|Smita Majumdar Das, PsyD has been at Stony Brook University since 2006. She is a NYS licensed Clinical Psychologist and has drawn on the expertise to develop ‘victim-centered’ services for students who experience sexual violence on campus. She also provides direction and leadership to the University’s sexual violence response, education and prevention efforts across campus. She has co-authored and managed two Department of Justice grants with the Office on Violence Against Women, totaling $600,000 to develop and implement a campus-based comprehensive prevention and response strategy to combat sexual violence. She also works closely with Counseling and Psychological services providing direct clinical services to students and clinical supervision to interns and postdoctoral fellows. Apart from having a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), she has a MBA in Health Care Administration and a M.A in Applied Psychology. She is currently pursuing a MPH at Stony Brook University. When she is not at the University - working and studying - she is usually with her partner and son exploring the sights and sounds of Stony Brook/Long Island community.|
|Christine Szaraz, MS, LMHC is the Coordinator of Sexual Violence Prevention and Outreach Programs with the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) and works closely with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She coordinates the majority of our university sexual violence prevention education and bystander intervention programming, and spends a lot of time working with students from different campus groups and organizations on events, presentations, videos and other cool projects. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Stony Brook University in 2003, then completed a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University in 2008. Chris is an avid reader of fantastic fiction, and loves sci-fi and horror movies; when she isn’t working, she can also be found exploring hidden away natural spaces on Long Island.|
|Lara Hunter, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years experience providing mental health and addictions counseling and prevention and outreach services. At Stony Brook, Lara is the coordinator of the Alcohol and Drug clinic and outreach services for the campus community. She is the National Director of the nationally recognized Red Watch Band program. Her work has been featured on a number of news channels and national professional conferences. When she is not at Stony Brook she spends time with her three dogs and acts in a repertoire company — but she doesn't do musicals as she can't hold a tune.|
Samantha Winter, MA is the Complainant Navigator which allows her to provide confidential support and resource options to students, faculty and staff who experience sexual or interpersonal violence. Samantha graduated with her B.A. and M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Samantha trained as a NYS Rape Crisis Counselor through VIBS, a local rape crisis center, and volunteered with them for four and a half years. In her free time, Samantha enjoys watching sports and playing with her dog Archie.
Kerri Mahoney, MPH is the Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Specialist for the Center of Prevention and Outreach. Kerri graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master in Public Health in 2016. While completing her degree she served as the graduate assistant to the Red Watch Band program on campus, and as an Apartment Resident Assistant in Chapin. Prior to her graduate work, Kerri completed her Bachelors in Ecosystems and Human Impact at Stony Brook and served as a research assistant in the Earthworm Eco-toxicology lab. Kerri credits her experience in the Sustainability Department for her holistic and system-thinking approach to solving problems. In her free time Kerri enjoys exploring new cuisine options, traveling and playing with her nieces and nephews.