Marta Carlson is the Associate Director of the Student Development and Counseling Center at Assumption College and has been an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Program in Human Services since 2009. She has a doctoral degree in Counseling and Human Services with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision from Syracuse University, is a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts, and a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. Her areas of interest in both teaching and practice include group psychotherapy, eating disorders and other process addictions, and training and supervision.
Jessica, a 1999 graduate of the Rehabilitation Counseling program at Assumption, has been teaching two of the vocationally focused courses in the program since 2001 and, more recently, in the online program since 2012. Her background in the field includes VR counseling work in the private and public sector, although her heart lies in the public VR system and the diversity that counselors are exposed to in that environment. She currently works full time for the State of CT, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, as a VR Supervisor.
Heather Ward Harris
Online Adjunct Faculty 2010
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 1997
MRC, University of Kentucky, 2001
Phone: (859) 368-7744
Heather Harris came to Assumption College as an online adjunct faculty in 2010. She has taught for the University of Kentucky’s online Master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling since 2004. She is a Certification Rehabilitation Counselor and has owned her own vocational consulting business since 2007.
Dr. Hill currently serves as Vice President of Inclusion and Community Engagement at Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts. In this role, among other responsibilities, he is responsible for creating an inclusive and diverse campus community. In addition to his administrative appointments, he also has numerous years of teaching experience. Dr. Hill began his teaching career at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, where he served as assistant professor in the Division of Business, Law and Public Policy. Dr. Hill has been a faculty member in the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program at Assumption College for over 12 years.
Dr. Hill received his bachelor of arts degree in history-political science from Bethany College – Lindsborg, Kansas, masters of science degree in student personnel administration from Emporia State University – Emporia, Kansas, and a doctorate of philosophy degree in political science from Howard University – Washington, DC.
Susan R. Sabelli
Clinical Coordinator, 1979
A.B., Merrimack College
M.A., Assumption College
C.A.G.S., Assumption College, 1978
Study: New York University
Phone: (508) 767-7222, Office: Switzer
Susan Sabelli serves as clinical coordinator for the Institute for Social and Rehabilitation Services for both undergraduate and graduate students. She is a certified Rehabilitation Counselor and the holder of the first license for Rehabilitation Counselors offered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Director of Rehabilitation Counseling Programs
Director of the Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, 2006
Assistant Professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996
Phone: (508) 767-7319, Office: Switzer 105
Dr. Susan Scully-Hill has been a faculty member since 1998. Previous to her faculty appointment at Assumption College, she was an assistant professor at Emporia State University, teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes in Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Programs. She has numerous publication credits in many areas related to the human services, education and rehabilitation counseling professions. Dr. Scully-Hill currently teaches the Rehabilitation Counseling Practicum and the Psychology of Disability across the Lifespan in the graduate program.
Justin S. Somers MA, CAGS, CRC
BS Psychology, Plymouth State University, 2008
MA and CAGS Rehabilitation Counseling, Assumption College, 2011
Justin Somers is a certified rehabilitation counselor with a focus on rehabilitation of veterans. He employs an eclectic and person centered approach to rehabilitation counseling and has been an adjunct faculty since fall 2015.
Patti Clay, MS, NCC, LPC
BA Purdue Univeristy
MS Western Connecticut State Univeristy
Patti has worked in the field of Rehabilitation for the last 18 years. Ms. Clay has been involved in Rehabilitation grants including SSI and SSDI counseling to special education students and their parents for the state of Connecticutt. She has been a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, a Senior Benefit Consultant for the Connect to Work Center at the Department of Rehabilitation Services/Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and an Education Consultant for the BRS with primary responsibilities in the areas of school to work transition and personal assistance. Ms. Clay is currently, Bureau Chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services/Community Living Division.
Andrea L. Coraccio, M.Ed., CRC
BS Psychology, Roger Williams University
M.Ed. Rehabilitation Counseling, Springfield College
Andrea has worked as a Vocational Consult for Unum, a disability insurance company, since 2002. Prior to working at Unum she worked for MRC as a job placement specialist. In her spare time she loves to cook, run, read and spend time with her two children and husband.
Stephanie Howe, Ph.D., CRC
Stephanie Howe graduated from the Rehabilitation Counseling program at Assumption College in 2007. She has been teaching in the field of rehabilitation counseling since 2011 and has a background in disability law, research, and disability insurance. She currently works in the federal government disability programs.
Kirby Matthess, CRC, LRC, CCM
BS Exercise Science, Boston University
MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, Assumption College
Kirby is a certified and liscensed rehabilitation counselor who has been an adjunct faculty member since fall 2016. Kirby is a Case Manager for the spinal cord injury program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, MA. Her passion is working with individuals and their families at the time of traumatic injury and new onset of disability to be a support, resource and advocate.
Andrea Randall, MA, CAGS, CRC
BA Psychology, Clark University
MA and CAGS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, William James College
Andrea is a certified Rehabilitation Counselor who joined Assumption College Rehabilitation Counseling Program as an adjunct professor in 2016. Andrea has experience working in diverse environments including community mental health, public schools and college counseling to a wide range of populations. She is currently focused on working with college and university students. Areas of clinical interest include mindfullness, depression, anxiety, and depression.
Nicole S. Robert, MA, CRC
Nicole Robert has been an adjunct faculty member in Rehabilitation Counseling graduate studies program since 2017, teaching Case Management and Internship Studies. In addittion, she serves as a member of the department advisory board. Nicole is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who currently oversees Vocational Rehabilitation services to Veterans in a management capacity. She also has a background within the State VR and non-profit rehabilitation systems. Nicole is a proud Assumption Alumni for both her BA and MA.
Timothy Schmutte, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
Timothy Schmutte is a clinical counseliing psychologist who has devoted 20 years to helping people across the lifespan recover in medical and psychiatric rehabilitation settings. He has enjoyed teaching as an adjunct professor for over 15 years. Currently, he works as a researcher in psychiatric rehabilitation at the Program for Recovery and Community Health in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.
Gary Senecal, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Psychology, University of West Georgia
Gary has been teaching at The College of the Holy Cross and Assumption College for the last 3 years. His research focuses on the social psychology of violence, the theoretical psychology of violence, masculine identity, and the career transitions of individuals who have retired from or been deselected from careers that exposed them to regualr violent endeavors (in particular, contact sport athletes and military veterans). He is a current member of the Army Reserves, former collegeiate football player, and former college football coach. He currently resides in Worcester, MA, with his wife and children.
Traci-Marie Sweet, Psy.D., MBA, MA/CAGS
MA/CAGS Rehabilitation Counseling, Assumption College, 1996
MBA Organizational Behavior, Wilmington University
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Cal Southern University
In the Behavioral Health field for 26 years, Dr. Sweet has long had a passion for understanding the mind-body-spirituality connection; and, as such she has returned to school to pursue her MD in Alternative Medicine. She is dually Board Certified by the American Alternative Medicine Association and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Reiki III provider. From Central Massachusetts, Dr. Sweet also makes her home on the Gulf Coast of Florida.