Our Trusted Reviewers

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Samantha Colson, MA

Samantha holds both a Master’s in Social Work and Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan University. She has also earned the NYS-AIMH Endorsement as an Infant Family Reflective Supervisor. Currently, she is a Training Manager at Sandy Hook Promise, an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Trainer and Consultant at SPCC, and the owner of Colson Training & Consulting. Samantha has extensive experience in crisis response, suicide prevention, trauma-informed care, project management and planning. In her spare time, she loves to travel and take much needed naps! Samantha’s personal motto is to find joy in the journey.

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Michael Boucher, LCSW-R, MA

Michael Boucher, LCSW-R, MA, currently serves as Co-Director of Counseling and Community Work at St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center. His work focuses on the intersections of poverty, racism, privilege, oppression, resistance and resiliency in the community as well as in therapeutic practice. He has been engaged in clinical practice, supervision, teaching and community activism for more than twenty years. In Mike's spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, play guitar and spend time outdoors.
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Catherine Lewis, DMA

Catherine Lewis, DMA currently serves as Director of Disability Services at Rochester Institute of Technology and specializes in accessibility, disability culture, and equity, especially in the context of postsecondary education. Dr. Lewis has worked in the field of higher education for 10 years and is passionate about creating inclusive, empowering campus communities for D/deaf and Disabled students, and in particular, creating greater accessibility within the performing arts. In Dr. Lewis’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, especially reading, learning, and exploring alongside her 5 year old. Dr. Lewis’s personal motto is “disability is necessary creativity.”

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Darlene Schmitt, MSEd, LMHC

Darlene Schmitt, MSEd, LMHC currently serves at the Associate Director of the Counseling Center at SUNY Brockport and specializes in college mental health and crisis management. Darlene has worked in the field of mental health counseling for over 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings and has been in her current role for the past 20 years.  She is passionate about equity in mental health and breaking the stigma so that everyone has access to care and can maximize their potential. In Darlene’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her 3 young adult children every chance she gets as well as gardening, kayaking, and bowling. Darlene’s personal mottos are “always remember, your fears are not facts” and “it simply is what it is, not what you believe it to be”.

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Johnathan Elliott, MS

Johnathan Elliott, MS Mental Health Counseling currently serves as private practice owner at Aspect Counseling Services and specializes in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and Trauma Counseling. Johnathan has worked in the field of Mental Health Services for 15 years and is passionate about helping others live more fulfilling lives. In Johnathan's spare time, he likes to spend time with his daughters, get outdoors, and do Crossfit. Johnathan's personal motto is to always seek out adventure and challenge.

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Olajiwon K. McCadney, MSED, CPC, CSRP

Olajiwon K. McCadney, MSED, CPC, CSRP, serves as the Assistant Vice President of Diversity Studies & Intercultural Affairs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College and specializes in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. McCadney has worked in the field of higher education for almost 15 years and is passionate about Restorative Justice.  In Olajiwon’s spare time they like to support the community whether It be a Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scouts of America or serving as a Financial Literacy Coach.  Olajiwon’s personal motto is “we must mediate in the discomfort of sustaining a restorative self, which requires us to reframe our traumas so that we can reclaim our stories”.