Haven Project Personnel

  • Haven Administration

    Dr. Jessica Miller

    Haven Project Director
    The Haven Project
    901 Maple Street,
    Room G36
    724-357-3947

    Jess has been working with the Haven Project since 2010 and the has been the director since 2016. She is also a psychologist in the Counseling Center and has been the chair of the department since 2017.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State University, majoring in psychology before going on to complete her Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    The Haven Project is important to her because their mission is education, prevention, and advocacy. We stand to promote a culture at IUP that does not accept violence. But until we can stop every incident of sexual violence, then it is also important to give a voice to survivors and to assist them in continuing to be successful at IUP. She has been extremely fortunate to have worked with many passionate IUP students, and together—she knows we can make a difference. 

    Jennifer L. McCroskey, bsED

    none Jennifer L. McCroskey bsED

    Sexual Violence Prevention Educator
    The Haven Project
    901 Maple Street,
    Room G2
    724-357-3947

    Jennifer is the sexual violence prevention educator for the Haven Project at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is fortunate enough to work with a graduate assistant, peer educators, volunteer specialists, and volunteers to bring education and awareness to students, faculty, and staff on the topics of sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, bystander intervention (Green Dot), healthy relationships, consent, and stalking. Prior to the sexual violence prevention educator position, she held the position of prevention specialist along with the Armstrong-Indiana Drug Free Communities project coordinator, student assistant program prevention liaison, and Narcan coordinator for seven years through the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission. She has also worked for four years as a long-term and daily substitute teacher in local elementary schools. In 2007, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in educational psychology and a reading concentration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is excited to work for the Haven Project to continue to make an impact on our campus through education, awareness campaigns, and providing resources and support for victims and survivors of sexual violence. 

    Kristine Rowley

    Secretary
    The Haven Project
    901 Maple Street,
    Room G-6
    724-357-1358

    Kristy Rowley graduated from the State University of New York–Fredonia, where she earned her degree in public relations with a minor in public health. She is excited to be part of the IUP community working with the Haven Project and the Counseling Center. She believes it is important to listen—not to respond, but to understand. She enjoys supporting the Counseling Center and Haven Project in creating impactful relationships. Kristy enjoys seeing students succeed personally, academically, and professionally! 

    Graduate Assistant

    Casey Boland

    Graduate Assistant
    The Haven Project
    901 Maple Street,
    Room G58A
    724-357-2093

    Casey is the 2018–19 graduate assistant for the Haven Project. She is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student, and she is particularly interested in violence prevention via effective understanding and treatment of violent offenders. Her other interests include complex trauma, parent training, and the intersection of psychology and the law. Casey loves working for the Haven Project because of the universal support and understanding of all employees and the persistent attitude that we all can make a difference in violence prevention.

    Interns

    Camren Morgan, Bs, Physics/Math

    none Camren  Morgan Bs, Physics/Math

    Graduate Intern
    Volunteer Specialist
    The Haven Project
    901 Maple Street,
    Room G6

    Camren is a master’s student here at Indiana University of Pennsylvania seeking a professional science master’s degree in physics. He intends to move on from here to study astrophysics while seeking a PhD at another university in the fall of 2019. While here at the Haven Project, he is redesigning their website for his internship. When he is not doing school work, he is typically, playing the latest Pokemon video game, watching TV, or watching movies on his computer.

    Haven Peer Educators

    Kyle Bernstein

    Peer Educator
    The Haven Project

    Kyle Bernstein is communications media major on the production track. He is currently a junior at IUP and belongs to the Sigma Chi fraternity. Additionally, Kyle participates in the student film association and enjoys writing and shooting his own films on the side. He is a member of the Army National Guard and has spent a year overseas. The Haven Project is important to him because the impact of being educated on bystander intervention is something one may not realize the impact of. Additionally, the Haven Project works with so many other facets, such as sexual assault, healthy relationships, and programs like It’s On Us and Take Back The Night.

    Adrianna Branin

    none Adrianna  Branin

    Peer Educator
    The Haven Project

    Adrianna is a political science and religious studies major and will graduate in 2020. They have worked at the Haven Project for three years as a peer educator. They love Haven because it’s a great way to get involved in their community and create a safer space for vulnerable members of their university. Educating students on the reality of sexual violence is an extremely difficult and rewarding endeavor that they are continually thankful to be involved in. After college, they plan on working in foreign relations, specifically with marginalized or oppressed groups in developing countries. They know that working at the Haven Project has given them the skills to communicate and assist undervalued populations in a variety of fields. They hope anyone interested in this type of activism goes out of their way to contribute to the Haven Project as well.

    Girard "Jerry" Delaney

    none Girard "Jerry" Delaney

    Peer Educator
    The Haven Project

    Girard Delaney is a senior general management major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduation, he plans on pursuing his master’s degree in occupational health and safety. Girard enjoys exercising and relaxing with his friends. He enjoys working for the Haven Project because he likes helping others and making a difference in his community!

    Kalie Hoover

    none Kalie  Hoover

    Peer Educator
    The Haven Project

    Kalie is a senior majoring in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences. She has been involved in the Haven Project since January 2017 and got involved because she wanted to help educate our students on topics such as sexual and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Her favorite part of her job (besides Take Back the Night) is doing presentations for classes to help educate them on the topics we cover!

    Amber Pferderkamper

    none Amber  Pferderkamper

    Peer Educator
    The Haven Project

    Amber has been a peer educator for the Haven Project for two years. Projected to graduate in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, her passions are equally focused. She has been a member of Diversity Peer Educators for three years, volunteering as the treasurer for two years. After graduation, she plans on volunteering for the Peace Corps. Having a certificate in Spanish, she’d prefer volunteering for a Spanish-speaking country, but is devoted enough to go where she is most needed. When not stressing about how to make the world a better place, she can be found singing karaoke with friends, in search of coffee, or knitting while binge-watching Netflix.

    Jessica Poley

     Jessica  Poley

    Peer Educator
    The Haven Project

    Jessica is a first-year student at IUP and is a criminology/pre-law major with minors in women’s and gender studies and philosophy. She has just recently started working as a peer educator with the Haven Project as of January 2019. She loves this organization for the work that it does on educating about difficult topics and the support it provides to survivors. Jessica wants to continue this type of work in her future career, and is thankful for the opportunities the Haven Project gives her.

    Fatouma tangara

    Peer Educator
    The Haven Project

    Fatouma is a junior nursing major here at IUP. This is her second year as a Haven Project peer educator. She joined the Haven Project to gain experience, skills, and knowledge to get her foot in the door to be a future aid/humanitarian nurse and advocate. She hopes to work for several humanitarian organizations in the future.

    Volunteer Specialists

    Matthew Carns

    Volunteer Specialist
    The Haven Project

    Kelsey Delozier

    Volunteer Specialist
    The Haven Project

    Kirsten Piatak

    none Kirsten  Piatak

    Volunteer Specialist
    The Haven Project

    Kirsten has been a volunteer specialist for the Haven Project during the 2018–2019 academic school year and hopes to continue her involvement in the upcoming year as well. She is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, with a specialized interest in victimology. In addition to being passionate about Spanish, she aspires to help victims/survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence through advocacy, education, and awareness.