Chad Doerr Psy.D.

Chad is a graduate of James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Psychology. He was the first McMillin Scholar and graduate assistant for the McMillin Center from 2014-2017. He is currently a post doctoral resident with a sport psychology emphasis at UC Davis.  Chad received his M.A in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver in 2014 and B.A in Psychology from the University of Nevada-Reno. Chad played college baseball at Feather River Community College in Quincy, CA, where he received his Associate’s Degree.

Cierra Williams M.S.

Cierra was a Psychological Sciences student at James Madison University for the 2016-2018 school years. She is currently a research assistant/ junior research associate at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). She works within the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab (SleepWell) directed by Catherine Siengsukon, PT, PhD.

Cierra received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary in 2016 where she shadowed Dr. Deidre Connelly, Ph.D CMPC. Cierra’s research interests include: growth mindset, sports injury, experiences of black athletes, performance anxiety, social physique anxiety, and the role of sleep in recovery (i.e., following a sports injury, stroke, etc).  


Bridget Smith Psy.D.

Bridget Smith is a Post-Doctoral psychology resident at the James Madison University Counseling Center. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from the JMU C-I PsyD program and her Masters in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver in 2014. Her research interests include student-athlete mental health, identity development, eating and body image concerns, and mindfulness.

Pat Kenny Psy.D.

Pat Kenny is a former Doctoral Student in the Clinical and School Psychology program at James Madison University. Currently, Pat is a Psychological Resident at Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena, Montana. Previously. He earned his M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver. Prior to his time at the McMillin Center, he worked as a consultant to multiple teams, employing a holistic method (involving athletic directors, coaches, athletes, and trainers) to creating winning cultures.

At the McMillin center Pat enjoyed the weekly meetings, hosted fellow sport psychology students on his campus radio show/podcast, and served as a presenter to local coaches and collegiate athletes. His research interests include the benefits of play and movement for children and creation of healthy organizational cultures.

Liz Sanborn, M.S.
Liz Sanborn

Liz is a fourth-year graduate student in James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program and is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at Lehigh University Counseling and Psychological Services. Liz received her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from Miami University in 2014. Upon graduation, Liz worked with Army soldiers, family members and DA civilians as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. Liz trained mental skills for performance enhancement and increasing resilience. Her research interests include: emotion regulation and energy management in performance, effective coaching, and life skills development through sport.

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