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Meet the Staff

The Counseling Center staff at the Tampa Campus are listed below. Please click here to view the staff members at St. Petersburg Wellness Center and the Sarasota-Manatee Counseling & Wellness Center.

 Leadership Team

Scott Strader

Scott Strader, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Director

Lisa Ferdinand

Lisa Ferdinand, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Director for Clinical Services

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Director for Training

Due to administrative responsibilities, leadership team members are rarely able to meet with students on a ongoing basis for counseling.

Professional Staff

Cassandra Alvarado

Cassandra Alvarado, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Jason Axford

Jason Axford, M.A., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Meghan Butler

Meghan Butler, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Services Coordinator

Josephine Chu Kai Shin

Josephine Chu Kai Shin,
Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist, Group Services Coordinator

Courtney Coggan

Courtney Coggan, M.S., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Madeline Colon

Madeline Colón, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Graduate Student Clinician Coordinator

Kathleen DiMattia

Jenny Dutil

Jenny Dutil, MS.Ed., NCC
National Certified Counselor

Reuben Faloughi

Reuben Faloughi, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Darleen J. Gracia-Housman

Darleen J. Gracia, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist, Outreach Committee Chair

Nick Joyce

Nick Joyce, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Online Services Coordinator

Lashley Marks

Lashley Marks, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Emergency Response Coordinator

Jordie Poncy

George Poncy, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Post Doctoral Fellowship Coordinator

Hege Riise

Hege Riise, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Doctoral Internship Coordinator

Dani Rosenkrantz

Dani Rosenkrantz, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Janet Said

Janet Said, M.S., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mona Stribling

Mona Stribling, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Amber Wakeman

Amber Wakeman, M.A., LMHC, MCAP
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Heather Walders

Heather Walders, MSW, CPH, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Outreach Services Coordinator

Diane Williams

Diane Williams, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Referral Services Coordinator

Luke Zabel

Luke Zabel, M.A., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Part-Time Professional Staff

Lea LaPointe

Lea LaPointe, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Disha Patel

Disha Patel, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Psychology Residents

Doctoral Interns

Graduate Student Clinicians

Hannah Gilfix

Hannah Gilfix, M.A.
USF School Psychology

Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson, M.A.
USF School Psychology

Elizabeth McPerebo

Elizabeth McPerebo, B.S.
USF School of Social Work

Professional Administrative Staff

Amanda Haas

Amanda Haas
Client Services Assistant

Liberty Sales

Liberty Sales, B.S.PH
Staff Assistant

Cody Brichner

Cody Brichner
Staff Assistant

Kimberly Hefner

Kimberly Hefner
Clinical Administrative Specialist