Meet Our Staff
Nikki earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s of Social Work Degree from SU. She completed her clinical internships in the Center and at a community-based mobile crisis agency. Nikki previously worked in multiple areas of Student Affairs including SU’s Office of Student Disability Support Services. Her clinical interests include hopefulness, belongingness, and self-compassion. In her clinical work, Nikki strives to foster empowerment in clients while integrating cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, person-centered, and mindfulness-focused strategies. Nikki is registered with the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to provide clinical supervision to staff for advanced licensure, she coordinates the center’s mindfulness meditation program, helps with coordination of clinical and daily center operations, and is a member of the Association for the Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services.
Dawn completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at then Salisbury State University in 1996 and earned her master in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1998. She previously worked for the Worcester County Health Department as well as the Crisis Response team. Dawn is the center’s Training Coordinator and provides clinical supervision and training for graduate interns. She is registered with the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to provide clinical supervision to staff for advanced licensure. Dawn is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), and is a Certified Threat Manager (CTM).
Cassidy earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Millersville University in 2009, and her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling from Shippensburg University in 2014. She has experience working in an outpatient setting providing mental health and drug and alcohol counseling to clients of all ages. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling, with focuses on Person-Centered, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Relational Therapy. Her clinical interest are in anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA, impacts from family relational issues, and improving self-awareness and acceptance. Cassidy also coordinates the center’s assessment efforts, manages the website, completes data analysis, and oversees quality assurance.
Meg earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from then Salisbury State College, a Master’s in Education from Salisbury State University and a Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has extensive experience working in clinical settings with young adults and children at the Wicomico County Health Department and the Life Crisis Center. Meg has administrative and supervisory experience working with different populations of people dealing with mental health difficulties.
Dr. Tyutyulkova received her medical degree from the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria, and trained in psychiatry at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, where she was a chief resident and later, an attending psychiatrist on the Trauma, Psychotic, and Eating Disorders Services. Dr Tyutyulkova has maintained private practice in Baltimore since 2002 and has provided services to students at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center since 2017. Dr Tyutyulkova’s treatment philosophy is centered around creating a partnership to help the person make informed decisions about their care. Treatment recommendations are informed by the best available evidence and tailored to the unique needs, preferences, and values of each individual.
Tamara Gibbons earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Salisbury University. She is currently a graduate student at Wilmington University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with individuals who have substance use disorders in Outpatient Mental Health Clinics. Her clinical interests include working with diverse populations as well as relationship issues and self-esteem.
Stacey Shumaker, BS
Stacey earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and is currently enrolled in the graduate program at Salisbury University to achieve a Master’s in Social Work. She has been a certified peer mentor through the Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation since 2015. She has also gained experience at the Kennedy Krieger Institute since 2007 focusing her work on individuals with spinal cord injuries, which is her main area of interest, along with depression, anxiety, disability, and LGBTQIA issues.
Olisa Umeka, BS
Olisa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Ebonyi State University in Nigeria, West Africa. Currently he is in pursuit of a Master's in Social Work degree from Salisbury University. Olisa is currently an Active Duty Service Member with the United States Army with over five years of experience. His areas of interest include working with veterans, college students, vulnerable population, mental health and the military community.
Kelson Weber, BS
Kelson earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and minor in Psychology from Salisbury University and is currently working toward a Master's degree in Social Work from Salisbury University. He has experience working in school settings and with children in foster care through AACASA. Kelson also played and helped coach the Men's Tennis Team while pursuing his undergraduate degree. His clinical interests include working with college students, athletes, and families dealing with divorce.