Meet Our Staff

Counseling and Psychiatric Service

Phil Meilman

Ph.D., Director
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1973
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977
  • Internship: Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, 1976-1977

Professional interests: Chronic pain, treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse, the relationship between mental health issues and academic performance, medical leaves of absence.

Susan Gordon

Ph.D., Associate Director, and Director of the Psychology Training Program
  • B.A., State University of New York at Albany,1973
  • M.A., University of Chicago, English Literature, 1976
  • Ph.D., DePaul University, 1986
  • Internship: Duke University, 1984

Professional interests: Clinical training (externs, pre and post docs), clinical generalist.

Patrick Lillis

M.Ed., Intake Coordinator, Associate Director for Clinical Administration

Corene Alvarado

Ph.D., Psychology Associate
  • M.S., University of Alaska, 2014
  • Ph.D., University of Alaska, 2016
  • Internship: Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, 2015-2016

Professional interests: Existential and psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal and relationship concerns, anxiety and depression, personality and identity issues, severe mental illness, spirituality and religion, multicultural issues, trauma and PTSD.

Sarah Bellovin-Weiss

Ph.D., Staff Psychologist
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 2005
  • M.A., Wesleyan University, 2005
  • M.S., Columbia University, 2013
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 2014
  • Internship: Princeton House Behavioral Health, 2013-2014

Professional interests: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.

Lauren DePompeo

PSY.D., Psychology Staff at the Law Center
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2009
  • M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC, 2013
  • Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC, 2016
  • Internship: Frostburg State University Counseling and Psychological Services, 2015-2016

Professional interests: Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, identity development, humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and canine-assisted psychotherapy.

Mariana Figueira

Psy.D., Staff Psychologist at the School of Continuing Studies, Downtown Campus
  • B.A., Ohio State University, 2002
  • M.L.H.R., Ohio State University, 2005
  • Psy.D., George Washington University, 2011
  • Internship: Tuttleman Counseling Services, Temple University, Phila, PA, 2010-2011

Professional interests: Psychodynamic therapy, Attachment, depression, social anxiety, grief & loss, career-related concerns, relationship issues, multicultural and LGBTQ concerns.
Other Language(s): Portuguese

Meghan Hanlon

PSY.D., STAFF Psychologist
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 2007
  • M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2009
  • Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2013
  • Internship: Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services, 2012-2013

Professional Interests: LGBTQ concerns, eating disorders and body image, group therapy, identity development, religion and spirituality, grief and loss, psychodynamic psychotherapy, relational-cultural theory, and mindfulness. 

David Heilman

  • B.M., The Juilliard School, 2007
  • M.M., The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2010
  • Post-baccalaureate Studies Psychology Program, Columbia University, 2012
  • M.Psy., The George Washington University, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice, The George Washington University, 2016

Professional Interests:LGBTQ concerns, identity development, psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, mood disorders, performance anxiety / social phobia, trauma, and dissociative processes.

Marianna Leavy-Sperounis

  • B.A., Oberlin College, 2003
  • M.C.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
  • M.Psy., The George Washington University, 2015
  • Psy.D., The George Washington University, 2018 (anticipated)

Professional Interests: Psychodynamic psychotherapy; identity development and intersections among race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality; family and cultural dynamics; trauma, mood disorders, and severe mental illness; community mental health.
Other Language(s): Spanish

Sonja Lillrank

M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Director for Psychiatry
  • M.D., Univ. of Tampere, Finland, 1992
  • Ph.D., Univ. of Tampere, 1994
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • Psychiatry Residency: George Wash. University, 1998-02
  • Neurosci. Fellowship: NIMH/Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, '93-'97

Professional interests: Psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, women's mental health, cultural aspects of mental health
Other Language(s): Finnish, Swedish

Laura Lokker

J.D., Psy.D., Assistant Director at the Law Center
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1983
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1986
  • Psy.D., Rutgers University, 2010
  • Internship: Albert Einstein Medical College/Bronx Psych. Center, 2009-10
  • Fellowship: Princeton University, Counseling & Psychiatric Services, 2010-11

Professional interests: Identity development, personality issues, attachment, depression, anxiety, trauma & loss, concerns of law students and lawyers.

Katherine McMorran

  • B.A., Brown University, 2000
  • M.A., Boston University, 2011
  • M.A., The Catholic University of America, 2015

Professional Interests: Anxiety, mood, and trauma-related disorders, identity development, multicultural concerns, mindfulness-based interventions, group psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, integrative psychotherapy.

Lindsay Metcalfe

Ph.D., Assistant Director For Clinical Services and Outreach Operations
  • B.A., Brown University, 2007
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
  • Internship: Duke University Counseling and Psychological Service, 2011-2012

Professional interests: Identity development, mood and anxiety disorders, group therapy, LGBTQ issues, relationship concerns, and adjustment to college.

Tina Nelson

office manager

Jessica Pavlick

Psy.D., Psychology Associate
  • B.A. Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • B.A. Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • Psy.D. George Washington University, 2016
  • Internship: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2015-2016

Professional interests: Psychodynamic therapy, mood disorders, adjustment concerns, trauma and loss, religion and spirituality, and individual and group therapy.

Daniel Phillip

Psy.D., Staff Psychologist
  • B.S., Saint Peters University, 2008
  • M.S., Loyola University Maryland, 2011
  • Psy.D., Loyola University Maryland, 2014
  • Internship: Kings County Hospital Center, 2013-2014

Professional interests:  Multicultural issues, trans and gender diverse health concerns including transition-related support, LGB2QA concerns, identity development, relational issues & alternative relationship styles, adjustment concerns including immigration, community outreach, mood disorders.

Navin Reddy

  • B.A., Marquette University, WI. 1996
  • M.D., University of the West Indies, 2004
  • Psychiatry Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, 2011

Professional interests: Community psychiatry, mental health advocacy, recovery, psychopharmacology, severe mental illness, mood disorders, university health.

Elizabeth Rosner Silber

M.D., Psychiatry Resident
  • B.A., University of California Los Angeles
  • M.D., Tulane University School of Medicince
  • Psychiatry Residency: Georgetown University, expected 2017

Professional interests: Anxiety and mood disorders, women's mental health.

Ana San Martin

  • M.D., Instituto de Ciencias de las Salud CES - Medellin, Colombia, 2001
  • Psychiatry Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, 2015
  • Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2015

Professional interests: Trauma and PTSD, transitional youth mental health, community mental health, cultural psychiatry, CBT.

Erica Shirley

Ph.D., Staff Psychologist & Sexual Trauma Specialist
  • B.A., University of Virginia., 2000
  • M.A., Teacher's College, Columbia University, 2004
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2011
  • Internship: Howard University Counseling Service, 2010-11

Professional interests: Trauma and PTSD, relationship, adjustment, and mood difficulties.

Kellie Stone


Michael Tartaglia

Psy.D., Staff Psychologist and Special Adviser to the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • B.A., Merrimack College, 2003
  • M.A., Antioch University New England, 2010
  • Psy.D., Antioch University New England, 2013
  • Internship: Southern Illinois University CAPS, 2012-2013

Professional interests: Group psychotherapy, psychodynamic treatment, social justice and advocacy, community outreach, trauma therapy, severe and persistent mental illness, psychotic disorders, LGBTQAIP conerns, alcohol and other drug therapy, mood disorders, clinical supervision, and the integration of technology with the field of psychology.

Carrie Tiller

L.I.C.S.W., Staff Clinical Social Worker at the Law Center
  • B.A., Boston University, 1996
  • M.S.W., University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2001
  • Internships: Suburban Hospital, Partial Hospitalization Program, 1999-2000; Woodbourne Day School, 2000-2001

Professional interests: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma, and vicarious trauma.

Vince Winklerprins

  • M.D., Univ. of Michigan, 1986
  • Residency: Univ. of Connecticut Health Center, 1989

John Wright

Ph.D., Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1987
  • M.A, Bowie State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002
  • Internship: Univ. of Florida Counseling Center, 2001-02

Professional interests: Anxiety disorders, racial and cultural identity issues, community-based interventions, multicultural outreach services.