March 24, 2020
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Chris Smith received a B.S. in medical technology from Tuskegee University and a Master of Public Health in behavioral science and health education from Saint Louis University. Chris has worked for the National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and for the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Division of Immunization management team as a CDC public health advisor. Chris joined Kenyon in 2017 and is excited to lead a very talented staff at the Cox Center. View Christopher Smith's full biography
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Kim Cullers graduated from Capital University with a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1988. She went on to work as an emergency room nurse at Knox Community Hospital, received a Master of Science in nursing from Otterbein University in 2000 and became a certified family nurse practitioner in 2002. She accepted the position of director of health services at Kenyon in 2009.
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April graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in sociology in 2000 and received her nursing degree in 2010. Previously she was employed at Urgent Care and specialty clinics at OSU. April worked part-time at Kenyon for two years before joining the Health and Counseling Center family full-time. Above all, she loves spending time with her husband and four children. She also holds yoga, pilates, personal training and group fitness certifications. Her hobbies include hiking, obstacles races, yoga, gardening and nutrition. View April Baker's full biography.
Karen graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1982. After graduation, she worked in the NICU at Sutter Memorial Hospital in the Sacramento area. Returning to Ohio, Karen worked in public health and school settings until she obtained a master's degree in nursing from The Ohio State University in 2004. She joined the staff at Kenyon in 2009 after working in private practice. View Karen Crane's full biography
Amy has been a registered nurse for 20+ years and formerly worked as a job coach and employment advisor for people with disabilities. In her younger days she was also a 911 dispatcher. Amy believes the Kenyon students are a treasure to work with and she values her role as their advocate at the Health and Counseling Center. View Amy Dyer's full biography
Jill Parak is a family nurse practitioner who works in college health and family practice. Her previous experience is in emergency medicine as a staff nurse and a nurse practitioner. After completing a master’s program clinical rotation at Kenyon, she is pleased to continue caring for young adults. She enjoys health promotion and treating acute illnesses. She completed a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2002 at Wayne State University and a master's degree with family practice nurse practitioner certification in 2007 at The Ohio State University. View Jill Parak's full biography
Michael Durham received a BSSW from Bowling Green State University in 1990 and has an independent license to practice in the state of Ohio. He has 30+ years in the field of substance abuse counseling and counseling youth, adults and families. He has been clinical manager of both inpatient and outpatient facilities. His theoretical approach is based on the stages of change and he believes recovery is a process, not an event. View Michael Durham's full biography
Holly received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kentucky Christian University and a master's in counseling from Cincinnati Christian University. She is an independently licensed clinical counselor with supervision status, which allows her to supervise counselors who are not independently licensed or counseling interns. Holly has worked in a variety of settings including two universities, inpatient adolescent treatment, community mental health and private practice. Holly utilizes person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapy in her approach to treatment. She is also trained in EMDR therapy for addressing trauma concerns. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, reading and watching television. Holly is also a certified REFIT instructor (cardio dance fitness) and enjoys leading classes throughout the week.
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Marc Clemente, M.D., is a Kenyon alum from the Class of 1975. He received his M.D. from the Northeast Ohio Medical University. Marc completed a psychiatric residency from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and a fellowship in oncopsychiatry from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Marc has held board certification since 1987 with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Presently, Marc is the chief of behavioral health at the Central Ohio VA. Marc has been providing psychiatric care for Kenyon students since 2008.
Bradley Fox received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. For the majority of his clinical career, he has worked in outpatient community mental health sector with adolescents and young adults. He has also been a part of youth crisis response teams in two counties, worked in a variety of settings (e.g., private/state inpatient facilities, schools, and a university counseling center), and provided training and psychoeducation to fellow mental health professionals, law enforcement / first responder personnel and the general public. His primary therapeutic orientations draw from psychodynamic and Gestalt psychology, as well as cognitive behavioral and solution-focused concepts. He holds that though we cannot erase pain or suffering from our lives, we can seek to make adjustments so that we can come to carry it differently; and as a result, ultimately feel more content and live in peace. In his spare time, Bradley enjoys martial arts, weight lifting, target practice, watching “too much” television, walking his dog, and spending time with his wife.
Wendy E. McCarthy, LISW, is a part time counselor at the Cox Center and is excited to work with Kenyon students for the 2019-2020 academic year. She hails from the Buckeye State, educated with a Bachelor of Science in human ecology, child and family studies, and a master's degree in clinical social work, both from The Ohio State University. She has been licensed independently since 1995 and has worked in settings including medical social work, public middle school, out patient behavioral health, case management, child abuse prevention and private practice. Wendy primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy and brief, solution-focused treatment with her clients. In her down time, she most enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking and walking the Lake Erie shores with her old dog, Woody.
Jackie serves as the Counseling Center's administrative assistant. Prior to taking this position in 2017, Jackie served in a similar role at the Health Center. Jackie truly enjoys interacting with the students and feels very fortunate to work here.
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Jessica received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ashland University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. She is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor who has worked in community mental health centers with children, adolescents and adults with co-occurring disorders. Jessica also has experience as a crisis response therapist. Jessica utilizes person-centered and cognitive-behavioral theories in her counseling approach. She is trained in EMDR therapy, a trauma focused treatment approach. During her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, going to concerts, baking and knitting.
Huynh Son received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling/therapy from the University of Akron. She is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in children’s residential centers, university counseling centers and private practices. Huynh’s theoretical approach is driven by person-centered and cognitive-behavioral theories within a multicultural framework. Her goal is to provide a safe environment for clients to be their authentic self so they can grow, heal and create change. During her free time, Huynh enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching television and traveling.