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Kim Castor, Director of Survivor Advocacy Program

Kimberly Castor, LISW-S
Lindley Hall 038
(740) 593-0167

Kimberly Castor joined the Division of Student Affairs in June 2016 as Director of the Survivor Advocacy Program. A two-time Ohio University graduate, Castor received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in psychology and her master’s degree in social work. 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 and trauma informed care.
As SAP director, Castor has full programmatic responsibility in addressing campus-wide interpersonal violence. 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 I am looking forward to serving 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, doing anything outdoors and working on her new home. She is the proud aunt of nine beautiful nieces and nephews and the (dog) mother of a three-year old goldendoodle named Chester and a one-year old boxer rescue named Roscoe.  


Kristin Kristen "KC" Waltz, LISW
Lindley Hall 038C
(740) 593-0544

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.