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Jim Azar, Ph.D.
Director

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. Dr. Azar 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.
Assistant Director

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 included Rhode Island College, Rockhurst University, Stonehill College, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Bailey also worked 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 also enjoys art, baseball, history, music, science fiction, spirituality, travel, walking, and time with family, friends, and pets.

Stephen Buck, Psy.D.
Post-Doctorate Fellow

Stephen earned his B.F.A. in acting from New York University and his M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He has worked in college counseling centers at the New England Conservatory of Music and Rhode Island College. In addition, he has worked in psychiatric inpatient units and a public middle school. Dr. Buck’s professional interests include creativity, developmental processes of late adolescence and early adulthood, psychodynamic and existential/humanistic theories, gender role strain, sexual assault prevention, process of change, and relationship issues. His personal interests include theater and film, music, swimming, bonsai trees, and travel.

Mark Furtado, M.S.W.
Psychology Intern

Mark earned a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Syracuse University. He then nearned his M.S.W. in clinical social work from Boston College. Mark is currently in his 4th year working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Mark's professional interests include psychodynamic theory, substance-related disorders, gender, and sexuality. His personal interests include cooking, travel, new foods, spending time with his black labrador, and gardening.

 

Nancy Hood, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Psychological Counselor

Nancy is a licensed clinical social worker who has a bachelor's degree in music from Boston University and a 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. 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.

 

Kineret Kandelker, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Kineret earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, where she is in her 3rd year working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology. Kineret has worked in psychiatric hospital and community mental health settings. Her professional interests include attachment and emotional regulation, eating disorders, and trauma. Kineret's also enjoys meditation, reading, and spending time with her husband, child, and friends.

 

 

Kara Massie, Ph.D.
Post-Doctorate Fellow

Kara earned a B.S. in theater from Northwestern University and an M.S. in general psychology from Villanova University. She then attended Suffolk University, where she completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. In the course of her training, Kara has served as a counselor with students attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at Butler University. Dr. Massie’s professional interests include Acceptance and Committment Therapy, eating disorders, mindfulness, and sexuality. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting museums, playing video games, drinking coffee, and having intense conversations about soccer.

 

Jennifer Sylvia
Secretary

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.

 

 

 

                                                                               Gerardo Andriulli, M.D.
                                                                               Psychiatric Consultant

 

Jim Woodruff, Ph.D.
Psychological Counselor

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. Dr. Woodruff'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.
Psychological Counselor

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.

Michele Zager, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Michele earned a B.A. in studio art and Spanish from Bucknell University, a M.A. in student affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a M.A. in psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, where she is in her 3rd year working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology. Michele has worked in academic advising and student leadership development, an adolescent therapeutic residental school, and eating disorder and women's partial hospitalization programs. Her professional interests include anxiety disorders, creativity, eating disorders, mood disorders, and values. In her free time, Michele enjoys art projects, walking her dog, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.