Invictus Staff

Abigail Borkman

April Borkman, MA
Invictus Lab Manager Charleston Teen & Family EMPOWERR Program

April is the Director of Operations for the Charleston Teen and Family EMPOWERR Program. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Charleston in 2000, and a master’s in clinical counseling from the Citadel in 2006. April has worked for the past 10 years as a health educator and the program coordinator for teen pregnancy prevention programs focusing on marginalized youth in both Beaufort and Charleston counties. She has been working for the EMPOWERR program since 2009. She also currently serves as an officer for the Charleston County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council and as a board member Fact Forward. April is a trained facilitator of evidence-based HIV and teen pregnancy prevention interventions. She is responsible for managing the operations of both the Invictus Lab and the EMPOWERR program.

Tenelle O. Jones

Tenelle O. Jones, LMFT, LAC
EMPOWERR Health Educator

Tenelle O. Jones LMFT, LAC, currently works full-time at MUSC’s National Crime Victims’ Research & Treatment Center as a Human Service Coordinator II. Tenelle chose to be one of the dedicated therapists who share in the experience of faith, hope, strength, and healing of the survivors and the impacted communities of the Mother Emanuel AME church shooting tragedy that occurred on June 17, 2015. She also provides private counseling/therapy for individuals, couples, and families through Low Country Pastoral Counseling Center; and she is a Professional Development consultant for School Specialty Inc. She serves as Board Chair on the Board of Directors of PAR (People Against Rape). For the past 21 years, her professional & personal life have been centered around promoting overall mental, physical, and spiritual health of all communities. She remains enthusiastic about showing others that they matter and have a place in this world through counseling, consultation, mentorship, training/education and friendship. She believes that as long as she lets her light shine and remains true to herself, it will give others the courage to do the same.


Alison Line

Alison Line is the Program Coordinator for the CHARM (Charleston Resiliency Monitoring) Study. Alison has worked for the past 5 years in clinical research at MUSC. Her experience also includes working with children and families at the Department of Social Services as a Child Protective Services case manager, the Charleston County Disabilities Board and the South Carolina Autism Society. She is responsible for the oversight and management of the CHARM Study day-to-day-functions and administration.


Harlee Onovbiona, BS

Harlee Onovbiona is the recruitment coordinator/ program assistant for the CHARM Project, focused on studying resiliency and stress in the Charleston youth and recruiting families in the Charleston community. Harlee is from Miami Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology/psychology at Florida State University. She hopes to pursue her doctorate degree in clinical psychology, focusing on treatment methods and resiliency in children with externalizing disorders/ASD and building targeted interventions that break cultural barriers and address racial disparities.

Curtisha Shackelwood

Curtisha Shackelwood, BS

Curtisha Shackelwood is a program assistant for the CHARM study. She is originally from Sunrise, Florida, and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminology from Florida State University in 2018. She plans to pursue a doctorate degree in clinical psychology focusing on emotional and reward related processing in ethnicity minorities. In her spare time, she volunteers as a crisis hotline counselor and has worked closely with the city of Sunrise mentoring kids in Broward County.

Molly Kegley

Molly Kegley

Molly Kegley is a program assistant for the CHARM Study. She joined the CHARM Team in Spring 2019 after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Psychology. Her previous research work at FSU includes language development in babies and toddlers, as well as stress and anxiety in children and adolescents. She hopes to pursue a clinical PhD working with PTSD in high risk families using psychophysiological measures including EEG. Her hobbies include piano and video games.

Nathalie Slick

Nathalie Slick, M.S.

Nathalie Slick, M.S. is a program coordinator for the TIPS Study. She completed her BS in Biology with a concentration in neuroscience from Pennsylvania State University. After college, she received her Master’s degree in Medical Science from Boston University in 2014 where she studied the ocular manifestations of chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the BU CSTE. Prior to arriving at MUSC, she worked as a clinical research coordinator in the Sports Medicine division at Boston Children’s Hospital and in the Adolescent Medicine division at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to her program coordinator role on TIPS, she will serve as a research assistant for the Charleston Resiliency and Monitoring (CHARM) study.