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Margolis Healy Welcomes New Staff in the National Center for Campus Public Safety

July 29 2014

Burlington, VT— Margolis Healy has announced the selection of three new staff members for the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), the first comprehensive, centralized resource for issues related to campus safety, security, and emergency management. Andrea Young, Megan O’Neil, and Heather Gibbs recently joined the Margolis Healy team and have been assigned to National Center at the newly opened Burlington, Vermont office.

Andrea Young has been hired as a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator. Previously, she was the Homeland Security Training Coordinator for the State of Vermont, Criminal Justice Training Council. She also worked for the Vermont Department of Public Safety as the Homeland Security Exercise Planner and Grant Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for ensuring and implementing effective training and technical assistance, budgeting, and operations to support successful project management goals and objectives for the National Center. This includes working cooperatively with the University of Vermont on key delivery areas, including delivering large-scale forums, conferences, seminars, webinars, and interactive television virtual presentations.

Megan O’Neil and Heather Gibbs have joined the team as Research Associates. They will work as educators, consultants/liaisons and evaluators in the area of campus safety and security. Their responsibilities include collecting, compiling and making available evidence-based practices as well as relevant, existing templates, toolkits, guidebooks, protocols, and other related materials. They will work with subject matter experts and researchers to identify and gather information on critical issues to inform the field, and develop and enhance systems for data collection, analysis, assessment, coordination, and dissemination through multiple models, to a national audience of stakeholders.

Megan O’Neil, was a detective with the University of Vermont Police Services and a part-time investigator for the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force for the past five years. She was also a Deputy Sheriff in Davis County, Utah.

Heather Gibbs was previously a traffic safety analyst for the Vermont State Police. For nine years prior, she worked for the Vermont Department of Public Safety as a Homeland Security Program Planner, Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant.

About The National Center for Campus Public Safety

The National Center for Campus Public Safety is managed and led by Margolis Healy and is the first comprehensive, centralized resource for campus public safety organizations and brings together many aspects of campus safety - from campus police chiefs and security directors, to professional associations, advocacy organizations and community leaders - under one entity. We will improve and expand resources to those charged with providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, teachers and staff at our nation’s schools. The National Center for Campus Public Safety was chartered by Congress in 2013, with bipartisan support, in the wake of recent school tragedies. For more information: www.nccpsafety.org and www.margolishealy.com

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