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    Davis Smith MD
    Student Health Center
    Director of Health Services/Medical Director
    Year Appointed: 2013
    (860) 408-3080
    Brown University - B.A.
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - M.D.
    Bio
     
    After earning his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Smith completed an internship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and a residency in primary care internal medicine at the University of Connecticut, where he also served as chief resident.
     
    Prior to assuming his Westminster responsibilities, Dr. Smith served as medical director at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., for nine years, then as a staff physician in the Unionville office of Hartford Healthcare Medical Group. In addition to his work at Westminster, he sees patients one day a week at the University of Connecticut Student Health Center. He is a clinical associate in the Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College Health Association and past president of the New England College Health Association.
     
    Dr. Smith and his wife, Dr. Kendra Lawrence, live with their two daughters in West Hartford. In his free time, Dr. Smith enjoys volleyball, gardening, photography, birding, reading and travel.
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    Brenda Bartlett RN
    Student Health Center
    Staff Nurse
    Year Appointed: 2021
    (860) 408-3080
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    Sephora Batoh RN
    Student Health Center
    Staff Nurse
    Year Appointed: 2022
    (860) 408-3080
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    Audrianna Cameron MA
    Student Health Center
    Health Office Manager
    Year Appointed: 2022
    (860) 408-3080
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    Kim Cosgrove RN
    Student Health Center
    Year Appointed: 2020
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    Katherine Crowell
    Student Health Center
    Year Appointed: 2021
    Bio
     
    Dr. Katherine (Katie) Crowell is a licensed psychologist in private practice. Before earning her doctorate, she trained as a school psychologist and obtained her education specialist in school psychology as well as her master’s in counseling psychology. She earned her doctorate in combined clinical, counseling and school psychology at Utah State University in 2014 and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Kentucky Counseling Center.
     
    Since Dr. Crowell first began practicing clinically in 2007, her work has primarily focused on providing individual and group therapy with children, adolescents and emerging adults with a variety of mental health concerns and in an array of clinical settings. In addition to working with culturally diverse children, adolescents and families in urban elementary and secondary schools, she has worked at university counseling centers, in community mental health and in interdisciplinary residential care settings for adolescents with severe eating disorders. At Westminster, Dr. Crowell meets with students one to two days per week and consults with the interdisciplinary team at the health center as well as various members of the academic community to meet each students’ individual needs.
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    Josephine D'Aloia-Bottass RN
    Student Health Center
    Director of Nursing
    Year Appointed: 2007
    (860) 408-3080
    Salve Regina University - B.S.N.
  • Diana Del Guidice RN
    Student Health Center
    Per Diem
    Year Appointed: 2020
    (860) 408-3080
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    Michael Gale PhD
    Student Health Center
    Contract Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Year Appointed: 2020
    (860) 408-3080
    Eastern Connecticut State University - B.A.
    University at Albany, SUNY - M.S.
    University at Albany, SUNY - Ph.D.
    Bio
     
    Dr. Michael Gale is a licensed psychologist in private practice. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology and M.S. in mental health counseling at the University at Albany, SUNY. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Maryland Counseling Center where he provided individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation and outreach. During the first few years of his appointment as assistant professor of clinical psychology in the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology at the University of Hartford, he also served as a postdoctoral clinician at the UHart Counseling Center.
     
    Dr. Gale has been providing psychotherapy since 2011. His clinical work focuses on providing individualized treatment to adolescents and young adults. He provides individualized therapy that integrates cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and multicultural approaches within a developmental context. His work focuses on building new skills and using each person’s unique strengths to overcome personal challenges. Previous settings in which he has provided therapy include college counseling centers, community mental health centers and the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. At Westminster, Dr. Gale meets with students two days per week and consults with the Health Center staff to provide treatment to students in crisis.
     
    Dr. Gale’s clinical, professional and research interests center on topics of multiculturalism and diversity. His research focuses on the psychological experiences of oppression and social justice, racial health disparities and multicultural counseling training. His most recent publication is a meta-analysis (study of studies) that demonstrates the significant relation between internalized racism and poorer mental and physical health outcomes. He teaches doctoral courses on diversity, psychological assessment, group therapy and clinical supervision and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Connecticut Psychological Association.
     
    Dr. Gale was born and raised in Connecticut and was happy to return home after graduate school and internship. He currently spends the bulk of his free time with his wife and two young daughters.
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    Vincenza Guariniello PsyD
    Student Health Center
    Year Appointed: 2021
    University of Hartford - Psy.D.
    Bio
     
    Dr. Vincenza A. Guariniello is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist who recently graduated from the University of Hartford’s Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology. She completed her American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral psychology internship at Astor Services for Children and Families in Dutchess County. During this experience, she worked as a clinical specialist for female, male and transgender youth in an outpatient community mental health clinic and in an unlocked psychiatric residential treatment facility. Some of her experiences included collaborating within a multidisciplinary team to establish treatment goals, safety plans, positive behavior incentive systems as well as individual, family and group therapy. Multiple comprehensive psychological evaluations were also completed during this experience. Dr. Guariniello plans to continue working within a multidisciplinary team and aims to become board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. One major takeaway that Dr. Guariniello would like to instill in the youth and families that she works with is the importance of balancing structure, flexibility and fun!
  • Wendy Huscher
    Student Health Center
    Driver
    Year Appointed: 2016
    (860) 408-3080
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    Eileen Kaczor RN
    Student Health Center
    Staff Nurse
    Year Appointed: 2020
  • Katie Katz RN
    Student Health Center
    Year Appointed: 2022
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    Donna Kemp RN
    Student Health Center
    Per Diem
    Year Appointed: 2007
    (860) 408-3080
    Towson University - B.S. in Nursing
  • Kendra Lawrence MD
    Student Health Center
    Call Group, per diem MD
    Year Appointed: 2013
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    Robert Leve PhD, ABPP, BCBA
    Student Health Center
    Contract Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Year Appointed: 1989
    (860) 408-3080
    Rutgers University - B.A.
    University of Maryland - Ph.D.
    Bio
     
    Dr. Robert Leve received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, which included specialized training at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and at the Judge Baker Child Guidance Clinic.
     
    He has published two books in the field of child and adolescent psychology: “Childhood: The Study of Development,” published by Random House, and “Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Process and Integration” published by Allyn-Bacon, the psychology division of Simon & Schuster. Dr. Leve has written extensively for professional journals and has presented papers at many clinical conferences. He is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology and has served as an examiner on its certification board. In addition, he is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
     
    As a psychological consultant to Westminster School for 31 years, and in his private practice, Dr. Leve specializes in treating the emotional, social and academic problems of high school students. He utilizes an individualized psychotherapeutic approach for each student in accordance with his professional belief that no one theoretical treatment fits every student. Each student has a unique personality with differing emotional and cognitive problems, thus each requires an integrated treatment approach appropriate to that student.
     
    Dr. Leve also has a specialization in sport and exercise psychology and has worked with Olympic athletes as well as high school and university athletes. He has been an invited lecturer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. As an athlete himself, Dr. Leve was the U.S. Senior National Cycling Champion and has represented the United States as both a coach and competitor at World Championship and on national teams in South America and Europe.
     
    Dr. Leve continues to be involved in the academic training of graduate-level psychology students at the University of Hartford, where he teaches graduate courses in child psychotherapy, personality assessment, behavior therapy and clinical research methods. In the past, Dr. Leve has directed the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the university. He is currently working on a new book, "The Complex Structure of Human Thought."
  • Caitlin Mierkiewicz RN
    Student Health Center
    Year Appointed: 2021
    (860) 408-3080
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    Kathy Moore RN
    Student Health Center
    Staff Nurse
    Year Appointed: 2012
    (860) 408-3080
  • Patricia Moriarty APRN
    Student Health Center
    Call Group
    Year Appointed: 2016
    (860) 408-3080
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    Amy Raskind M.A., LPC
    Student Health Center
    Mental Health Program Coordinator
    Year Appointed: 2022
    (860) 408-3821
    Union College - B.S.
    University of Colorado - M.A.
    Bio
     
    Amy is a licensed professional counselor who has spent the last 23 years counseling children and adolescents in both public and private schools. Amy is an accomplished academic and practitioner. Upon completing her graduate work, Amy worked for Denver Public Schools at the elementary level implementing a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in response to rising concerns about youth violence, substance abuse and school safety.
     
    She has spent the last 19 years working as the school counselor at the Kent School in Kent, Conn. During her tenure, she counseled and consulted with thousands of adolescents, their families and administration; created comprehensive mental health, wellness and counseling curricula; and taught wellness to students of all ages. Amy also has had a small private practice and is a consultant with BASE Education, an online social, emotional learning program.
     
    When she’s not working, Amy is constantly on the go with her family as chief chauffeur and home engineer or training for her next Spartan race or triathlon, hiking, doing yoga or making sushi. Her husband is the owner of Sportsmen’s Connection, an outdoors store in Kent. Her son will be a freshman in college and her daughter will be a Fourth Former at Westminster.
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    Bina Roginsky PsyD, BCBA
    Student Health Center
    Contract Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Year Appointed: 2012
    (860) 408-3080
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel - B.A.
    University of Hartford - M.A.
    University of Hartford - Psy.D.
    Bio
     
    Dr. Bina Roginsky is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. Her clinical work focuses on providing individual treatment for adolescents, and on psychological evaluation and assessment. She employs humanistic and cognitive behavioral strategies in her clinical work.
     
    Dr. Roginsky earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford, specializing in psychological assessment and clinical treatment. Following her doctorate, she went on to receive additional training and board certification as a behavior analyst. Dr. Roginsky's clinical training emphasized multidimensional psychological assessment and evidence-based interventions in individual, family and group therapy. Outside of Westminster School, Dr. Roginsky provides psychoeducational evaluations in numerous school districts, as well as consulting the Department of Children and Families on complex cases identifying risk and protective factors for a variety of clients.
     
    Dr. Roginsky currently provides psychoeducational testing for students on campus. All evaluations are by appointment only. 
  • Stephanie Taylor APRN
    Student Health Center
    Call Group
    Year Appointed: 2014
    (860) 408-3080
  • Audrey Webb APRN
    Student Health Center
    Clinical APRN
    Year Appointed: 2021
    (860) 408-3084
    College of Charleston - B.A.
    Yale School of Nursing - M.A.
    Bio
     
    Audrey earned her master’s in nursing from Yale School of Nursing with a specialization in pediatrics. She is currently an APRN in the Westminster Health Center and is the director of the Social Emotional Learning program. Audrey also has a bachelor’s in public health from College of Charleston. She graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., and is excited to be a part of the Westminster team. In her free time, Audrey enjoys sailing, traveling and cooking.

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