Meet Your 2021 Student Leadership Team!
Athena Jones, M.A.
Athena Jones is currently a fourth year Ph.D student studying clinical psychology at Loma Linda University. Athena graduated with her B.S in psychology from the University of La Verne in 2017, and her M.A in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University in 2019. She is currently conducting qualitative research examining intra-and inter- personal survival factors utilized by Vietnam Era POWs during their internment and repatriation. Additionally, she is currently a gaining clinical experience at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare system, and she plans to pursue a career as a VA psychologist. She enjoys carpentry projects, cooking, and going hiking with her dog.
Ellie Peskosky, MS, MA
Ellie is currently a fourth-year student at Fielding Graduate University, working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and American Sign Language-English Interpreting from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Ellie earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter. Ellie is passionate about working with military servicemembers and their families, with an emphasis on trauma. She recognizes the unique challenges inherent to the service and how servicemembers become involved with the justice system due to unaddressed mental health needs. Her research and clinical interests include the military, posttraumatic and secondary traumatic stress, severe and persistent mental illnesses, forensic psychology, and neuropsychology. Ellie enjoys spending time with her husband and cat, and eating pizza.
Ethan Bannar, M.S.
Capt, BSC, USAF
Captain Ethan Bannar is currently a fourth year Psy.D. student in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Ethan graduated with his B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University in 2015 and his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in 2017. He was accepted into the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program in early 2018. His clinical interests include post traumatic growth, neuropsychological assessment, operational psychology, command consultation, and assessment/selection for high-risk occupations. When he is not studying or seeing clients, he enjoys road cycling, fly-fishing, snowboarding, and exploring the wilderness. Captain Bannar is currently completing is residency training with the 59th Medical Wing located at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, TX.
Sarah Lowell, M.S.
Student Engagement Representative
Sarah Lowell is currently a second-year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Fielding Graduate University. She received her BS in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Fitchburg State University in 2014. She moved to the United Kingdom for graduate school and earned her MSc in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise from the University of Roehampton in 2015. In 2016, she began working as a contractor for the Army conducting mental performance and resilience training to help Soldiers reach their full potential. Sarah recognized the importance and need of Clinical Psychologists and wanted to be able to provide that service to military members. Her interests include post traumatic growth, PTSD, health, and exercise psychology. Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband outdoors, running, hiking, and traveling.
Damin Hadorn-Papke, M.S., 2LT, USAR
Regional Representative, Eastern Region
Lieutenant Hadorn-Papke is currently a third-year Psy.D student at Nova Southeastern University. He received his M.S. at Nova Southeastern University and B.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He was accepted into the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program in 2019 and later commissioned as an officer in 2020. Damin has always been interested in military service and now looks forward to providing services to soldiers. His clinical interests include traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, resiliency, and neuropsychological assessment. Damin enjoys going to the gym, spending time outdoors, and going to the beach.
Jacob Scholl, B.A.
Regional Representative, Western Region
Jacob is currently attending Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, California where he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Biola University in 2017. His research and clinical interests are PTSD, moral injury, exercise, and neuropsychological assessment. Jacob has always had a passion for the military, but due to medical disqualifications he decided if cannot serve, then he wants to make a career serving those who do. With any free time he has, Jacob enjoys cooking and volunteering in the children’s ministry at his church. He also loves anything in the outdoors whether it’s a fire on the beach or a hike in the mountains.
Jourdin Watkins Navarro, M.A.
Lt, MSC, USN
LT Jourdin Watkins Navarro is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Psy.D. program at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. She received her BA in Psychology from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2014. ENS Navarro was accepted into the U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program in 2016, and plans to pursue a career in active duty psychology, with interests in neuropsychology, operational psychology, and program development. She graduated from Officer Development School in Fall 2017 and will begin her pre-doctoral internship at Naval Medical Hospital Portsmouth in Fall 2019. ENS Navarro has a history of clinical experience with veterans in an outpatient rural VA setting, neuropsychological assessment, behavioral health consultation, as well as program development for a non-profit organization. In her free time, LT Navarro enjoys hiking with her husband, playing with her two dogs, reading books (for fun!), and enjoying the Arizona sunshine.
Afik Faerman, BA
Virtual Projects Officer, 2019
Afik Faerman is a Naval Officer (Cpt.) in the Israeli Navy. Afik holds a BA in multidisciplinary studies from the University of Haifa and a postbaccalaureate in psychology from the Open University of Israel. Today, he studies towards a PhD in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. When he is not glued to a textbook, he spends time practicing and teaching mindfulness, playing the guitar, and watching the stars. Afik deeply believes in the importance of mental, emotional, and social support to ease the hardships of those who fight for the safety of their family, their community, and their homeland.
Keen Seong Liew, M.S.
Virtual Projects Officer
ENS Keen Seong Liew is a second-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He received his BS in Psychology with a concentration in linguistics and music from University of the Ozarks in 2010 and MS in Psychology and graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Texas A&M University in 2014. He was commissioned into the US Navy in 2017 and began his training to be a Navy Psychologist at USUHS. His research interests lie within the field of cognitive, health, and clinical psychology. He is currently working with Dr. David Krantz and researching the role of stress and stress markers in the relationship between sleep disorders, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and physical health among military service members and veterans.
Recognized Campus Representatives/Chapter Networks
Adler School of Professional Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology, Northern Virginia
Katherine "KC" Guevara Orgeron
American School of Professional Psychology, Southern California
Santa Ana, CA
Ball State University
La Miranda, CA
California Lutheran University
California School of Professional
California School of Professional
Psychology, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Carlos Albizu University
Catholic University of America
Katherine "Katt" Rahill
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C.
Columbia University, Teacher's College
New York, NY
University of Denver
East Carolina University
Fielding Graduate University
Santa Barbara, CA
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida School of Professional
Bronx, New York City, NY
George Fox University
George Washington University
Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
Loyola University Maryland
Maureen "Modi" McDonnell
Midwestern University, Downers Grove
Downers Grove, IL
Midwestern University, Glendale
North Carolina State University
Old Dominion University
Palo Alto University
Palo Alto, CA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sam Houston State University
University of Kansas
University of North Carolina
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
University of South Alabama
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Texas, Dallas
Utah State University
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