Board Member Bios


Sam Colbert, SAS Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: working with individuals from marginalized communities
Research Interests: LGBTQ studies, prosocial behavior, intersectionality
Career Goals: independent practice, consulting work, research
Hobbies: gardening, nature walks, auctions


Brandon Millspaugh, SAS Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: clinical decision making
Research Interests: non-traditional student populations (adult learners, first-generation college students, women in S.T.E.M. fields), stereotyping/prejudice, cognitive dissonance
Career Goals: academia and mentoring
Hobbies: going for walks, video games


Kevin Cannon, SAS Treasurer

Career goals: long-term, I hope to maintain a foot in both academia/research and clinical work, as I fear if I do too much of one or the other I will certainly get burnt out!
Clinical interests: varied but I mainly work with clients 15 and older and I take particular interest in personality disorders, specifically, borderline personality disorder.
Research interests: Currently, I am examining the link between health beliefs, religious (or non-religious) beliefs, and help-seeking behavior, particularly in populations that help-seeking research has previously left unexplored (i.e. inpatient psychiatric populations and atheists/nonreligious populations). Historically, I have done research related to interpersonal models of depression and interpersonal behaviors related to depression in romantic relationships
Hobbies: I enjoy woodworking, playing piano and guitar, discussing/debating politics and religion, and playing with my two cats, Lilly and Lucy.


Hunter Sully, SAS Social Justice and Advocacy C0-Chair

Clinical Interests: marginalized populations, specifically the LGBTQ community, couples, and college students
Research Interests: LGBTQ communities, resiliency, prejudice, discrimination
Career Goals: Training Director of a University Counseling Center, private practice
Hobbies: music (especially Mariah Carey), video games, working out, watching Netflix


Byron Long, SAS Social Media Chair

Clinical Interests: young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and issues of meaning
Research Interests: neurocorticol measures and ways to apply these measures to demonstrating treatment efficacy
Career Goals: a combination of practice, instruction, and research, with an emphasis placed on practice and instruction
Hobbies: I enjoy everything about music, including writing, playing, and going to performances. I also enjoy taking time to rock climb and travel whenever possible.


Rachael Collins, SAS Secretary and Social Justice and Advocacy Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: university counseling centers, women’s issues, diversity (i.e. LGBT, race/ethnicity), trauma, shame/self-esteem, family of origin, couples/relationships
Research Interests: mental health stigma, help-seeking behavior, graduate student mental health
Career Goals: having a variety of duties, tasks, responsibilities, etc., working as a psychologist in a university counseling center, being involved with training and supervision, teaching (e.g. adjunct position)
Hobbies: spending time with family & friends, arts & crafts, watching TV & movies, running, comedy

Becca Hughes, Promotions Chair

Clinical Interests: university counseling centers, issues related to diversity, and non-traditional college students
Research Interests: help-seeking behaviors, international issues, and mental health stigma
Career Goals: Psychologist at a University Counseling Center, and adjunct teaching
Hobbies: traveling, crafting, being outdoors, and baking

Kristen Reser, Newsletter/Blog Promotions Chair

Clinical Interests: Adults, anxiety, depression, trauma and growth
Research Interests: Gifted individuals, perfectionism, resilience
Career Goals: Independent practice, teaching, assessment
Hobbies: Creative writing, orchid growing, reading



Craig Deken, Prevention and Promotion in Mental Health Pillar Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: adults, health psychology, behavioral health, integrated care
Research Interests: prevention, health promotion, self-care, employee wellness
Career Goals: work within an integrated care setting providing behavioral health consultations, counseling, training and supervision along with clinical research, consultation with small business for employee wellness
Hobbies: running, hiking, spending time with my dog and cat, visiting family and friends


Corie Hess, Prevention and Promotion in Mental Health Pillar Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: children, adolescents, and families
Research Interests: mental illness stigma, suicide prevention, help-seeking behaviors
Career Goals: clinical work in a community mental health
Hobbies: loves crafts, sports, travelling and spending in nature with family

Miranda Dean, Multiculturalism Pillar Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: adults, correctional settings, minority and marginalized populations Research Interests: online dating, sexism, ethnic identity development Career Goals: pursuing a psychologist position in a federal prison and eventually becoming involved with supervision, if possible, as well as program development Hobbies: baking, going to concerts, training my dogs, reading, and traveling

Leah Crabb, Membership Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: College students and adults
Research Interests: sexual assault and trauma; gender discrimination; marginalized populations
Career Goals: Private practice and research
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, and traveling


Hope Covington, Scholarship, Engagement and Collaboration Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: Children, families, multicultural counseling, trauma
Research Interests: Refugee trauma and resilience
Career Goals: Community mental health in cross-cultural settings
Hobbies: Gardening, biking, hiking, reading and crafting


Ashley Schoener, Scholarship, Engagement and Collaboration Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: Individual counseling with children and adults experiencing severe/persistent mental disorders, depression, and anxiety/neuropsychological assessment
Research Interests: the integration of neuroscience and counseling
Career Goals: Private practice, consultation, and training
Hobbies: Hiking, walking my dog, and swimming

Sam Hinnenkamp, Scholarship, Engagement and Collaboration Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: Providing individual and group counseling for individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence (i.e. domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking)
Research Interests: Youth advocacy/civic engagement, positive sexuality, sexual violence prevention. All interests are rooted in a multicultural, feminist perspective
Career Goals: Academia (teaching and research), integrating research into public policy, consulting
Hobbies: Playing guitar, live music, dog-sitting

Wendy Gonzalez-Canal, Programming Chair

Clinical Interests: I enjoy working with college students, sexual assault survivors, gender and sexual minorities, and ethnic minorities.
Research Interests: I am currently working on my dissertation, which is a qualitative study focusing on the experiences of Cuban-American sexual assault survivors and their coping skills.
Career Goals: Short-term, I would like to work as a staff psychologist as a university counseling center (UCC). Long-term, I would like to become involved in training and administration as a Training Directors at a UCC.
Hobbies: I love traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking, going out dancing, and watching pretty much anything on Netflix!

Scott Barrera, Multiculturalism Pillar Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: University Counseling Centers, diversity (i.e., Race/Ethnicity, LGBTQ), and identity development
Research Interests: Racial Ethnic identity development specifically within the Latinx community
Career Goals: Academia
Hobbies: Traveling, Going to flea markets, Netflix


Chelsey Parker, Webmaster

Clinical Interests: In-Patient Psychiatric Facilities, Correctional Facilities, Adults and Marginalized Populations
Research Interests: Human-Animal Interaction, Mindfulness, Dynamics of Sexual Relationships, Underserved Populations
Career Goals: I would like to work as an adjunct professor and full time psychologist in either a psychiatric hospital or correctional facility, while maintaining limited hours at a private practice.
Hobbies: Running, Eating, Playing with my fur-children, and spending time with friends


Kailah Glock, Membership Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: working with adults, social skills training, group therapy, assessment
Research Interests: qualitative analysis, grounded theory, student/counselor development
Career Goals: private practice, assessment, academia
Hobbies: knitting, crocheting, time with pets


Katie Califano, Membership Co-Chair

Clinical Interests: Youths, college students, adults, and families
Research Interests: I am interested in youth sports, burnout, motivation, and the military
Career Goals: I am working towards being a sport and exercise psychologist for a university or a private practice
Hobbies: sports, playing with my puppy, and spending time with friends and family

Sharon Bowman Counseling Psych

Sharon Bowman, Ph.D, Faculty Advisor

Sharon L. Bowman, Ph.D., HSPP, ABPP, LMHC is Professor and Chair in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services at Ball State University. She is also a psychologist in private practice in Muncie, Indiana. She earned her doctoral degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her internship was completed in the counseling center at the University of Delaware. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association through Divisions 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and 45 (Society for the Scientific Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). She was the 2014 President of Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Bowman is a member and past chair of the Indiana State Psychology Board (licensure board), and has been Indiana’s liaison to the APA Disaster Response Network. She is also a longtime disaster mental health volunteer and instructor for the American Red Cross, working in local, regional, and national capacities. Dr. Bowman’s research and clinical interests are in supervision, mentoring and training, disaster psychology, and broadly-defined issues of diversity.