Assistant Director for Anti-Violence Initiatives: Michelle Lambing, MA, LPC, NCC
Michelle (she/her/hers) joined the Division of Student Affairs in 2008 as a Program Assistant for the Alcohol Drug Education Program, Disability Support Services and Anti-Violence Initiatives. Michelle now serves as the Assistant Director for Anti-Violence Initiatives. As a part of her role, Michelle works with students on a daily basis to provide appropriate supportservices for those impacted by power-based personal violence and opportunities for community involvement as it relates to prevention. Michelle supervises volunteers, interns, student workers, the SAVE (Student Anti-Violence Education) Peer Educators and Greeks for Change on campus. This supervisory role is a perfect blend for two of Michelle’s passions: prevention work and student engagement.
Michelle holds two degrees from The College of New Jersey, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2008 and her Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling in 2013. Michelle is also recognized as a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor.
Michelle currently resides in Bucks County with her husband and daughter and enjoys filling her free time with family, friends, home improvement projects, and baking.
Office of Violence Against Women Grant Project Director and Prevention Education Specialist: Zach Gall, MA, LAC, NCC
Zach (he/him/his) is the Office of Violence Against Women Grant Project Director and Prevention Education Specialist. In addition to managing the OVW grant that AVI received in 2016, Zach supports the Assistant Director in generating and sustaining prevention programs and in managing the Peer Educator team; Zach coordinates MILES: Men for Integrity, Leadership, and Ethics in Society, TCNJ’s group dedicated to engaging men in violence prevention and in promoting equity. Zach also serves as a volunteer clinician and provides counseling and advocacy to community members impacted by power-based personal violence.
Zach graduated from TCNJ in 2013 with a degree in English and Psychology and in 2017 with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He lives in Robbinsville, NJ and is a self-described foodie, spending lots of his free time either making or trying new foods.
Program Assistant for Health and Wellness: Christina Sargiss, M.S.Ed
Hi everyone, my name is Shaun Meyers (he/him/his) and I am the Community Engaged Intern for AVI! I am a junior psychology major with an anthropology minor at TCNJ. Some of my interests include sports, video games, and listening to music. Outside of AVI, I serve on the eboard for Alpha Phi Omega and am also a member of Unified Sports here at TCNJ. I am really excited to get to work with my team and start spreading awareness about many of the topics that our office deals with.
Hi, my name is Kiana Stockwell (she/her) and I am a sophomore Political Science and Sociology major. I am so excited to be a part of AVI, and to expand my horizons in community building and public service. Last semester I volunteered with AVI’s Street Team and with the Career and Community Studies program. I am also an elected Student Government Senator of Humanities and Social Sciences! A fun fact about me is that I live on a small horse farm!
I’m Taylor and I’m a senior psychology major with a minor in marketing! I’m very excited to be an intern in the Healthy Masculinity program and eager to help raise awareness on campus about how gender roles and stereotypes can be harmful and offensive. Along with this internship, I’m also in a cognitive development research lab studying cognitive processes in infants and toddlers. After I graduate, I hope to go to graduate school to get my Psy.D and become a clinical psychologist. Outside of school I enjoy going to the beach, running, and finding new music to listen to!
Publicity Intern: Michelle Ardiff
My name is Michelle Ardiff and I’m the PR intern for AVI. I’m a junior communication studies major on the public/mass track. As well as AVI I’m involved in the humanitarian yoga club at TCNJ and work as a night desk assistant.
Maggie Leppert (she/her) is super excited to be working with AVI as the Victim Support Specialist Intern for the second year! Maggie is a senior majoring in Disability Studies and Sociology. Maggie transferred to TCNJ in 2017 from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied Child Development and Social Justice studies. Maggie aspires to work in disability justice specializing in advocating for abuse survivors with disabilities and securing the civil rights of the disability community.
Hi! My name is Alexa Burychka (she/her/hers). I am a senior Biology Major and Psychology Minor with the hopes of becoming a Physician Assistant. I enjoy listening to music, reading, and teaching fitness classes in my free time! I became a member of Greeks for Change two years ago and look forward to becoming more involved in spreading the message Greeks for Change stands for in the year to come!
Hi! My name is Maria Christodoulou (she/her)! I’m a senior, Public Health major with a Russian Studies minor. I like exercising to clear my mind, yet I build up quite the appetite, so I also like to eat! I hope to go to graduate school next fall to earn a dual degree in MPH/MBA. I aspire to work as a health administrator, while advocating for women in and outside of the field. My goal as a part of the AVI staff is to empower victims and survivors by reminding them they have a voice and they should not be afraid to use it.
My name is Mark Doughten and I am part of Greeks 4 Change. I live in Ocean City, NJ and I enjoy reading, exercising, and gardening. I got involved in AVI my sophomore year to help raise awareness for sexual assault in the Greek community at the college. I look forward to working with you in the future.
My name is Amanda Ianucilli and I am a rising senior with a Dual Major in Elementary Education and Mathematics! I am an active member in the Greek community at TCNJ and love working with AVI through Greeks for Change in order to make a positive impact on my community through violence prevention.
Dian Babu:Hi! My name is Dian Babu (she/her) and I’m a junior with majors in Biology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). This is my first year as a Peer Educator for AVI’s Student Anti-Violence Education (SAVE) program! I enjoy spending my free time baking, drawing, and learning trivia about dinosaurs, geography and more! I’m excited to work with the AVI team to engage students on the issue of power-based personal violence and to make our campus a safer place for everyone.
Hi! My name is Kristen Cefaloni (she/her). I am a junior Mathematics Secondary Education major with an affinity for creative writing and poetry. This is my first year as a SAVE PE and I am so excited to make a difference in our campus community. In addition to SAVE, I am a publicist for ink, TCNJ’s creative writing club. In my free time, I enjoy listening to and playing music as much as possible on the guitar and piano. I can’t wait to work with this amazing group of people and help raise awareness about power-based violence. If you see me around campus it will likely be in the library or at the gym – feel free to say hi!
I am April Chabak (she/her/hers), an undergrad who is doubling in IMM and sociology. I am majoring in IMM in hopes of going into animation and also sociology to have the option to go into social work. I also hope to soon do my tattoo apprenticeship next year. On the side I also am public speaker for nj foster adoptive family services and advocate for youth who are in the system. I am from Carteret, NJ and have one sister. In my free time I enjoy travelling!
Hi! I’m Rachel Craig (she/her) and I’m a peer educator with AVI. I’m a junior psychology major and Arabic minor hoping to be a therapist and trauma counselor. I’m a peer educator with AVI because I think this organization does some amazing “heart work” as we like to call it. I’m really excited to be having important conversations with my peers as we educate each other throughout this year. I have worked previously in AVI helping with the MILES program, which focuses on healthy masculinity. Aside from AVI I have participated in WIRED on campus! I’m passionate about theater, social justice, mental health, and parks and recreation (I’m just trying to make Leslie Knope proud). See you around!
Hi! My name is Allie Fountaine (she/her) and I am a SAVE Peer Educator for AVI. I am a sophomore Political Science Major and with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This is my first year being involved with AVI and I look forward to being a part of this important initiative on campus. I am very passionate about social justice and politics. I really enjoy listening to music, concerts, and being around my friends and family.
Hi! My name is Anna Gelson (she/her) and I’m a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in music. Besides working with AVI, I am in the concert band here and I am on E-board for Unified Sports. I love performing, photography, sea otters, french toast, and doing what I can for physical/mental health advocacy in my community. I am so excited to be a part of the SAVE Peer Educator team and I can’t wait to see what this coming year will hold!
Hi! My name is Molly Knapp and I’m a rising senior public health and WGSS double major. This will be my third year as a SAVE PE, and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m passionate about comprehensive sex ed, de-stigmatizing communication and conversation surrounding sexual activity, and eating as much pizza as possible.
My name is Bridget Kneisel (she/her/hers) and I am a SAVE Peer Educator. I am a junior Urban Early Childhood Education and Sociology major. I became a part of AVI my first year at TCNJ because I wanted to make our campus a safer place. I’m looking forward to another great year!
Jenna joined the AVI staff in the fall of 2017. A Secondary Education and History Major, she joined the team with the intention of being a part of an organization that had a meaningful and lasting impact on her campus community. As a SAVE Peer Educator she has been able to grow professionally and as an individual. Coming into her junior year Jenna looks forward to the work the returning staff has in store while also having the opportunity to welcome our newest team members.
Hey everyone! My name is Maggie McCreesh (she/her) and I’m a sophomore Political Science major with a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. In addition to the SAVE PE program, I’m involved with Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) and I’m a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon! I’m extremely passionate about the work that SAVE does on TCNJ’s campus with regards to sexual health education, and generating conversations surrounding consent and its role in healthy relationships. Interests include: Quality gluten-free pizza, cats, good books, and women’s history. I’m always happy to meet new people so please don’t hesitate to say hi whenever!!
Hi, I’m Abbey (she/her) and I am a rising senior in the 5-Year Special Education program with a dual major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This is my third year with AVI as a Peer Educator. I am passionate about feminism, education, Dr Pepper, and laughing. On campus I’m active in Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) and ResEd. I’m excited for another year of peer education.
Sarah (she/her/hers) is a current junior at TCNJ. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology, along with minors in journalism and women’s, gender and sexuality studies.Sarah is an intern for Womanspace, Mercer County’s lead agency for providing services and assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. When not at school, Sarah resides in Warren County where she spends time with her cats, bakes, plants and reads.
My name is Katharine Smith (she/her) and I am a third year SAVE PE! I’m a senior Communication Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies double major who dreams of going on to work in the non-profit sector. I serve as the publicist for All College Theatre and I am an active member of TMT and Triota. I’m passionate about feminism, Disney, inspirational quotes, and Captain America. Getting to educate my peers through AVI has been one of the best parts of my time at TCNJ and I am thrilled to get to do it again this year!