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Women's Center Staff

Amy Howton

Amy Howton

Interim Director
UC E-mail: amy.howton@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-0173

"I love working on a college campus with students excited about making a difference and getting involved. The Women’s Center is such a great place to work and I feel so lucky to work with such fabulous women!"

"I’m always looking for ways to strengthen our feminist leadership and activism development program as well as our campus response to sexual and gender-based violence. I would love to hear about any opportunities to do this through collaborative programming, training, or direct service provision."

Amy is a licensed mental health counselor and has a MA in Women's Studies and a doctorate in Counselor Education, focusing on organizational change and action research. 

Brandy Turnbow

Brandy Turnbow

Program Coordinator for Communications and Outreach
UC E-mail: Brandy.Turnbow@uc.edu

"I enjoy connecting students to information, issues and resources they may not be aware of. Every day is different and at every moment there exists potential for positive change … if you know where to start!"

"Students, staff and faculty are welcome to forward information to me for posting in our center communications and web areas."

Brandy holds a BS in African American History, with a minor in Biology, from Florida A&M University. She is currently pursuing graduate programs in business.

Ann Brown

Ann Brown

Administrative Coordinator
UC E-mail: browam@uc.edu

"Although I have worked at UC for over 20 years, it wasn’t until I worked for the Women’s Center that I felt that I had the opportunity to make a difference. Viewing the contagious energy and enthusiasm of our students as they grow is a great benefit of my job."

"Feel free to drop by and say 'Hello!' or use our comfy couch for down time!"

Ann holds a BS in liberal arts with concentrations in psychology, social work and criminal justice, and a minor in business. Currently, she is completing a post baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies.


Kalilah Montgomery

Student Worker, Programming and Social Media
UC Email: montgok8@mail.uc.edu

“The Women’s Center has helped me articulate my ideas about social equality and equitability in a space that embraces intersectionality, which I feel is most important when advocating for marginalized communities. Working here has given me an opportunity to provide support to people of various backgrounds within a feminist framework.”

Kalilah is a third year student at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Sociology and minoring in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). She currently serves as the President of GenderBloc and Vice President of Colors of Pride. She is also a Campus Organizer for Advocates for Youth and a member of the Queer Student Panel. Her favorite activities include discussing complex social issues and advocating for marginalized communities. 

Misook Gwon

Mercedes Katis

Program Facilitator, Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL)
UC E-mail: katismm@mail.uc.edu 

Mercedes holds a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland and an MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include sexuality studies, discourses about virginity in the queer community, women’s leadership development, and social change. 

Ann Brown

Courtney Shade

RECLAIM Advocate, Program Assessment
UC E-mail: shadecm@mail.uc.edu 

“As a RECLAIM advocate, and human rights activist, my mission while working at UC’s Women’s Center is to start many meaningful discussions around gender-based violence, and advocating for gender equity in every facet of life, on and off UC’s campus.”

Courtney obtained her BA from the University of Cincinnati in Sociology in the spring of 2014. She is currently working towards her MA at UC, also in Sociology, and plans to graduate in 2015. In addition to working with the Women’s Center, Courtney is also a Mentor at UC’s Learning Assistance Center. Upon graduation, she looks forward to pursuing a career in the public service sphere.

Paisley Scarberry

Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate
UC E-mail: reclaim@uc.edu


Jessica Byrd

Violence Prevention Planning Intern
UC E-mail: byrdjb@mail.uc.edu