2021 Student Leadership Team

Athena Jones, M.A.

Athena Jones, M.A.

Interim Chair

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, M.S., M.A.

Ellie Peskosky, M.S., M.A.

Chair Select

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.

Ethan S. Bannar, Psy.D., Capt, USAF, BSC

Ethan S. Bannar, Psy.D., Capt, USAF, BSC

Past Chair

Capt Ethan Bannar is currently a supervised psychologist at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. He received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver and completed his internship at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas. Capt Bannar is a proud recipient of the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program. Throughout his graduate studies, Capt Bannar attained a specialty focus in military psychology and focused his research efforts on personality trait typologies of military-veteran law-enforcement applicants. Additionally, Capt Bannar volunteers his time and energy supporting an all-Veteran ocean-rowing team, Fight Oar Die, who actively work to raise awareness for military and Veteran mental health. Finally, he has created a timely podcast focused on educating graduate students about the many opportunities within military psychology

Christina M. Herr, B.A.S., M.S.A

Christina M. Herr, B.A.S., M.S.A

Student Engagement Representative

Christina Herr is currently a third-year student in the Performance Psychology PhD program at Grand Canyon University. She received her BAS in Project Management from Northwest Florida State College in 2013. She earned her M.S.A. in Human Performance Technology from the University of West Florida in 2018. Christina served in the United State Air Force for eleven years and volunteered as a military spouse for 4 years. In 2014, she began working as a contractor for United States Special Operations Command as a part of a pilot, now long standing, resilience and suicide prevention program called Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF). As a member of POTFF, Christina spent over 6 years developing and managing resilience and suicide prevention programs and training for the 1st Special Operations Wing. During that time, she recognized the importance of performance psychology knowledge in the military community. She recently developed a website and hosts a podcast that focuses on empowering transitioning service members. 

Damin Hadorn-Papke, 2LT, USAR, M.S.

Damin Hadorn-Papke, 2LT, USAR, M.S.

Eastern Regional Representative

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.

Jacob Scholl, B.A.

Western Regional Representative

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.

Previous Leadership

Sarah Lowell, M.S.

Student Engagement Representative, 2021

Jourdin Watkins Navarro, Lt, USN, Psy.D.

Chair, 2019

Afik Faerman, Ph.D.

Virtual Projects Officer, 2019

Keen Liew, Lt, USN, MSC