Kimberly Castor, LISW-S
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Kristen "KC" Waltz, LISW
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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.