Our Senior Leadership Team’s expertise in a broad range of disciplines, combined with passion for athlete safety, guides the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s pursuit of its mission of ending abuse in sport.
Bobby N. Click, Jr.
Vice President of Response & Resolution
Bobby N. Click, Jr. is Vice President of Response & Resolution at the Center. He leads a team of more than 60 individuals who are responsible for resolving thousands of allegations of abuse each year.
A native of Alabama, Bobby is an experienced attorney with extensive courtroom knowledge and comprehensive investigative skills. Bobby began his legal practice as an Assistant Public Defender in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he developed a passion for criminal law. His legal experience also includes years of work for Southeastern U.S. civil defense firms. He has successfully represented thousands of clients across the United States, having successfully tried cases in front of judges and juries in district, circuit, and federal courts as well as in arbitrations.
Bobby holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar. Bobby is an avid Alabama football fan who loves camping and being outdoors with his family and standard poodle, Huckleberry.
Vice President, Organizational Development and Compliance
Hannah Hinton is Vice President of Audit & Compliance for the Center. A native of Gainesville, Florida, Hannah served as Associate Commissioner for Compliance and Senior Woman Administrator at the newly created Mountain East Conference (MEC; NCAA Division II). Hannah created, developed, and refined the MEC’s compliance program with an emphasis on organizational transformation. In 2015 she was named the organization’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, in which role she provided strategic and programmatic leadership for the conference.
Hannah served on multiple Division II committees including its Management Council, Committee for Women’s Athletics, National Tennis Committee, and Membership Appeals Committee (which she chaired). She earned a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Cincinnati in 2007, where she played #1 in singles and doubles tennis and led the team as captain for two straight years. She earned a juris doctorate from the Boston University School of Law in 2010 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2011.
Vice President, Prevention Education
Monica Rivera (she/her) is originally from the East Coast and has been working in the field of interpersonal violence advocacy and prevention education for over 17 years. Monica holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Syracuse University, and a graduate degree in Sociology from Colorado State University. Most of her professional career has been in higher education, where she served as director for a 24-hour interpersonal violence confidential crisis center on a large college campus. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Before joining the U.S.Center for SafeSport in 2023, she served as the Executive Director for Violence Free Colorado, the state’s interpersonal violence coalition. Monica’s honors include presenting a TedX Talk, and being a featured content expert on CBS Evening News Special Report, NPR, PBS, and in The Atlantic. Her published work includes Education Week’s “10 BIG Ideas Special Report,”and she served as chapter co-author in “New Directions for Student Services: Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education.”
Martha Van Gelder
Vice President of Marketing, Education, and Partnerships
Martha Van Gelder is Vice President of Marketing, Education, and Partnerships, and joined the Center in 2018 with over 20 years of leadership experience at nonprofit, higher education, and consumer marketing companies. Martha’s higher education roles have included Executive Director of Commercialization for the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus’ Health and Wellness Center, and Director and Professor of Practice for the University of Arizona’s Center for Retailing and Consumer Analytics. She was responsible for strategic partnership development and new programming initiatives at both institutions.
Martha was Vice President International and Managing Director for Gaiam, and Executive Vice President, International at Sesame Workshop. Earlier management roles included Executive Director for Walt Disney’s Asian home entertainment division and Group Marketing Manager at L’Oréal’s Redken subsidiary. Martha earned a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and a master’s in business administration from the Thunderbird Global School of Management. Martha lived over 10 years overseas in Asia and Europe.
Interim Chief Financial Officer