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Jen August: Director

Jen August has worked in the field of relationship abuse and sexual violence for over twenty five years. She has a masters degree in Community Counseling and specializes in the psychological impact of interpersonal trauma on people's lives. Jen oversees the violence prevention program, including the peer education program and the My Stand Mentor Program, as well as coordinating all crisis response and case management for victims and their loved ones following an assault, abuse, stalking or harassment incident.


Caitlin Annas

Caitlin Annas: Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator

Caitlin Annas is the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator for CARE. Caitlin graduated from UNCW with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and she is happy to continue working at the university as an alumni. Her focus is on primary prevention for interpersonal violence. Her position works closely with the CARE Peer Educators to help plan, create and implement educational programs for students, faculty and staff related to healthy relationships, consent and being an active bystander.


Tania Smith

Tania Smith: Lead Victim Advocate

Tania Smith is the Lead Victim Advocate for CARE and has been serving in the field of interpersonal violence for six years with Wilmington’s domestic violence and rape crisis center programs.  Tania earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology at UNCW. Tania is excited to continue to improve the services provided and will be joining UNCW’s Masters in Social Work part-time program come Fall of 2022. Tania currently provides crisis counseling and advocacy services to students, faculty and staff impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment.  She also acts as a supervisor for advocacy staff, and is dedicated to continuing to build strong relationships with UNCW campus and community partners.


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Cierra Clark, MSW: Victim Advocate

Cierra Clark is the Victim Advocate for the CARE Office, providing crisis response and advocacy services to students, staff and faculty who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking and harassment. Cierra earned her Bachelors of Art in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. She is currently working on a Masters of Social Work from The Catholic University of America. Cierra has five years of experience advocating for survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual violence, stalking and harassment, while working in various shelters and military advocacy programs. Cierra has a passion for assisting survivors and navigating difficult legal processes and she is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and supportive environment.



Jerrica Jones: Administrative Specialist

Jerrica Jones is the Administrative Specialist of CARE. Jerrica is usually the first point of contact at the CARE office, creating a welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty. She provides secretarial, administrative, research, and technical support to the CARE staff, including the Director. Jerrica graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is currently working on a Masters of Counseling from Wake Forest University.