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Meet the Be CALM Team


Desiree W. Murray, PhD

Program Developer and Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Desiree W. Murray leads development of the Be CALM Program with a team at UNC-Chapel Hill and support of federal grants. She is a Senior Research Scientist at UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, where she focuses on designing and implementing programs and practices to promote positive youth development. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and provides training and consultation in the Be CALM Program.


Rachel Mills-Brantley, MSW

Program Developer and Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rachel Mills-Brantley co-developed the Be CALM Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and serves as an expert consultant and trainer on grants supporting program development. She has served in a number of roles in public education in North Carolina for 20 years, including School Social Worker and School-Based Mental Health Clinician. Rachel supports social, emotional, and mental health with services she offers through Mindfully FIERCE, PLLC.

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