Our Staff

Core Staff

 

Photo of Robin Cook-NoblesRobin Cook-Nobles, Ed.D., Director of the Counseling Service and Dean of the Office of Intercultural Education (OICE).

Robin has been working at the College since 1986.  She has a particular interest in Black female development, in human development in general, and in a variety of ethnic/cultural issues and concerns.  She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College, her masters degree from Teachers College,Columbia University and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.  Previously, Robin has worked at the Boston University, and Howard University Counseling Services  She has taught the Psychology of Women at Wheelock College and has taught, Human Growth and Development, Cross-cultural Psychotherapy, and Group Psychotherapy at Antioch New England Graduate School.  Robin loves art and interior design and almost went to art school instead of Boston College as an undergrad.

 

Angela Guerrero, LICSW, Assistant Director of the Counseling Service and Coordinator of Training

photo of Angela GuerreroAngela came to the USA as an International Student.  Angela has a masters in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College and she is licensed in the state of Massachusetts.  Angela earned a B.F.A. in Textile Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  She studied family therapy with David Kantor at the Family Center in Somerville.  Angela studied Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard University.  Just prior to coming to the Stone Center, Angela worked for 10 years at Bentley College in Waltham, Ma.  Angela worked as a consultant for The Rape Crisis Center of Massachusetts for 8 years for their Spanish-speaking helpline:  Llamanos.  As the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training at the Stone Center she hopes to provide an excellent practicum for future psychologists and social workers as well as the best counseling services for the Wellesley students.   In her free time, Angela likes to explore stand-up comedy, she promotes Spanish poetry in Massachusetts and enjoys laughter, yoga and traveling. 
 
 

Photo of Alex PriorAlex Prior, LICSW, Staff Social Worker

Alex is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a M.S.W. from Simmons School of Social Work and a B.A. in English from Northwestern University.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she worked in an outpatient trauma clinic with individuals and families.  Her experience there included working with children and adults with histories of sexual violence, difficulties with depression, anxiety and substance abuse.  In her private practice, Grove Street Counseling in Wellesley, Alex works mostly with young adults and adults in individual and couples therapy.  Her primary interests include sexual assault, gay/lesbian issues, parenting, and cross-cultural differences in identity development.  Alex enjoys running on the trails in the woods, watching great blue herons soar, robins busily hopping and occasionally, sighting deer.   
 
 

Photo of Wendy HuangWendy Huang, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist

Wendy is a licensed psychologist and received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from Occidental College, and her M.S in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, Wendy was at the Counseling Center at the College of the Holy Cross.  She has also worked at Cambridge Eating Disorders Center, Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Counseling Center at Arizona State University.  Wendy provides individual and group therapy, consultation, and supervision of psychology interns.  She works collaboratively with clients to help them feel more empowered and authentic in their relationships and life.  Her clinical interests include women's issues, eating disorders, multicultural and feminist therapy.  Wendy balances her work life by spending time with her family and friends, and playing bar trivia at least 

 

Photo of MarionMarion Russell, M.D., Psychiatrist

Marion completed her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internship and residency in psychiatry through Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Vermont. Prior to coming to Wellesley and during her psychiatric residency Marion worked at Boston University Student Health Services and at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. She has experience working in emergency psychiatry, various inpatient and outpatient settings including programs for addictions and trauma based work as well as inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry. Marion’s primary clinical interest is in women’s mental health and treating emerging young adults with a wide range of mental health disorders. She strongly believes in evaluating and treating the whole person and helping them find the path to their best possible selves. She has a particular interest in anxiety related disorders and utilizes a holistic approach to managing anxiety and helping students optimize wellness. Marion is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Board Certified in Psychiatry. In her free time, Marion enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends, cooking and curling up with her cat and a good book.

 

photo of Lisa HowardLisa Howard, M.D., Psychiatrist

Lisa attended Swarthmore College where she majored in Biology with a Concentration in Women’s Studies and received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College.  She completed her internship at MetroWest Medical Center and then went on to complete a residency in psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, as well as a fellowship in psychotherapy at Harvard University Health Services.  After completing her training, Lisa worked at Cambridge Health Alliance as the Director of Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs and was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, involved in teaching and supervising medical students and residents.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, Lisa worked at Bennington College Psychological Services for 8 years.  Her primary clinical interests include identity development, women’s issues and working collaboratively with students to address a wide variety of mental health issues.  In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel and paddle boarding.  

 

Photo of Jan ParkJan Park Ed.D., Psychologist/Assistant Director of Group and Outreach Activities

Jan is a licensed psychologist with a M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.  She earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies, from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Just prior to coming to the Stone Center, Jan worked at Rhode Island College for 24 years.  As a psychologist, consultant, and supervisor of therapists in training, Jan strives to help people feel and perform at their best, in a way that is personally sustainable. She enjoys the practice of mindfulness-based stress reduction and is committed to lifelong growth and learning.  Jan has always valued the practice of community psychology, outreach, and prevention in the college setting. It is especially important to her to value the complex identities of our students and to support the LGBTQ population.  In her leisure time, she enjoys being outdoors and watching the ocean waves roll in when she gets a chance. 

 

Photo of Hannah PetersHannah Peters, Psy.D., Mental Health Clinician

Hannah is a licensed psychologist with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium.  She received her B.A. from Middlebury College, and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from New York University.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania. Her experience includes working with students at Pratt Institute and Santa Clara University, as well as veterans at the San Francisco VA, and with psychiatric inpatients at Stanford Hospital.  Hannah enjoys listening, supporting, and collaborating with students who have a wide variety of concerns. She is committed to helping students become their best selves.  Her specific areas of interest include: multicultural and feminist counseling, adjustment, identity development, sexual trauma, eating concerns, and body image.  When not at Wellesley, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, and engaging in play, imagination and creativity.

 

 

Sandra Acevedo, LICSW, Student Care Coordinator

Sandra came to the USA after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Puerto Rico.  Sandra is an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and earned a Masters degree in Macro Social Work from Boston University with a concentration in community organizing and human service management.  Prior to coming to the Stone Center, Sandra worked for 10 years in the field of emergency crisis intervention for Metrowest Medical Center, Advocates, and the Lipton Center.  Sandra also worked as an adoption social worker for Bright Futures Adoption Center with children in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.  As the new Student Care Coordinator she hopes to help Wellesley students and their families make smooth transitions between providers and secure additional services as needed.  Areas of interest for Sandra are adoption, child welfare and neurobiology.  Sandra is open to learn about the cultural experiences of others and to share her own experience as a native Spanish speaker and a woman growing up in Puerto Rico. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and baking. She is passionate about animal welfare and the preservation of the environment.

 

2018/19 Trainees/Interns

Zan Barry
Hannah Flickenstein
Laurel Galford
Kaeley Majewski
Zenobia Morrill

Office Staff
 

 Janneen Alves, Office Manager 

Janneen has been working at Wellesley College since 2014. She is a Wellness Coach and former business owner. Prior to coming to Wellesley College she worked in Health Promotion and Wellness. She has Bachelors in Management from UMass Boston and a Master of Education from Cambridge College. In her spare time, she likes ceramic sculpting, painting, playing computer games and exercising.

 

 

photo of Cindy VerdelliCindy Verdelli, Office Assistant 

Cindy has been working at Wellesley College since 2003.  Prior to Wellesley, she was the Assistant Personnel Manager at the Boston Herald.  She left the Herald after 10 years​ to raise her three daughters.  Cindy is a Reiki Master and enjoys practicing on her family, her  friends, and her two,​ loving labs.  In her spare time, she enjoys catching beautiful sunsets, venturing on outdoor walks, and exploring new restaurants.