Meet the Clinical Staff
LISA DANNEMILLER, M.D.
Dr. Lisa Dannemiller, Interim Chief University Physician, is a board certified internist who has been practicing medicine in local communities and hospitals since 1995. She joined KSU UHS in 2012. Dr. Dannemiller received her B.S. Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed pharmacist. She also received her medical degree from The Ohio State University. Her internal medicine residency was completed at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Besides providing medical care to the Kent State Community, Dr. Dannemiller enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with family, friends and her Golden Retriever.
HOLLY ALLISON, MSN, ANP-BC
Holly is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who joined University Health services in July 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Kent State University and Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She is certified as both an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
KRISTEN BARATH, MSN, CFNP
Kristen joined University Health Services in 2013 after working in the Stow-Kent area for several years. She is a Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron. Her interests include reading, cooking, and fitness, and she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
James Crowley MSN, FNP-BC
James joined University Health Services in 2017 after working in the Emergency Department and Retail Health for several years. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University. He enjoys biking on the Ohio Towpath, gardening, and attending Cleveland sporting events.
James Fuduric, M.D.
Dr. Fuduric joined University Health Services in 2007 after 31 years in private practice. He completed his undergraduate studies in zoology at Ohio University and received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. Dr. Fuduric, who is Board Certified in Pediatrics, also currently practices at a local urgent care center. His hobbies include cooking, reading, running, biking and spending time with their eleven grandchildren.
ADEL HANNA M.D.
Dr. Hanna, Board Certified in Family Medicine, joined UHS in 2013. He has worked many years in private and group practices, in addition to a few years providing medical care to soldiers and veterans. He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Cincinnati, his Doctorate of Medicine from Wright State University School of Medicine in Ohio, and completed his specialization in Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota, St. John’s Hospital. Dr. Hanna is fluent in both English and Arabic, and is a published author and blogger. His interests include outdoor and nature walking, exercising, traveling, time with family, health education, preventive medicine, reading, star bucks, meditation and spiritual pursuit (not necessarily in that order).
Michelle Tibbetts, MSN, FNP-BC
Michelle joined University Health Services in 2017 after serving over 21 years in the United States Air Force. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Colorado and her Masters in Science of Nursing from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Women's Health Services
Kim Myford, MSN, CNP
Kim is a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health and Family Practice. She has been working in the Women's Clinic at UHS since 2007. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walsh University, Kim received her Master of Science in Nursing from Kent State University. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her two children.
Susan Bereck, RPh
Susan is the Interim Chief Pharmacist. Sue joined University Health Services in 2015. She is a pharmacist that has worked in the retail sector in the Cleveland area for several years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and is certified to give immunizations and to provide MTM services in the State of Ohio. She enjoys cycling, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Pamela Farer-Singleton, Ph.D.
Dr. Farer-Singleton has been the Chief University Psychologist at UHS since 1994. She received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and her master's and doctoral degrees in psychology from Kent State University. She completed two American Psychological Association-approved internships at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Fallsview Psychiatric Hospital. Her professional specialties include anxiety and depression, couples/relationship/family therapy, academic performance issues and parenting issues. At KSU, Dr. Farer-Singleton has also served as a part-time Assistant Professor, providing clinical supervision for the Department of Psychology's graduate students.
John S. Schell, Ph.D.
Dr. Schell is the Senior Psychologist at UHS and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. He completed his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and received his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology form Kent State University. He did an internship at Yale University's School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University's Department of University Health. Dr. Schell's clinical specialties include depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and relationship therapy.
Carrie Berta, Psy.D.
Dr. Berta joined University Psychological Services in 2010. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Boston University and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Berta completed an American Psychological Association-approved internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University's Counseling and Psychological Services. Her professional specialties include relationship concerns, LGBTQ issues, identity development and life transitions.
Alexander J. Colbow, Ph.D.
Alex joined the University Psychological Services in 2017. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Akron, master’s degree from Boston College, and doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. His American Psychological Association approved internship was completed at Purdue University. Professional specialties include: college student success (time management/organization, relationship development, study skills, identity development, life transitions, values exploration), first-generation college students, student veterans, multicultural/diversity issues (race/ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation), mood-related concerns (anxiety, depression, anger, etc.), trauma, mindfulness, grief/loss, and psychological testing (ADHD, learning disabilities, and personality).
Jayita Datta, Psy.D.
Dr. Datta joined University Psychological Services in 2010. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from the University of Delhi, India. Dr. Datta holds a Doctorate in Psychology from Wright State University's School of Professional Psychology. Her Post-Doctoral Fellowship was completed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst's Counseling and Assessment Services. Dr. Datta is fluent in 3 languages (English, Hindi and Bengali). Her areas of specialty are anger, anxiety, mood, academic stress, ADHD/LD, relationship/couples/family therapy, identity development, transitions issues, acculturation, and cultural identity.
Rachel Helscher, M.A., LPCC
Rachel Helscher joined Psychological Services in 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kent State University and earned her master’s degree in college counseling from Eastern Michigan University. Before joining the team at Kent State University, Rachel served as a counselor at North Carolina State University, and worked as a counselor at a medication-assisted treatment facility. Her areas of interest include substance use, anxiety, depression, diversity and multicultural concerns, and college student success.
Shannon Holb, LISW-S
Shannon joined University Psychological Services in January of 2020. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey, and her master's degree in Social Work from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Shannon's professional work history includes working as a counselor in the public and private school environments, community mental health, and private practice working with clients in all stages of life. Professional specialties include EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), trauma, family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, ego state work, depression, anxiety, adjustment concerns, and personality disorders.
Douglas Muccio, Ph.D.
Dr. Muccio joined University Psychological Services in 2008 as a counseling psychologist and sport psychologist. He received his master's degree in sport psychology from Kent State University and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Tennessee.
Lisa L. Sims, Ph.D.
Dr. Sims joined University Health Services in 2019. Dr. Sims earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from University of Georgia and completed her internship in the Special Education Department at Newark Public Schools. After graduation, Dr. Sims worked at Minority Behavioral Health Group in Akron. She has experience working with college-aged students as she worked at Clemson University as a Psychologist (under supervision) and was the Consultation and Outreach Coordinator. Her professional specialties include African-centered therapy, working with marginalized student groups, outreach and consultation, anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ and gender identity, relationship issues, academic performance, career counseling, diversity and inclusion issues, first generation students, non-traditional students and graduate students. Also, Dr. Sims has interest in chronic pain and psychological testing for ADHD and learning disabilities. Her hobbies include listening to live music, karaoke, dancing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Sims is also very proud to be a dog mom to her Schnoodle, Casey.
Chrissy Walter, M.Ed., LPCC-S
Chrissy joined UHS in 2019 after working in residential and outpatient treatment settings. Chrissy has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group therapy. Chrissy’s professional background also includes case management, advocacy, and Program Managing. Chrissy earned both her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Youth Development, and her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Kent State University. Chrissy specializes in Substance Use Disorders. Her hobbies include playing guitar, creating art & photography, spending time with her husband and son, and watching sports.
Jessica Williams, Psy.D.
Dr. Williams received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stetson University and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University's School of Professional Psychology. She completed an American Psychological Association-approved internship at Purdue University's Counseling and Psychological Services where she also worked as a staff therapist until joining Kent State University's Psychological Services in 2017. Her professional areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, LGBQ+ and gender identity, autism spectrum disorder, disability affirming approaches, multicultural concerns, and identity issues.
PAMELA WIND, Ph.D.
Dr. Pamela J. Wind joined the staff in 2014, and is an experienced counseling psychologist. She works with a wide variety of individuals, families, and couples, including those who identify as members of the LGBTQI community. Dr. Wind frequently works with issues of adjustment, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and abuse recovery. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Akron and her master’s and doctorate at Texas Tech University. Her internship was completed at TTU’s Counseling Center, and she has many years’ experience in private practice.
Heather Ribelin, R.T.(R)
Heather Ribelin, a registered radiologic technologist, started at UHS in November of 2017. Heather earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University and later her Associates of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from KSU-Salem. She has been an x-ray technologist since 2005, working in a hospital setting previously. She has two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Shelly Verba, BSN, RN
Shelly Verba, nurse manager and a graduate of the KSU College of Nursing, joined the University Health Services staff in 1996. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her grandbaby.