Staff

Holly Lovern, Gender Violence Services Coordinator (GVSC)

Holly Lovern (she/her/hers) has worked as a GVSC since August 2016. She graduated from Lynchburg College (2014) with a BS in Psychology, earned a M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina (2016) in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and is currently pursuing a MS in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University. At UofSC, Holly provided confidential support and advocacy for members of the campus community who had experienced gender-based violence and harassment. She also worked on prevention efforts and developed programming, outreach, and trainings on topics including healthy relationships and consent, supporting victims/survivors, and bystander intervention. Holly has student affairs experience in new student orientation, first-year experience, fraternity and sorority life, and academic coaching and advising. 

UNC-CH trainings completed: HAVEN, Safe Zone, Safe Zone: Gender Identity & Gender Expression, Mental Health First Aid, Embody, Green Zone, and UndocuCarolina.  

Please visit the Gender Violence Services Coordinators’ website to learn more about how Holly can be of assistance to you. She can be reached at gvsc[at]unc.edu.

Kayla Zollinger, Gender Violence Services Coordinator (GVSC)

Kayla Zollinger (she/her/hers) has worked as a GVSC since January 2020. She graduated from Baylor University (2012) with a Bachelor of Business Administration and earned a Master’s degree in Social Work (2015) from Baylor University. After earning her MSW, Kayla continued serving with a local organization as a case manager for women working in the commercial sex industry where she connected them with resources and provided emotional support. Most recently, Kayla worked with the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in Tacoma, Washington as a Crime Victim Advocate where she provided advocacy and education regarding the legal process and in-court accompaniment and support for individuals impacted by relationship violence. 

UNC-CH trainings completed: Safe Zone, Green Zone, and UndocuCarolina. 

Please visit the Gender Violence Services Coordinators’ website to learn more about how Kayla can be of assistance to you. She can be reached at gvsc[at]unc.edu.