Meet our Team
We are passionate about global education and developing global citizenship, and committed to delivering world-class programs.
In 2000, Jeet established the non-profit organization Winterline Foundation to promote the education of "global citizens."
Jeet is a serial entrepreneur, musician and philanthropist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has co-founded businesses in e-commerce software, marketing services, digital media, and financial services, including the NASDAQ-listed software firm ATG (recently acquired by Oracle Corp). He is currently also the co-founder and Managing Director at Redstar Ventures, a new business “foundry”, and President of Redstar Media, a digital media content and software startup. He has extensive experience in creating and growing organizations, including product development, marketing strategy, staffing, marketing, and fund-raising.
In 2000, Jeet established the non-profit organization Winterline Foundation to promote the education of “global citizens”. The Winterline Global Skills Program is now an extension of the work carried out by the Winterline Foundation and its team.
Born in Sweden, Jeet has lived in Spain, The Soviet Union, South Vietnam, Colombia, Uganda, Finland, India, the Caribbean, and France. He is an avid scuba diver and tennis player and speaks English, Spanish, French and Hindi. He also sings and plays with the Boston-based band The Singhs.
Managing Director/Co-Founder, Redstar Ventures
Joseph is a Managing Director and co-founder of Redstar Ventures where he works with Jeet founding a stream of new companies.
Joe is Jeet’s partner in multiple businesses and also spent his career as a serial entrepreneur. He is a Managing Director and co-founder of Redstar Ventures where he works with Jeet founding a stream of new companies. Prior to Redstar he was co-founder and Chairman of Allurent and co-founder, Chairman and CTO of Art Technology Group. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from MIT. Joe is a Director of Eastern Bank, a member of the MIT Corporation Media Lab Visiting Committee, and a Trustee of Buckingham Browne and Nichols School.
Before co-founding ATG, Joe was a graduate student and research assistant at the MIT Media Lab, where he co-founded the Hyperinstruments project with acclaimed professor and composer, Tod Machover. He directed the technology team for several hyperinstrument systems including Yo-Yo Ma’s Hypercello, created for Machover’s composition, “Begin Again Again…” His technical production credits include Centre Pompidou, Boston Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, Het Concertgebouw, Suntory Hall, Bunkamura Hall, and the Barbican Centre.
Cara Ferragamo Murray
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Cara is committed to providing students with the opportunity to gain real-world skills to help them be successful adults.
Cara is a senior sales, marketing and communications strategist with over 25 years of experience in brand management, relationship marketing, sales, and partnership alliances. As the parent of two “almost teenagers,” she is committed to providing students with the opportunity to gain the real-world experience and hands-on skills that will help make them successful and fulfilled adults.
Most recently Cara was a member of the leadership team at Fullbridge, a leading career accelerator that developed innovative ways to address the growing global job skills gap for recent college graduates and early career professionals.
Previous to Fullbridge, Cara led the branding, sales growth and digital strategy as VP of Marketing & Communications at Teenlife, a curated guide for students grades 7-12, and was Director of Integrated Marketing at Harvard Magazine, the alumni publication for Harvard University. Before working in youth/education, she held a variety of positions in publishing in both New York City and Boston, including at the Ivy League Magazine Network, Boston Magazine, Gourmet magazine and Conde Nast Traveler. Cara studied at La Sorbonne, and holds a BA from Boston College.
When not working to make sure that all students have the opportunity for global enrichment and real-world experiences, Cara loves to spend time outdoors with her family, especially on the beaches of Cape Cod.
Vice President of Finance & Planning
Kevin Brennan earned his PhD in education from the University of North Carolina, where he taught in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.
Kevin Brennan earned his PhD in education from the University of North Carolina, where he taught in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies and served as managing editor of The High School Journal, a publication of UNC Press. He has worked with both SIT Study Abroad and the SIT Graduate Institute (Brattleboro, VT) engaging with international programs for more than a two decade period. Kevin has served as a consultant to the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, the African-American Institute, SIT’s Center for Intercultural Programs, and other organizations and institutions.
Kevin has also worked with a variety of local organizations in southeastern Vermont, focusing on economic development, program planning, and budget mapping activities. Prior to joining Winterline, he served as the Director of Education Abroad at the University of Connecticut (UConn), where he developed and managed study abroad programs for students enrolled in the various UConn branch campuses.
Nick was the first ever Field Advisor hired at Winterline and has helped grow the student experience as a direct mentor, curriculum specialist, regional director, and passionate supporter of everyone on the Winterline team.
Nick Manning’s life path has mirrored Winterline’s gap year in more ways than one. Born and raised in southwest Colorado, Nick choose a winding road that lead consistently back to the outdoors, mentorship, and personal challenge. His path has led him into the wilderness as an outdoor guide, firefighter, emergency medical technician, conservation specialist, and logger.
Nick has interspersed this path of a hands-on approach to life, including building houses and running a cattle ranch, with a rich intellectual and creative life. Nick’s path in to education came after a trip to Bangladesh and India, where he made an award-winning documentary film on an emerging environmental refugee crisis in the Ganges river delta.
Upon returning home to Colorado, the call came to support a new hometown charter school in the form of a long-term substitute teacher for 6th-grade math and science. Never backing down from a challenge, Nick said yes and fell in love with empowering young people. As a classroom teacher in 6th, 10th grade, and special education, to policy work with the Gates Foundation, Nick went head first into his passion and came out the other side as a member of the foundational team at Winterline.
Nick was the first ever Field Advisor hired at Winterline and has helped grow the student experience as a direct mentor, curriculum specialist, regional director, and passionate supporter of everyone on the Winterline team. Nick’s true passion is now hiring and mentoring the amazing field staff that mentor young adults into passionate and inspired human beings.
Chief Risk Officer
Matt is passionate about student growth and believes that international experiences are ideal for developing the competency and initiative necessary to lead fulfilling lives.
Matt is based in South East Asia and has worked with several organizations facilitating programs in the region. He has also worked for National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) leading courses for university students and mountain guides in India.
Matt worked for five years as director of the Experiential Education program at Johns Hopkins University. This program provided transformative experiences for students outside of the traditional classroom and gave student instructors the ability to develop skills in judgment, decision-making, interpersonal connection and facilitation.
Matt loves to explore. Since moving to Southeast Asia he has cycled more than 7,000 kilometers on roads in the region, wandered paths through the Himalayas in Nepal and India, and has helped students learn new skills of self-sufficiency in travel and exploration as they navigate the intricacies of bus and train travel in India.
Matt holds a master’s degree in Adventure Education with an emphasis on program management. He is passionate about student growth and believes that international experiences are ideal for developing the competency and initiative necessary to lead effective and fulfilling lives.
Nora's experience living and studying in Granada, Spain created in her a belief in the power of international travel, and the importance of experiential education.
Nora is a graduate of the Honors College at the College of Charleston where she studied Spanish and Linguistics. During college, she lived and studied in Granada, Spain for five months. The experience was the highlight of her college career and created in her a belief in the power of international travel and the importance of experiential education.
After her semester abroad, Nora worked and volunteered in the Center for International Education on campus.
Nora also spent ten summers at summer camp, five of those as a counselor. For two of those summers she worked as the Ceramics Director on camp. In her spare time, Nora can be found in a pottery studio or exploring the city.
Director of Student Services
Ashley is a strong believer in the power of stepping outside of one’s comfort zone whether that be international travel or a wilderness environment in pursuit of personal growth.
Ashley has been working closely with young adults and families since 2010. After earning her BA in Adventure Education from Fort Lewis College, she has dedicated her career to mentoring young people in identifying their passions and pursuing their goals. She has a strong ability to connect with others and to build relationships that balance fun and depth. She is confident managing student groups in diverse environments from remote backcountry settings to international travel.
Having worked as a Senior Field Guide and staff mentor in wilderness therapy she worked closely with adolescents and young adults in overcoming their challenges and guiding them to live a more authentic and successful life. Ashley was a Field Advisor for Winterline in 2016-2017 and knows our program well having lived alongside our students for the full duration of the program. She understands the challenges that students often go through and appreciates the value of a skills-based program that balances community support and independence.
Living in Durango Colorado in the four corners region of the US, Ashley is often exploring the diverse landscapes of the southwest. When not in the office she is likely to be whitewater rafting, skiing, or backpacking through various mountain and desert settings.
She appreciates the saying, “Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” This speaks to her value of enjoying the present moment, as it is. Having studied yoga and meditation, mindfulness and gratitude are values she holds highly, and loves to help others to live life to the fullest.
One of her greatest strengths is in fostering meaningful relationships with young adults that balance leadership and accountability with gentle support. She is a strong believer in the power of stepping outside of one’s comfort zone whether that be international travel or a wilderness environment in pursuit of personal growth.
Director of Outreach and Recruitment
Erica’s love for travel started in high school after her first time leaving America for Europe. Since then, she's spent time in another country at least once a year!
Since 2013, Erica has dedicated her time and talents to leading experiential education student groups through travel in the countries of Costa Rica, Ghana, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Between a few-month stint with Peace Corps in Cambodia and her degree in Spanish Writing and Literature, Erica is passionate about creating strong connections with cultures via their languages.
Erica’s love for travel started after her first time leaving America for Europe. From then on, there was no stopping! Throughout college she volunteered on medical missions in Peru, acting as a translator in the clinics and surgery rooms. She went to Uganda and helped in fundraising for the creation of an orphanage dedicated to bringing orphaned children off the streets of Kampala. She studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain in 2010, where she was able to take weekend trips to many neighboring countries.
After graduating from college, Erica went to live with her sister in Italy for 6 weeks before returning and taking a job as the assistant basketball coach at her university. Once the following summer hit and she found out that there were really jobs out there that paid you to travel with students (but really, this is a JOB?!), there was no turning back to normal routine! It has been nonstop adventure ever since.
Erica completed a 9 month season of Field Advising for Winterline (2017-18) and brings our internal team a wealth of knowledge as the Director of Outreach and Recruitment. She will be spending her time traveling throughout the states and talking with students, faculty, and other interested individuals about what Winterline has to offer. If you have any questions about the gap year program itself, she is a great resource!
Director of Programs
Eileen believes that learning happens more easily & naturally when not in a classroom, and she is committed to changing how young adults pursue life after high school.
Eileen is an educator, engineer and creative, with an endless desire to see the world from new perspectives. Her first true travel experiences in Peru & Kenya made a lasting impression that revealed the value of leaving home. After working on a number of international water systems, she felt drawn towards using technology and education rather than engineered systems to empower people.
She finished her BS in environmental engineering and went on to get her MS in Library & Information Systems. Along the way, she discovered her love for designing and leading education experiences. The first course she taught was a creativity and design thinking course in the college of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Since then she has been seeking out, and creating, unique learning experiences for students.
She led a design thinking course for a gap year program in the Panamanian rainforest, taught engineering and physics to high school students, designed team dynamics training programs, and led a trip on social innovation in Ecuador. She believes learning happens more easily and naturally when not in a classroom and is committed to changing how young adults pursue life after high school.
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she has made her home in Colorado. She loves the access to far reaching wilderness, unconventional friends, and the slot canyons in Utah. She also likes to dance, climb, swim, read, handstand, host elaborate dinner parties, and most recently code.
Allison's studies in Advertising and love for travel led her to Winterline as an intern in college, but the company's work and people are what brought her back as the Marketing Coordinator after graduation.
Allison graduated from Boston University with a BS in Communication Specializing in Advertising and a minor in Women’s Studies. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she’s eager for the chance to travel as much as her colleagues have. Allison did a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia, where she got to see koalas and kangaroos, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and attempt to learn how to surf. Most recently, Allison returned from a post-graduation trip to Cuba!
Allison loves writing, and admits she sometimes wishes she had been an English major. Outside of work, Allison volunteers at an animal shelter and spends plenty of time with her own dog, Murphy. Using social media is one of her favorite pastimes, and travel is one of her biggest aspirations, meaning she fits in well on the Winterline marketing team.
Country Director for Costa Rica
Susu enjoys working on the nitty gritty logistical and administrative details that help students have wonderful, unforgettable experiences when traveling overseas.
Susu Gray is a US/Costa Rica dual citizen. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, USA, Susu made Monteverde, Costa Rica her home in 2001. She has worked in educational tourism for many years and enjoys working on the nitty gritty logistical and administrative details that help folks have wonderful, unforgettable experiences when traveling overseas.
When she’s not doing this, you’re likely to find Susu with her husband and two daughters doing something fun. Susu also loves dancing and salsa music. She holds a BFA from University of Arizona along with a Certificate in International Business.
Country Director for Panama
Gabriela believes in providing meaningful travel experiences that allow students to learn about other cultures and places while they encounter the process of learning more about themselves.
Gabriela is based in Panama City, Panama where she works as a management consultant for different organizations that want to implement programming within the region. She received her B.A. in Architecture from the University of Panama and a Master’s degree from Ball State University, Indiana, studies she was able to conduct by earning a Fulbright Scholar in 2007. While studying her Masters, Gabriela became primarily interested in the implementation of socially responsible architecture projects within the poorest dwellers.
In her research project, From Rural to Urban: Studying Informal Settlements in Panama, she aims to investigate how the large percentage of the population that can´t afford the services of architects and building professionals manage to formally/informally build their living spaces, and in consequence shape their cities.
This passion for understanding the ways of non-conventional architecture design led her to search for opportunities in the nonprofit sector and finding her true passion for sustainable development.
She holds a certificate degree in Nonprofit Management and recently earned accreditation to teach Architecture Design at the University of Panama. Through the years, she has had the opportunity of managing the travel experience of over 3,000 student visitors and believes in providing meaningful travel experiences that allow students to learn about other cultures and places while they encounter the process of learning more about themselves. When she is not busy preparing and setting up programming she enjoys travelling with her family, going to the beach and swimming.
Jamie is a mother-nature advocate, outdoor enthusiast, life long learner, and an avid traveler who believes in the power of giving back to the community.
Jamie identifies as a global citizen. Her roots are in the heartland of Columbus, Ohio and her spirit has traveled worldwide from Spain to rural Peru, and most recently Colorado. Jamie’s worldview was shaped by her own impactful experiences including assisting at an orphanage in Honduras, studying the impacts of urban development throughout Central America, and diving into a language immersion program in Spain.
Jamie’s passion to make a lasting impact inspired her to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Peru for 2+ years, focused on education and development to enhance community health and economic outcomes for youth and adults. She led a peer-mentorship program for 25+ youth and served as an environmental and financial advisor to several community residents. In addition to this, Jamie taught yoga and meditation in the community.
Jamie has spent the past two years leading rural economic development programs for the State of Colorado. This challenging yet rewarding work has taught her many of the development challenges found abroad are directly transferable to the issues faced in rural America. Jamie is a certified small business consultant serving as a mentor and educator to entrepreneurs and small business owners. During her tenure with the State of Colorado, Jamie continued to lead student groups on community development trips to Colombia and Peru.
Jamie has a B.A. in Strategic Communications with specialties in marketing and Spanish. This has led her on a enthralling journey gaining experience in public relations, youth empowerment and education, community development, public health, business planning, and investment. She is a mother-nature advocate, outdoor enthusiast, life long learner, and an avid traveler. Jamie believes in the power of giving back to the community and is thrilled to be apart of the Winterline family!
Sam has lived and taught throughout Asia, Africa, and Central America and the experiences he has had in those places have been as lifechanging as they have been exciting.
Originally from Central Ohio, Sam cut his backcountry teeth as a kid in the not-so-wild-wilds of Ohio. His passion for the outdoors has led him to many ecosystems around the country and around the world and he loves nothing more than encountering new critters in unusual places. What started out as a childhood fascination with nature has grown into a decade of professional nature guiding within and without the USA. Sam loves all things bushcraft, wildlife tracking, rock hunting, and birdwatching.
Though his passion for adventure started with the outdoors, it ultimately led to his decision to travel in Mongolia for a semester in college and eventually work as an international trip leader. Sam has lived and taught throughout Asia, Africa, and Central America and the experiences he has had in those places have been as lifechanging as they have been exciting.
However, Sam is not just a naturalist. With a degree in English literature and creative writing, Sam is an avid storyteller, writer, and musician with a passion for exploring history, culture, and art from around the world. Sam’s experience as a writer has greatly informed his work as an experiential educator and has opened his eyes to the power of the stories that we tell ourselves and each other.
As an experiential education teacher, Sam is passionate about helping his students grow into themselves through the process of exploration and play. He has years of experience helping people connect with themselves by connecting to wild, natural spaces, helping people make meaning out of their encounters with the wilderness.
Ellen loves to practice and teach yoga, spend time outdoors, and try out new recipes on unsuspecting dinner guests. She is thrilled to explore new horizons side by side with students.
As a shy kid growing up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ellen never dreamed that her life would take her to over 20 different countries and across 5 continents. Ellen studied Early Childhood Education at Ohio University and began her career in education as an elementary school teacher. One snowy day in 2007, she began daydreaming about warmer weather and new horizons. Her search brought her to the field of International Education and she departed for her first year of teaching abroad in Guatemala, where upon arrival, she was promptly bitten by the travel bug! Flash forward more than 11 years and Ellen is still working, living and adventuring across this great planet we all home.
If you ask Ellen where home is, she may have a hard time answering! Although if she had to pick, it would probably be Guatemala. She spent three years teaching elementary school in the highlands of Guatemala at Lake Atitlan before packing up and moving to Colombia and then Nicaragua. Not being able to stay away for long she returned to Guatemala for another three year stint where she continued to work on her Spanish fluency and perfected her tortilla making skills. Ellen has worn many hats as an educator including classroom teacher, academic director, teacher trainer and experiential education trip leader.
Feeling the travel itch and the open road calling her name, Ellen sold off most of her possessions in Guatemala and hit the road again nearly 4 years go. Since then she has been living out of her backpack, teaching yoga and leading experiential education trips with high school and university age students across the globe. Ellen believes passionately that travel & education combined have the potential to change lives. Mark Twain said it best when he said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Whether she is on the open road, or has set down roots for a bit Ellen loves to practice and teach yoga, spend time outdoors, and try out new recipes on unsuspecting dinner guests. She is thrilled to be joining forces with Winterline this fall and exploring new horizons side by side with students.
Carlos Moriera Alvarez
Carlos has learned that with a smile, all cultures can come together and we all can thrive and grow together as humans.
Carlos has decided to dedicate his life to change the world around 10 years ago. He is passionate about nature and adventure sports. He was born and raised in a country without an army, therefore peace is the main cause he works for. He has been managing grassroots development and youth empowerment projects in Latin America and Asia since 2008, there he learned to share and value gratitude.
Carlos loves education and the spirit of always learning. It is the channel for transformational change in our planet, but he believes we need to take it out of the classroom. This is what makes him join environmental and social causes together, as part of education programs, and promote contexts of intercultural experiences and critical thinking to grow together as humans. Carlos has learned that with a smile all cultures can come together and we all can thrive.
Joselin believes in the transformational power of travel, and has observed how exposure to new cultures can open up new perspectives on life, as well as develop self-awareness and leadership skills.
A Nicaraguan native, Joselin is an avid traveler and international leader with more than eight years’ experience in the field of international education. She has run programs ranging from lengths of two weeks to one year, working directly with students on the ground, as well as in managerial roles leading diverse teams of local and international staff.
Joselin holds a bachelor’s degree in Management of Tourist Enterprises from UNAN-Leon, graduating as an honors student. Joselin continued her studies in Salzburg, Austria, where she graduated with distinction on Teacher´s Training and Tourism Management. Joselin speaks Spanish, English, French and German fluently and has lived, worked and traveled in 18 different countries in Europe and Latin America.
Joselin believes in the transformational power of travel, and has observed as well as experienced firsthand how exposure to new cultures can open up new perspectives on life, and develop self-awareness and leadership skills.
She has dedicated her career to facilitating life-changing travel experiences for youth delivering workshops, leading excursions, and engaging students in social, environmental and cultural discussions. Joselin lived in Ecuador for 3 years, which impacted the way she saw the world, which has informed her teaching methodology. This experience motivated her to learn about natural construction and ancestral healing practices from the South American native peoples, as a way to interact with mother earth and one another in a more conscious and holistic way.
Joselin also facilitates alternative dance forms, such as the dance of the 4 elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water to improve one’s mind, body and soul connection, supporting individuals to achieve a more balanced life. She is very excited to work closely with our Winterline students this fall.
As a Field Advisor, Felipe hopes to apply all that he has learned and root it within the values of accessibility and social justice.
At sixteen years of age Felipe Buitrago traveled from Bogota, Colombia to New Mexico, USA to participate in the International Baccalaureate run by United World Colleges (UWC). The wilderness program at the UWC was an eye-opening experience regarding other ways of learning. Since then, Felipe has been dedicated to the process through which the student is at the center of his or her own experience and feels empowered and supported to take appropriate decisions suited to his or her own needs and context, while keeping in mind the responsibility towards the group and community.
He completed his undergraduate education at Earlham College in the USA and a MC in Outdoor Education with Phillips Universität in Germany and the Norwegian School of Sports and Sciences. Recently he has worked in the Berlin Brandenburg International School as a boarding mentor and coordinating the after school program. Felipe hopes to apply all that he has learned and root it within the values of accessibility and social justice.
Dr. Ivor Garlick
Dr. Garlick's experiences with primary care, administration and leadership skills make us proud to call him the Medical Director for IGE.
Dr. Ivor Garlick is a Board Certified Physician in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has run his private practice since 1981. Dr. Garlick has served as Medical Director of Impact Global Education (legacy ThinkImpact) since 2007.
For the past 25 years, he has worked as a physician and administrator while Medical Director for a health care company that provides comprehensive health care to jails and prisons across the United States. In these roles, he has, directly and indirectly, provided primary care services to thousands of inmates and he has played an integral part in developing policies and protocols for correctional health services nationwide. He has been a leader and mentor to physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses throughout his career.
Dr. Garlick graduated medical school in South Africa where he worked as a doctor for several years, including training at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto Township, the third largest hospital in the world. Before he immigrated to the United States where he completed his studies, he worked at hospitals in Amsterdam and London. His experiences in Africa, Europe, and the United States have given him the opportunity to understand how medicine is practiced in different parts of the world.
Dr. Garlick’s commitment as a physician is to the continuous improvement in quality care, prevention and safety in medicine. His experiences with primary care, administration, and leadership of complex health care systems provide innumerable insights as medical director for IGE in our efforts to provide safe health care services to our students.
Nathan Kumar Scott
Founding President & Executive Director
Nathan spent 12 years directing an organization whose mission was to provide transformational educational experiences for students.
Nathan has been working in the field of international education for the past 20 years, first as an educator working one-on-one with students and subsequently as the Executive Director of the global educational non-profit SAGE, or ‘Studies Abroad for Global Education’.
As SAGE’s founding Director, Nathan spent the past 12 years of his career creating and directing a successful and sustainable international organization whose mission is to provide challenging and transformational educational experiences for students outside of their home countries.
Nathan oversaw the growth of SAGE from a small non-profit to an organization serving the global educational needs of hundreds of schools and thousands of students around the world. Nathan has had the opportunity to create new and innovative experiential programs, pushing students outside their comfort zones and challenging them to become truly global citizens.
Born and raised in India, Nathan speaks fluent Hindi, and studied at Woodstock School in the Himalayas. He holds an M.A. from the University of Washington in International Studies and a B.A. from Oberlin College in anthropology. Nathan has been a Watson Fellow, studying non-formal education in South and Southeast Asia, as well as a Fulbright Fellow in India, studying Indian performing arts.
Besides his many years and extensive experience in India, Nathan has travelled and worked throughout the developing world: in both East and West Africa, (learning important skills from Kenyan tribal youth and Ghanaian elders); Central and South America (teaching college courses in Spanish at Universidad de las Americas in Mexico, volunteering in the Ecuadorian rainforests, living with his family in the mountains of Costa Rica); and East and Southeast Asia (studying Bahasa Indonesia while doing research in Indonesia, living and working in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines).
Gary has dedicated himself for over 30 years to helping students overcome barriers to learning and growth in college/university counseling center settings
Gary has dedicated himself for over 30 years to helping students overcome barriers to learning and growth in college/university counseling center settings. His clinical specialties have included stress management, mood and anxiety disorders and life coaching/mentoring. He holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the State University of New York.
Gary was a staff member on Semester at Sea, an around-the-world voyage of discovery. He serves on the International Committee for the American Counseling Association (ACA). Recently, he teamed up with 2 other licensed mental health professionals to form P3 Mental Health Advisors, LLC. P3 serves in a training and consulting role to several Gap Year, Experiential Education and Service Learning programs.
Shealy is 2017 President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology
Dr. Shealy works with the IBAVI’s Executive and Advisory Boards to lead and coordinate a wide range of scholarly, educational, and service projects and partnerships with individuals and organizations in the United States and internationally, including Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self, a multi-year, multi-institution research-to-practice summit series hosted by James Madison University, which will be featured in a forthcoming book edited by Dr. Shealy for Oxford University Press.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Shealy is 2017 President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology, a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychotherapy, a Madison Scholar at James Madison University, a Nehru Chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.