About our Team
About our Response Team
There are a number of qualified individuals who work at the university in response to incidents of sexual harassment (in all its forms). You may work with one or more of the individuals listed below should you choose to use the services on campus. If we can support you in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out to a member of our team. For clarity we have indicated confidential or required reporter for each person.
Sheryl Eyster, Not Confidential
Senior Associate Dean
Over the last 34 years, Sheryl has held leadership roles on several college campuses across the country, including her current position as Senior Associate Dean of Students at the University of Oregon, overseeing crisis intervention, sexual violence response services, sexual violence prevention efforts, and substance abuse prevention efforts. During her UO career she secured two large federal grants through the U. S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women and has served as project director for a federal grant through the U. S. Department of Education.
Throughout her career she has been involved with numerous campus, community, state, and professional initiatives and organizations focused on mitigating sexual violence in the university and college settings, including the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. She currently serves on the UO President's Sexual Assault Advisory Council, and the University of Oregon Senate Subcommittee to address Sexual and Gender-based Violence.
Renae DeSautel, Confidential Employee
Director of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services
Renae has spent the last 12 years working directly with survivors of interpersonal violence in a variety of settings, including community non-profits, governmental agencies, and higher education. She holds a masters degree in social work from UC Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in psychology and economics from Southern Oregon University. She has also served as a fellow in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the UC San Francisco Medical School.
Renae currently serves on several committees to address sexual violence, including the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, the Lane County Sexual Assault Response Team, and the UO Senate Subcommittee to Address Sexual and Gender-based Violence.
Lori Dunnihoo, Confidential Employee
Assistant Director of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services
Lori Dunnihoo, Assistant Director of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services, has a masters degree in social work from Portland State University and a bachelors degree in family and human services from the University of Oregon. Lori has fifteen years of experience working and living in the Eugene Springfield community. She is passionate about supporting students during difficult situations and providing a place where people feel safe and can learn about their options.
Additional University Support and Response Staff
Interpersonal Violence Response Team—University Counseling Center
Medical Team—University Health Center
Rebecca Hagerwaite, RN, MSN, Confidential Employee
Family Nurse Practitioner
Colleen Jones, RN, MSN, Confidential Employee
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Jolene Siemsen, RN, MSN, Confidential Employee
Adult Nurse Practitioner
University Police Department
Kathy Flynn, Required Reporter
University of Oregon Police Department
Office of the President—Division of Student Life
Darci Heroy, Required Reporter
Associate Vice President, Title IX Coordinator
106 Johnson Hall
1098 E. 13th Ave.
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Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Vanessa Crakes, Required Reporter
Equal Opportunity Specialist, Title IX Investigator
Penny Daugherty, Required Reporter
Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Carol Millie, Required Reporter
Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist, Title IX Investigator
Lisa Peterson, Required Reporter
Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Brett Harris, Confidential Employee