Administration

Greg Vander Wal

Greg Vander Wal

Interim Director
gsvanderwal@ua.edu

I am a clinical psychologist and have worked in collegiate mental health for close to a decade. I also serve as the Executive Director of the Counseling Center at UA. I am committed to supporting students mental health and wellbeing and I am honored to serve the Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services department in their efforts to support students in recovery and who struggle with substance use concerns.

Education

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelors in Psychology
    Samford University, Birmingham, AL

Ashley Broughton

Ashley Broughton

Program Assistant
abroughton@ua.edu

I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field performing multiple types of support roles. My hope is to create a safe and nurturing office environment at CRIS where clients and their families feel free to express their vulnerabilities and share their stories. On a daily basis, I try to employ my positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to strive toward their goals throughout their recovery journey.

Counseling and Intervention Services

Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Assistant Director, Clinical Services
Coordinator of Family Services, Clinical Counselor
kelly.miller@ua.edu

I have worked with Substance Use Disorder clients and families since 2006 through various levels of care ranging from inpatient treatment, extended treatment, and outpatient treatment.
I know what gives our clients the best chance at recovering from the disease of addiction is to have support from their families and friends, and I am committed to helping facilitate this process in any way I can throughout all of our various services.

Education

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Masters in Human Environmental Sciences
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelors in Psychology
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Savannah Kiesel

Savannah Kiesel

Clinical Counselor
slkiesel@ua.edu

I have worked with clients dealing with a variety of substance use concerns since August 2020. Working with clients in a collegiate setting has been a joy for me as a new mental health counselor. I am committed to helping our clients overcome adversities in all areas of their lives, and hope to create a collaborative approach to the counseling process. I believe that together with a supportive environment, we can help all students reach their goals, no matter the challenges that may exist. As always, Roll Tide!

Education

  • Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Glenn P. Winkler

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Clinical Counselor
gpwinkler@ua.edu

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of experience working with persons having issues with substance misuse/substance use disorders. I am excited, happy, and grateful to be part of UA’s Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services team and I endeavor to effectively support the efforts of all students seeking stability as they form foundations for their futures. It is my hope that all persons who’ve had issues with substances can develop the love of self, the healthy connections with others, and the emotional and mental skills needed to achieve and sustain balanced, productive, rewarding lives. Life begins anew every day and it is never too late to start over and do it better.

Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • AADAA-Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Bachelors in Psychology
    Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Collegiate Recovery Community

Hillary Perry Hardie

Hillary Hardie

Program Manager
hphardie@ua.edu

Helping students discover a whole new way of living as they pursue their college degrees has been the bright spot of my life.
I believe collegiate recovery is essential not only to recovery students’ educational success, but also serves as a fundamental piece of a student’s experience of the recovery process.

Education

  • Certified Recovery Support Specialist
  • Y12SR Certified
  • Masters in Educational Psychology
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelors in Psychology
    Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA