Sara is a nurse practitioner with experience in college and university health centers at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has been the director of HCHCS since 2009. She earned a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College; M.S.N from Yale University, and is AANC board-certified as a family nurse practitioner.
Joined University of Massachusetts UHS: 2014
Medical interests: Primary care and family medicine; sports medicine; kinesiology; healthcare for underserved populations
Education: M.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; M.S., exercise and sports studies, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.; B.S., athletic training, Boise State University. Residency, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise
Professional background: Medical director and family medicine physician, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester, Mass.; associate head athletic trainer, Boise State University; adjunct faculty, kinesiology, Boise State University
Memberships and certifications: Board certified and member, American Academy of Family Physicians; member, Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians
More about me: I grew up in small-town Idaho and developed a great love for the outdoors and sports. My current favorite pastimes are golf, photography, and downtime with my family and friends!
Eliza McArdle has been at HCHCS since 2003. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts and completed her advanced training through Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Mental Health Institute. She has been working in college mental health settings since 1996, and has additionally worked with the homeless and chronically mentally ill population in Boston. Eliza's clinical and research interests include the treatment of self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, and depression. She has a special interest in identity development and has extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community.
Angela Bardawil has practiced psychodynamic relationally-oriented psychotherapy with diverse populations for over 20 years with a special focus on issues of personal and cultural identity. She has experience in treating substance abuse and addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as a wide variety of other concerns, and is especially interested in the academic, social, and emotional issues that face college-aged individuals. She works at the intersection of the psychological and the existential, focusing on strengths and helping to identify internal resources. Angela is bilingual in Spanish and has a master's degree from the Smith College School for Social Work.
Reyn has worked with young adults and adolescents in college mental health, community/home-based services, schools, and in the wilderness since 2007. She earned her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work and her A.B. in English from Brown University. Reyn practices from psychodynamic, attachment, and relational frameworks while incorporating techniques such as DBT and mindfulness as useful. She is experienced in working with those from marginalized identity groups and has a special interest in young adult identity development. Reyn has experience treating anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, trauma, and substance abuse in addition to a variety of other issues.
Avy Skolnik received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and completed advanced training at the Bedford VA Medical Center and the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine. Avy's training has focused on working with LGBTQ communities, communities of color, veterans, and people living with HIV. His research interests include stereotype threat and implicit bias, and their role in health inequities. Clinically, Avy most frequently draws from relational psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
For over ten years, Jamecia has worked in a variety of mental health support settings. Jamecia received her M.S.W from Smith College School for Social Work and since then has practiced in schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practice. She has experience in working with children and families, couples, polyships, and individuals from diverse backgrounds; and worked with people presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychotic disorders. Her work is informed by the use of various cognitive behavioral therapies (i.e. DBT, ACT, and Motivational Interviewing) that are supported by an attachment theory framework and operationalized through a social justice lens. She is also an experienced sex therapist and trained in The Gottman Method: Levels 1 and 2.