Who We Are


To make an appointment with a counselor, call us at 815-753-1206 or attend an initial consultation appointment

Name Title
Brooke Ruxton Executive Director
Elizabeth Garcia Associate Director/Clinical Director
Tim Paquette Assistant Director/Training Director
Kara Britzman Staff Psychologist 
Marcia Hanlon Extra Help Counselor
Angela Kaminski Staff Social Worker
Jennifer Kestner Staff Psychologist
Mark Matuszewski Staff Psychologist
Latoya Moss Staff Counselor
Shiraz Tata Staff Psychologist
Shana Ware Advocacy Services Coordinator
Jordan Burko Doctoral Intern Counselor
Maxine Carr Doctoral Intern Counselor
Melissa Meinen Doctoral Intern Counselor

Administrative Support Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Ravea Alexis Office Support Specialist 815-753-1206 ralexis1@niu.edu
Kelsey Boll Office Support Specialist 815-753-1207 kboll@niu.edu
Anna Forba Administrative Aide 815-753-1208 aforba1@niu.edu

Contact Us

Counseling and Consultation Services
Campus Life Building, room 200
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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