Meet the Staff
Allison Blechschmidt | Director
Dr. Allison Blechschmidt joined Moravian College the summer of 2019. Dr. Blechschmidt is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. She previously worked in a private practice setting where she specialized in assessment of students struggling to meet educational, social, or behavioral expectations, as well as adults facing occupational and emotional difficulties. She also provided psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Blechschmidt earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Widener University with concentrations in school psychology and neuropsychological assessment. She completed an APA accredited internship at Widener’s Neuropsychology Assessment Center. She also earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College, a master’s in business administration from Lehigh University, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lafayette College.
Rosemarie Williams | Assistant Director
Rosemarie Williams, M.S, LPC. joined Moravian College as a Staff Counselor in August of 2015. Rosemarie earned her master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and her bachelor’s degree (Psychology) from Penn State University. Rosemarie joins Moravian with her vast experience in outpatient, residential, psychiatric rehab, and family based settings. She has an interest in working with individuals who have a wide range of presenting problems and partners with clients in order to support their endeavors to implement change within their lives. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and photography.
Kelly Waechter | Assistant Director
Kelly Waechter, MA, LPC, joined Moravian College 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, practicing yoga, reading, and being with her family.
Josh McSparin | Staff Counselor
Joshua McSparin, MS, joined the Moravian College staff in August 2019. He earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. 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.
Dr. Kamna Malhotra | Psychiatrist
Dr Kamna Malhotra is a Licensed, Board Certified Psychiatrist with over a decade of professional experience leading and directing programs while working in a variety of health care settings. She completed her psychiatry residency from Suny Upstate Medical University in 2003 and has been working in Lehigh Valley area since 2004 as a Medical Director of a Partial Hospital Program at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She joined Moravian College Counseling Services in 2018 and will be evaluating and treating students in need for psychiatric medication management. She is experienced in treating a variety of mental health conditions and believes that working in collaboration with psychotherapists provides the best outcomes and long term results for patients. She enjoys travel, dance, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
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.
Anthony Fili | Intern
Anthony has recently joined Moravian's Counseling Center as a counseling intern. He is currently working towards a Master's degree in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill University. Anthony earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Lehigh University, and Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from DeSales University. He has worked in the social service field for over fifteen years, specializing in programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Anthony believes in an Integrative style of counseling, where he looks to draw from several practices and approaches to better assist people with their own unique challenges that life brings them. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth sports and various outdoor activities. Anthony is passionate about sports, and plans to incorporate mental training and mindfulness practices into his work with young athletes.
Eugene Garmon | Intern
Eugene is a Chestnut Hill College Clinical and Counseling Psychology Masters Student. He graduated from DeSales University with a B.S. in Psychology. Eugene has experience working with adolescents in a residential treatment facility and partial hospitalization program. Eugene works under an integrative approach and utilizes various counseling approaches, like mindfulness, behavioral & cognitive, and humanistic to name a few, in order to help assist others to implement change in their lives. Eugene has an interest in working with both amateur and professional athletes as a mental health counselor as well as facilitating couples counseling sessions. Personal interests include reading, coaching basketball, spending time at the beach, walking his dog "Kash", and relaxing with family.