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 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 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.
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.