Meet Our Staff

We Are Here to Help You Succeed

Administrative Staff

Carvella A. Hudson (she/her/hers)
Executive Administrative Assistant
Ms. Hudson is the first person that will greet and speak with staff /students upon coming to the counseling center. When not at the counseling center, Ms. Hudson enjoys reading, dancing and exercising.

Tierra Major Kearney, M.S (she/her/hers)
Senior Referral and Prevention Specialist
Mrs. Major Kearney assists UMB students by providing mental health programming and connecting students with local mental health providers for long term care. When not at the counseling center, she enjoys reorganizing her home and creating holistic remedies for selfcare.

Clinical Staff

Jenna Silverman, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Executive Director of Student Counseling Center & Educational Support and Disability Services
Licensed Psychologist
BA, Grinnell College
PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Professional interests: Interpersonal relationship concerns, body image and eating disorders, emotional regulation, multicultural and diversity awareness, cognitive therapy, group psychotherapy

Marquette Turner, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Clinical Director and Training Director of Student Counseling Center
Licensed Psychologist
BA, University of Virginia
PhD, Temple University
Professional interests: Anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, interpersonal relationship concerns
Theoretical orientation: Cognitive and behavioral approaches, integrative approaches

Cassandra (Cassie) Moon, Psy.D. (she/her/hers)
Staff Psychologist and Outreach Director
Licensed Psychologist

BS, University of Cincinnati
PsyD, Hawaii School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University
Professional interests: Life transitions, LGBTQIA+ issues, social justice and advocacy, trauma, self-esteem and self-compassion, stress management, emotion regulation, and interpersonal concerns
Theoretical orientation: Psychodynamic, integrative, multicultural, existential, person-centered, mindfulness, and dialectal-behavioral

Oscar Cortina, LCPC (he/him/his) (Bilingual: Spanish)
Senior Counselor
BA, Florida International University
MS, Carlos Albizu University
Professional interests: LGBTQIA+ issues, Anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, interpersonal relationship concerns
Theoretical orientation: CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy

Sharen Bisson, M.D.
BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University
Professional interests: Psychopharmacology, mood disorders, anxiety disorders