Behavioral Risk Assessment Committee

What is BRAC?

  • A campus risk assessment team that responds to concerns about unusual and threatening behavior.
  • A back-up between departments to support existing systems when additional coordination is required.
  • A multidisciplinary group of professionals from several campus departments possessing broad expertise.

What is meant by "Behavioral Risk"?

  • Behavior that is disruptive, intimidating, threatening or violent.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, actions or statements by students, faculty, staff, or members of the community that express an intent to harm individuals or campus property and assets.
  • Concerns from faculty, staff and students come through many campus departments and programs.

Who is on the committee?

  • Representatives from the Student Counseling Center, Student Affairs, Health Services, Safety and Security, Human Resources, Housing and Residential/Commuter Life, Community Life, Experiential Education, and the deans of UNE's colleges. 
  • Committee chairs are responsible for assessing each situation and determining whether or not the full committee needs to be convened. Otherwise, they handle individual cases with existing systems.
  • Please feel free to contact any of the BRAC members to report issues. 
  • If you deem an individual to be an imminent threat, call Security at (207) 283-0176, or extension 366.

What kind of situations does BRAC assess?

Situations involving personal and interpersonal violence; threats against oneself and/or another person/group likely to result in harm, injury or death; and threats that might imperil the mission of the University, such as the following:

  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Physical assaults; injuries
  • Sexual assault, including rape and sexual crimes
  • Harassment, stalking
  • Coercion, affronts to human dignity
  • Acts of violence
  • Accidents
  • Hate crimes, including ethno-violence and gay bashing
  • Threats
  • Follow-up to an incident, including suicide and homicide
  • Outbursts in class
  • Disruptive behavior
  • If you deem an individual to be an imminent threat, call Security at (207) 283-0176, or extension 366.

BRAC Committee Members

Biddeford Campus

CHAIR

John Langevin, Associate Dean, Division of Student Support
(207) 602-2549 or ext. 2549

CO-CHAIR

Don Clark, Director, Safety and Security
(207) 602-2274 or ext. 2274

Cherry Baker, Director, Student Health Services
(207) 602-2358 or ext. 2787

Sharen Beaulieu, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
(207) 602-2339 or ext. 2339

Jennifer DeBurro, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
(207) 602-2272 or ext. 2272

Patricia Kelley, Associate Dean of Recruitment, Students & Alumni Services, College of Osteopathic Medicine
(207) 602-2329 or ext. 2329

Shane Long, Director, Student Conduct
(207) 602-2105 or ext. 2105

Angela Shambarger, Title IX Coordinator
(207) 602-2105 or ext. 2105

Amy Keirstead, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
(207)
602-2130 or ext. 2130

Heath Pierce, Interim Assistant Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions, (207) 602-2590

Portland Campus

CHAIR

John Langevin, Associate Dean, Division of Student Support
(207) 602-2549 or ext. 2549

CO-CHAIR

Don Clark, Director, Safety and Security
(207) 602-2274 or ext. 2274

Travis Erickson, Assistant Director of Student Success and Professional Development, College of Dental Medicine
(207) 221-4472 or ext. 4472

Ed Doyle, Senior Associate Director, Human Resources
(207) 602-2339 or ext. 2339

Shane Long, Director, Student Conduct
(207) 602-2105 or ext. 2105

Bernice Mills, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Student Affairs, Westbrook College of Health Professions
(207) 221-4314 or ext. 4314

Sandra Green, Coordinator, Student Health Services, Portland Campus
(207) 221-4242 or ext. 4248

Ray Handy, Assistant Dean of Students
(207) 221-4213 or ext. 4213

Cali Johnson, Coordinator, Counseling Services, Portland Campus
(207) 221-4550 or ext. 4550

Leah Robichaud, Coordinator, Student Life
(207) 221-4472 or ext. 4472

Angela Shambarger, Title IX Coordinator
(207) 602-2105 or ext. 2105

Jean Woodward, Associate Dean for Student Services and Faculty Development, College of Pharmacy
(207) 221-4366 or ext. 4366