In April 2023, Michigan State University established the Office for Resource and Support Coordination, a temporary office to coordinate the university's continued response and supportive resources following the Feb. 13 violence on campus. The office is led by co-directors Natalie Moser and Dave Brewer.
Moser currently serves as the director of the MSU Psychological Clinic and is a founding member of the university’s Trauma Services and Training Network. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, a leading expert in anxiety and has expertise providing consultation to families and communities. She holds a doctorate from the University of Delaware.
Brewer most recently served as the director of building services for MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities and was a key architect behind the university’s logistical response to COVID-19 to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community. Brewer has been an active member of the university’s Emergency Operations Center and training and planning efforts. He holds a doctorate in mass communication with a focus on organizational communication from the University of Alabama.
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Dave Brewer holds a doctorate in mass communication with a specialization in organizational communication and culture from the University of Alabama. Prior to his position as co-director of the Office for Resource and Support Coordination, Brewer served as the director of building services for Infrastructure Planning and Facilities at Michigan State University. There, he oversaw the facilities operational lifecycle and project management efforts. Brewer served as program manager for the Michigan State University COVID-19 Reopening Campus Task Force, coordinating communication, project management and administrative initiatives across the campus community to facilitate a safe return to campus operations during the pandemic. He also serves on the campus Emergency Management Advisory Committee, which is responsible for providing guidance to campus for emergency planning, response and accreditation needs. Brewer has spent 17 years working in higher education, primarily in student housing, at three institutions. He also served for 10 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Honors College at the University of Alabama.
Brewer’s research expertise is in the communication of organizational identity and individual/organization identification. Coupled with his passion for serving students and his extensive work experience in university administration, Brewer’s focus helps him provide leadership and guidance on organizational development within higher education settings with an emphasis on student support and sustainable operations.
Natalie Moser received her doctorate in clinical science from the University of Delaware and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Nemours Children’s Health, specializing in pediatric health psychology. Moser held a postdoctoral position in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, where she received clinical and research training at a nationally renowned center for anxiety disorders. Since 2014, Moser has served as director of the MSU Psychological Clinic, where she manages clinical services and supervises graduate students. Moser also directs an endowed college student mental health initiative and previously served as the associate director of clinical training for the MSU Clinical Science doctoral program. She has expertise in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy, parent/school consultation and trauma-informed practices in a university setting. Moser is a founding member of the MSU Trauma Services and Training Network and serves on several community boards to advance mental health awareness. Throughout the last several years, Moser has provided numerous related to trauma-informed care and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on youth mental health.
Through administration, leadership and service, Moser has extensive experience lending mental health support to campus units and community organizations. This focus on wellness, which includes an understanding of individuality, culture and healing, forms a critical foundation from which she will be co-directing the Office for Resource and Support Coordination.
Bailey Akers earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and her Master of Social Work with a focus in evidence-based trauma treatment from Michigan State University. With a diverse background encompassing roles in Michigan district and circuit courts, program development, and child and adolescent trauma therapy, Akers brings a wealth of experience to her current position. Since 2021, Akers has made significant contributions to Michigan State University’s Trauma Services and Training Network (TSTN) as a research scholar developing teaching resources and by serving on the Steering Committee.
Passionate about understanding and treating trauma, its effects, and its impact on people and systems, Akers is guided by core values that include a commitment to lifelong learning, a deep respect for individuals’ unique identities and self-determination, and strong advocacy with marginalized groups and justice-serving missions.
Akers’ professional journey and values have equipped her with the skills to seamlessly incorporate multidisciplinary teamwork, resource coordination, and advocacy skills into her current role as ORSC’s Case Management Coordinator. In this capacity, she is dedicated to providing unwavering support and resources to students, ensuring a safe and supportive environment as our university continues to heal.