2023 Student Leadership Team
Kelly Ré, MA
Kelly Ré is a third 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 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 is currently a third 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.
Eric Wesner, MPS
Student Engagement Officer
Eric Wesner is a second-year graduate student in Florida State University’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. His research interests revolve around identifying and treating transdiagnostic risk and maintenance factors for internalizing psychopathology. He is particularly interested in modifying risk factors for PTSD prior to deployments. 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) in the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron and deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In his free time, Eric enjoys kayaking, playing frisbee golf, and hiking with his wife and dog.
National Student Representative
Sam Findley is a fith-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.
Victoria De Hoyos, MA
Victoria is currently a third-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.
2021 – Victoria De Hoyos, MA, USAF
2021 – Ellie Peskosky, MS
2021 – Athena Jones, MA
2020 – Ethan Bannar, PsyD, USAF
2019 – Jourdin Watkins Navarro, PsyD, USN
Student Engagement Representatives
2021 – Sarah Lowell, MS
2020 – Keen Liew, PhD, Lt, USN, MSC
2019 – Afik Faerman, PhD
National Student Representatives
2023 – Nicholas Swansburg
2021 – Damin Hadorn-Papke, MS, 2LT, USAR
2020 – Jacob Scholl, BA
Student Engagement Officers
2022 – Christina M. Herr, BAS, MSA
2022 – Kelly Ré, MA