About Us 

Our mission: Working together with college and university communities to create safer campuses. When institutions of higher education seek guidance on campus safety regulation, they turn to Clery Center. 

We are a national nonprofit dedicated to helping college and university officials meet the standards of the Jeanne Clery Act. By equipping professionals with the training and resources they need to understand compliance requirements, we strive to make campus safety a universal reality.

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team

Jessica Mertz

Jessica Mertz
Executive Director

 

Christine Arnold

Christine Arnold
Senior Director of
Operations & Finance

 

Kerry Barrett

Kerry Barrett
Senior Director of
Strategic Engagement

 

Abigail Boyer

Abigail Boyer
Associate Executive
Director

Simone Dixon

Simone Dixon
Assistant Director
of Programs –
Campus Grant

 

Cecilia Dockery

Cecilia Dockery
Assistant Director
of Programs

 

Laura Egan

Laura Egan
Senior Director
of Programs

 

Yusra Hassan

Yusra Hassan
Policy & Research
Assistant

 Megan Hayes

Megan Hayes
Program
Coordinator

 

Erin Hess

Erin Hess
Administrative
Assistant

 

Paul Hinkle

Paul Hinkle
Assistant Director
of Programs

 

Cheryl Levy

Cheryl Levy
Membership
Manager

Kristen Sweeney

Kristen Sweeney
Director of 
Communications

 

 

       
BOARD

Constance Clery

Constance B. Clery
Co-founder &
Chairwoman Emerita

 

Sheilah Vance

Sheilah D. Vance, Esq.
Chairperson

 

 Andrew Cagnetta

Andrew J. Cagnetta, Jr.
Vice-Chairperson

Raquel Bergen

Raquel Kennedy
Bergen, Ph.D.

 

 Roger Carolin

Roger Carolin

 

 

Kevin Connors

Kevin Connors

 Gary DeVercelly

Gary DeVercelly

 

 Julie DeVercelly

Julie G. DeVercelly

 

 Beth Riley

Beth Riley, M.D.

Maureen Rush

Maureen S. Rush

 

Anne Seymour

Anne Seymour

 

 

Mary Swanson

Mary Swanson
Chairwoman Emerita

 

     

 

 

Emeritus Members
Ben Clery
Frederick Whittemore

In Memory
Frank Carrington, Esq.
Thomas B. MacCabe, Jr.