The Student Affairs Staff Continued

 
Counseling Services
 
Johnson-Eric

Eric Johnson is the Director of Counseling Services.   Dr. Johnson is a licensed psychologist and oversees the Counseling Services office at Colby.  He and his staff are dedicated to meeting the array of mental health needs of students through providing direct counseling services for students, as well as consultation, education, and prevention programming for the entire campus community.  Dr. Johnson is passionate about supporting students' emotional and intellectual growth and development and comes to Colby with over 18 years of experience in college counseling.  Prior to Colby, he worked 15 years at Ohio Wesleyan University as the Assistant Director and Counselor/Prevention Programmer.  During his tenure at Ohio Wesleyan, he served on the Presidents' Commission on Racial and Cultural Diversity and as the adviser to the Spectrum Resource Center for LGBTIQ students.  Dr. Johnson is a generalist in his clinical practice with special interests and expertise in the areas of anxiety and stress management, working with diverse student populations, performance related issues effecting athletes and performance majors.  Dr. Johnson earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ohio University and his Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.  He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of New Hampsires's Counseling Center.  Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with this family, running, cycling and playing hockey.  Dr. Johnson's email address is esjohnso@colby.edu.

 

 
dicle

 

Dr. Turkoglu received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Vermont. After graduate school, she completed a Professional Psychology Internship at the Togus Veterans' Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Augusta, ME, followed by postdoctoral training in Health Psychology at the Connecticut VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT and Yale University's School of Medicine. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine. Dr. Turkoglu who goes by Dr. Turk for convenience, identifies primarily as a scientist-practitioner. She utilizes scientific knowledge to inform her practice and makes sure her practice evolves along with advances in the scientific study of clinical psychology. Dr. Turk works mainly from a cognitive behavioral framework of therapy for a wide range of psychological issues. She works mostly with thoughts and behaviors, and believes that our emotions can be manipulated only through manipulation of our interpretations of ourselves, others and the world, as well as changes in our behaviors. Her main goal in therapy is increasing functionality that is in line with one's values and aspirations. Dr. Turkoglu's specialty is clinical health psychology; she has extensive experience in working on health related behaviors (e.g. sleep, smoking cessation, pain management, motivation, etc.) She also has a strong background in providing evidence-based treatments for anxiety (e.g. panic, trauma, phobias) and depression. While most of her time is spent in individual therapy, she also enjoys providing treatment in groups for its efficiency.

Dr. Turkoglu's first interaction with Colby was as a spouse. Her husband, Dr. Keith Peterson, has been teaching in the Philosophy Department for the past four years and has recently been hired as tenure track faculty. They and their two children are excited to make Colby their new home. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and entertaining. Dr. Turk can be reached at dicle.turkoglu@colby.edu .

 
 
Jing

Jing Ye,M.A., L.C.P.C., F.O.T., is a Counselor in Colby Counseling Services.  Jing honors every student's readiness for therapy at the time of each appointment.  Tai Chi, Chi Gong, meditation practice, and extensive training applying Eastern philosophy to Western psychotherapy enable her to work creatively and compassionately with a variety of unique situations of each individual with respect to his/her inner direction and strength.  Jing is also a Certified Focusing Oriented Therapist.  The Focusing approach provides direct access to a bodily knowing through sensing internal sensations and their shifts.  This leads one into the realm between the conscious and the unconscious, which yields insight and therapeutic effect.  Since 2001, Jing has been leading a weekly meditation group on campus.

Jing grew up in China.  She speaks Mandarin and Shanghai dialect.  She earned her MA in psychology/counseling from Goddard College in Vermont.  Jing is a licensed clinical professional counselor.  She worked at an adolescent recovery program and other mental health agencies before starting at Colby in 2000.  She enjoys traveling, arts, foreign movies, reading, hiking and swimming.  Jing's email address is jye@colby.edu.

 
Health Center
 

Paul Berkner, DO FAAP, is the Director of the Medical Center and Sports Team Physician at Colby.  Dr. Berkner has been at Colby since 2004.  Before coming to work for Colby, Dr. Berkner was in private pediatric practice in Maine and Vermont. During that time, he served as the Medical Director for the Northland Job Corps, and served as the Medical Director for several summer camps. Dr. Berkner received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from New England College, and completed his residency in Pediatric at Columbia University - Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is currently certified in pediatrics with the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Berkner is currently the President of the Maine Concussion Management Initiative. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.   Dr. Berkner's  email address is pberkner@colby.edu.

 
bolducmarden

Lydia Bolduc Marden, NP, WHNP, FNP: Women's Health Specialist, is certified both as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).  Her responsibilities at Colby include Women's Health, Travel Medicine, Primary Care, Psych including eating disorders.  Lydia also coordinates Health Education efforts, primarily advisor to SHOC (Student Health on Campus) and the FYS (First Year Seminar) series.  She has been an RN since 1978.  Lydia has a BS in Health Education from University of Maine at Farmington.  She attended a program in Philadelphia that was a joint effort between University of Penn and Family Planning and became certified as a Women's Health NP in 1992.  In 2000 she earned an MSN from USM. In 2004 Lydia returned to Husson College to get a postmasters and became certified as an FNP (Family NP) with a sub specialty in Psyche. She lives in Oakland with her husband Bob and has two adult children Brad and Sadie.  Lydia enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, reading and traveling.  Lydia's email address is lbmarden@colby.edu.

 
Riddle

Jennifer Griffiths Riddle MSN, FNP-C is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Maine at Orono, and her Master of Science in Nursing and FNP certification at Barry University in North Miami Beach, Florida.  Jennifer comes to Colby with 14 years of primary care experience in a private pediatric practice.  Jennifer has been employed by Colby College since 2011. Her email address is jgriddle@colby.edu.

 
Weidner

Holly Gerlaugh Weidner FNP, PA-C, is certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Physician Assistant.  Holly joined Colby College in 2011 after 30 years in family medicine and as a faculty member to family medicine residents at the Maine Dartsmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta.  Her international experience has included providing medical care in an outpost station in Esteli, Nicaragua, supervising medical students in Jamaica,  setting up cervical cancer surveillance programs in Puerto Cabeza, Nicaragua and teaching nurse practitioner students in the Dominican Republic.  She received her BA in Biology at Cornell University in 1975 and her MS in Nursing at Pace University, then joined an internal medicine team at the Anthony Jordon Health Center in Rochester, NY in 1977. Holly's email address is hweidner@colby.edu.

 
steeves

Christina "Tina" Steeves, is the Administrative Secretary for the Colby Health Center.  Tina served Health Services as a Certified Athletic Trainer for 11 years prior to making a change into the office in August of 2009.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Health and Fitness as well as a Master's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maine at Orono.  She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Maine Athletic Trainers Association, and is a CPR and First Aid Instructor through the American Red Cross.  Tina's email address is  csteeves@colby.edu.  

 

Meredith Tardiff is the receptionist for the Colby Health Center.  She graduated from Plus-Gray's School of Business.  Working first in office settings, she transitioned to medical practices. She brings over 20 years of experience working with practitioners.  She has been at Colby since 2009. Meredith's email address is mtardiff@colby.edu.

 

Coordinator for Drug and Alcohol Programs

 
Katie Sawyer pic

 Katie Sawyer, LCPC, LADC, CCS is credentialed as a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Supervisor.  She graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and Lesley University with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  Her practice prior to coming to Colby focused on outpatient addiction treatment, with specialized work in medication-assisted treatment.  In her free time, Katie enjoys spending quality time with loved ones and pets, kettlebell training, and mission related travel. Katie's email address is klsawyer@colby.edu.

 
Nursing Staff
 
Laura P

Laura Patterson, RN: Staff Nurse.  Laura graduated from the University of Texas School of Nursing, Austin in 1982.  She specialized in Obstetrics and Prenatal Health prior to coming to Colby in 2006.  Laura is certified as a Holistic Nurse (HNB-BC) and Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP).

 
shafer

Robin Shafer, RN, is a staff nurse at the Colby Health Center.  Robin attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California, majoring in English and Physiological Psychology, and later attended the University of Maine, earning her Associate Degree in Science. She was employed at Maine General Medical Center, first as a counselor on the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Units for 9 years, and then as an RN for another 16 years. As a nurse, she has worked in several departments, including Occupational Medicine, Employee Health, Med Surg, ER, Behavioral Health, Detox, and Neuro/Rehabilitation. Robin been a staff RN at Colby Garrison Foster Health Center since 1997.  Robin's email address is rlshafer@colby.edu.

 
JudyMilliken

Judy Whyte, RN, joins the Colby Health Center with 20 years of nursing experience.  She graduated from UMass Amberst in 1991.  Judy has spent most of her clinical career in Emergency Rooms, Occupational Health and Employee Health Departments, as a Wellness Nurse for Hannaford, The State of Maine, and MainGeneral Health, as well as a camp nurse during recent summers.  Judy is currently living in West Gardiner, Maine raising two children.  She joined Colby in 2011. Judy's email address is jamillik@colby.edu. 

 
jurdakroy

Donna Jurdak-Roy, MT (ASCP), is a certified Medical Technologist at the Colby Health Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Maine and received her clinical training at Maine Medical in Portland. She is board certified as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She previously was the Hematology Supervisor at St Joseph's Hospital in Bangor, Maine and later worked several years at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville, Maine. She has been employed by Colby College for ten years.  Donna's email address is dajurdak@colby.edu.

 

 
Athletic Trainers
 
weston

Timothy "Westy" Weston, ATC,  is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Head Athletic Trainer for the Colby Health Center. He is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Maine. Westy received his Bachelor of Science and his Masters in Education Leadership from the University of Maine. Before coming to work for Colby, he worked for the New York Yankees minor league baseball league. He is currently the District One Secretary for the National Athletic Trainers Association. Westy has been employed at Colby College since 1992. Teams: Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Alpine Skiing, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Crew and Women's Crew, and Baseball. Westy's email address is tsweston@colby.edu.

 
Amanda

Amanda M. Meyer, M.S., ATC is a Certified Athletic Trainer.  Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from Rowen University.  She received her Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Physiology from West Chester University. Amanda joined Colby in 2011.  Her email address is ammeyer.

 
otoole

Christopher O'Toole, ATC, is a Certified Athletic Trainer, and is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Maine. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training from Kean University. Chris also holds a degree as a Certified Ergonomics Specialist. Before coming to work for Colby, Chris worked in a number of sports medicine, physical therapy clinics. He has also worked at several sports clinics, the most notable of which is the Professional Development Association Summer Soccer Camp. He also worked as an Athletic Trainer at Southern Maine High School. Chris has been employed at Colby College since 2009.  Teams: Football, Women's Ice Hockey, Women's Lacrosse, and Men's and Women's Track and Field. Christopher's email address is cotoole@colby.edu.

 
M  LanderMegan Lander is a certified Athletic Trainer and a licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Maine. Megan graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelors of science in Athletic Training in 2012. Since graduating, Megan has been training to be an EMT and volunteering with the disabled population to provide horseback riding lessons. Megan join Colby in September 2013 and is from Portland, Maine. 
 
Paul Rucci

Paul M. Rucci, MS, ATC, NASM-PES  is the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Colby College.  Paul is from Millinocket, Maine and received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  While completing his undergraduate degree, Paul had been  an intern at Colby College in the spring of 2011.  Paul went on to earn a Master's Degree in Athletic Training from California university of Pennsylvania in 2012.  He worked as the athletic trainer at Fort Kent Community High School before coming to Colby.  While at Fort Kent Community HS, he oversaw all athletic training responsibilities for the student athletes.