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Staff

Jody L. Sheldon
Jody Sheldon
Secretary/Receptionist
Jody joined Counseling & Psychological Services staff in October 2000. She handles the scheduling of appointments for all the counselors and assists with various projects. Jody has been with the college since July 1998 and enjoys the college environment and being of service to students.

 

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Kristen Gray, Psy.D., LP, Assistant Dean of Health & Counseling; Director,
Counseling & Psychological Services
Kristen received her Psy.D. degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Her pre-doctoral internship was at Holland Community Hospital's inpatient psychiatric unit. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked at the Center for Women in Transition and at Hope College as Assistant director of Career Services. She did her M.A. coursework in College Student Development at Mankato State University. Her undergraduate degree, a B.A., is from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a major in Scandinavian Area Studies and a dance minor.

 

Rick Dernberger, M.S.W.
Staff Counselor
Rick officially joined the Counseling & Psychological Services staff during the fall of 2003, although many students got to know him the previous year when he was here as an intern. Rick obtained his Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University in the spring of 2003. Prior to obtaining his MSW, Rick graduated from Hope with a business related degree, and had a 15-year career in banking. Rick enjoys working with students on a wide variety of issues.

Daryn Rogers, PhD Counseling Psychology
Staff Counselor
 
Daryn joined the Counseling & Psychological Services Staff in the Fall of 2013. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Daryn's past experiences include providing counseling services to students at another liberal arts college and a large university in Minnesota. Daryn has experience working with students struggling with a variety of concerns, such as identity development, relationships and boundaries, family-of-origin concerns, anxiety, adjustment, as well as other socio-emotional struggles. 

William Russner, PhD Clinical Psychology Clinical Coordinator

Bill received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. He has been practicing in Holland since 1994, working at various community agencies as well as in private practice. Bill has specialized in working with children who have experienced trauma, as well as with family
and divorce-related issues. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, camping,and bicycling.

Denise DeJonge , MSW, LLMSW
Staff Counselor
Denise joined the Counseling & Psychological Services Staff in the Fall of 2008. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work, with a School Social Work Certification from Western Michigan University. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from GVSU. Denise has experience working with adult and child victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Gifted & Talented, Trauma, Learning Disabilities, and Socio-Emotional issues. Denise loves to travel with her family, and highly promotes responsible social tourism.

Brenda Summers MSW
Staff Counselor