Our Staff


Johann Fiore-Conte, MS, FNP, Executive Director of Health and Counseling Services

Mark Rice, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Counseling Services

Mark Rice, Ph.D. is the Clinical Director of the University Counseling Center (UCC) at Binghamton University and has served the university since 2011. He has been an administrator in higher education counseling centers since 2002 and is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York.  For further information about Dr. Rice click here.


Susan Slater & Cheryl Rueffer


Nancy Lamberty, LCSW-R

Education: Marywood College, MSW

Professional interests: multicultural issues, critical incident stress issues, sexual identity issues, self-esteem and self-confidence issues, relationship and family issues

Therapy orientation: generalist, solution-focused


Dara Raboy-Picciano

Dara Raboy-Picciano, LCSW-R

Education: Columbia University, MSW

Professional interests: sexual assault and prevention, post-traumatic stress disorders, bereavement counseling, family systems

Therapy orientation: dynamic, eclectic, solution-focused

Special projects: bereavement counseling, 20:1 Program, Sexual Assault Response Team member


Rachael Day, Ph.D.

Education: University of Rochester, Ph.D.,  Clinical Psychology

Professional Interests: relationship difficulties; family conflict; recovery from personal trauma (including sexual assault); mind-body connection; resilience; group therapy

Therapy Orientation: psychodynamic therapy; mindfulness-based approaches; group therapy


Gerard Johansen, LCSW

Education: University at Albany, MSW; Binghamton University, MA

Professional Interests: alcohol use research; alcohol and other drug prevention; community service

Therapy Orientation: cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, developmental, alcohol & drug treatment, relapse prevention

Special Projects: Collaborative Ethanol Group Research


Nancy R. Avery, LMHC, NCC

Education: University at Scranton, MS Community Counseling

Professional Interests: eating disorders, adult survivors of child abuse, anxiety, overcoming resistance, resilency, and interpersonal relationships

Therapy Orientation: cognitive-behavior therapy, acceptance-commitment therapy, existential, and interpersonal


Amy Kilpatrick, MA, LCSW

Education: University at Albany, MSW; Binghamton University, MA

Professional Interests: Mental Health Issues, adjustment concerns, personality disorders, stress management skills, interpersonal relationships, and assertiveness

Therapy Orientation: cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical-Bbhavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance-mindfulness-based practices


William N. Russell, LCSW-R

Education: Binghamton University, M.A.; Marywood College, MSW

Professional interests: interpersonal relationships, academic and vocational concerns

Therapy orientation: phenomenological, solution-focused


Nelima Goankar, MSW

Education: University at Albany, MSW; Binghamton University, MA

Professional Interests: adjustment issues, interpersonal issues, trauma and recovery, mind-body integration, personal development

Therapy Orientation: existential therapy, mindfulness-based approaches


Patricia Rourke, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Education: University of Iowa, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Professional interests: trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression

Therapy orientation: behavioral; cognitive-behavioral


Tracy Lord, Psy.D.

Education: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology

Professional interests: women's issues, body image and disordered eating concerns, diversity, group therapy, supervision and training, hypnotherapy

Therapy orientation: cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal


Kathleen Shinko, Psy.D.

Education: Marywood College, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology

Professional interests: Anxiety and depression, body-image, disordered eating, multicultural issues, adjustment concerns, relationships issues, self-esteem, wellness, and burn-out

Therapy orientation: Cognitive-behavioral; Humanistic

Special projects: Eating Awareness Committee 


Randi Ellen Scheiner

Randi Ellen Scheiner, PhD

Education: Duquesne University, PhD, clinical psychology

Professional interests: treatment of eating disorders and body image issues, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, self-esteem and assertiveness issues

Therapy orientation: existential-phenomenological, cognitive, psychodynamic

Special projects: Eating Awareness Committee


Sangmoon Kim, Ph.D.

Education: Syracuse University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Professional interests: anxiety, depression, multicultural/diversity, international students

Therapy orientation: interpersonal, integrative


LeAnna Rice, MA, NCC

Education: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Professional interests: Racial and cultural (and other diverse groups) identity development, Counseling needs of African American students, multicultural competence of counseling professionals, preventative mental health care

Therapy orientation: Rogerian (person-centered), therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy

Special projects: Mental Health Outreach Coordinator; Coordinator and instructor of UCC Peer Educators 




Ben Gajdorus

Debra Welsh Clarke









Last Updated: 6/18/15