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Tiffany Marra, PhD

Tiffany Marra, PhD

Director

Dr. Marra received her PhD in Education from the U-M Ann Arbor. She previously served as program director in the Office of the Provost at UM-Dearborn, where she was the founding director of Dearborn’s Hub for Teaching and Learning and was a former program manager at both the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the student-focused project MPortfolio. Dr. Marra brings to her role as CEW+ Director an impressive record of collaboration in project and team-building, demonstrated commitment to campus and student needs, and innovation in the use of technology to support community-building. She can be reached at 734-764-7640 or tmarra@umich.edu.
Sarah Cissell, LLMSW

Sarah Cissell, LLMSW

Temporary Counselor

Sarah received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2018. She completed her training both at CEW+ and at UM Counseling and Psychological Services. Sarah’s work experiences include student services, research, and mental health counseling. Sarah works collaboratively with CEW+ participants to navigate their career and educational paths.
Kirsten A. Elling, PhD

Kirsten A. Elling, PhD

Associate Director for Operations and Counseling Program

Kirsten oversees CEW+'s career and educational counseling, program evaluation, and operations. She leads the Council for Nontraditional Students (COUNTS) and serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lead. Additionally, Kirsten serves on a number of U-M committees and consults and collaborates with a range of U-M units/departments. A U-M alumna (Bachelor’s degree in Psychology), she received her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. Currently, her availability for counseling appointments is limited.
Marcy Epstein, PhD

Marcy Epstein, PhD

Career & Education Adviser

Dr. Epstein has been counseling faculty, staff, graduate students, and youth toward educational equity and growth for seven years, in private practice and was a founding member of a community-based work/life balance network. Her post-doctoral specialization from Michigan Medicine (U.S. Dept. of Education/ NIDRR Fellowship for Advanced Research) is in disability-race-gender resilience research and rehabilitative psychology. She has five books on disability published by the U-M Press. Currently, she teaches in the U-M Comprehensive Studies Program. Her keenest professional interests are diversity, fairness, readiness, and enrichment in life-long learning, especially multi-minority identity and the impact of stress and trauma on people and institutions. To make a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Gloryvee Fonseca-Bolorin, PhD (Candidate)

Gloryvee Fonseca-Bolorin, PhD (Candidate)

Women of Color in the Academy Project Coordinator

Gloryvee coordinates the Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP), a network focused on addressing the challenges and issues uniquely faced by faculty women of color. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education at U-M. Gloryvee’s dissertation study focuses on the social psychological experiences of underrepresented and marginalized students at predominantly White institutions. Her professional background includes human development, student support programs, and social science research related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, including her prior work experiences at U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity, Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context, and Rackham Graduate School. Gloryvee can be reached at 734-764-6292 or gfonseca@umich.edu
Morgan Hull, LLMSW

Morgan Hull, LLMSW

Counselor & Program Coordinator

Morgan received her Master’s degree in Social Work and certificate in Management of Human Services from U-M in 2018. Prior to her graduate studies, Morgan received her BSW degree from the University of North Texas in 2014. Morgan’s work experiences include disaster response and relief, nonprofit leadership, and development of community partnerships. Morgan works with individuals in counseling through career and educational transitions. To make a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Sarah Keovongsak

Sarah Keovongsak

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Sarah manages the website, social media, and the planning, development, and implementation of the Center's marketing and communications materials and initiatives. She can be reached at sarkeo@umich.edu.
Erin Lane

Erin Lane

Events and Funding Application Coordinator

Erin supports CEW+ programs and events and assists with administrative support in the front office. She can be reached at 734-764-4355 or eeallen@umich.edu.
Jean Leverich, PhD, LMSW

Jean Leverich, PhD, LMSW

Counselor

Jean brings more than 16 years of counseling experience to her role at CEW+. As a psychotherapist, Jean has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults who are impacted by depression and anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, sexual abuse, family relationships, sexual identity, domestic violence, and complicated grief. As an academic advisor at the University of Michigan, she supported diverse student populations through critical situations and worked closely with the Career Center, academic departments, and Financial Aid. Jean's passion is coaching people to develop problem-solving and self-advocacy skills and supporting them as they navigate obstacles in their journey. She received a PhD in English Literature and an MSW from U-M Ann Arbor and has edited books for young people on women's issues, juvenile justice, and the intergenerational legacy of abuse. To schedule a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Marchelle Moore

Marchelle Moore

Administrative Assistant Associate

Marchelle provides administrative support for the counseling team and the front office. She can be reached at 734-764-6360 or marchelm@umich.edu.
Doreen Murasky, LMSW, ACSW

Doreen Murasky, LMSW, ACSW

Student Program Manager, Senior

Doreen oversees CEW+ student programming, including the social work internship program, the Student Advisory and the Scholar Community Advisory Boards. In addition, she enjoys developing and presenting dynamic programs with a focus on holistic life planning and developing coping and resiliency skills, especially for underserved students. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from U-M. She can be reached at 734-764-6360 dmurasky@umich.edu
Sarah Prince

Sarah Prince

Administrative Assistant Senior

Sarah provides administrative support for the director, the front office, and the development team. She can be reached at 734-764-6005 or sarahpr@umich.edu.
Janice S. Reuben

Janice S. Reuben

Staff Program Manager

Janice leads the Women of Color Task Force project and coordinates CEW+'s staff development programming. She is responsible for administering the Center's endowed lecture series and CEW+'s corporate donor stewardship program. Janice also represents CEW+ on the U-M's MLK Symposium Planning Committee and serves as an advisor to the VOICES of the Staff Fostering Learning Coaching & Mentoring Team (formerly Career Development). The Women of Color Task Force is a staff development network that provides professional and leadership development support for U-M employees. She can be reached at 734-764-6331 or reubenjs@umich.edu.
Danisha Sornum, MPP

Danisha Sornum, MPP

Data Coordinator

Danisha conducts data analysis on underserved students and works on policies/initiatives that help drive the programming and services offered by CEW+.
Jamie Zawistowski, MBA

Jamie Zawistowski, MBA

Business Administrator

Jamie manages all business aspects of CEW+ including finance, budgeting, facilities, financial aid, and human resources. She can be reached at 734-764-7218 or jzawisto@umich.edu.


Interns / Students

Sally Al-Banna, Undergrad Research Assistant
Anna Billiard, Undergrad Research Assistant
Leah Fossum, MSW Counseling Intern
Nina He, Undergrad Research Assistant
Rebecca McCurley, Social Work Intern-Management
Seaira Wainaina
, Front Office Administrative Assistant
Jalyn Walker, Front Office Administrative Assistant