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Who We Are

Kim Rouse
Kimberly Rouse, Ph.D., LISW-S
Assistant Dean of Students & Director
Lindley Hall 038
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Kimberly Rouse has served as Director of the Survivor Advocacy Program since 2016. A three-time Ohio University graduate, Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in psychology, her master’s  degree in  social  work, and her Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs. She is licensed with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a supervision credential and has a wide range of experience in counseling, mental health, advocacy and trauma informed care.  

As SAP director, she is charged with providing clinical and administrative leadership and expertise in the areas of interpersonal violence response including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as well as resource coordination for student survivors.   

Outside of work, you can find Kim playing pickleball, wake surfing, spending time with family and friends, and making memories with her daughter, Sidley.  

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Kaitlyn Urbaniak, MSW, LSW
Survivor Advocate
Lindley Hall 041A
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kaitlyn received a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a Master of Social Work degree all from Ohio University. She is a licensed social worker through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. 

Kaitlyn previously worked with children in a school-based setting, providing case management services. She completed a 9 month field placement with the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program before being hired as a full time survivor advocate in July 2022.  

Kaitlyn is available to provide confidential support to survivors and co-survivors in a welcoming and safe environment. Outside of work she enjoys getting coffee with friends, playing pickleball, and exploring Athens with her miniature poodle, Finny. She is pleased to serve in this role and provide support to student survivors and give back to her alma mater. 

To schedule an appointment with Kaitlyn, visit our bookings page.

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Taylor Ebert, MSW, LSW
Survivor Advocate
Lindley Hall 036
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Taylor is a two-time Bobcat alum who earned a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from Ohio University. During her MSW program, Taylor served as a graduate assistant for the Survivor Advocacy Program before being hired as a full-time advocate in September 2023. She is a licensed social worker through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

Taylor has experience in mental health and has worked at The Gathering Place and Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare providing various group, individual, and case management services. As an advocate, Taylor aims to provide a safe, confidential space for survivors.


Taylor is pleased to provide a trauma informed and LGBTQIA+ affirming care to student survivors on campus. Outside of the office you can find Taylor listening to Taylor Swift, going to concerts, and spending time with her dog, Carter Jude. 

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Lexi Jones, SWT
Graduate Assistant
Lindley Hall 037
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Lexi received her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies from Ohio University in 2021. She was most recently employed as a Community Justice Advocate with the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office before deciding to pursue her master’s in social work. She is a licensed social worker trainee through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage, and Family Therapist Board. 

Lexi is an experienced, tireless advocate and passionate survivor who excels in providing confidential supportive services and linkage to resources for survivors and co-survivors through a trauma-informed lens. Outside of the office and classroom, Lexi enjoys staying active, exploring the outdoors, spending time with loved ones, and nurturing meaningful relationships within the Athens community. Lexi is delighted to serve in this capacity and to have the opportunity to give back to the community that so graciously gave to her.

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Camryn Smith, BSW, LSW
Graduate Assistant
044 Lindley Hall
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Camryn received a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Ohio University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at Ohio University. She is a licensed social worker through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. 

Camryn previously worked at My Sister’s Place, the domestic violence shelter in Athens Ohio as a Shelter Aide. She also completed a 9-month field placement with Ohio University’s LGBT center as a Social Work intern. Both of these positions have given her extensive experience advocating for survivors and supporting the community. 

Camryn is a compassionate advocate who supports clients in a confident and empathetic manner utilizing a trauma-informed lens. She recognizes the importance of creating a space where people of all identities feel comfortable seeking care. Outside of the classroom or office Camryn enjoys spending time with friends, listening to Taylor Swift, crocheting, and reading. 


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