We Don't Haze Project Partners

Thank you to the We Don't Haze project partners for lending their time and expertise to this project!

Dr. Elizabeth Allan is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine and President of StopHazing. She was the Principal Investigator for the National Study of Student Hazing (2008) and currently serves as Director for the Hazing Prevention Consortium- a research-to-practice initiative focused on contributing to an evidence-base for hazing prevention.

Julie G. DeVercelly has a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and is a high school teacher. She serves on the Board of Directors with the Clery Center for Security On Campus and co-chairs the policy and programs committee.
Gary DeVercelly is self-employed and serves on the Board of Directors for the Clery Center for Security On Campus and co-chairs the policy and programs committee.

On March 30, 2007 their oldest son, Gary Jr., died senselessly as a result of a fraternity hazing ‘ritual’.  Since his death they have worked to raise awareness of the dangers of hazing, in order to change the culture on university campuses.

Jack Lucido is an accomplished filmmaker and Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Western State Colorado University.  Lucido just completed, Across the Fence, his documentary on sustainable ranching practices.  His recent student-produced work, Invisible Fight, centers on ending sexual assault with strong themes educating against victim blaming.  Jackson Sandwich, his documentary about autism spectrum disorders, was awarded the prestigious Cine Golden Eagle Award, and he received an Emmy nomination while formerly working in public television.  Lucido is driven to create media for positive social change, including educating on the horrors of hazing in high school and college life.

Abi Montgomery, a senior at Western State Colorado University, is earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and a minor in Communication Arts (Film).  Her passion is social change, specifically in the areas of sexual abuse and interpersonal violence.  As president of the Sexual Assault Prevention Advocates (SAPA), a student organization dedicated to changing the culture of violence, standing for critical education, bystander intervention, and respectful human decency. After working on the Pact5 Project as Social Media Representative, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Clery Center’s campaign against hazing.

Melissa Myser is an experimental filmmaker, Lecturer of Communication Arts and Technical Director of Media at Western State Colorado University. Myser's deep familiar root in the American West inform the stories, characters and myths that move through her work. Her most recent work, This Beautiful Land, follows the story of a former Pueblo governor in New Mexico. Most recently her work has been shown at the Columbia Gorge Film Festival and was featured at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL.