Meet the Health and Counseling Services Staff


Linda Aronson, MSN, NP-BC

Director of Health and Counseling Services

Office: (508) 849-3458

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Linda Aronson has been the Nurse Practitioner and Director of Health and Counseling Services at Anna Maria College since 2008. Linda received her MSN, NP from Simmons College in 1992. As a Nurse Practitioner, she provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of illness, ongoing and follow-up care, and health and nutrition consultations.  Linda has provided patient care in a number of different settings. Prior to coming to Anna Maria College she worked at UMass Memorial Health Center, University Campus in the Vascular Medicine Division and at Fallon Clinic in the OBGYN Department where she provided routine and follow-up sick visits and procedures, STI consultations and treatments and screened for and supplied information for medical issues and concerns.  Linda enjoys working with the college population and believes in quality care and the individual needs of the students at Anna Maria College.

 

William Hughes, MA/CAGS, LADC

Clinician, Counseling Services

Appointment/Inquiries:  (508) 849-3315

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William M. Hughes, MA/CAGS, LADC  holds a Master Degree and a Certificate of Graduates Studies from Assumption College in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Bill is a LADC (Mass.- License Alcohol and Drug Counselor) as well as a LRC (Mass.- Rehabilitation Counselor).   He has worked as a counselor in medical and outpatient settings.  Bill has been the Director of Driver Alcohol Education programs and a highly successful treatment program in a correctional facility.  Bill is also a CEAP (Certified Employee Assistance Professional) who has worked in medical and major manufacturing settings. “It is easy to appreciate the array of stressors, varying anxieties and daily challenges that students have to learn to navigate on their college careers.  The Counseling Center is a place where they can find the support and guidance to assist them in this journey”.

 

Sherri Grande DiReda, MWS, LICSW

Clinician, Counseling Services

Appointment/Inquiries:  (508) 849-3315
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Dianna McLaughlin

Clinician, Counseling Services

Appointment/Inquiries:  (508) 849-3315
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Leonard Waice, D.O.

Campus Physician

Appointment/Inquiries:  (508) 849-3315
Leonard Waice, D.O. has been the college physician for Anna Maria College since 2008.  He received his medical degree from the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine and his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Family Practice at the Barre Regional Family Health Center.  He worked for over 20 years at Wachusett Family Practice and currently is a full-time physician for Carewell Urgent Care in Worcester, MA.  Dr. Waice is also the college physician for Becker College and school physician for the Wachusett Regional School district. He has been a team physician for several local colleges and high schools. Dr. Waice has an interest in sports medicine.

 

Theodora Jean

Health and Counseling Services Coordinator

Appointment/Inquiries:  (508) 849-3315
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Theodora Jean earned her Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Anna Maria College in May 2019. Prior to her employment here, she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Personal Care Associate (PCA) at local hospitals and assisted living homes; as well as, a medical scribe for the Family Health Center of Worcester where she continues to work alongside various providers. She is certified through the American Red Cross in both First Aid/CPR/AED and Basic Life Support. Ms. Jean finds that it is important to serve others, meet their healthcare needs and aspires to become a healthcare provider in the near future.

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