About our Team


About our Team

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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 designated reporter for each person.

 

Jessica Haymaker-Parsons
Director, Care and Advocacy Program

Jessica Haymaker-Parsons, Confidential Employee
Director, Care and Advocacy Program

Jessica has worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention and response for more than 10 years. Previously, Jessica has served as a community-based advocate, a campus-based advocate, and a statewide trainer addressing sexual assault and domestic violence. Jessica’s background includes providing trauma-informed advocacy, survivor-centered services, education, and consult. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Kansas State University.

Lori Dunnihoo
Assistant Director, Care and Advocacy Program

Lori Dunnihoo, Confidential Employee
Assistant Director, Care and Advocacy Program

Lori Dunnihoo, Assistant Director of the Care and Advocacy Program, has a master's degree in social work from Portland State University and a bachelor's 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. 

Rituparna Roy
Assistant Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Rituparna Roy, Confidential Employee
Assistant Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Ritu currently serves as the Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at the University of Oregon. With her bachelor's degree in psychology from Louisiana State University and master's in social work from University of Texas at Austin, Ritu has worked in crisis response, direct services, and violence prevention since 2012 and is honored to be able to continue this valuable work here in the Pacific Northwest. She is dedicated to advocating for students that have historically been or currently are feeling silenced. Thus, she believes, we must acknowledge and collectively commit to ending all forms of oppression to effectively address the dynamics of interpersonal violence. Consequently, her survivor-centered approach includes an inter-sectional, holistic, community-organizing lens, which she endeavors to do with positivity, grace, and authenticity. She is also a passionate champion of chocolate being integral for healing and self-care; please be encouraged to stop her on-campus to say hello, ask questions, and most importantly, grab a goodie to sweeten your day!

Drew Terhune
Coordinator, Care and Advocacy Program

Drew Terhune, Confidential Employee
Coordinator, Care and Advocacy Program

Additional University Support and Response Staff

University Counseling Services

Staff members at University Counseling Services are confidential employees. Counseling Services staff can support student mental health and connect students to other campus and community services.

Medical Team—University Health Services

Rebecca Hagerwaite, RN, MSN, Confidential Employee
Family Nurse Practitioner
541-346-2770

Colleen Jones, RN, MSN, Confidential Employee
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
541-346-2770

University Police Department

Det. Toom Harrison, Designated Reporter
Detective Sergeant
University of Oregon Police Department
541-346-2919

Office of the President—Division of Student Life

Nicole Commissiong, Designated Reporter
Associate Vice President, Chief Civil Rights Officer, and Title IX Coordinator
P: 541-346-3123
titleixcoordinator@uoregon.edu

Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance

Vanessa Crakes, Designated Reporter
Equal Opportunity Specialist, Title IX Investigator
541-346-3123

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lisa Peterson, Designated Reporter
Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
541-346-5329

Ombuds Office

Brett Harris, Confidential Employee
University Ombudsperson
541-346-6400