About Us

What is an Advocate?

An advocate with the USF Center for Victim Advocacy is a professional who is trained to respond with compassion and expertise to the victims of crime, violence and abuse. This includes crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment, safety planning, academic and housing assistance, and nonjudgmental support to victims to help them get through the experience and regain control of their lives.

Meet the Staff

Megan Deremiah, M. Ed
Assistant Director of Advocacy Services

Jen Kovacs, MPH, CPH
Victim Advocate

Robyn Manning-Samuels, BA
Victim Advocate

Meg West, MSW
Victim Advocate

Dani Morrow, MPH
Violence Prevention Program Manager

Jacqui Simmons Groves, MFA
Violence Prevention Coordinator

Jennifer Wayne, BBA
Violence Prevention Graduate Assistant