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, Angela is the 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 once a week.


Photo of Jane WardJane Ward R.N., M.S.N., C.S., Board Certified Psychiatric Clinical Specialist

Jane has worked at the College since 2008. She is a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse, certified by the ANCC. She received her B.A. from Northeastern University and her M.A. in Mental Health Nursing from Boston College. Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she worked as a nurse in a variety of settings, including a spinal cord unit, mental health clinic, psychiatric hospital, and public schools. She spent seventeen years at McLean Hospital as an administrator prior to getting certified in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. She believes in a holistic and client focused approach to health and wellness. She is interested in the effect that genetics, our environment and culture have on our wellbeing. She enjoys working with emerging adults and treats anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, relationship issues and other mental illnesses. She is also a part time faculty member at Regis College and supervises student nurses who are fulfilling their clinical responsibilities. She is very fond of dogs, owns a Border Terrier mix and runs the Paws for Wellness program every semester.   


Photo of Marion RussellMarion Russell, M.D., Consulting Psychiatrist

Marion completed her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, her internship in psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and her psychiatry residency at Boston Medical Center.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Vermont.  During medical school and residency Marion published articles on adolescent preventive medicine, eating disorders and women's mental health.  She spent her final year of psychiatry training at Boston University Student Health Services and has an interest in treating young adults with a wide range of mental health disorders.

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.



Photo of Dianne KraaijvangerDianne Kraaijvanger

Dianne is a fourth year doctoral intern studying Clinical Psychology at William James College. She is an independently Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2003 from Dominican University of California. She did her undergraduate studies at Boston College and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993. She has her Registered Nurse (RN) license and has practiced at both Boston Children’s Hospital and Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford as a Bone Marrow Transplant nurse. She also worked as a nurse in both research as well as management before going back to graduate school for Counseling Psychology in 2001. As both a nurse and therapist, Dianne has worked in a variety of settings such as hospitals, psychiatric facilities, police departments, schools, agencies, and a group practice. She approaches therapy in an eclectic manner depending on the needs and strengths of each individual client. She has an interest in the mind/body connection of the individual. Dianne’s areas of interest are working with adolescents and emerging adults, couples and families. She has clinical experience working with anxiety, mood disorders, depression, substance use, relationship issues, chronic illness and adjustment difficulties.  Dianne is an animal lover, she has two dogs, two cats, a bunny, and a Chinese Dwarf hamster.  Supervisors:  Robin Cook-Nobles, Wendy Huang & Jan Park

Photo of Michelle De SedasMichelle De Sedas

Michelle is a fourth year doctoral intern studying Clinical Psychology at William James College. She received her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from Boston College and her B.A. in Psychology in 2013 from The Catholic University of America. Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she received clinical training at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) and Advocates Community Health Center in Framingham, MA where she provided counseling in both English and Spanish. Michelle has clinical experience working with trauma, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and adjustment difficulties. Michelle’s primary areas of interest include sexual trauma, multicultural counseling, mindfulness, and spirituality.  On her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, hiking and cooking new recipes for family and friends.  Supervisors:  Robin Cook-Nobles, Jan Park & Wendy Huang


photo of Anastasiya BlyumAnastasiya Blyum

Anastasiya is a second year social work intern studying Clinical Social Work at Simmons College.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from Clark University. Her previous clinical training was received at Solutions For Living, a short-term outreach program where she provided counseling and mentoring services for at-risk youth and disenfranchised families. Anastasiya's experience also includes working at an eating disorder center as a Mental Health Counselor in the residential and partial program, as well as a Life Skills Coach in the transitional living program. Her primary clinical interests include anxiety, depression, identity development, multicultural counseling and trauma. In her free time, Anastasiya enjoys being in nature, trying new cooking recipes and spending time with family and friends.  Supervisors:   Angela Guerrero & Alex Prior


photo of Dana RochmanDana Rochman

Dana is a second year social work intern studying Clinical Social Work at Simmons College, where she is in the Urban Leadership program. She holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, where she works part time as a Wellness Specialist in the Health & Wellness Department, developing outreach programming for Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students. Last year, Dana completed a clinical internship at the MetroWest Medical Center's Child Development Unit, providing acute inpatient stabilization for children and adolescents. Dana has experience working with victims of domestic and intimate partner violence through with REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham. Her primary clinical interests include helping clients with struggling with depression, identity development in emerging adulthood, self-harm and suicidality, and sexual trauma. When she is not at Wellesley, Dana enjoys being outdoors, laughing, trying new foods, and connecting with friends and family.  Supervisors:  Angela Guerrero & Alex Prior


photo of Brianna WadlerBrianna Wadler

Brianna is a third year Ph.D. student studying Counseling Psychology at UMass Boston. She earned an M.S. in Public Health with a focus in Health Disparities and Women, Gender, & Health at Harvard School of Public Health.  She earned a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies at Wesleyan University. Prior to coming to the Stone Center, she trained at the Counseling Center at Wheaton College, in addition to working in community-based research settings at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, and providing smoking cessation counseling. Her experience includes working with anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship issues, and adjustment. Her primary areas of clinical interest include anxiety, LGBTQA+ concerns, grief, and identity development.  In her free time, Brianna enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time in nature.  Supervisors:  Robin Cook-Nobles & Angela Guerrero


Office Staff

Janneen Alves  Office Manager 

photo of Cindy VerdelliCindy Verdelli

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.