The PCA’s work would not be possible without the dedication of our staff and volunteers. Get to know them a bit more:

 

Megan Alpert, MSEd, LPCC, Director

Megan is a master’s level therapist with substantial experience working in the interpersonal violence prevention and support field. Previously, Megan volunteered as a medical advocate at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center responding to seven area Boston hospitals to support survivors through Sexual Assault Forensic Exams. The bulk of Megan’s professional experience comes from working for the military in the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) programs as victim advocate, case manager, and director. Megan was recognized for her outstanding work piloting Naval Station Norfolk’s legal advocacy program and was one of the youngest Sexual Assault Response Coordinators in the world at the time of her appointment. Additionally, Megan has served the City of Norfolk community through outreach with their homeless population as well as through work at the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads as a therapist. Megan holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northeastern University (Go Sox!) and her Masters of Science in Education degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University. Megan also volunteers as a crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line and works as a weekend therapist at Denver Springs Behavioral Health Center. In her precious spare time , she loves to swing dance, read, play with her felines, and engage in copious Netflix binges with her partner.

Megan can be reached at 303-315-7251 or megan.alpert@ucdenver.edu

 

Katherine Miller, MA, Victim Services Coordinator

Katherine is an award-winning activist and educator, with extensive experience in victim advocacy for survivors of interpersonal violence and human trafficking. In addition to serving as the Victim Services Coordinator on the Auraria Campus, Katherine also teaches undergraduate students at MSU Denver in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies department, supervises the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) statewide hotline, and serves as an active board member for the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT). Katherine has utilized her Master’s degree in International Disaster Psychology and Bachelor’s degrees in Women’s Studies, Psychology, and History to provide prevention education through the Blue Bench, trauma therapy at the Aurora Strong Resilience Center, psychoeducation and process groups with women in rural Southern India living with HIV, and providing direct service to students in crisis at the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services. Katherine is committed to infusing intersectional feminism and praxis into advocacy work at the PCA, building campus coalitions to support survivors, and dismantling systems and cultural norms that perpetuate violence. Katherine is unapologetically in love with all things Star Wars, unicorns, Beyoncé, and reading (with a goal to read 52 books this year!). She will never say no to cheese and bread, and has not yet met a cupcake that she didn’t love.

Katherine can be reached at 303-315-7256 or katherine.miller@ucdenver.edu

Elizabeth Amoa-Awuah, MPH, Violence Prevention Education Coordinator

Elizabeth has a BS in Psychology and a Master of Public Health in Family & Child Health with a Global emphasis from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). Her passion is in decreasing barriers to health access, specifically improving access to resources for folx experiencing interpersonal violence. Through her work with the Phoenix Center as well as Relationship Violence Programs at the University of Arizona, she has experience with interpersonal violence prevention research, outreach, and education. She has conducted qualitative research on sexual aggression and bystander intervention as well as quantitative research on life history theory and sociosexuality. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys exploring the art, music, and FOOD that Denver has to offer as well as exploring the new arrivals on Netflix and Hulu. As someone originally from Ohio (and a die hard Ohio State fan), she's also incapable of not responding to someone yelling "O-H" with her own resounding "I-O".

Elizabeth can be reached at 303-315-7254 or elizabeth.amoa-awuah@ucdenver.edu


Students, VOlunteers, and interns

The PCA also employs a number of undergraduate and graduate staff and interns in our violence prevention education program, our helpline team, and our in-office victim advocacy team. We would simply not be able to accomplish any of this important work without the dedication of our students, volunteers, and interns!