Juanita Richey

Juanita Richey (she/her/hers)

Provides oversight, engagement and strategic direction for interpersonal violence prevention education and advocacy initiatives at Purdue University.

Juanita previously worked at the Office of the Dean of Students on the Crisis Team for over 7-years where she provided advocacy and support to identified students of concern, served on the Behavioral Intervention Team and the Dean On-Call Team. Before Purdue, she was the victim advocate with the Lafayette Police Department through Bauer Family Resources, providing trauma-informed care to individuals impacted by interpersonal violence. She received her BS in Legal Studies from Grand Valley State University and MS in Human Services from Liberty University. Juanita enjoys spending time with her family, watching sunsets on Lake Michigan, and practicing self-care through music, artwork, photography, or writing.

Assistant Director

Tiffany Botsford-Samuels

Tiffany Botsford-Samuels (she/her/hers)

Tiffany grew up in Logansport, IN. She received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from IU-Kokomo and her masters from Western Illinois University in clinician/community mental health. Before coming to CARE, she was a therapist in community mental health for three years, and did an internship at CAPS at IUPUI. She considers herself very strengths-based when working with someone, helping someone find their voice, and providing a safe place for someone to be themselves. She is looking forward to learning, helping, and providing resources to those in need. 


When she's not at work, she is usually with her husband, her dad and brothers, or spending time at home with her cats. She enjoys reading and jigsaw puzzles, going for walks, being creative and trying new crafts, and learning about topics she has not yet explored.

Student Support Specialist

Lila Jerger

Lila Jerger (she/her/hers)

Provides confidential advocacy and support for students who have directly or indirectly experienced interpersonal violence.
Lila works with students one-on-one to help them identify and connect with reliable resources while offering support through difficult circumstances. Born and raised in Lafayette, IN, Lila graduated from Purdue with a bachelor's in psychology and a minor in human development and family studies. Lila first joined the CARE team as an Educational Ambassador where she expanded her knowledge on interpersonal violence as well as her passion for advocating for those in need. Outside of work, you can find her with her family at the park, roller-skating with her sisters, or drinking a cup of coffee (preferably Greyhouse) with friends.

Prevention Programming Specialists

Photo of Kelsey Colburn DeVinney (She/Her/Hers)

Kelsey Colburn DeVinney (She/Her/Hers)

Oversees Action Toolkits and coordinates campus-wide prevention program initiatives for the Boilermaker community.

Kelsey has spent the better part of the last decade working in higher education access, sexuality education, violence prevention and gender equity. Most recently, she served as the Victim Advocate & Prevention Educator at Hope College, where she confidentially supported survivors of interpersonal violence as well as coordinated violence prevention and healthy sexuality education on campus.

Kelsey hails from west Michigan and received her masters of social work at University of Illinois at Chicago. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, family, and friends, swimming in Lake Michigan, hiking, reading, traveling, skiing, and obsessively cheering on the Denver Broncos with her Colorado family.

Administrative Assistant

Monica Titus

Monica Titus (she/her/hers)

Receives students, faculty/staff, and other community members as they contact our office to schedule appointments with a confidential advocate, ask questions, and inquire about prevention programming.

Monica has lived her entire life in the small town of Delphi, Indiana. She has served as the Administrative Assistant for CARE since March 2020 and has worked at Purdue since 2009. Monica has a degree in Business Administration. Monica is a proud Purdue mom. Her warm, friendly demeanor puts others at ease. She is dedicated to supporting students and serving the Purdue community. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, and friends, especially outdoor activities, walking, shopping, and listening to music.