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Behavioral Intervention Team

Our Mission

The mission of the Montgomery College Behavioral Intervention Team (B.I.T.) is to maintain a healthy, safe, and secure environment, free of intimidation and harm, by systematically addressing behaviors of concern. The B.I.T. is comprised of two types of teams: campus-based and college-wide. The roles of each are listed below:

Campus-Based B.I.T.

Collegewide B.I.T.

  • Review reports of behavior of concern
  • Assess levels of threat and make referrals
  • Document contacts and case information
  • Provide information/training to the campus
  • Refer to the Dean of Student Affairs for Code of Conduct violations
  • Develops protocols and reports
  • Create appropriate responses and resources
  • Obtain and use feedback for process improvement
  • Communicate with the Montgomery College community
  • Coordinate with College Emergency Management
  • Provide training and information sessions

Campus-based teams are comprised of staff, faculty, and administrators who work at that campus. The college-wide team consists of all campus B.I.T. members plus Campus and Community Coordinators, Director of ADA Compliance, Deans of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Campus Vice Presidents/Provosts, Legal Council, Human Resource representatives, Facilities and Security representatives, and the Director of Emergency Management.

Click on the tabs below for a list of our campus-based teams:

  • Step 1. An Incident report is filed to the B.I.T. Chair and/or Dean of Student Affairs
  • Step 2. The B.I.T. Chair and/or Dean of Student Affairs determine whether to proceed as a B.I.T. case or other
  • Step 3. If a B.I.T. case is opened, the campus-based team is made privy to the information
  • Step 4. A background investigation begins and the campus team is convened
  • Step 5. The B.I.T. reviews information to determine the threat level, if any
  • Step 6. If a threat exists, the B.I.T. recommends an intervention to the B.I.T. Chair and/or Dean of Student Affairs
  • Step 7. Intervention takes place and team follows up as appropriate
Dr. Jamin Bartolomeo Dean, Student Affairs
Dr. Denise Dewhurst Professor, Psychology
Stacey Gustavson Welcome Center Manager, Student Affairs 
LaShaun Harris Administrative Aide, Student Affairs
Paul Jenkins
Shift Supervisor, Public Safety
Marcus Peanort (Chair)
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
James Ray Manger, Public Safety
Kimberly Talley Counselor, Student Affairs
Norma Winffel Counselor, Student Affairs
Harry Zarin
Counselor, Disability Support Services
Dr. Debra Bright (Chair) Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Chauncy Butcher
Transition Program Coordinator, WDCE
Fabian Drain
Counselor, Student Affairs
Brandon Fowler
Counselor, Disability Support Services
Katie Goldstein Counselor, Student Affairs
Aggie Harrell
Counselor, Student Affairs
Dr. Tonya Mason
Dean, Student Affairs
George Montgomery Student Conduct Program Coordinator 
Dr. Melissa Scarfone
Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services
Terri Bailey Counselor Student Affairs
Alice Boatman (Chair) Counselor, Student Affairs
Janee McFadden Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Dr. Edward Muchene Counselor, Disability Support Services
James (Russ) Sharpe Manager, Public Safety
Phillip SimpsonShift Supervisor, Public Safety
Dr. Clemmie Solomon Dean, Student Affairs

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