Meet Our Staff

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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, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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 (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

Patricia Attman, M.D.

BA, Goucher College
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, 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

Sonia Tyutyulkova, M.D., Ph.D.

M.D., Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Ph.D., Immunology. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute Molecular Immunology, Sofia, Bulgaria
Residency: Psychiatry, The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Baltimore
Professional interests: anxiety, mood and trauma disorders, treatment resistance