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, Operations at the Center. An experienced attorney with extensive courtroom knowledge and comprehensive investigative skills, Bobby began legal practice as an Assistant Public Defender in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, developing a passion for criminal law and zealously representing thousands of individuals in municipal, district, and circuit courts. He has successfully tried felony and misdemeanor cases in front of judges and juries, and has successfully defended clients in district, circuit, and federal courts as well as in arbitrations. His legal experience also includes years of work for Southeastern U.S. civil defense firms.
Bobby earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a juris doctorate (cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar.
Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Jen Cope joined the Center as Chief Operating and Financial Officer in October 2019. A native New Yorker, Jen earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting at Lehigh University before moving on to work in New York for Ernst & Young (now EY) and then the corporate controller group of Morgan Stanley, overseeing consolidation for the satellite groups worldwide. After moving to Colorado in 1994, spending time in Vail before landing in Boulder, Jen after a short time off with her young children joined USA Rugby as Chief Financial Officer. At USA Rugby for 10 years, she was integral to the effort to bring rugby back into the Olympic Movement for the first time since 1924. Jen then took on to the Director of Finance & Operations at Friends School, where she spearheaded the school’s expansion. Residing in Boulder since 1998, Jen enjoys volunteering at local organizations, and loves to ski, hike, and take road trips with her husband, three teenagers, and dog.
Vice President for Education & Public Policy
Katie Hanna is Vice President for Education & Public Policy. directing the Center’s prevention, education, and outreach efforts. Just prior to joining the Center in December 2017, she was a Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to her fellowship, she was Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, before which she led sexual assault prevention and response at Case Western Reserve University and worked directly with children, youth and families in school and community settings. Her work has led to passage of four federal and state laws related to sexual violence prevention and response.
Katie is President of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. She was a board member of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (2013-17) and Ohio recipient of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2017 Visionary Voice Award. Katie earned a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Ohio University.
Vice President of Audit & 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.
Heather O’Brien is the Center’s General Counsel. Hired as the Center’s first in-house counsel, Heather briefly left when appointed as a 2019-20 U.S. Supreme Court Fellow.
Heather was appointed as judge in Osceola County, Florida at age 33, and handled tens of thousands of cases, presided over hundreds of trials, mentored judges, taught at judicial colleges and conferences, and served on key committees. Heather clerked for the Honorable Alex J. Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court and has been an Assistant County Attorney, an Assistant Public Defender (specializing in representing juveniles), and a Staff Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
Heather received a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Colorado College and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. Heather was a 1998 NCAA national heptathlon champion and the NCAA, the state of Colorado, and Colorado College have honored her athletic achievement.
Vice President of Strategic Alignment
Fred Roselli joined the Center as Vice President of Strategic Alignment in November 2020, managing the organization’s strategic planning, driving alignment of key priorities, leading special projects, and providing strategic insight and guidance on key decisions impacting the Center.
Previously, Fred was Chief of Staff for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, creating processes and platforms for efficient field operations and setting the vision for the organization’s internal, external, crisis, and executive communications strategy. Fred has held leadership roles at Coca-Cola Enterprises, including as primary communications liaison for the CEO and communications strategy leader for major corporate transactions. He has worked for GCI Group (now Burson Cohn & Wolfe) and the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club.
Fred holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Residing in Atlanta, Fred is founder and Chair Emeritus of ATLeaders and has mentored with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
Martha Van Gelder
Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Partnerships
Martha Van Gelder is Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic 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.