Advisory Committee

Vanessa Camperlengo, M.D.

Vanessa is a practicing physician in Charlottesville, Virginia, with a specialty in child psychiatry. Camperlengo has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings to help them achieve their educational and social potential. She has established three successful group homes in Central Virginia and maintains a private practice with individual children and their families, utilizing her skills, experience and philosophy to develop the potential of every child. Camperlengo holds a B.S. from Union College in Schenectady, NY, an M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and was Chief Resident in psychiatry at the University of Virginia. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also of the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.






Claire N. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Claire Kaplan, PhD, parent representative on the Board, is Director of Sexual and Domestic Violence Services at the University of Virginia Women’s Center. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including the campus sexual assault advisory committee of Futures Without Violence; Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and the Virginia Campus Coalition Against Sexual Violence. She received her BS (Animal Behavior/Environmental Design) from UC Davis, her Masters degree in Professional Writing (screenplay and non-fiction) from the University of Southern California, and her doctorate from the UVA Curry School of Education.  Among her publications are: “Domestic Violence–Intimate Partner Violence,” (Emergency Medicine Specialty Reports, 2006); “Shattered Pride: Resistance and Intervention Strategies in Cases of Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Hate Crimes Against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students”, in Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation on Campus (University Press of America: 2000); and “Violence Against Women: Responses by Women’s Centers to Sexual Violence” in The Handbook for University and College Women’s Centers, (Greenwood Publishing).