Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at Tunxis Community College was created to heighten awareness of faculty, staff and students regarding potentially at-risk students and others on campus who may be at risk of harm to themselves or others. Included in, but not limited to, the list of behaviors are threats, aberrant or strange behavior, violent or perceived violent behavior, repeated threats of suicide or violence against others, etc.

In addition, it shall be the responsibility of the BIT to develop and review college policies which address such situations and behavior.

Team Members

  • Cathryn Addy, President
  • Charles Cleary, Dean of Administration
  • Vivian Craven, Counselor
  • Kirstin Cullinane, Chair,  Health & Safety Committee
  • Pamela Kowar-Calder, Director of Human Resources
  • Christopher LaPorte, Director of Student Activities
  • John Lodovico, Director of Facilities & Project Management
  • Kirk Peters, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Judith Reilly-Roberts, Counselor
  • Darryl Reome, Director of Advising, Counseling & Student Retention
  • Michael Rooke, Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Jessica Waterhouse, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice


To balance the educational needs of the student and the academic mission of the college;
To provide structure for an effective method of addressing student behaviors that impact the college;
To manage each case individually;
To initiate appropriate intervention;
To eliminate fragmented care; and
To be a resource for students, faculty, administrators, and staff


The Tunxis Behavioral Intervention Team thanks the Student Intervention Team at the University of Mississippi for their assistance in creating this web page.

For more information, contact Chuck Cleary, Dean of Administration, at 860.773.1302