Meet Our Staff

We Are Here to Help You Succeed

Administrative Staff

Carvella A. Hudson
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
Outreach and Referral Specialist
Ms. Major received her BS in Sociology from Tuskegee University. Ms. Major assists UMB students by providing mentala health programming and connecting students with local mental health providers for long term care. When not at the counseling center, Ms. Major enjoys reorganizing her home and creating holistic remedies.

Clinical Staff

Jenna Silverman, PhD
Acting Executive Director of Student Counseling Center & Educational Support and Disability Services
Clinical Director of Student Counseling Center
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, PhD
Staff Psychologist/Training Director, 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, PsyD
Staff Psychologist/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

Chaia N. Grubbs, LCSW-C
Senior Counselor/Referral Assistance Coordinator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

BA, Spelman College
MSW, University of Maryland Baltimore
Professional interests: BIPOC experiences, family of origin concerns, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, interpersonal relationship concerns, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and intimate partner violence 
Theoretical orientation: Psychodynamic, multicultural, liberation-focused, mindfulness, cognitive and behavioral approaches

Patricia Attman, MD
Psychiatrist

BA, Goucher College, Baltimore
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Professional interests: Psychopharmacology, neurobehavioral science, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, women’s issues, integrative health care 

Sharen Bisson, MD
Psychiatrist

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