Our Staff

Gabrielle Arroyo

Gabrielle Arroyo, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Gabi joined the Center in 2018. She has a B.A. in psychology from University of California, Davis. Gabi earned her M.A. in psychology from William James College where she is currently a fourth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Her professional interests include assessment, forensic psychology, and substance use. In her free time, Gabi enjoys live music, new cuisine, time with family and friends, and travel.


Christopher Bailey, Ph.D.
Director

Dr. Bailey joined the Center as Assistant Director in 2011, named Associate Director in 2015, designated Interim Director in 2016, and promoted to Director in 2018. 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 includes 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, a psychiatric hospital, and residential care with individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders. His professional interests include administration, college student development, career psychology, 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, friends, and pets, travel, and walks.

James Blue
James Blue, Psy.D.
Staff Counselor

Dr. Blue joined the Center in 2015. After completing his internship and fellowship training in our Counseling Center, he became a staff member in 2018. James has a B.A. in psychology from Gordon College. Dr. Blue earned a M.A. and doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College. James also worked in a high school counseling office, an outpatient program for early intervention and recovery in psychosis, and a therapeutic day school. Dr. Blue's professional interests include emotion regulation, identity development, mindfulness, positive psychology, sports psychology, and substance use. In his free time, James enjoys cooking, exercise, fishing, live music, and time with family and friends.

Manjunath Burdekar

Manjunath Burdekar, Psy.D.
Post-Doctorate Fellow

Dr. Burdekar joined the Center in 2018. Manjunath has a B.S. in biology from Franklin Pierce University. Dr. Burdekar earned a M.Ed. in psychology and doctorate in counseling psychology from Springfield College. Prior to Roger Williams, his previous counseling center experience includes Hampshire College, Springfield College, and Western Carolina University. Manjunath also worked in a community outpatient clinic and a hospital setting. Dr. Burdekar's professional interests include anxiety, depression, diversity and inclusion, grief, identity development, interpersonal functioning, and pain management. In his free time, Manjunath enjoys cooking, time with family and friends, travel, and watching sports.

Alyssa Freedman
Alyssa Freedman, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Alyssa joined the Center in 2017. She has a B.A. in psychology and Spanish from University of New Hampshire. Alyssa earned her M.A. in psychology from William James College where she is currently a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Her professional interests include forensic psychology, mental health awareness and stigma reduction, and schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys backyard campfires, coloring, corgis, and time with family and friends.


Kineret Kandelker, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist

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. She has 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

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 includes 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.


Miranda Liberty

Miranda Liberty, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Miranda joined the Center in 2017. She has a B.A. in psychology from University of New England and a M.A. in psychology from William James College where she is currently a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Miranda's professional interests include anxiety, eating disorders, positive psychology, and substance use. In her free time, Miranda enjoys Netflix, reading, time with family and friends, and travel.

Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath, M.A., M.S.W.
Psychology Intern

Michael joined the Center in 2017. He has a B.A. in psychology and sociology, a M.A. in public policy administration and management, and a M.S.W., each from Ohio State University. Michael earned a M.A. in psychology from William James College where he is currently a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. His professional interests include L.G.T.B.Q.I.A. identities, military/veterans psychology, social justice issues, and trauma. In his free time, Michael enjoys bulldogs, nerd-culture, rugby, and swimming.

Sima Menora

Sima Menora, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Sima joined the Center in 2018. She has a B.A. in accounting from Yeshiva University. Sima 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 empowerment, grief and loss, and self-efficacy. In her free time, Sima enjoys cycling, hiking, reading, tennis, and time with family.


Maureen Minarik, Ph.D.
Assistant Director

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 includes American University, Johnson & Wales University, and University of Rhode Island. She completed an internship with the US 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, and travel.

Jennifer Nadeau

Jennifer Nadeau, M.D.
Consulting Psychiatrist

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 is at 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. Currently, she works at Butler Hospital and operates 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, and travel.

Rachel Sardinha

Rachel Sardinha
Secretary

Rachel joined the Center in 2017. Previously, she had been the secretary for Health Services at Roger Williams University 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.

Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist

Dr. Stewart joined the Center in 2018. She has a B.A. in psychology from Boston College. Kate 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 includes American University, Brown University, and Oregon State University. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships, one at Brown University and the other at Providence V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Stewart's professional interests include culture and identity, emotion regulation, LGBTQ experience, positive psychology, relationship processes, and substance use. In her free time, Kate enjoys practicing mindfulness, running outdoors, and time with family and friends.

Tinatin Surguladze

Tinatin Surguladze, Ph.D.
Post-Doctorate Fellow

Dr. Surguladze joined the Center in 2018. She has a B.A. and M.S. in psychology from Educational Institute of Clinical, General and Applied Psychology in Tbilisi, Georgia. Tinatin earned a second M.S. in social research methods from University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. Dr. Surguladze completed her doctorate in counseling psychology from University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to Roger Williams, her previous counseling center experience includes University of Connecticut and University of Massachusetts Lowell. Tinatin also worked in a community outpatient clinic and a hospital setting. Dr. Surguladze's professional interests include anxiety, depression, identity development, international students, and suicide prevention. In her free time, Tinatin enjoys earl gray tea, music, photography, reading, swimming, and time with family and friends.