2022 Student Leadership Team

Ellie Peskosky, MS, MA

Ellie Peskosky, MS, MA

Chair

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.

Victoria De Hoyos, MA

Victoria De Hoyos, MA

Chair Select

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.

Athena Jones, MA

Athena Jones, MA

Past Chair

Athena Jones is currently a fourth year PhD 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 MA 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.

Kelly Re, MA

Kelly Re, MA

Student Engagement Officer

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.

Nicholas Swansburg

Nicholas Swansburg

National Student Representative

Nicholas Swansburg is currently a first 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.

Previous Leadership

Chairs

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