Meet Our Staff

Our diverse and experienced staff are here to support your health and wellness needs. The list below includes all Student Health and Counseling Services staff members in alphabetical order.

To see a listing of staff by department, please see:

David Albert

Director of Student Counseling Service
T: 773.702.9800

Loren Alohan

Administrative Assistant

Joseph Asbury

Joseph Asbury, MD


Holly Benjamin

Holly Benjamin, MD, FAAP, FACSM

Professor of Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, and Rehabilitation Medicine; Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine

Letitia Bennett

Licensed Practical Nurse

Natalie Benzon

Natalie Benzon, MS, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner

Celia Bergman

Program Manager
T: 773.251.9488

David Berrier

David Berrier, MD

Chief Psychiatrist

Nieshaa Berry

Clinic Coordinator

Anne Brody, PsyD

Associate Director of Clinical Operations

Glenis Brown

Glenis Brown

Licensed Practical Nurse

Jessica Bychawski, LCSW

Clinical Case Manager

Melissa Castillo

Clinic Coordinator

Gomez Charleston

Gomez Charleston, MD, FACC


Marius Commodore, MD, FACP

Medical Director, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
T: 773.702.8446

Jennifer Connor

Jennifer Connor, MSN, RN, CNML

Director of Clinical Operations
T: 773.834.1015

Darlene Davie

Clinic Coordinator

Alexandria Davis, RN, PMHNP

Advanced Practice Nurse

Andrew Davis, MD, MPH, FACP


BA, Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MHP, Occupational/Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, IL

MD, University of Chicago Pritzker of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Kim Garza

Project Assistant

Adia Gooden, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Multicultural Outreach and Services

Julie Edwards, MHA

Director, Health Promotion and Wellness
T: 773.702.8247

Michelle Emerick

Michelle Emerick, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Group Counseling

Michelle Ford

Clinic Coordinator

Erin Hurst, MD

Staff Psychiatrist, Coordinator of Psychiatry Training

Alice Ji Malizia

Associate Director of Planning and Strategy
T: 773.834.0228

Yu-Yun Liu, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Angela Mahome, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Stephen Marlow

Stephen Marlow

Office Manager and Special Project Assistant
T: 773.834.0480

Ashley Martin

Ashley Martin, MD

Physician, Clinical Associate of Family Medicine

Layla Matariyeh, MPH

Health Educator
T: 773.834.0313

John McPherrin, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Psychology Training

Tracie Pape, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jacqueline Pardo, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Debra Perry

Licensed Practical Nurse

Debra Pienta

Debra Pienta, BSN-RN

Registered Nurse

Mario Polizzi

Assistant Vice President for Student Services
T: 773.702.0851

Deborah M. Pratt

Administrative Director, Co-Coordinator of Let's Talk
T: 773.702.9800

Velvet Price

Velvette Price


Rebecca Pride

Rebecca Pride, APN

Nurse Practitioner

Latanjia Pryor

Latanjia Pryor, BSN-RN

Registered Nurse

Asha Quansah

Asha Quansah

Medical Assistant

Giovanna Rivano Gomez

Giovanna Rivano Gomez, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Eating Concerns Assessment and Services

Joey Rea, PsyD

Clinical Psychology Trainee

Maricela Sandoval

Maricela Sandoval, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Emily Schimming

Emily Schimming, APN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Tab Shamsi, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Academic Skills Assessment Program

Richard Shepard

Richard Shepherd, LCSW

Crisis Intervention Counselor

Mikeyia Smith

Clinic Coordinator

Sarah Taylor, PsyD

Clinical Psychology Trainee

Katrina Wagner

Katrina Wagner, MPH, CHES

Health Educator
T: 773.834.0303

Elizabeth Webb, MPH

Health Educator
T: 773.834.0712

Frederick White

Customer Service Supervisor

Dana Williams

Clinic Coordinator

Kate Winderman, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology Trainee

Cheryl Woods

Customer Service Supervisor

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