Meet the Staff
Counseling Center Staff:
Maribel (Mari) Diaz | Director of Clinical Services & Multicultural Specialist
Dr. Mari Diaz joined Moravian University in February 2022. Dr. Diaz is a clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy with experience and interest in multicultural counseling, gender and women's issues, identity development, and interpersonal and relationship concerns. She has worked in university counseling centers since 2002. Prior to Moravian, she served as Training Director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll's Counseling Center's American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Health Services Psychology internship. Dr. Diaz uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy that includes developmental, multicultural, and interpersonal components.
Dr. Diaz earned her doctorate in clinical psychology and a master's degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed an APA-accredited Health Services Psychology internship at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Counseling Center. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with minors in Women's Studies and African-American Studies from Oberlin College.
Outside of the Counseling Center, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family, friends, her dog, and being outdoors especially near water.
Rosemarie Williams | Director of Operations & Outreach
Rosemarie Williams, M.S, LPC. joined Moravian University in August of 2015. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and earned her master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. With over ten years of experience working in the mental health field, Rosemarie has had vast experience in college counseling, outpatient, residential, psychiatric rehabilitation, and family based settings. She has utilized these experiences to create an integrative counseling approach that adapts to best fit the needs of the client. Rosemarie is also passionate about providing outreach to the Moravian Community and strives to increase mental wellness on campus. Rosemarie enjoys participating in various outdoor activities and is Wilderness First Aid Certified.
Kelly Waechter | Assistant Director
Kelly Waechter, MA, LPC, joined Moravian University in August of 2015. Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Kelly earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Prior to Moravian, the bulk of her counseling experience took place in Denver, Colorado where she worked in residential, outpatient, and family based settings, treating both adolescents and adults. Her counseling interests are vast but include using the mind/body connection, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral tools to assist people through daily life challenges. On her free time she loves outdoor activities, fostering for local animal shelters, reading, and being with her family.
Josh McSparin | Assistant Director
Joshua McSparin, MS, joined the Moravian University staff in August 2019. He earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Josh has extensive college counseling experience; completing his graduate internship in Kutztown University’s Counseling & Psychological Services & working as a Counselor at Northampton Community College. With more than 10 years in the mental health field he has served as Assistant Director of a psychiatric crisis facility, Director of an outdoor experiential therapy program for at-risk youth & he is co-founder of Reset Outdoors. These varied roles have been elemental to the development of his counseling approach; integrating Mindfulness-based psychotherapy with the healing impact of nature. He is also an ACA certified kayak & stand up paddleboard instructor whose self-care interests include quality time with his family, building custom furniture, travel, & listening to public radio.
Jill Sober-White | Staff Counselor
Jill Sober-White, MAPC, LPC joined Moravian University in August 2023. Jill received her Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary during which she completed her graduate internship at Moravian College's Counseling Center. Jill completed her bachelor's degree in Secondary Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years. Her experience prior to Moravian has included program specialist and supervisor in group homes, mobile therapist, inpatient detox, rehabilitation, and outpatient counselor for substance abuse treatment, clinical supervisor in therapeutic foster care, outpatient community counseling, and private practice. For most of the last decade, Jill has worked as a faculty counselor at the Counseling and Psychological Services department of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. In that role Jill provided individual counseling, was the Alcohol and Other Drug specialist, supervised counseling trainees, and ran a therapeutic Dungeons and Dragons group for students on the Autism Spectrum and/or experiencing social anxiety.As a result of these varied experiences, Jill"s approach to counseling meets people where they are and helps them move to where they want to be. Jill is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA, is a Disney fan, enjoys the outdoors, cooking, quilting, soccer, football, video games and time spent with family and friends.
Melissa (Mel) Miller | Administrative Support Assistant
Melissa has been with Moravian since August of 2013. Starting part time in the International Studies office and then moving on to the Offices of Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion, to a full time position. At the end of the Fall 2017 semester, Mel accepted a position in the Counseling Center Office. In her spare time Mel enjoys reading, warm weather, weekends at their family cabin at Lake Wallenpaupack, cooking for her family and spending time with family and friends.
Loren Carmichael | Intern
Loren Carmichael, M.A. joined Moravian University in August of 2023. Loren is a 4th year graduate student pursuing her Psy. D in Clinical Psychology at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Marywood University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychological Services at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Throughout her training, she has worked in private practice and community mental health settings where she provided psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults.Loren utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, pulling interventions from several treatment modalities in order to help tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual client. Loren has several counseling interests that include body image, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, and stress management/coping. Outside of the counseling center, Loren loves to spend time with family and friends, being outdoors, reading, cooking/baking, and watching reruns of Criminal Minds.
Haley Zorger | Intern
Haley Zorger, M.A. joined the Moravian University Counseling Center staff in August 2023. She is a fifth-year student enrolled in the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program at Immaculata University. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University in August 2022 and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy at Ursinus College in 2018. Her previous employment and clinical experience have been in residential, outpatient, and drug and alcohol treatment programs. As a result of her experience, Haley has counseling interests including substance use, meditation, and holistic approaches to wellness. Outside of the Counseling Center, she enjoys spending time in nature, reading, and writing.
Caila Feist | Intern
Caila Feist joined the Moravian Counseling Center in August 2023 as a counseling intern. Caila received her associate's degree in psychology from Northampton Community College. She then transferred to the University of Miami to pursue her bachelor's degree in psychology and graduated from there in May 2022. She is currently continuing on with her education getting her Master’s Degree in the Clinical Counseling Program at Moravian University. Caila welcomes all college students and will provide a safe space for students. In addition, she is open to different counseling modalities and is willing to work with students on their own individual needs to meet their goals. She looks forward to all the new endeavors that there is to come interning at the counseling center. Her hope is to gain an insightful clinical skill set during her time as an intern and be able to attain a valuable experience while working with a diverse community. Outside of counseling, Caila enjoys spending time with loved ones, her dogs and likes to be outdoors, especially at the lake or beach.