Staff for the Total Health Center

Mary Ann Abney - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Mary Ann specializes in Psychiatric and Mental Health issues. She has provided Psychiatric care to the Southern Vermont area for over 30 years in a variety of both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. In addition to maintaining a small, part time private practice, she provides psychiatric consultation and treatment to residential schools and other facilities. Mary Ann is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the staff and students at the Total Health Center. An avid meditation and yoga practitioner, she is looking forward to providing a more holistic approach to facilitating health and wellbeing in the college population.

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Lara Darrow - Counseling Intern

Lara is in training as a body-based psychotherapist. She uses mindfulness, expressive arts, gestalt therapy and yoga to aid the body and mind towards integration. “We can use mindfulness to develop a relationship between the mind and the body. When we teach the mind and body how to communicate, cooperate and serve one another, our personal and interpersonal experience becomes more harmonious and rewarding,” she says. Lara became a yoga teacher 9 years ago after she was certified in India. She is trained in somatic expressive therapy (body-based psychotherapy blended with the expressive arts) and dance and movement therapy. She teaches yoga and therapeutic movement locally. Lara belongs to a long-standing farming family in Putney, VT. She grew up working on her family's farm and still considers a day or two of physical labor each week as essential to her sense of wellness. Lara is working towards a graduate degree in psychology and counseling at Goddard College. In her free time you may find her dancing in her kitchen, taking a walk in the woods or gardening in her backyard.

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Max Foldeak - Director of Health Services

Max serves as Director of health Services for Marlboro College. He has been involved in the mental health profession for over 30 years starting as a psychiatric aide in a psychiatric hospital where he became interested in group work, particularly working with adolescents combining dream groups and video. Before his present position he worked in outpatient clinics conducting dual diagnosis and domestic abuse programs while continuing as a family, group and individual therapist. Max is an alum of Antioch New England Graduate School where he interned with the Brattleboro Family Institute. He has continued his studies with the Assisi group in Italy and Vermont pursuing an interest in archetypal pattern analysis applied to therapy and systems, especially within the college population. He has been a boat captain and sea kayak guide on the Saguenay Fiord. He is an avid landscape painter and pastel artist.

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Nancy Haydock MD - Collaborating Physician

Nancy is a pediatrician (yes-pediatrics goes through college) in Brattleboro who has been consulting at Marlboro for 29 1/2 years (before there was even a Nurse Practitioner). She  acts as back up for the medical office as well as providing emergency coverage when the health center is closed. In her spare time she gardens, hikes and XC skis. Snow and light permitting she likes to try to ski to work at the college once a year from the Post Office.

Judy Katz - Counselor

Judy is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in the counseling field for 25+ years. Her experiences range from young children to older adults but primarily she has worked with adolescents and young adults. Judy has worked in schools, day treatment programs and inpatient settings both in the U.S. and overseas. Prior to coming to Marlboro she was the director of a day treatment program for children and adolescents. She loves working with the college population because they are always seeking to grow and change and challenge her to grow herself. Judy is married with 2 adolescent children and a black lab rescue puppy. She loves to spend time with family and friends either being active outdoors or hanging out on her dock reading. She is an avid tennis player and loves her Net Chix team, who are powerful, exciting, loving, intelligent women.

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Megan MacArthur Littlehales - Office Manager

Megan is the go-to gal for all appointments, insurance concerns, and general information. She is the first person you see when you walk in the front door, and her sympathetic ear is always available. Megan is a life-long resident of Marlboro and lives on the road that is named after her family. When not at work Megan enjoys her garden, plays hard with her dogs, and loves anything that gets her on or in the water. One of her greatest passions is to dodge winter as often as possible to go hiking in the desert of southern Arizona.

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Ruth Loomis - Nurse Practitioner

Ruth has been practicing in primary care and college health for 17 years. Prior to that she worked as a nurse in emergency medicine for many years. She can diagnose, prescribe, suture, and order tests and x-rays. She offers women’s health, gynecologic services, and STD and PAP tests. In her spare time she does ballroom dancing, pounds moguls, rides horses, kayaks, swims and hikes. She doesn’t sit still very well!

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Brian McCartin - Counseling Intern

Brian has a MA in Psychology and Counseling from Goddard College, a M.Ed from The Union Institute and University, and is currently a LCMHC licensure candidate. Brian's professional experience includes working with at-risk teenagers and adolescents, the prison population, and as part of a crisis interventionist team for a community mental health agency. His training in psychotherapy includes psychodynamic theory, death, dying, and bereavement, Gestalt therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapies, short-term solution oriented therapy, and the mind-body connection and it's use in therapy.