Lauren Rivenbark, LCSW, VSP
Lauren is the Counselor for the Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC) at UNCG. Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her Master of Social Work Degree from North Carolina State University. Lauren practices as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supporting individuals who have experienced or are currently experiencing any form of violence. Her professional experiences have included working in prevention, crisis intervention, advocacy, education, and treatment. Lauren is passionate about meeting people where they are to facilitate growth, healing, and empowerment for survivors after experiencing trauma. Lauren enjoys music, creativity, humor, and spending time with family and friends.
Denisha Bland serves as the Victim Advocate for the Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC) at UNCG. Denisha received her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education from UNCG. As a graduate student, Denisha served in the Dean of Students Office working with students facing various obstacles. Denisha began her professional career working in K-12 education as a School Social Worker advocating for students’ educational success and serving as a link between home, school and the community. Denisha is driven by her passion to support, empower and advocate for students who are experiencing trauma during their educational journey. Denisha enjoys eating ice-cream, dancing, and spending time with her amusing husband.
Tia serves as the Navigator for the Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC) at UNCG. Tia is a native of Greensboro and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she completed an internship with the Title IX Office at UNCG, under the Title IX Coordinator, Murphie Chappell. During her undergraduate career, she was very involved in reproductive justice, violence prevention and peer health education. Since then, Tia’s passion and experience working in violence prevention, advocacy, and response has grown. Tia enjoys reading, trying new places to eat, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Carla Kucinski serves as the Client Services Assistant at the CVRC. She is a first year graduate student in the Counseling and Educational Development program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A native of Pennsylvania, Carla moved to Greensboro, NC, in 2005. She graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and went on to enjoy a 17-year-career in journalism, public relations and marketing before following her longtime dream of becoming a clinical mental health counselor. She is passionate about self-care, creative arts therapy, empowering others to heal from their personal traumas, and supporting them throughout their journey. Carla enjoys yoga, meditation, reading, writing, traveling, and going for walks and hikes in nature.
Lauryn Fowler is a servant leader. As a Junior double majoring in African American Diaspora Studies and Sociology she has joined the Campus Violence Response Center as the Outreach Assistant. Lauryn is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the proud recipient of the Presidential Community Service Award. Lauryn has a passion for helping others and acquiring new knowledge. She hopes to be employed by or open a nonprofit organization to help the under-served. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and tasting cupcakes from around the country.