I CAN HELP | Train-the-Trainer Events

Many campuses prefer to have an one-time Train-the-Trainer event to help establish the I CAN HELP program on their campus. Train-the-Trainer events are usually a full-day (scheduled at a time that works for you), and we suggest a morning session that’s also open to a larger campus audience and with those highly invested in BIT Teams, key campus leaders, or future trainers staying on for the advanced material review in the afternoon. There are a number of experienced higher education professionals and I CAN HELP Certified Master Trainers (listed below) who can lead a train-the-trainer event on your campus. To request a train-the-trainer event click here.

I CAN HELP | Certified Master Trainers


Kate McCarthy

Kate McCarthy is an Associate Dean for Student Support and Wellbeing in the Division of Student Life at MIT. Kate oversees the Alcohol and Other Drug Services office and Violence Prevention Response, as well as oversees and participates in the CARE Team, which is a case management team supporting students and families in distress. Kate has worked at MIT since 2008, working as a health educator for Community Wellness and then as the director of Violence Prevention & Response from 2010-2016.

Kate earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her MA from New York University in sexual health education. Kate has worked in the nonprofit world as well as other colleges including Bentley University.

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Janicanne Shane

Janicanne Shane (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Product Design Manager for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership based in Boston, Massachusetts. In her current role, Janicanne creates processes and develops various products (i.e. including implementation guides, toolkits, and how-to guides) for the youth mentoring field. She spent the last eleven years of her career serving as a student affairs professional in the field of higher education. She spent five years at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in roles focused on student leadership development, social justice, advising, and event planning. Her recent tenure at Berklee in Boston, Massachusetts involved supporting new student orientation, institution-family engagement, peer mentorship and gender violence prevention and education.

Janicanne seeks to infuse anti-racist white allyship, values exploration, and intersectional feminism into her work as an educator and facilitator. Her passion for supporting youth mentorship and leadership education serves as a chief foundation of her work. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquaculture and Aquarium Science and a minor in Political Science from the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine as well as a Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.



Sarah Santiago is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. She is also a national board certified counselor (NCC). Sarah currently works at Northern Michigan University as the program counselor for TRiO Student Support Services, helping students overcome barriers and challenges to earning their baccalaureate degree. She also owns a small private practice, Bloom Counseling & Wellness, providing mental health counseling to individuals in her community. She is specifically passionate about helping individuals overcome self-esteem and self-efficacy issues, as well as developing healthier ways to cope with anxiety and depression in order to live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. She serves on the board of directors for Camp STAR; a weekend long camp for grieving children in her community to help them heal and cope with the loss of a loved one.

Sarah has years of experience working in higher education and deeply enjoys working with college students, faculty, and staff. She currently lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where it snows nearly six months out of the year. She is a dog lover and adores her three year old Chow Chow. She is passionate about helping people of all identities and working to make the world a more kind and inclusive place for all.



Brian Mistler is currently Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing Services at Humboldt State University, the northernmost California State University. A psychologist by training, previous appointments at institutions of-all-sizes include Associate Dean of Students, Health Director, Counseling Director, and Title-IX Coordinator/Legal Compliance Officer, along with fifteen-years of teaching at universities/hospitals and PI/Co-PI for various local and federal grants. Dr. Mistler has published widely on legal, physical/mental-health, and social justice issues in top journals, served on national boards including Center for Collegiate Mental Health, NASPA Region VI, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Journal of College and University Student Housing, and as a trainer for the a number of companies, colleges, and organizations including the Red Cross, NCBRT FEMA/Dept. of Homeland Security Academy for Counter-Terrorist Education, and the NASPA Higher Law Certificate Program.  Mistler developed the I CAN HELP training program and is invited, along with the other I CAN HELP Certified Master Trainers, to deliver train-the-trainer events at a number of individual campuses each year.

Brian received his B.S. (Computer Science) from Stetson University, M.A. (Conflict Resolution) from The University of Bradford as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to the U.K. and his Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) from the University of Florida, specializing in data science and organizational change management.



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