Students on the Pace Pleasantville Campus

New York City Staff

Senior Supervising Staff

Richard N. Shadick, Ph.D.

Director
Pennsylvania State University, Clinical Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Theoretical Orientation: Psychoanalytic (Interpersonal/Relational)
Professional Interests: Psychoanalytic theory; child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy; group psychotherapy; psychological testing; trauma and recovery; supervision, suicide.

Richard Khan, Psy.D.

Associate Director/Director of Training
Marywood University, Clinical Psychology
New York State and New Jersey State licensed Psychologist
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, CBT
Professional Interest: Training and supervision, college/university students, gender identity, men’s issues, sexual orientation, complex trauma, acculturation/diversity, group therapy

Faedra R. Dagirmanjian, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
Boston College, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Relational, Psychodynamic
Professional Interests: Gender identity and gender role norms/socialization, adolescent and young adult development, college/university students, training and supervision

Rhea Benjamin, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Graduate Center, City University of New York, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, and CBT informed
Professional Interests: Outreach, coping with anxiety and depression, multicultural psychology, issues related to race, gender and identity development, family systems, and complex trauma.

Wendy Gonzalez-Canal, Ph.D.

Group Coordinator
Ball State University, Counseling Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal/Psychodynamic from a Multicultural Lens
Professional Interests: Interpersonal and relationship concerns, adjustment and identity development (racial, LGBTQ+, immigrant), trauma and recovery, group psychotherapy, training and supervision

Lanaya Wade, Psy.D.

Part-time Staff Psychologist/AOD Specialist
George Fox University, Clinical Psychology
Theoretical Orientation: Psychoanalytic and CBT informed
Professional Interests: Positive psychology/human flourishing, harm reduction, multicultural psychology (racial, differently abled, LGBTQI+, immigrant, gender, religious and chronic poverty trauma), psychological testing, the Arts.

Adjunct Supervising Staff

Rebeca Gonzalez-Scherman, Psy.D.

Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
Nova Southeastern University
New York State Licensed Psychologist

Regina Hund, Psy.D.

Independent Clinical Consultant
Clinical Psychology
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
New York State Licensed Psychologist

Adjunct Staff

Daniella Lukashok, M.D.

Psychiatric Consultant
Albany College of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine (Licensed Psychiatrist N.Y.)
Board Certified in Psychiatry (ABPN) and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Psychoanalytic Training: The New York University Psychoanalytic Institute.

Nobuko Yoshizawa Meaders, C.S.W.

Intern Process Group Leader
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
University of Texas, Arlington
Psychoanalytic Training: Postgraduate Center for Mental Health-Psychoanalytic Institute

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) - Consultation (formerly Office of Disability Services (ODS))

Ashley Sanguinetti, M.S.W.

Interim Associate Director, Student Accessibility Services
Rutgers University, Master of Social Work
Professional Interests: Holistic wellness approach to working with college students; promoting empowerment and self-advocacy skills at the postsecondary level; implementing best practices when supporting students with disabilities; students with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the postsecondary level; exploring long term impacts of trauma and substance use as it relates to the postsecondary environment; and developing partnerships with community based resources.

Malina Persaud, B.A.

Interim Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services
Pace University, Bachelors of Psychology
Professional interests: Students with disabilities in the post-secondary environment; suicide prevention when entering higher education; helping students with academic issues when entering higher education; multicultural education; improving society’s overall well-being by helping to improve vulnerable populations; testing anxiety and stress in higher education; benefits of mindfulness for stress reduction in higher education; exploring the impacts of gender roles.

Sydney Tisch, B.A.

Accommodations Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services
Pace University, Bachelors of Women's and Gender Studies and Peace and Justice Studies
Professional interests: Diversity in higher education; connecting histories of marginalization to present day; supporting minority students in a post-secondary environment; connections between higher education and social justice; exploring the intersections of gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability status.

Health Service Psychology Interns 2020-2021

Gregory Weil, M.A.

The New School for Social Research
Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Irina (Serena) Tchania, M.A.

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Sekinat (JoJo) M. Kuku, M.A.

William Paterson University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Victoria Navarro, M.A.

William Paterson University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Health Service Psychology Externs 2020-2021

Benjamin (Ben) Dukas, B.A.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Daniel (Dan) Collins, M.S.Ed

Fordham University
Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

Emma Ritter, B.A.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Liorah Rubinstein, B.A.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

Summer Interns 2021

Katharine Duffy

Fordham University

Amy Hong

University of Rochester

Carrie Magee

University of Michigan

Breyonnah Wade

Princeton University