christina Jay, LCPC
Lead Advocate

  • Christina Jay received her MS in Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked in various agencies providing therapy for survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault. As Assistant Coordinator and Lead Advocate with CARE, Christina offers emotional support to clients and works to identify both on campus to identify resources.

Noorie Patel, LGSW
Staff Advocate and Trauma Therapist

Celia Brickerd, LCSW-C
Trauma Therapist and Animal Assisted Therapy provider 



 

INTERNS

Jessica Pickens, MSW Intern (Catholic University)


EXTERNS

Elizabeth Reeves (UMD)

Brian Taehyuk Keum (UMD)


PEER ADVOCATES 2016-2017

Neha Joseph

Domonique Barrett

Ashlea Boseck

Daniela Escobar Aguilar

Emily Biery


PEER EDUCATORS

Cobi Furcolo

Carson Wilson

Emily Claure

Maddie Kutzera

Mia Lazarus

Nick Koven

Olivia Durling 

Susan Price