CCRT stands for Coordinated Community Response Team. Niagara University’s team consists of campus and community partners who actively engage the NU community in prevention, responding, and advocating against dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking while promoting positive social change.

Who is on the CCRT?

The team comprises a diverse group of leaders and stakeholders both on campus and in the community.

CCRT Members

  • Megan Altman-Cosgrove
    Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equity & Inclusion
  • John Barker
    Director of Campus Safety
  • Dr. Jennifer Beebe
    Project Coordinator, OVW Campus Program
    Associate Professor
    Counseling & Education
  • Emily Buzzard
    Program Director, OVW Campus Program
  • Dr. Debra Colley
    Executive Vice President
  • Dr. Deborah Curtis
    Vice President of International Relations
  • Kelly Engert
    Accessibility Services Coordinator
  • Tom Gibbons
    Senior Investigator
    NYSP Campus Sexual Assault Unit
  • Simon Gray
    Director of Athletics
  • Averl Harbin
    Dean of Students
  • Dianne Hawver
    Campus Safety Officer
  • Dr. Timothy Ireland
    Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Donna Mostiller
    Director of Human Resources
  • Mati Ortiz
    Director of Campus Activities
  • Dr. Dana Radatz
    Project Coordinator, OVW Campus Program
    Associate Professor
    Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Rachel Sandle-Sacco
    Rape Crisis Program Supervisor
    YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
  • Christopher Sheffield
    Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness
  • Stacy Suess
    Victims’ Advocate
    Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kerri Winston
    Associate Director
    Residence Life

CCRT Mission Statement

Guided by our Vincentian values, our multidisciplinary team seeks positive behavior change and a cultural shift among students, faculty, staff, and community members on the Niagara University campus towards a trauma-informed and safe campus community. The Niagara University Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) believes that increasing dialogue and engaging all individuals in prevention, education, and intervention efforts surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVDVSAS) are effective pathways to elicit a positive impact and reduce incidents of violence and victimization. The CCRT mission is to coordinate strategies to:

  1. Educate the campus community about DVDVSAS victimization.
  2. Make resources available to victims and those that serve them.
  3. Respond to reported incidents in a trauma-informed approach.
  4. Engage all members of the community in prevention, education, and intervention efforts.