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 designated reporter for each person.
Renae DeSautel, Designated Reporter
Interim Assistant Dean of Students for Crisis Response and Prevention
Renae has spent the last 15 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 maste's degree in social welfare 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 as the Interim Assistant Dean of Students for Prevention and Response, where she works to coordinate a caring response to students in crisis as well as support our prevention and educational initiatives.
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.
Jessica Haymaker, Confidential Employee
Sexual Violence Response and Support Services Coordinator
Jessica has worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention and response for 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.
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!
Carrie Fuller, Confidential Employee
Interim Support Services Coordinator for Crisis Intervention
Carrie is a UO alumna and is currently working toward her master's in social work from Portland State University. She has worked with families and youths in crisis, striving to support them in their times of need.
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, Designated Reporter
University of Oregon Police Department
Office of the President—Division of Student Life
Darci Heroy, Designated Reporter
Associate Vice President, Title IX Coordinator
106 Johnson Hall
1098 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403-5221
Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Vanessa Crakes, Designated Reporter
Equal Opportunity Specialist, Title IX Investigator
Lisa Peterson, Designated Reporter
Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Brett Harris, Confidential Employee