Meet the Team
The Health and Wellness team is led by Jeff Klug (Associate Dean, Student Health and Wellness), supported by an administrative assistant.
María Cabané facilitates the alcohol and other drugs education programs, as well as other programming and events to educate Berklee students around the seven dimensions of wellness.
Leona Chau connects students to appropriate campus and community resources, such as finding health care near campus, understanding the student health insurance plan and immunization compliance, and ensuring food security.
Jeff Klug's role is to fulfill the Health and Wellness Department's mission: to foster a lifelong ethic of care so that students may thrive during and after their time at Berklee; to affirm students’ personal and social identities and experiences; and to create safe, compassionate, healing, inclusive spaces that inspire learning, positive growth, and global citizenship.
The department also includes the team from Counseling Services.
Folake Afolayan, a licensed clinical social worker, specializes in group psychotherapy, treatment of psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and chronic illnesses.
As director of the counseling center, Elizabeth Alvarez is committed to the mentoring and supervision of the counseling services staff and promoting centered and compassionate care.
Keyse Angelo, a licensed clinical social worker, is committed to creating compassionate, judgment-free spaces for diverse communities. She approaches her work with a focus on providing trauma-informed therapy that is sensitive to social justice issues.
Daniel Goldberg, a licensed independent clinical social worker, takes an approach to counseling that embraces individual uniqueness and values personal choices while working collaboratively to strengthen one's self-awareness, communication, and relationship skills toward enhancing wellness.
Kathleen Irving, a licensed independent clinical social worker, specializes in suicide and complex trauma interventions; family therapy; working with individuals developing their own sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and wellness identities; and helping people to reconnect to their unique strengths and resources when adjusting to life changes.
Megan Rakes, a licensed mental health counselor, facilitates group therapy for students and teaches the therapeutic techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to people who struggle with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues.
Kate Richey, a licensed mental health counselor, works collaboratively with students so they feel respected, heard, valued, and safe. In addition to her clinical work with students, she provides advocacy support for students navigating the equity reporting and investigation process, and for students connecting with off-campus resources related to sexual and relationship violence.
Ruby Stardrum, a licensed mental health counselor, specializes in Internal Family Systems therapy, mindfulness, and LGBTQ+ mental health and identity development.