Staff for Medical and Counseling
Kathleen (Kathy) Noone
MBA, BSN, RN
Kathleen is a Registered Professional Nurse with an extensive background in clinical operations and healthcare business management in both the ambulatory and acute care settings. Kathleen is the Executive Director for Health and Wellness and is responsible for the strategic planning, program development and operational management for all Health and Counseling Services at WNE.
MS APRN, BC
Lauren Dansereau is the Director of Health Services at the Center for Health and Wellness. Lauren is an ANCC board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has 15 years of experience as a college health Nurse Practitioner at WNE. In addition, 22 years of diverse experience as an RN and Clinical Supervisor. As a Nurse Practitioner she has additional experience in Gastroenterology, Hospice and Urgent Care. Lauren is passionate about providing exceptional personalized health care to students and staff at the university. In addition, she enjoys health education and mentoring students and Nurse Practitioners to become health and wellness leaders.
Dr. Joseph Viadero is a board-certified internist with 38 years of experience in primary care. A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Medicine, Dr. Viadero completed his residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He was a founding partner of Connecticut River Internist where he practiced until 2020.
Marilyn Laboy is a certified medical assistant and the office manager. Her responsibilities include assisting the health care providers with procedures, maintaining office and medical supplies, providing information to patients, managing all immunizations and health records. Marilyn provides triage at the reception area.
Marilyn was previously employed by Hampden County Physicians as a medical assistant in both primary and urgent care.
Jackie Coyle is a certified medical assistant and the student health insurance coordinator. Her responsibilities include assisting the health care providers, patient triage and maintaining medical supplies. Jackie was previously employed at AFC Urgent Care in Springfield for eight years as the center administrator and medical assistant.
MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Ariel Bullock is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She provides direct patient care at the health and wellness center as a part-time provider. Ariel was previously employed by Harrington Physician Services where she worked in pediatrics for three years. She also worked as an on-call nurse practitioner, providing telehealth services to several Massachusetts practices. Ariel presently teaches family nurse practitioner students online with Regis College.
Sharon Brown was born in North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Elms College and then earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice. She holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She provides direct care to both employees and students. She has experience in gastroenterology and urology. Sharon is also the Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator and Assistant Clinical Professor at Elms College.
Mary Shafer is board-certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Drexel University and then earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has experience caring for children, young adults, and families in pediatrics, urgent care, and college health. She continues to teach undergraduate and graduate nursing students as adjunct clinical faculty. She enjoys working with individuals in the university environment as they navigate their own health and wellness journey.
NAARAH MACKLIN (NAY-AR-AH)
Clinical Counselor/Art Therapy
My approach entails being empathetic in my listening skills and creating a safe and comfortable environment to talk. I will often give a different perspective to a solution and encourage growth, and to “lean” into the uncomfortableness that can come with counseling, as this makes way for great improvement in oneself. I tend to think outside the box and encourage creativity in thinking, as well as will be of great support as the individual builds up their confidence and is able to grow and develop. I will often challenge my clients to be their best selves, whatever that may look or feel like to them.Read full bio
Mental Health and Substance Use Counselor
Mindful that no two people feel or react the same to life circumstances, I provide a comfortable, non-judgmental space for individuals to open up, be themselves and share their story. With the recognition of an individual’s strengths, lifestyle, and goals, together we create a plan that ultimately leads to healing, acceptance of self and others, self-empowerment, strengthened mind-body connection, more routine health and wellness practices, and an increased sense of joy and peace.Read full bio
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my clinical lens is focused on treating not just the individual but the systemic context in which the person exists. Relationships in our lives whether they are romantic, familial, friendships or acquaintances all shape who we become and how we respond to difficult life stressors. Let’s explore together the relationships you have and how each serves you.Read full bio
I am a licensed clinical social worker. In my work with individuals, I primarily use a psychodynamic framework, which means that I focus on patterns, family history, developmental concerns, emotional expression, defenses, and relationships with self and others. Every person is different, so I am open to taking an approach that works best for that person; my priority is developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and helping individuals to take up their authority in regard to their lived experience.
Mental Health Counselor
I have a person-first approach to counseling that is centered in building a strong working relationship and foundation with the individuals I work with. Through patience, understanding, and the right mix of humor and empathy, I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for any individual who works with me. Despite my switch to clinical mental health, I have not forgotten my mental performance background, and the aspects of having a growth mindset, finding motivation, and other strength-based techniques are a major part of my approach as a counselor in terms of helping the individuals I work with grow and reach their goals.