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Gerardo Andriulli, M.D.
Psychiatric Consultant

Gerardo has been the part-time Psychiatric Consultant for the Center since 2013. He was born in southern Italy and graduated from the Medical School of Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence). His internship was in neurology at Temple University (PA) and he completed a residency in psychiatry at Brown University (RI). He has worked in a variety of inpatient settings, such as St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford (MA). Dr. Andriulli has also served as the medical director at East Bay Center (RI) and at High Point Treatment Center (MA), a dual diagnosis program. Presently, he has a private practice in Providence (RI). Gerardo has broad personal interests that include music and spirituality.

Jim Azar, Ph.D.
Director

In addition to being the Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development, Jim is the 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 (MA) and a M.A. in clinical psychology from Connecticut College (CT). Jim earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Michigan State University (MI). He came to Roger Williams in 1990 after serving as a staff psychologist at the Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MA). Dr. Azar is the chair of the eating disorder task force as well as the co-chair of the alcohol task force and the students of concern committee. His 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. Jim's hobbies include long-distance running, yoga, live music, visiting baseball parks and diners, and cooking.

Christopher Bailey, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Chris is a licensed psychologist in RI. He has a B.A. in psychology from Providence College (RI) and a M.A. in clinical psychology from Connecticut College (CT). Chris earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (MO). 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 included Rhode Island College (RI), Rockhurst University (MO), Stonehill College (MA), and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MO). Dr. Bailey also served in a variety of other settings, including community mental health centers, juvenile probation, a psychiatric hospital, and in residential care with 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 enjoys art, baseball, music, science fiction, spirituality, domestic and international travel, walking, and time with family, friends, and pets.

MiNa Chung-Brcak, Ph.D.
Psychological Counselor

MiNa is a licensed psychologist in RI.  She has a B.A. in women’s studies from the University of Colorado Boulder (CO) and a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CA).  Prior to her arrival at Roger Williams in 2015, MiNa worked in other college counseling centers including the California College of the Arts (CA), Johnson & Wales University (RI), Northeastern University (MA), and the University of Rhode Island (RI).  In addition to her work in college counseling centers, Dr. Chung-Brcak has worked in various clinical settings, including community mental health centers, middle and high schools, and private practice.  Her professional interests include multiculturalism, relational psychoanalysis, feminist psychology, gender and sexual diversity, complex trauma, immigrant family of origin and first-generation issues, and philosophical hermeneutics.  MiNa enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, growing fruits and veggies, comedy and improv, literature, art, science fiction, and eating intensely spicy food.

 

 Zachary Delcambre, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Zac earned a B.A. in Psychology, Spanish, and International Affairs at the University of New Hampshire (NH). He also received his M.A. in psychology from Williams James College (MA) where he is currently a 4th year student in the Doctoral program. Zac’s professional interests include working with substance disorders, utilizing motivational interviewing, as well as serving underserved populations. In addition to university students, he has worked with members of Latina/o community and military veterans. In his free time, Zac likes to be outdoors, play music, and spend time with his dog Mauro.

Deborah Knapman, LICSW
Psychological Counselor

Debbie earned a B.A. in English and philosophy from Boston College (MA) and her M.S.W. from Hunter College (NY). She is a licensed social worker in RI. Before starting at Roger Williams in 2015, she worked at the counseling centers of Providence College (RI), Johnson & Wales University (RI), and the University of Rhode Island (RI). She has also been employed in a variety of settings including public high schools, domestic and sexual violence agencies, and residential treatment facilities. Her professional interests include healthy relationships, social justice, spirituality, and self-care. In her spare time Debbie enjoys activities with her family and friends, exploring nature, and going to the beach.

 

 Matthew Lundeberg, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Matt earned his B.A. in psychology and theatre from Lewis & Clark College (OR) and his M.A. in psychology from William James College (MA), where he is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. In addition to Roger Williams, Matt is also an intern at the Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation (MA) where he conducts assessments with children and adults. Past professional experiences include working in the office of Disability Services at Lewis & Clark College (OR) as well as a variety of psychiatric treatment facilities in both OR and MA. Areas of interest for Matt include the comorbidity of developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders with mental health concerns, cognitive and projective assessment, LGBTQ&Q concerns, identity development, as well as the use of cognitive and behavioral theories in anxiety and depression treatment. Matt enjoys golf, playing the guitar, coin collecting, bird watching, and scuba diving.

Jennifer Sylvia
Secretary

Jennifer is currently working toward a B.A. in Public Health Administration at Roger Williams. Before joining the Center in 2011, she started with Roger Williams in 2005 as a secretary in Health Services. Prior to Roger Williams, Jennifer was employed for 15 years as an administrative assistant at Family Service Association of Greater Fall River (MA), a non-profit community mental health clinic.

 

 

         

Michele Zager, Psy.D.
Post-Doctorate Fellow

Michele earned a B.A. in studio art and Spanish from Bucknell University (PA), a M.A. in student affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA), and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from William James College (MA). Dr. Zager has worked in academic advising and student leadership development, an adolescent therapeutic residential school, and eating disorder and women's partial hospitalization programs. Her professional interests include college adjustment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, self-esteem, and values. She is also interested in creativity and how art students experience and manage their emotions and relationships. In her free time, Michele enjoys art projects, walking her dog, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.