Meet Our Staff

Melissa Fallon-Korb, Ph.D.

Melissa Fallon-Korb, Ph.D.

Melissa is the Director of the Counseling Center and a Licensed Psychologist in the State of New York. She earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany and also holds a Master of Arts and a Master of Education degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University, Teacher’s College. She worked as a counselor and researcher in higher education and community mental health prior to joining the staff in 2003. Her professional interests include working with student-athletes, GLBTQ populations, body image, and gender role issues. She enjoys various sports and is an avid music fan.

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Amy Clarvoe, Ph.D.

Amy Clarvoe, Ph.D.

Amy is the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center and a Licensed Psychologist in the State of New York. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has worked in a variety of higher education and community mental health settings before joining the staff in 2008. Her professional interests include working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems and couples counseling, difficulties with attention and focus, and group work. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and dog. She is originally from the Adirondacks and loves the outdoors.

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Shawn Bubany, Ph.D. 

Shawn Bubany, Ph.D.

Shawn is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of New York and earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota. In his individual counseling work, Shawn can help with a wide variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem and self-confidence, and relationship difficulties. In addition, Shawn facilitates a group called Understanding Self and Others that seeks to help individuals develop their ability to form close and supportive relationships. Shawn’s professional interests include integrative psychotherapy, supervision and training, interpersonal process groups, men and masculinity issues, mindfulness and meditation, multiculturalism, and social justice. Prior to joining the counseling center in 2011, Shawn worked as a counselor at colleges and universities in Minnesota, Kansas, and Oregon. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling to new parts of the world, jogging, cooking and farmers markets, hiking and backpacking, and taking it easy with a good book or movie.

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Hailey Mancini

Hailey Mancini, M.A.

Hailey is a Mental Health Counselor working with a Limited Permit in New York State. She earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University in 2019 and graduated as a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor in Training. Hailey’s counseling background is in addiction services working with individuals in medical detox and inpatient rehab. In addition to substance abuse counseling, Hailey has experience in working with college students as a higher education professional and is well versed in topics surrounding home sickness, creating new relationships, finding a sense of belonging in a new community, anxiety, depression, and crisis counseling.

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Jonathan Chester

Jonathan Chester, Psy.D.

Chester is a Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from William James College. He has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy across a variety of settings, including in community mental health, short-term rehab, long-term care, and college counseling. His professional interests include LGBTQ+ issues, family conflict, hoarding, and end of life care, as well as exploring the relevance of mythology or ancient texts to the challenges of modern life. He recently moved to the area and, in his free time, enjoys farming and growing bonsai.

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Jessica Wintringham

 

Jessica Wintringham, LMSW

Jessica is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She earned her MSW with a clinical concentration at SUNY Albany. She has also earned degrees in political science from Syracuse University (M.A) and Rutgers University (B.A.). Jessica has enjoyed working in a variety of environments, including higher education, community mental health, medical social work, family stabilization and emergency housing. Her professional interests include working with students on transitions, relationships, perfectionism and self-care. She also has experience helping those with depression, anxiety, body image, trauma and family dysfunction. Outside of work Jessica enjoys exploring new places, taking walks and reading.

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Alyssa Shock

Alyssa Shock, M.A.

Alyssa is a doctoral intern at the counseling center and is in the final year of her doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She also earned her M.Ed in general Counseling also from Springfield College. Prior to joining the counseling center team, Alyssa gained experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages at a community mental health clinic, worked with college students at a small college counseling center, and provided mentoring and support to adolescents in a middle school through AmeriCorps. Alyssa's professional interests include disability issues/learning differences, trauma-informed counseling, impacts of technology on mental health including positive and negative, and the transition to adulthood/emerging adulthood. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and skydiving when she gets the opportunity to do so.

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Emma Papagni

Emma Papagni, M.A.

Emma is a doctoral intern at the counseling center and is in her final year of her Clinical Psychology program at Medaille University in Buffalo, NY. She also earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Medaille University in 2017. Emma has prior experience in health psychology, neuropsychological assessment, college counseling, outpatient community mental health, and as an integrated behavioral health clinician in pediatric primary care. Her professional interests include Feedback Informed Treatment, integrated care, health psychology, anxiety, acceptance and mindfulness, relationship and interpersonal issues, multiculturalism, and prevention outreach. In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, hanging out with her cat, and traveling.

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Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark, M.A.

Lauren is a Doctoral Intern at the Counseling Center and is in the final year of her Clinical Psychology program at Marywood University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Practices in Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2018. Lauren has prior experiences working with adults of all ages in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and college counseling settings. Her professional interests include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, body image, phobias, and trauma. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, watching TV shows and movies, spending time with friends and preparing for Halloween year-round.

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Jan Strong

Jan Strong

Jan is the receptionist and the initial contact person at the Counseling Center. Jan answers the phone and helps set up appointments, and greets students when they come for appointments. Jan lives in Schenevus and has a daughter who is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta. Jan's hobbies include reading, hiking with her dogs, and spending time outdoors.

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