Dr. Wally Bzdell,Ed.D., Licensed Psychologist/Director
Dr. Bzdell received his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Boston University, and his Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Springfield College . He is a "generalist" by training and his expertise covers a wide spectrum of concerns that college students often encounter including, but not limited to: anxiety and depression, stress management, family difficulties, dating and relationships, adjustment to college, career/major decisions, academic stress, study skills, and time management. Dr. Bzdell has particular interest in sexual assault prevention programs on college campuses and men's health issues. Additionally, he has a proficiency in sport psychology and a strong collaborative working relationship with Siena Athletics.
Dr. Pat A. Bradway, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist/Associate Director
Dr. Bradway is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York . She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School . She also holds a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts . Before coming to Siena , Dr. Bradway held positions in counseling centers at SUNY- Albany and at Westfield State College. Dr. Bradway’s areas of specialization include relationship issues, disordered eating, body image issues, recovery from interpersonal trauma, and self harm. Her clinical orientation is a blend of relational, developmental and psychodynamic theories. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Bradway has over ten years experience teaching college courses in psychology. She is a visiting lecturer in the graduate program of counseling at the College of St. Rose and a private consultant with the Consultation Center in Albany.
Dr. Nathan Pruitt, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Nate Pruitt completed his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and majored in psychology and zoology. He earned a master's degree in counseling and a doctorate in counseling psychology at Marquette University. Dr. Pruitt's clinical interests include career counseling, cultural issues, easting disorders, and relationship issues. Additionally, he is also proficient in working with individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, and ADHD. Dr. Pruitt has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and has an interest in psychological assessment and generating research. He greatly enjoys his clinical work with college students.
Dr. Mena S. Stramenga, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Stramenga received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University at Albany and her master's degree in counseling psychology from Boston College. Although Dr. Stramenga enjoys working with students who have a variety of concerns, she has a strong interest in working with students who experience career exploration/decision struggles, relationship/familial difficulties, and women who have experienced interpersonal trauma. Dr. Stramenga also has experience interpreting psychological and educational assessments and is available to offer support to students who may be struggling with a learning disability or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Stramenga also holds an adjunct faculty position for the University at Albany in the Division of Counseling Psychology.
Maureen Roeth, RN, FNPc, PNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Maureen Roeth is a licensed Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her RN from the Albany Medical Center School of Nursing, BSN from NYS Regents College and MSN from the Sage Graduate School. She has been a practicing nurse for more than 20 years and joined the Health Service and Center for Counseling and Student Development in 2006. She is availalbe for psychiatric medication evaluation and monitoring.
Dr. Michael Priest, MD., Consulting Psychiatrist
Michael Priest, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. He has over 20 years of experience and has been working with college students since 1987. Dr. Priest is a graduate of the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and the Albany Medical College of Psychiatry. He has been a Consulting Psychiatrist with The Center for Counseling and Student Development at Siena College since 2000. Dr. Priest is available for medication evaluation and monitoring for clients of the Center for Counseling and Student Development.
Annette Manning, Secretary, Center for Counseling and Student Development
Annette Manning is a graduate of Mercy High School. She has been with the Center for Counseling and Student Development since 2007.