Our Staff

Meghan Albrecht

Meghan Albrecht, LICSW
Staff Clinician                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pronouns she/her/hers. Meghan joined the Center in 2021. She has a B.A. in creative writing and English from Bates College and a M.S.W. from Smith College. Meghan is a licensed social worker in Rhode Island. Prior to Roger Williams, her previous counseling center experience included Norwich University and Smith College. Meghan also worked in community mental health, crisis teams, an inpatient hospital, and middle and high schools. Her professional interests include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,mood disorders, social justice, substance use, and trauma-informed therapy. In her free time, Meghan enjoys reading, snowboarding, surfing, watching sports, and time with her 2 dogs and friends.

Christopher Bailey, Ph.D.
Director/Psychologist

Pronouns he/him/his. Dr. Bailey joined the Center as Assistant Director in 2011, appointed Associate Director in 2015, named Interim Director in 2016, and promoted to Director in 2018. Dr. Bailey is an adjunct faculty member at William James College. He has a B.A. in psychology from Providence College and a M.A. in clinical psychology from Connecticut College. Chris earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Prior to Roger Williams, his previous counseling center experience included Rhode Island College, Rockhurst University, Stonehill College, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Bailey also worked in career services, community mental health centers, juvenile probation, an inpatient hospital, and residential care with individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders. His professional interests include administration, career psychology, college student development, emotion regulation, mental health destigmatization, outreach presentations (topics such as happiness, stress reduction, and sleep), personality theories, positive psychology, supervision, and training. In his free time, Chris enjoys art, baseball, music, time with family and friends, as well as travel.

Lindsay Duva

Lindsay Duva, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Pronouns she/her/hers. Lindsay joined the Center in 2021. She has a B.A. in political science and B.A. in psychology from Boston University. Lindsay earned a M.A. in psychology from William James College where she is currently a fourth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Her professional interests include anxiety, identity development, mental health destigmatization, mindfulness and meditation, social justice, substance use, and trauma. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys baking and cooking new recipes, listening to music, travel, and watching hockey.

Alex Furtado

Alex Furtado, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Pronouns he/him/his. Alex joined the Center in 2021. He has a B.S. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Alex earned a M.A. in psychology from William James College where he is currently a fourth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. His professional interests include anxiety, depression, liberation psychology, multicultural psychology, social justice, social media, technology, and trauma. In his free time, Alex enjoys dismantling the patriarchy, music, time with family and friends, video games, writing, and yoga.

Marissa Ellis

Marissa Ellis, M.A.
Psychology Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pronouns she/her/hers. Marissa joined the Center in 2021. She has an Associates degree in cardiopulmonary laboratory technology from Community College of the Air Force and a B.A. in psychology from Murray State University. Marissa earned her M.A. in psychology from William James College where she is a currently a fourth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Her professional interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, college mental health, the LGBTQ+ population, military veterans, mindfulness, and trauma. In her free time, Marissa enjoys being outdoors, exercise, sports, time with family, friends, and her cat, as well as travel.

Kineret Kandelker, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pronouns she/her/hers. Dr. Kandelker joined the Center in 2013. After completing her internship and fellowship training in our Counseling Center, she became a staff member in 2017. Kineret has a B.A. in psychology from University of Connecticut. Dr. Kandelker earned a M.A. and doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College. She is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Dr. Kandelker had internships at Community Care Services and Corrigan Mental Health Center and completed a research assistantship in Psychological Services at University of Connecticut. Dr. Kandelker's professional interests include attachment, diversity and inclusion, international students, interpersonal functioning, mood disorders, and trauma. In her free time, Kineret enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and time with family and friends.

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Deborah Knapman, LICSW
Staff Counselor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pronouns she/her/hers. Debbie joined the Center in 2015. She has a B.A. in English and philosophy from Boston College and earned a M.S.W. from Hunter College. Debbie is a licensed social worker in Rhode Island. Prior to Roger Williams, her previous counseling center experience included Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, and University of Rhode Island. She has also worked in a variety of other settings including domestic and sexual violence agencies, public high schools, and residential treatment facilities. Her professional interests include healthy relationships, self-care, social justice, and spirituality. In her free time, Debbie enjoys beaches, nature, and time with family and friends.                                                                                                                        

Maureen Minarik, Ph.D.
Assistant Director/Psychologist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Pronouns she/her/hers. Dr. Minarik joined the Center in 2015 and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2016. She has a B.A. in psychology from University of Maryland, College Park. Maureen earned a M.A. in psychology and doctorate in clinical psychology from American University. She is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Prior to Roger Williams, her previous counseling center experience included American University, Johnson & Wales University, and University of Rhode Island. She completed an internship with the United States Navy and has served on active duty. Maureen also worked in an employee assistance program, military settings, psychiatric hospitals, and a VA medical center. Dr. Minarik's professional interests include assisting service members and families, grief and loss, living well with illness, positive psychology, size diversity and acceptance, and suicide prevention. In her free time, Maureen enjoys creativity, fitness and running, reading, time with family and friends, as well as travel.

Jennifer Nadeau

Jennifer Nadeau, M.D.
Consulting Psychiatrist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pronouns she/her/hers. Dr. Nadeau joined the Center in 2018. She has a B.A. in psychology from Sarah Lawrence College. Jen earned her medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a licensed allopathic physician in Rhode Island. Prior to Roger Williams, her previous counseling center experience included Providence College. Jen completed her psychiatry internship and residency at University of California San Diego Department of Psychiatry, where she served as chief resident for one year. Dr. Nadeau worked for the United States Navy in addiction psychiatry. She also works at Butler Hospital and has a private practice in medication management and psychotherapy. Dr. Nadeau's professional interests include addiction psychiatry, adjustment to and from college, and early adulthood development. In her free time, Jen enjoys horseback riding, running, time with family, as well as travel.

Noah Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Noah Peterson, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Pronouns he/him/his. Noah joined the Center in 2020. He has a B.S. in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Noah earned his M.A. in psychology from William James College where he is currently a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Noah’s professional interests include neurodevelopmental disorders and trauma. In his free time, he enjoys fashion, playing soccer, and studying languages.

Rachel Sardinha

Rachel Sardinha
Secretary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Pronouns she/her/hers. Rachel joined the Center in 2017. Previously, she had been the Secretary for Health Services at Roger Williams for 6 years. Rachel has always had a desire to help others. Early in her career path she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and later as a Medical Assistant as she gained experience in a variety of specialities. In her free time, Rachel enjoys baking, camping, knitting, reading, and time with family and Indy, her Australian Shepherd.

Carolyn Stokes Walker

Carolyn Stokes Walker, M.A.
Psychology Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pronouns she/her/hers and they/them/theirs. Carolyn joined the Center in 2021. She has a B.A. in anthropology and art history from Providence College. Carolyn completed a M.A. in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University. She earned her M.A. in psychology from William James College where she is a currently a fourth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Carolyn's professional interests include expressive arts, gender and sexuality, mental health and nutrition, positive psychology, substance use, and trauma-informed therapy. In her free time, she enjoys endurance cycling, glass-blowing, music, photography, time with her 2 dogs, as well as travel.