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The Carolina Collaborative for Resilience is embarking on a planning year to develop non-clinical support to address identity-based traumas through the use of Resilience Coaches representing units from across UNC.

The Carolina Collaborative for Resilience is charged with providing timely, holistic, student-centered, culturally-responsive, intersectional, and strengths-based support for students who are navigating challenges as a result of identity-based trauma under the premise that students are less likely to “ask for help” within formal systems and instead turn to faculty and staff with whom they share similar backgrounds or life experiences for support.

Resilience Coaches

Resilience Coaches are expected to affirm the race, culture, and identity of all students seeking support. Resilience Coaches provide a safe space for students to share their stories and serve as a “bridge” between students and critical campus support units (Office of Dean of Students, CAPS, CHS, Student Wellness, etc.).

This fall, Resilience Coaches will receive training related to basic mental health assessment, key academic and financial aid policies, and navigating campus and community support resources.  The Carolina Collaborative for Resilience is led by Jessica Lambert Ward, MSW with support from and in partnership with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the College of Arts & Sciences. Resilience Coaches are appointed for a one-year term and will be ready to support students by mid-October 2021.

Please direct questions to resilience@unc.edu.

MEET OUR RESILIENCE COACHES

Tiffany Bailey

Tiffany Bailey

(she/her/hers)
Director
Accessibility Resources & Service

LEARN MORE ABOUT TIFFANY

 

Jakelin Bonilla

Jakelin Bonilla

(she/her/hers/ella)
Social Innovation Initiatives Coordinator
Campus Y/Student Affairs

LEARN MORE ABOUT JAKELIN

 

Leslie Brown

Leslie Brown

(he/him/his)
Reading/Writing Learning Specialist
Academic Support Program for Student Athletes

LEARN MORE ABOUT LESLIE

 

Yolonda Childs

Yolonda Childs

(she/her/hers)
Student Success & Retention Specialist
School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOLONDA

 

Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

(She/her/hers)
Coordinating Faculty
Kenan-Flagler Business School

LEARN MORE ABOUT IVONNE

 

Chelsea Cochrane

Chelsea Cochrane

(she/her/hers)
Administrative Support Specialist
Academic Advising Program

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHELSEA

 

Marcus Donie

Marcus Donie

(he/him/his)
Manager
Athletics

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Carolyn Ebeling

Carolyn Ebeling

(they/them/theirs)
Social Work Fellow
CAPS

LEARN MORE ABOUT CAROLYN

 

Adrianne Gibilisco
Adrianne Gibilisco
(she/her/hers)
Communications Specialist
University Office for Diversity & Inclusion LEARN MORE ABOUT ADRIANNE

 

Tray Good

Tray Good
(he/him/his)
Graduate Coordinator
School of Social Work (MSW Graduate Student)

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRAY

 

DeVetta Holman-Copeland

DeVetta Holman-Copeland

(she/her/hers)
Coordinator of Campus Resiliency Programming/Wellness Coach
Student Wellness/Student Affairs

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEVETTA

 

 

Kennita Johnson

Kennita Johnson

(she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering

LEARN MORE ABOUT KENNITA

 

 

Bianca Mack

Bianca Mack

(she/her/hers)
Associate Dean for Equity, Admissions & Student Affairs
School of Law

LEARN MORE ABOUT BIANCA

 

Katheryn McAnulty

Katheryn McAnulty

(she/her/hers)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
The Graduate School

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Yalitza Ramos

Yalitza Ramos

Interim Director/Program Director
Campus Y

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Robin Sansing

Robin Sansing

(she/her/hers)
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Social Work

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROBIN

 

 

Melissa Solomon

Melissa Solomon

Senior Academic Advisor
The William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

LEARN MORE ABOUT MELISSA

 

Sarah Stanfield

Sarah Stanfield(she/her/hers)
Coordinator for Academic Eligibility & Retention
Academic Advising

LEARN MORE ABOUT SARAH

 

Denise Thompson

 

Circulation Manager
Law Library

LEARN MORE ABOUT DENISE

 

Michael Wolcott

Michael Wolcott

(he/him/his)
Assistant Professor
Adams School of Dentistry/Eshelman School of Pharmacy

LEARN MORE ABOUT MICHAEL