Confidential employees do not share information without permission from the student, faculty, or staff member seeking services from the Campus Violence Response Center and are not required to make a report to the Title IX office, Dean of Students, or UNCG Police Department. Confidential employees are only required to share information in certain circumstances including if someone is a high risk for suicide or violence towards others or if there is information of child and/or elder abuse.
Charnessa Ridley (she, her, hers), Associate Director
I have worked for or led programs and organizations working to end sexual and intimate partner violence for nearly 15 years. I first entered the field of victim services in NC as the Rape Victim’s Court Advocate for REAL Crisis Intervention Center serving Pitt, Beaufort, Martin Washington, and Greene Counties. With a passion for making statewide change, I later went on work at North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, where I provided training, education, and technical support to all designated sexual assault agencies serving North Carolina’s 100 counties.
In my current role, I provide strategic vision to advance the center’s mission while providing supervision to advocacy and outreach staff. I also offer crisis intervention and direct support services to any UNCG community member who has experienced harm. My goal is to co-create a safe space at UNCG with the students, faculty, and staff survivors who seek services at our center. As an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority member, I am dedicated to serving all humankind, and I enjoy volunteering in the community. In 2020 I began my second term as the President of NC Women United, an all-volunteer board that has existed for nearly 30 years to build women’s power through activism, community, advocacy, and engagement.
“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within strength, courage, dignity.” -Ruby Dee.
Berenice Del Rio (She, Her, Hers), Survivor Advocate & Outreach Graduate Assistant
Hi! my name is Berenice Del Rio and I am currently a survivor advocate and outreach Graduate assistant for the CVRC. I am from Dallas, Tx, and moved to North Carolina in 2015 to pursue my undergraduate degree at Salem College. After graduating in 2019, I decided to attend UNCG for my master’s degree and I am currently a second-year Masters of Education candidate for the Student Affairs and Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) Program. In my downtime I like to hang out with friends, binge watch Netflix, listen to music and spend time with my cat.
Tora Taylor-Glover (she, her, hers), Counselor
I have been working as a clinician for several years in a variety of settings providing client-centered services. As a counselor, I provide trauma-informed clinical services to persons that have experienced violence, assist in educating through outreach and advocacy. Collaborating with clients on their journeys of self-discovery and their healing process continues to drive my motivation and passion in this field.
“If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Casey O’hara (They, she), Counselor
I am the CVRC Counselor Trainee. I provide care for people experiencing a trauma response to interpersonal violence. I am particularly interested in the ways we can cultivate healing in our bodies and learn how to trust ourselves more fully than we ever imagined possible. You deserve space and time and upliftment; you deserve support without judgment, and that is why I’m here. I am currently enrolled in the CED program at UNCG and will graduate with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2021.
“It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day—that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.” —Jogging Baboon from Bojack Horseman
The Campus Violence Response Center has two non-confidential staff members that are affiliated with the center. However, the privacy of students, faculty, and staff seeking services from the center is a priority for both the CVRC and UNCG. Client information is never shared with non-confidential staff members. Non-confidential staff members do not share office space with the confidential staff in the center. The role of non-confidential staff members in the CVRC is to assist with the needs of victims and survivors as well as the growth and development of the CVRC.
Murphie Chappell (she, her, hers), Title IX Coordinator and Director of the CVRC
I am the Title IX Coordinator for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX through University policies and procedures, coordinating the investigation and response of all complaints of gender equity and sex discrimination, and developing University training and education around prohibited conduct under Title IX. Prior to joining UNCG, I was employed as the Staff Attorney at the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA). I was responsible for NCCASA’s legal program, representing victims of sexual assault in a breadth of legal areas including education, immigration, privacy, and safety, and providing training and technical assistance to all members.
Favorite Self Care Activities: Football, CrossFit.
Laura Janke (she, her, hers), Title IX Investigator
As Title IX Investigator, I am responsible for conducting formal investigations regarding allegations of sexual and gender-based harassment involving students, faculty, and staff in accordance with UNCG’s policies and procedures. I have always been passionate about people and advocacy. I worked as a Victim/Witness/Legal Assistant for the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office for 3 years before attending Elon University School of Law in August 2014. After graduation in May 2017, I knew I wanted to find a way back to serving the needs of a community of people I loved. It is my goal to uphold the policies and procedures outlined by UNCG while providing care and a helping hand to individuals at their most vulnerable moments, as well as, facilitate just conclusions and positive experiences for all parties involved.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
Favorite Self Care Activities: CrossFit, playing tennis, and spending quality time with loved ones.
Student Staff and Volunteers
Jailyn McLean (she, her, hers), Outreach Assistant
Hey, y’all! My name is Jailyn McLean with pronouns of she/her and I am a sophomore with a Political Science major while also minoring in sociology on the pre-law track. I am an out-of-state student from Connecticut and my favorite part about Greensboro is how there encompass many colleges to meet people from different backgrounds. In my free time, I love to travel to different cities surrounding the area I’m in and find new activities to do that will enlighten me about culture, history, and pertain to fun. My goal is to visit every continent in the world at least once and eventually open up a pro-bono for minorities in defense and immigration law.
“When somebody walks up to you, don’t look around, don’t look beyond them. Look them in the eye, take in the story,”- Michelle Obama
Favorite Self Care Activities: Yoga/meditation and Volunteering
This project was supported by Grant No. PROJ013008 awarded by the N.C. Governor’s Crime Commission, N.C. Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document (website) are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the entities identified above.