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Gerardo Andriulli, M.D.
Psychiatric Consultant

Dr. Andriulli joined the Center as the part-time Psychiatric Consultant in 2013. He was born in southern Italy and graduated from the Medical School of Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence). Gerardo completed an internship in neurology at Temple University and residency in psychiatry at Brown University. He is a licensed allopathic physician in Rhode Island. Dr. Andriulli has worked in a variety of inpatient settings such as St. Luke's Hospital. He has also served as the medical director at East Bay Center and at High Point Treatment Center, a dual diagnosis program. Presently, Dr. Andriulli also has a private practice in Providence. Gerardo has broad personal interests that include music and spirituality.

Jim Azar, Ph.D.
Director

Dr. Azar joined the Center as Director in 1990. In addition to serving in that role, he oversees the internship training program. 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 is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Dr. Azar had previously served as a staff psychologist at the Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. At Roger Williams, Dr. Azar is the chair of the eating disorder task force as well as the co-chair of the alcohol task force and the students of concern committee. His professional interests include health and sports psychology, philosophical psychology, supervision and training, spirituality, psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective, mindfulness, and systemic approaches to issues such as sexual assault, suicide, and eating disorders. Jim enjoys long-distance running, yoga, live music, visiting baseball parks and diners, and cooking.

Christopher Bailey, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Dr. Bailey joined the Center as Assistant Director in 2011 and became Associate Director in 2015. 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. He is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Working with undergraduate and graduate students has been a focus for Dr. Bailey in his clinical, research, supervisory, and teaching roles. Prior to Roger Williams, his previous counseling center experiences included Rhode Island College, Rockhurst University, Stonehill College, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Bailey also served in a variety of other settings, including career services, community mental health centers, juvenile probation, a psychiatric hospital, and in residential care with the developmentally disabled. His professional interests include administration, college student development, career development, emotion regulation, outreach presentations (topics such as dreams, happiness, and sleep), personality theories, positive psychology, supervision, and training. Chris enjoys art, baseball, domestic and international travel, music, science fiction, spirituality, walking, and time with family, friends, and pets.

James Blue, M.A.
Psychology Intern

James joined the Center in 2015. He has a B.A. in psychology from Gordon College. James earned a M.A. in clinical psychology from William James College, where he is currently a 3rd year student in the doctoral program. In the past, James has worked at a therapeutic day school, a high school counseling center, and an outpatient program that focuses on early intervention and recovery in psychosis.  His professional interests include positive psychology, mindfulness, philosophical psychology, emotion regulation, substance-related disorders, identity development, and sports psychology.  In his free time, James enjoys exercise, fishing, cooking, live music, and time with family and friends.

 

MiNa Chung-Brcak, Ph.D.
Psychological Counselor

Dr. Chung-Brcak joined the Center in 2015. She has a B.A. in women’s studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. MiNa earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.  She is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Prior to Roger Williams, Dr. Chung-Brcak worked in other counseling centers including the California College of the Arts, Johnson & Wales University, Northeastern University, and the University of Rhode Island.  In addition, Dr. Chung-Brcak has worked in various clinical settings, including community mental health centers, middle and high schools, and private practice.  Her professional interests include multiculturalism, relational psychoanalysis, feminist psychology, gender and sexual diversity, complex trauma, immigrant family of origin and first-generation issues, and philosophical hermeneutics.  MiNa enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, growing fruits and veggies, comedy and improv, literature, art, science fiction, and eating intensely spicy food.

Zachary Delcambre, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Zac joined the Center in 2014. He has a B.A. in Psychology, Spanish, and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire. He earned a M.A. in clinical psychology from Williams James College where he is currently a 4th year student in the doctoral program. Zac’s professional interests include working with substance-related disorders, motivational interviewing, as well as serving underserved populations. In addition to university students, he has worked with members of the Latina/o community and with military veterans. In his free time, Zac likes to be outdoors, play music, and spend time with his dog Mauro.

 

 

Mark Furtado, Psy.D.
Post-Doctorate Fellow

Dr. Furtado rejoined the Center in 2015 after completing his internship with us in 2014. He has a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Syracuse University and a M.S.W. from Boston College. Mark earned a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from William James College. Dr. Furtado has worked in a variety of settings including elementary education, community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and university counseling. Dr. Furtado's professional interests include identity development, adjustment, LGBTQ&Q affirmative care, substance-related disorders, anxiety disorders, community outreach and activism, teaching, and the use of technology to promote mental health and well-being. Mark enjoys cooking, nature, science fiction, pop culture, bicycling, golf, and quality time with friends, family, and his dog Riker.

 

Alison Gurley, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Alison joined the Center in 2015. She has a B.A. in Middle Eastern studies and political science from St. Olaf College. Alison earned a M.A. in psychology from William James College where she is currently a 3rd year student in the doctoral program. Her professional interests include trauma, anxiety, gender and sexual identity, promoting strengths, cross-cultural counseling, and relational issues. Alison enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

Deborah Knapman, LICSW
Psychological 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, she was employed at the counseling centers of Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, and the University of Rhode Island. She has also worked in a variety of other settings including public high schools, domestic and sexual violence agencies, and residential treatment facilities. Her professional interests include healthy relationships, social justice, spirituality, and self-care. Debbie enjoys activities with her family and friends, exploring nature, and going to the beach.

 

Matthew Lundeberg, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Matt joined the Center in 2014. He has a B.A. in psychology and theatre from Lewis & Clark College. Matt earned a M.A. in psychology from William James College, where he is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. Matt is also currently an intern at the Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation where he conducts assessments with children and adults. Past professional experiences include working in Lewis & Clark College's disability services as well as a number of psychiatric treatment facilities in both Oregon and Massachusetts. His professional interests include the comorbidity of developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders with mental health concerns, cognitive and projective assessment, LGBTQ&Q concerns, identity development, as well as cognitive-behavioral approaches for anxiety and depression. Matt enjoys golf, playing the guitar, coin collecting, bird watching, and scuba diving.

Maureen Minarik, Ph.D.
Psychological Counselor

Dr. Minarik joined the Center in 2015. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Maureen earned a M.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from American University. She is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Prior to Roger Williams, Dr. Minarik worked in other counseling centers including American University, Johnson & Wales University, and the University of Rhode Island. She remains grateful for the privilege of guiding students on their journeys of self-discovery and wellness. Maureen completed an internship with the United States Navy and has served on active duty. Additionally, Dr. Minarik has worked in an employee assistance program, a VA medical center, psychiatric hospitals, and in military settings.  Her professional interests include grief and loss, positive psychology, size diversity and acceptance, suicide prevention, assisting service members and their families, and living well with illness. Maureen’s hobbies include running and fitness, reading, travel, creativity in many forms, and spending time with family and friends.

Karoline Salazar, M.A.
Psychology Intern

Karoline joined the Center in 2015. She has a B.A. in human service counseling from Wayne State College. She earned a M.A. in clinical psychology from Bridgewater State College and is currently a 3rd year student in the doctoral program at William James College. Karoline is also currently an intern at the Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation where she conducts assessments with children and adults. She is currently employed at Child & Family Services where she provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Her professional interests include sports psychology, positive psychology, play therapy, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and self-esteem. Karoline enjoys exercise, live music, playing and watching basketball, and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Sylvia
Secretary

Jennifer joined the Center in 2011. She came to Roger Williams in 2005 and worked as a secretary in Health Services. Prior to Roger Williams, Jennifer was employed as an administrative assistant at Family Service Association of Greater Fall River, a non-profit community mental health clinic. She is currently working toward a B.A. in public health administration at Roger Williams.

 

 

Michele Zager, Psy.D.
Post-Doctorate Fellow

Dr. Zager joined the Center in 2013. She has a B.A. in Spanish and studio art from Bucknell University and a M.A. in student affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Michele earned a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from William James College. Dr. Zager has worked in academic advising and student leadership development, an adolescent therapeutic residential school, and in eating disorder and women's partial hospitalization programs. Her professional interests include college adjustment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, self-esteem, and values. Dr. Zager is also interested in creativity and how art students experience and manage their emotions and relationships. In her free time, Michele enjoys art projects, walking her dog, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.