Jim Azar, Ph.D.
In addition to being the Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development, Jim is the co-director of the internship training program. He is a licensed psychologist in RI. He has a B.A. in psychology and philosophy from Assumption College and a M.A. in clinical psychology from Connecticut College. Jim earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Michigan State University. He came to Roger Williams in 1990 after serving as a staff psychologist at the V.A. Medical Center in Northampton, MA. Jim is the chair of the sexual assault and the eating disorder task forces, as well as the the co-chair of the alcohol task force and the students of concern committee. Jim's professional interests include health and sports psychology; philosophical psychology; developing systematic approaches to issues such as sexual assault, eating disorders, and suicide prevention; training and supervision; and spirituality, mindfulness, and psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective. His hobbies include long-distance running, yoga, visiting baseball parks and diners, and cooking.
Christopher Bailey, Ph.D.
Chris is a licensed psychologist in RI. He has a B.A. in psychology from Providence College and a M.A. in clinical psychology from Connecticut College. Chris earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Working with undergraduate and graduate students has been a focus for Chris in his clinical, research, supervisory, and teaching roles. Prior to his arrival at Roger Williams in 2011, his previous counseling center experiences include Rhode Island College, Rockhurst University, Stonehill College, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Chris also worked in a variety of other settings, including community mental health centers, juvenile probation, a psychiatric hospital, and in residential care for the developmentally disabled. His professional interests include assessment, college student development, career development, emotion regulation, outreach presentations (topics such as dreams, happiness, and sleep), personality theories, positive psychology, supervision, and training. Chris also enjoys art, baseball, history, music, science fiction, spirituality, travel, walking, and time with family, friends, and pets.
Barbara Calvert, Ph.D.
Barbara earned a B.A. from Smith College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Louisiana Tech University. She has worked with students at Louisana Tech University and Bowling Green State University. Working with college students has been a long-term interest for Barbara. Other professional interests include mood dysregulation, multicultural issues, group therapy, and relationship difficulties. Her personal interests include traveling and spending time with family and friends.visiting baseball parks and diners, and cooking.
Kristen Dillon, M.A.
Kristen earned a B.A. from Skidmore College and an M.A. in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, where she is in her fourth year working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology. Kristen has previously worked in a psychiatric hospital, a residential program, a youth and family commission, and a community agency. Her professional interests include geropsychology, dementia-related illnesses, eating disorders, body image, caregiving, grief/loss, and family systems. Her personal interests are singing, playing the guitar, family, friends, and playing with her dogs.
Nancy Hood, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Nancy is a licensed clinical social worker who has a bachelor's degree in music from Boston University and an M.S.W. from Boston College. She received post graduate training in psychosynthesis and spiritual psychology from the Concord Institute and in EMDR (Level II). Nancy came to Roger Williams in 1980 after having worked for Family Services. In addition to counseling students she directed the Counseling Center’s former PEER program for 24 years and for 10 years taught a women's issues course for the university’s Social and Health Services Program. Currently she co-facilitates a lunch discussion series on diversity. Nancy's professional interests include trauma work, bereavement, anxiety, stress management, women’s issues, and performance enhancement. Most of all, she appreciates the opportunity to help others with their healing and personal growth. Nancy is a peace and justice activist, as well as a singer. She also enjoys gardening, travel, nature walks, kayaking, and time with family and friends.
Leah Murphy, M.A.
Leah received a B.A. in psychology from Cornell University and an M.A. in mental health and behavioral medicine from Boston University. Currently, she is in her fourth year working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Leah has worked in hospital, private practice and residential settings. She also has experience as both a graphic and web designer. Leah's professional interests include relationship issues, attachment, family systems, and assessment. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and being with family and friends.
Megan Orcutt, M.A.
Megan received a B.A. in psychology and women and gender studies from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, where she is in her final year of completing her doctorate in clinical psychology. Megan has worked in community mental health and public school settings. Her professional interests include women’s gender identity development, attachment, relationship issues, and psychological assessment. Her personal interests include photography, reading, walking and movies.
Jennifer is currently working toward a B.A. in Public Health Administration from Roger Williams. Before joining the Center in 2011, she started with Roger Williams in 2005 as a secretary for Health Services. Before coming to Roger Williams, Jennifer was employed for 15 years as an administrative assistant at Family Service Association of Greater Fall River, a non-profit community mental health clinic.
Michael Wilberger, M.D.
Michael earned a B.A. at the University of Texas at El Paso in Mathematics and a M.D. from the University of Texas at Galveston. He completed his residency at the University of Maryland. He is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, and college-aged populations. Outside of his profession, he enjoys military history.
Jami Wilder, Psy.D.
Jami earned a B.S. in Journalism from Kent State University and a Psy.M. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Prior to graduate school, Jami had a career in journalism and public relations. Since returning to psychology, she worked in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, community mental health centers, an Employee Assistance Program, and a psychiatric inpatient unit. Jami’s professional interests include work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ&Q) students, women’s issues, gender identity development, trauma-related distress, bereavement, relationships and family systems, and sexuality. Her personal interests include photography, writing, reading, art, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Jim Woodruff, Ph.D.
Jim is the Co-Director of the internship training program and a licensed psychologist in RI. He received a B.A. in sociology from the University of Vermont, an M.A. in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of North Texas. Prior to coming to Roger Williams in 1986, he worked at several mental health clinics and at a V.A. medical center where he primarily treated Vietnam veterans suffering from PTSD. Jim's professional interests include the process of change, relationship issues, men's issues, training, and supervision. Jim also enjoys golfing, fishing, friends, and humor.
Romelyn Woodruff, P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C.
Romelyn is a board-certified psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, as well as a licensed mental health counselor. She received a B.S. in nursing from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University. Romelyn received training in psychosynthesis and spiritual psychology from the Concord Institute and training in EMDR. She came to Roger Williams in 1986 after having been a therapist at Smith College Counseling Services. She had clinical positions in community mental health centers and inpatient psychiatric settings. Romelyn serves on the faculty senate and the diversity committee of the faculty senate. She taught a course in the holistic counseling graduate program at Salve Regina University for eight years. Romelyn's professional interests include healing and the process of change from an Eastern philosophical and spiritual perspective, cross-cultural counseling, women's issues, relationship issues, and mind-body psychotherapy. Her personal interests include spirituality, meditation, reading, yoga, and time with her husband, children, and friends.