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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 Be CALM program development and implementation. She has worked in and with schools in public education in North Carolina for 20 years. Rachel offers SEL curriculum and program consultation and psychotherapy services through her business Mindfully FIERCE, PLLC.

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