Kimberly Castor, LISW-S
Lindley Hall 038
As SAP director, Castor has full programmatic responsibility in addressing campus-wide interpersonal violence response. In addition to providing support and information to student survivors, she oversees office staff and collaborations with prevention education efforts on campus. "I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as SAP's director and to serve the students of Ohio University in this capacity,” Castor said. “The need for confidential support services for survivors of sexual assault, dating and relationship violence, and stalking on college campuses is unremitting. I am very elated to play a role in this imperative program and eager to provide Ohio University's student survivors with confidential and caring support and advocacy services."
Outside of work, you can find Castor spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors and working on her new home. She is the proud aunt of nine beautiful nieces and nephews and the (dog) mother of a four-year old goldendoodle named Chester and a two-year old boxer rescue named Roscoe.
Kristen "KC" Waltz, LISW
Lindley Hall 038C
Kristin “KC” Waltz began working as the Survivor Advocate in July 2016. Waltz is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio and a certified School Social Worker in North Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree in social workfrom Ohio University in 1990. She went on to obtain a master’s degree in social work from the Joint Master of Social Work Program at NC A&T University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Waltz has varied experience with a focus on adolescent mental health, school social work and crisis intervention. She has had the positive experience of serving as a therapist in an inner-city international high school as well as schools in rural areas. Most recently, Waltz was the supervisor for the school outreach program at Athens County Children Services.
As the Survivor Advocate, Waltz provides trauma sensitive empowerment advocacy services to Ohio University students who have experienced sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and relationship violence. She is available to offer support services and linkage to the resources available to student survivors and their family and friends. Waltz is available during office hours, and services are also available during a crisis after hours.
Waltz is involved civically as the Board Treasurer for the Gathering Place (Athens Mental Health, Inc.). She is also involved in music and performs with a local band. Waltz is happy to return to Athens and to her alma mater, Ohio University. She resides in town with her partner, Zeke Hutchison; her son, Eli; and her step-daughter, Ryan.
Lindsey Kasler joined the Survivor Advocacy Program in August 2017 as a graduate assistant and intern from the advanced standing Masters of Social Work (MSW) program at OHIO. Kasler is a licensed social worker, a chemical dependency counselor assistant, and is pursuing a master’s degree in social work from Ohio University. Kasler has extensive experience with the adolescent population, with focus on chemical dependency, mental health, crisis intervention, and trauma informed care. She has also served in a school setting with Athens County Children Services and in an employment program for TANF(temporary assistance for needy families)-qualified youth.
As both a graduate assistant and MSW intern, Kasler provides trauma informed care to survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. She provides support, resources, and advocacy services to student survivors with compassion and respect for all. Kasler is available during office hours throughout the week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
In her free time Kasler enjoys hiking, being in the sun, and exercising at Ping, but also enjoys the occasional Goodfellas pizza or Big Mamma’s burrito. She is passionate about Athens and enjoys supporting local bands and businesses. Kasler is from Dayton, Ohio and frequently visits friends and family at home on the weekends.
Katherine Morua joined the Survivor Advocacy Program as a graduate assistant in August of 2017. She is a Licensed Social Worker and received her bachelor’s degree at Ohio University where she worked with the Global Leadership Center, Housing and Residence Life, and was an Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) scholar. Morua is now in the Advanced Standing Masters of Social Work (MSW) program at OHIO, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings.
Throughout her undergraduate years, Morua has worked in several countries around the globe in order to gain a diverse range of experiences. She has worked with young mothers affected by relationship violence in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, with children affected by human trafficking in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in a residential foster care setting in Mandeville, Jamaica, and with ActionAid Cambodia on a campaign in Phnom Penh to create public spaces that are safer, and free from interpersonal and sexual violence.
Morua has also worked as a case manager and group therapy facilitator for the Anti-Human Trafficking Department of Central Ohio, has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and has worked in her local community as a survivor advocate for the rape crisis center in Athens, Ohio. As Survivor Advocacy Program’s graduate assistant, Morua provides trauma informed care to survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence and serves as advisor to SAP’s student organization, Ambassadors for the Survivor Advocacy Program (ASAP). Morua enjoys her job at the Survivor Advocacy Program because it grants her the opportunity to continue in her passions by working with students.
Southeast Ohio is Morua’s favorite place in the world, and she spends her free time exploring its beautiful environment, which she credits as an important reason for her choosing to come to OHIO in 2012. At (almost) any time of year you can find her hiking the trails at Lake Hope, getting lost in the Wayne National Forest, or swimming at Strouds Run with her dog/best friend, Romo.