2023 Student Leadership Team
Victoria De Hoyos, MA
Victoria is currently a second-year student at Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Mathematics at Salisbury University and Masters in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. Her current research is focused on comparing military and civilian offender personality profiles across Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility evaluations; as well as conducting a program impact evaluation of USUHS’s resiliency curriculum in Army medical students. She will pursue a career as an Air Force psychologist and is interested in exploring embedded and forensic roles in the military context. She enjoys cooking, piano and playing video games with her husband.
Kelly Ré, MA
Kelly Ré is a second year PsyD. student studying Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Military and Veteran Psychology at William James College. Kelly graduated with her B.A in Child Development from California State University, Chico in 2017, and her MA in Counseling from Palo Alto University in 2021. Kelly is a recent Navy HPSP recipient and had a passion for working with service members and veterans. Between schoolwork, Kelly can be found spending time with her German Shepherd, volunteering at her local USO, and spending time outdoors.
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, forensic psychology, and neuropsychology. Ellie enjoys spending time with her husband, cat, and eating pizza.
Christina M. Herr, BAS, MSA
Student Engagement Officer
Christina Herr is a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Performance Psychology. She served in the United States Air Force for over 11 years as a Personnel Journeyman, caring for the careers of thousands of Airman. Using her education in project management and human performance technology, Ms. Herr spent over 6 years managing and developing resilience and suicide prevention programs and training for Air Force Special Operations Command. Most recently she has immersed herself into the veteran space in San Antonio by volunteering, being a member of working groups, and sharing her knowledge; all with the intention of improving well-being across all pillars of resilience. Ms. Herr’s purpose is to empower and inpire others to live their best lives despite any challenges they may have or face. She hopes to continue to use her education and experience to improve the lives of service members and veterans. [Picture as well: Sarafina her service dog]
Eric Wesner, MPS
Student Engagement Officer
Eric Wesner is a first graduate student in Florida State University’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. As a member of the Anxiety and Behavioral Health Clinic, his research interests revolve around identifying and treating transdiagnostic risk and maintenance factors for internalizing psychopathology. Prior to joining FSU, Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University and a Master of Professional Studies in Clinical Psychological Science from the University of Maryland. Eric is also an Air Force veteran who served six years as Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) and deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
National Student Representative
Nicholas Swansburg is currently a second year PsyD student studying Clinical Psychology with an interest in Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. His research and clinical interests are PTSD, TBIs, Concussions, Exercise, Neuropsychological assessments, and new types of treatment to be utilized within the military like Equine-Assisted Therapy. He is an Army Veteran who served as an Infantryman with 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Brigade, 3rd Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment as rifleman. After getting out of the Army he worked as a law enforcement officer in the State of Florida before going back to school. He plans on going back into the Army once he has completed his degree. In his free time he enjoys playing with his puppy, cooking, going on adventures and exploring new places, and so much more.
National Student Representative
Sam Findley is a fourth-year Ph.D. student studying Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah. His research interests are in impact of military culture in the lives of current and former service members and suicide prevention interventions. Sam’s clinical interests include treatment for trauma, and developing mental health treatment that can be implemented into military training. Sam was part of the Army National Guard for 11 years, both enlisted and officer. During his time in the ARNG he served a combat tour to Iraq, as well as supporting various domestic joint operation missions. Sam is an HPSP recipient with the US Air Force and will be stationed at JBSA Lackland for his psychology internship before continuing his military career as a psychologist for the Air Force. Outside of the military and his role with the SAC committee, Sam enjoys spending time with his family by playing board games, going on hikes, or going to national parks. He and his wife also enjoy cycling, running, and competing in various endurance events near the area together.
2021 – Athena Jones, MA
2020 – Ethan Bannar, PsyD, Capt, BSC, USAF
2019 – Jourdin Watkins Navarro, PsyD, Lt, USN
Student Engagement Representatives
2021 – Sarah Lowell, MS
2020 – Keen Liew, PhD, Lt, USN, MSC
2019 – Afik Faerman, PhD
National Student Representatives
2021 – Damin Hadorn-Papke, MS, 2LT, USAR
2022 – Jacob Scholl, BA
Student Engagement Officers
2022 – Christina M. Herr, BAS, MSA
2022 – Kelly Ré, MA