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Meet Our Staff

Director


Amber Roberts

Amber Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP

Director
Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, ABPP
Purdue University
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal & Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Attachment Theory and Relationships
  • Women's Issues
  • Group Therapy
  • Self-Injury

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Strategic, Learner, Relator, Achiever, Maximizer

 
 
 

Clinical Staff


Brian Bossick

Brian Bossick, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Coordinator of Career Development Services
Licensed Psychologist
The University of Akron
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Cognitive Behavioral/ Psychodynamic/Interpersonal

Interest Areas:

  • Career Development
  • Outreach/Consultation
  • Supervision/Training
  • Health Psychology/Wellness

Pronouns: He/his/him

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Achiever, Learner, Developer, Input

 

 
 
 

Nicholas Debernardi

Nicholas Debernardi, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Career Assessment & Programming
Licensed Psychologist
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Theoretical Orientation: Relational/Psychodynamic

Interest Areas:

  • Relationship Concerns
  • Latino(a) Students
  • Trauma
  • Veteran Issues
  • Career Counseling

Pronouns: He/his/him

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Woo, Positivity, Developer, Ideation, Adaptability

 

 
 
 

Bonnie Dykstra

Bonnie Dykstra, Ph.D.

Coordinator of AOD Prevention Services
Licensed Psychologist
Walden University
Theoretical Orientation: Person-Centered/Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol & Drug Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression Management
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Adjustment Issues

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Relator, Individualization, Learner, Arranger, Connectedness

 

 
 
 

Abraham Eapen

Abraham Eapen, Psy.D., CGP

Coordinator of Group Services
Licensed Psychologist
Wright State University
Theoretical Orientation: Feminist/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Career Assessment/Counseling
  • International Students
  • Holistic Health

Pronouns: He/his/him

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Analytical, Futuristic, Focus, Restorative

 

 
 
 

Philip Fox, M.D.

Philip Fox, M.D., ABPN

Psychiatric Consultant
Board Certified Psychiatrist
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Ohio State University

Interest Areas:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Anxiety Disorders

Pronouns: He/his/him

 
 
 

Jaime Furda

Jaime Furda, LLPC

Post Fellow- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Ohio University
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Existential

Interest Areas:

  • Women's Issues
  • Identity & Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Alcohol & Substance Use
  • Adjustment/Transitions
  • Interpersonal Relationships

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Developer, Restorative, Intellection, Connectedness

 
 
 
 
 
 

Eric Klingensmith

Eric Klingensmith, Psy.D.

Assistant Director, Coordinator of Crisis Intervention & ACES
Licensed Psychologist
Antioch New England Graduate School
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Consultation/Outreach
  • Health Psychology/Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol and Drug Issues
  • Emergency Management & Disaster Mental Health

Pronouns: He/his/him

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Consistency, Learner, Achiever, Communication

 

 
 
 

Nicole Marganti

Nicole Marganti, Psy.D., ABPP

Coordinator of Case Management
Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, ABPP
University of Indianapolis
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Women's Issues
  • Health & Wellness
  • Student Athletes
  • Eating & Body Image Concerns
  • Crisis Intervention & Management

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Achiever, Arranger, Includer, Discipline, Self-Assurance

 

 
 
 

Pamela Miller

Pamela Miller, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Director, Director of Training
Licensed Psychologist
Georgia State University
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, ABPP
Theoretical Orientation: Relational-Cultural/Humanistic/Dynamic/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Supervision and Training
  • Women's Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Eating and Body Image Issues

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Communication, Maximizer, Arranger, Strategic, Responsibility

 
 
 

Mark Sampson

Mark Sampson, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Clinical Director
Licensed Psychologist
The Ohio State University
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal & Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Identity & Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Eating & Body Image Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression Management
  • Relationship Counseling

Pronouns: He/his/him

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Developer, Connectedness, Positivity, Individualization

 

 
 
 

Melissa Selby-Theut

Melissa Selby-Theut, LMSW-Clinical

Coordinator of Outreach & Peer Education
Licensed Social Worker
Grand Valley State University
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic/Cognitive-Behavioral/Systems

Interest Areas:

  • Diversity/ Underrepresented Students
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Trauma
  • Academic Persistence
  • Outreach/ Consultation

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner, Input, Achiever, Intellection, Analytical

 

 
 
 

Meghan Huyghe

Meghan Veltri, M.Ed., GCDF

Career Development Specialist & Coordinator of Career Parallel Planning
Master of Education in College Student Affairs Leadership
Grand Valley State University
Career Development Facilitator

Interest Areas:

  • Career Counseling & Testing
  • StrengthsQuest™
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Unique Career Concerns of Multicultural Students

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Discipline, Analytical, Communication, Learner

 

 
 
 

Paige Vermaat

Paige Vermaat, LLMSW

Adjunct Clinical MSW
Grand Valley State University
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal/Psychodynamic/Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Spirituality

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony, Adaptability, Restorative, Empathy, Input

 
 
 

Kathy Watt

Kathy Watt, Ph.D., NP-C

Nurse Practitioner & Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist
Licensed Nurse Practitioner
Andrews University
Michigan State University
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic Theory

Interest Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Mind/Body Connection

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Intellection, Input, Learner, Empathy, Connectedness

 
 
 

Thomas Zigo

Thomas Zigo, LLMSW

Post Fellow- Clinical Master of Social Work
Ohio University
Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/Existential

Interest Areas:

  • Men's Issues
  • Anxiety & Mindfulness
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Student Athletes
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Outreach (Stigma Reduction) 

Pronouns: He/His/Him

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner, Intellection, Empathy, Discipline, Consistency

 
 
 
 
 
 

Master's Level Interns


 
 
 

Laura Jones

Laura Jones, B.S.

Master's of Social Work Intern
Cornerstone University

Theoretical Orientation: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral

Interest Areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Relational Issues
  • Personal Growth 
  • Resilience

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Restorative, Empathy, Developer, Individualization, Connectedness 

 
 
 

Codi Ponte

Codi Ponte, B.S.

Master's of Social Work Intern
Grand Valley State University

Theoretical Orientation: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

Interest Areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Life Transitions

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Context, Restorative, Relator, Harmony, Individualization  

 

 

 

 

College Student Leadership Affairs (CSAL) Graduate Assistants


 
 
 

Genevieve

Genevieve Steffes

Graduate Assistant, ACES
Grand Valley State University

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Futuristic, Responsibility, Relator, Arranger, Harmony

Support Staff


 
 
 

Lisa Ham

Lisa Ham

Database Coordinator
B.A., Arts & Media
Grand Valley State University

Duties:

  • Senior Staff Support
  • Database Administrator
  • Budget/Financial Coordinator
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Conference & Events Planner

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Intellection, Learner, Empathy, Input, Developer

 

 
 
 

Kelsey Martin

Kelsey Martin

Media & Communications Coordinator
B.S., Advertising and Public Relations
Grand Valley State University

Duties:

  • Website Administrator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Visual Media Coordinator
  • Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
  • Backup Receptionist

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Strategic, Communication, Individualization, Woo, Arranger 

 

 
 
 

Sharon Mills

Sharon Mills

Office Coordinator

Duties:

  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Schedule Coordinator
  • Student Worker Supervisor
  • Psychiatric Services Coordinator

Pronouns: She/her/hers

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy, Adaptability, Positivity, Harmony, Includer