Advising Faculty of Carlbrook School
Jonathan Gurney, A.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Dean of Advising
Mr. Gurney, who received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees from Indiana University, has over 20 years experience working with children and their families. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker he worked as an Outpatient Family Therapist before serving as the Program Director of a dual inpatient/outpatient adolescent program during his tenure at the Charter Behavioral Health organization. Most recently, Mr. Gurney served as Clinical Director of a licensed wilderness program for adolescents in the Pacific Northwest, where he was responsible for oversight of all clinical services.
Gregory Braund, L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., LCAC
Assistant Dean of Advising
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Mr. Braund holds a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University and a Master of Social Work from Indiana University. In addition to more than two decades of experience as an adolescent counselor and clinician, Gregory has served as Program Coordinator for the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program and Director of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services at Wabash Valley Hospital, and as Clinical Director at Whitewater Valley Care Pavilion.
Keshav Baggan, M.S.W.
Mr. Baggan attended Fordham University where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Social work and a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Concentration. He has experience providing individual counseling and group therapy to adolescents and their families through his association with the Bronx-based Liberty Partnership Program as well as the Mental Health Association of New York City.
Jim Dunn, M.A.
Mr. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University, where he graduated with distinction. He has held counseling positions at the Porter County Family Counseling Center and the Midwest Center for Youth and Families, and was most recently was employed as an Outpatient Therapist at Southeast Mental Health Services, where he provided individual and group therapy services.
Lesli Hughes, M.S.W.
Ms. Hughes holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Social Work with Clinical Concentration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been affiliated with Carlbrook for several years, assisting with the school’s Recovery Maintenance program through Georgi Counseling and Educational Services. She was previously employed as a Children’s Services Therapist at Southside Community Services Board and as a Clinical Coordinator at Family Preservation Services, where she provided comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents and their families in addition to providing supervision to school-based counselors.
Bobbi Kelsey, M.S.W., L.G.S.W.
Ms. Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Utah State University and a Master of Social Work from The State University of New York at Buffalo. A licensed graduate social worker, Ms. Kelsey also holds certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths. She has previous experience working with adolescents and children at the Hillside Children’s Center in West Seneca, NY and at Cache Valley Youth Center in Logan, UT.
Katherine Myers, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Ms. Myers holds a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A Licensed Master of Social Work, she most recently worked as a Crisis Counselor at Youth Villages in Tennessee, where she helped determine treatment plans and assisted with interventions for adolescents and families. Previously, Ms. Myers was employed as a Child Development Specialist at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta and served as the Director of the Triad Eating Disorder Initiative in Winston-Salem, where she provided weekly process groups and crisis counseling for people with eating disorders.
Nicole Nardozzi, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Ms. Nardozzi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Delaware and a Master of Social Work from New York University. A Licensed Master of Social Work and member of NASW, she has held positions at the Family Visitation Center in Newark and in the Outpatient Adult Behavioral Health Clinic at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, where she provided individual assessment, treatment planning, and psychotherapy services.
Ashley Rush, M.S.W., C.A.P.
Ms. Rush holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Western Washington University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida. A Certified Addictions Professional. Ms. Rush has experience working with adolescents as well as providing substance abuse evaluations and intervention services, and has held positions at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the UCF Alcohol and Drug Office. She has also served as a Children’s Mental Health Case Manager at the Care Center for Mental Health.
Rebecca Simmerman, M.A.
Ms. Simmerman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and a Counseling Licensure Post-Masters Graduate Certificate from George Mason University. Prior to joining the Carlbrook advising team, Ms. Simmerman was employed as an Emergency Services Therapist at the Prince William County Community Services Board, as a Mental Health Specialist at Mary Washington Hospital in Virginia, and as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Counselor at the Lead Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Maryland.
Cayla Townes, M.A.
Ms. Townes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in Counseling from George Fox University, where she focused on the provision of counseling services to adolescents whose social and emotional issues are interfering with their educational goals. Most recently, Ms. Townes was employed as an Outpatient Clinician at the Southeast Mental Health Services in Colorado, where she provided individual, group and family outpatient services to adolescents and their families.
Brian Tubbs, M.S.W.
Mr. Tubbs holds a Bachelor of Art in Spanish with a minor in Family and Child Development from Southern Virginia University and a Master of Social Work (Clinical Concentration) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was previously employed as a family consultant and counselor at Family and Community Support Systems and Henrico Department of Social Services in Richmond.
Kimberly Van Lanen, M.A.
Ms. Van Lanen has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from West Virginia University. Prior to joining Carlbrook, she worked as a Counselor at Pressley Ridge School in Pennsylvania and a Field Therapist at Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions in Oregon and Blackwater Outdoor Experiences in Virginia.
Sarah Wilson, M.A.
Ms. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana. She has clinical experience in a school, rehabilitation center, and with a program for runaway and homeless teens. In these settings, she has conducted individual, group, and family sessions. Prior to joining the Advising team at Carlbrook, Ms. Wilson was employed by the STEP Parenting Group in Monroe, LA where she conducted parenting groups. During that time, Ms. Wilson was also a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team where she provided crisis counseling to sexual assault victims.
Floyd Wiseman, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Wiseman is a board-certified psychiatrist who maintains an office on campus three days each week. After completing his undergraduate and Master of Science degrees at Cornell University and graduating from the University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Wiseman completed his resident training at Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident at Durham Regional Hospital. He has also completed the University of North Carolina-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program as well as earned a Master of Public Health degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Wiseman has been affiliated with Duke University Medical Center since his residency.