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Meet the Center for Wellness Staff

Maura Mulligan, MSW, LICSW Associate Dean for Health and Wellness 


  • Assumption University; Bachelor of Arts 

  • Boston University; Master of Social Work 


  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 

  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) 

  • Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) 

  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)

Professional Interests 

  • Substance Abuse, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 

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Jalesa Frye, LMHC Assistant Director of Counseling


  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Bachelor of Arts 
  • William James College; Master of Forensic and counseling psychology

Professional Interests 

  • Identity Development
  • Major life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Clinical Approach  
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution- Focused Brief Therapy
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Amber Kule, MS, NCC Associate Director of Health Promotion and Education


  • Worcester State University, Bachelor of Science 

  • SUNY Plattsburgh, Master of Science 


  • American College Health Association (ACHA) 

  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) 

Professional Interests 

  • Sexual health education, sexual violence prevention, nutrition, exercise, body image, and substance-use harm reduction. 

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Michael Williams, C.P.T, CRSS Director of Fitness and Wellness Programs


  • Bachelor of Arts, Health and Exercise Science, Furman University
  • Master of Science, Recreational Sports Administration, Indiana University


  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Recreational Sports Specialist
  • Boot Camp Instructor Certification
  • Cycle Instructor Certification
  • Nutritionist Certification (expected 2022)
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Sarah Perciaccante, CSCS, CFSC, PN1


Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Lasell University


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Certified Functional Strength Coach – MBSC Level 1

Certified in Nutrition and Coaching -Precision Nutrition Level 1

Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

Certified Power Yoga Instructor

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Rosa Moriello Coordinator for Club Sports and Summer Programs 

Administrative and management of the entire Club Sports program. Includes overseeing team expenditures and budget management, advising sport club officers on team operations, mentoring and developing team leaders, planning for emergencies and risk management and overseeing game day operations. In addition to On-boarding new Sports and coaches. 


In regard to summer programs, Collaborating with multiple departments across the Institution to provide programming during the summer semester. Departments include: NSO, Fitness and Wellness, Pre-College, Pre-WOW and WOW. 

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Eliana Freeman, LICSW Mental Health Counselor 


University of Pennsylvania – School of Social Policy and Practice; Master of Social Work

Northeastern University – Bachelor of Science


Professional Interests (in no particular order):

Identity Development and Exploration

Life Transitions and Events


Family Dynamics and Conflict

Stress Management


Grief and Loss

Sexuality and Sexual Health


Clinical Approach:

Psychodynamic with tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Grief Therapy techniques with a strengths-based approach

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Naomi Muller, LMHC Mental Health Counselor


  • Lesley University; Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy 
  • McGill University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Professional Interests 

  • Life transitions & Adjustment
  • Acculturative stress
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Identity Development
  • Relationships & Family
  • Stress management

Clinical Approach  

  • Person-Centered & Relational
  • Cultural Humility Lens
  • Strengths-Based & Collaborative
  • Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Art Therapy
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Rachael Goldfarb, LCSW Mental Health Counselor


  • Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts 

  • Boston College, Master of Social Work

Professional Interests 

  • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, familial relationships and Identity formation, time management/goal setting and achievement
  • Narrative Therapy Certified 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based


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Margarita Vargas, Office Coordinator, Public Notary, & FITWELL Zumba Instructor


Medical Vaccine Compliance

Appointment Scheduling

Clerical Tasks 


Certified Zumba Instructor 

Certified Kickboxing Instructor 

Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

Certified Yoga Instructor 200 Hours 

CPR/AED Certified 

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Jack Burke, Clinical Intern


Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology (PsyD); William James College 

Bachelor of Science; University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Professional Interests:

  • Identity Development, Formation, and Exploration.

  • Family Dynamics.

  • Stress Management.

  • Anxiety Management.

  • Social Skills Enhancement.

  • Navigating Life Transitions.

Clinical Approach:

  • Utilizing a person-centered and relational framework

  • Facilitating the acquisition of enhanced insight and self-awareness

  • Applying a cultural humility perspective

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming

  • Psychodynamic with tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


American Psychological Association (APA) 


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Julia Deininger, Clinical Intern


Master’s Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.); Lesley University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Oberlin College


Professional Interests

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Mind-Body Connection

  • Family Systems/Dynamics

  • Communication skills and conflict resolution

  • The role of creativity in mental health


Clinical Approach

  • Person-Centered/Strengths-Based

  • Trauma-Informed

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Mindfulness

Motivational Interviewing

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Melanie Snider, Clinical Intern


University of Chicago, Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Literature 

Lesley University, Master of Mental Health Counseling (graduating 2024) 


Professional interests: 

Trauma (complex, intergenerational, historical, racial) 

Relational-cultural therapy 

Somatic therapies 

Creative imagery methods 

Music therapy 

Attachment theory 

Family therapy and relationship dynamics 


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