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The Wellness Center Team

Alison Abrams

Alison Abrams, MEd

  • Front Office Administrator
  • BA Denison University
  • MEd Antioch New England University/ Education

Alison has been in higher education for the past ten years working at Simon’s Rock in the departments of Institutional Advancement and Wellness.  Her past work experience also includes teaching elementary through secondary school students, as well as adults, for over 20 years.  Alison will gladly help you connect to the services at the Wellness Center.

Morgan Burns

Morgan Burns, LICSW

  • Clinician in Counseling Services
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts
  • BSW, Western New England University
  • MSW, Westfield State University/ Social Work

Morgan joined the Wellness Center in the fall of 2016. He began his career in clinical social work at Railroad Street Youth Project in Great Barrington. It was there that he realized supporting young people was going to be the focus of his clinical work. Since, Morgan has worked as a clinical therapist in various settings serving families, adolescents and young adults.

Priscilla Cote

Priscilla Cote, RN

  • Registered Nurse in Health Services
  • Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
  • RN, University of Rochester, Rochester General Hospital/Nursing

Priscilla has been a registered nurse in Health Services at Simon’s Rock for 40 years. As a result, she has extensive experience in adolescent/pediatric nursing. After graduation from nursing school, she was awarded the Outstanding Pediatric Nursing Award from Rochester General Hospital. She went on to gain additional experience in the Medical-Surgical unit at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey and in the Maternity and the Medical Surgical units at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. In past years, Priscilla worked in home health care with Lee Visiting Nurse Association, and she has continued with Berkshire Meadow Residential School for over 23 years, working with mentally challenged children and adults. Priscilla also served seven years on the Board of Health for the town of Sheffield and currently volunteers at the local free clinic, Volunteers in Medicine.

Julia Gottlieb

Julia Gottlieb, MA

  • Clinician in Counseling Services/ Post-Graduate Fellow
  • BA, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • MA, Antioch New England University/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Julia joined the Wellness Center in 2013 as a counseling intern, and in 2017, she joined the counseling staff. In prior years, Julia worked as a counselor at the Berkshire School, the Railroad Street Youth Project and Williams College. She describes her approach in counseling as relational, collaborative and person-centered, integrating different modalities based on client needs.

Ginny Guenette

Ginny Guenette, RN

  • Registered Nurse in Health Services
  • Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
  • BSN, Duke University

Ginny joined Health Services in 2008. Prior to Simon’s Rock, she worked at Hillcrest Educational Center in Lenox as head nurse, specializing in treatment for children with emotional and behavior issues. Ginny also worked at The Boston Children's Hospital for 25 years focusing on adolescent/young adult medicine, pulmonary care, death and dying, chronic illness, eating disorders and clinical research. During the summer, Ginny is the Coordinator of Health Services for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox. Her specialties include holistic nursing and integrated care, meditation practice, healthy eating, reflexology and homeopathy.

Sharon Hartunian

Sharon Hartunian, LICSW, LADC I

  • Director of the Wellness Center
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor I in Massachusetts
  • BS, Tufts University
  • MSW, Simmons College/ Social Work

Sharon has been the Director of the Wellness Center since 2016. She started at Simon’s Rock in 2014 as Director of Counseling Services. She has worked in various mental health settings, including outpatient clinics, addiction treatment, therapeutic boarding schools and colleges, as a clinical social worker, clinical supervisor and clinical director for over 25 years. Immediately prior to Simon’s Rock, she was the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project at Mount Holyoke College. Her clinical specialties include motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-informed work and substance use assessment.

Eve Jennings

Eve Jennings, LMHC

  • Clinician in Counseling Services
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts
  • BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • MA, Antioch New England University/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Eve joined the Wellness Center in 2012. Her prior experience includes work in crisis assessment and intervention, as well as mental health counseling, with Berkshire Health Systems. She also currently works part-time at the Riverbrook Residence in Stockbridge, supporting women with developmental disabilities. Her clinical specialties include psychodynamic psychotherapy, humanistic psychology and trauma/crisis intervention.

Susanne L. King

Susanne L. King, MD

  • Psychiatrist in Counseling Services
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • BA, Goshen College
  • Two-Year Post-Graduate Study in Psychology, Washington University
  • MD, Northwestern University

Susanne has been with the Wellness Center since 1997. She completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University and her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at John Hopkins School of Medicine. Prior to moving to the Berkshires, she served as a staff psychiatrist at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and had an appointment as an Instructor at the John Hopkins Hospital. Since 1983, Susanne has been in private practice in child and adolescent psychiatry in Pittsfield and Lenox and holds a hospital appointment at Berkshire Medical Center.

Patricia LoNano

Patricia LoNano, RN

  • Registered Nurse in Health Services
  • Registered Nurse in Massachusetts and Maine
  • ASN, Berkshire Community College
  • BS, St. Joseph’s College/ Nursing

Pat joined the Wellness Center in 2017. She has a diverse background in nursing. She worked for over 20 years at Fairview Hospital in the Emergency Department, Maternity, Post Anesthesia Care and Case Management. She also spent two years as the Director of Nursing in a long-term care facility and most recently spent eight years in home health care with Porchlight Visiting Nurses Association. Pat also held prior specialty certification in Emergency Nursing and Maternal Newborn Nursing.

Diane Piraino

Diane Piraino, MD

  • Physician in Health Services
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • BA, Cornell University
  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Diane joined the Wellness Center as Campus Physician in the fall of 2016. She completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center. Prior to coming to Simon's Rock, she was a community pediatrician in Berkshire County for 29 years with a special interest in adolescent medicine.

Judith Win

Judith Win, PhD

  • Clinician in Counseling Services
  • Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts
  • BA, Bates College
  • MEd, Temple University
  • MA, The Fielding Institute
  • PhD, The Fielding Institute/ Clinical Psychology

Judith has worked at Simon’s Rock since 1979, where she began as a Dean of Students and also served as the Director of Post-Degree Counseling. In 1995, Judith became the Director of Counseling Services, and in 2013 she moved on to work as a senior staff clinician. From 2000-2015, Judith also worked half time as a senior staff clinician at Williams College. Judith’s interests and expertise are in adolescent development and all issues related to college counseling.

Taya Win

Taya Win, MS

  • Clinician in Counseling Services/ Post-Graduate Fellow
  • BA, Bard College
  • MS, Syracuse University/Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Taya joined the Wellness Center in 2017. He majored in music performance with a focus on classical singing at Bard College before moving to graduate studies in counseling. Prior to Simon's Rock, he practiced at the Wellness Center at LeMoyne College and at the Brownell Center for Behavioral Health in Syracuse, NY.

 

Beth Kozik, LMHC

  • Clinician in Counseling Services
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor/ Massachusetts
  • BA, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • MA, Saint Michael’s College/ Clinical Psychology

Beth joined the Wellness Center in spring of 2019 after moving back to the Berkshires where she grew up. She has over 15 years of experience working on college and university campuses in support services roles including Harvard, Boston University and Purdue. In recent positions she has held, Beth specialized in sexual assault prevention education and crisis intervention. Beth uses a number of different modalities in her work including psychodynamic therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).