Webster University Masters in Counseling
I work at BRCC because I truly believe that small community based non-profit organizations like ours has such a huge impact on the areas we serve. Community based services is what helps residents acquire the assistance they need whether it is prevention/awareness, advocacy or support services. It is my goal to provide a safe and compassionate environment where a survivor can work towards their road to recovery. I also believe if we all work as a community together we can be the impact that eradicates all sexually violence. A comprehensive change can happen as long as we work strategies together, change will come.
Angela Gibbs-Scanlon, LCSW
MSW, University of Kentucky B.A. Psychology, Wichita State University
Why do you work at the BRCC? I work at BRCC in hopes of supporting survivor’s through their journey of healing and for the opportunity to speak, to anyone who listens, about sexual violence and what we all can do to eradicate sexual violence in our world.
Director of Advocacy
M.A. Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
B.A. Government/French, Morehead State University
Why do you work at BRCC? I work at the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center because I believe in the power of our collective action to create a world where people can live free from violence and oppression. Why not work at an agency that gives you daily opportunities to be awed by the brilliance and resilience of people in your agency and your community?!
Why do you work at the BRCC? I work here because it matters to me that people are getting hurt. I work here because you don’t have to be a victim of sexual violence to know that sexual violence is wrong and that it shouldn’t happen. I work here because I believe that we can end violence and transform our community.
LSW, University of Kentucky
Why do you work at the BRCC? Lisa Simpson was my hero and role model as a kid. It’s my goal to help folks affect positive change, and hopefully touch someone’s life. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Director of Community Engagement
Why do you work at the BRCC? Sexual violence and harassment is everyone’s issue, but it’s the youths who really have the power to change our culture around the acceptability of these things in our society. So at BRCC, I work with young people, primarily middle school through college, to educate them on these issues and to help them see that not only is this violence not okay but that they also have the power to do something about it. Being able to engage and empower young people is my passion, and to have the opportunity to do that around such an important issue is something I really enjoy.
Director of Development
MPA, University of Kentucky
B.A. Linguistics, University of Kentucky
Why do you work at the BRCC? My role here allows me to help align the needs of the Bluegrass, the services offered by BRCC, and support from the community. I love working with a group of people who are so dedicated to and passionate about serving our area.
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Bachelor's of Business Administration, Eastern Kentucky University
Why do you work at the BRCC? Working at the BRCC enables me to be a part of a team that is passionate about and committed to ending sexual violence. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to utilize my business skills to provide support to an organization that is transforming our community.
Lexington Regional Coordinator and Crisis Counselor
B.A. Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Kentucky, 2012 M.P.A University of Kentucky, 2015
I work at BRCC because it combines my love of the Lexington non-profit sector and social justice. I work at BRCC because I know that we can, as a community, effect change and shift our society’s perspective on sexual violence. I work at BRCC because hopefully, through this organization, people can find safety, healing, and hope.
Danville Regional Coordinator and Crisis Counselor
Why do you work at BRCC? I work at BRCC because I want to become an active member of change in a community I care deeply about. I work at BRCC because as I was enrolled in college courses that taught me the statistics and the impact sexual violence had on our society, I met friends and family who had been affected by sexual violence at some point in their life. I work at BRCC because 1 in 5 became more than just a number to me, 1 in 5 became a fellow student, a co- worker, and a family member. I work at BRCC because I believe that by working together as a team to inspire positive change in our community we can eradicate sexual violence in Kentucky and beyond.
Chelsea Barger Clements
Georgetown Regional Coordinator & Crisis Counselor
BA, International Studies, Centre College
Why do you work at BRCC? I work at BRCC because I love my community, and I believe genuinely in the power of a collaborative community. When we are all passionately engaged and invested in wellness and education, huge accomplishments can be made. Sexual violence is a problem in our society that we ALL have a part in preventing and changing. I am proud and honored to be able to do this work with an amazing group of people.
B.A. Anthropology & Geography, University of Kentucky
Why do you work at BRCC? I work at BRCC because I can’t imagine living in a world without the crucial services we provide. Community members must answer the call to listen to, believe, and advocate with survivors of sexual assault. Supporting the therapists, crisis counselors, and peer educators who work to lessen the impact of sexual violence in Kentucky is an honor.
Development and Marketing Coordinator
Why do you work at the BRCC? I work at the BRCC because I know that community members can make meaningful impact when they are empowered to support and partner with organizations like ours. I believe that everyone has a responsibility to address sexual assault and violence and that everyone's voice is needed to make change. I'm proud to work for an organization that equips members of the Bluegrass with tools to prevent violence and create a safer Kentucky.