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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
Ms. LaShaun Harris Administrative Aide, Student Affairs
Ms. Debi Higbie-Holmes 
Director, Student Life
Mr. Paul Jenkins
Officer Lead, Public Safety
Mr. Marcus Peanort (Chair)
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Mr. James Ray Manger, Public Safety 
Ms. Tamesha Robinson (Co-Chair) Counselor/Professor, Student Affairs
Ms. Kimberly TalleyCounselor/Professor, Student Affairs
Mr. William Witte Professor, Business/Science/Math/Technology 
Ms. Norma Winffel Recruitment and College Access Coordinator 
Mr. Harry Zarin
Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services
Dr. Debra Bright (Chair)          Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Ms. Chauncy Butcher
Transition Program Coordinator, WDCE
Mr. Fabian Drain
Counselor/Professor, Student Affairs
Ms. Sue Haddad (Co-Chair)
Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services
Ms. Aggie Harrell
Counselor/Professor, Student Affairs
Dr. Tonya Mason
Dean, Student Affairs
Dr. Melissa Scarfone
Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services 
Ms. Terri Bailey Counselor/Professor, Student Affairs
Mr. Shane Doyle Officer Lead, Public Safety
Ms. Janee McFadden (Chair) Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Dr. Edward Muchene Counselor/Professor, Disability Support Services
Dr. Clemmie Solomon Dean, Student Affairs

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