We are an experienced team of health professionals who are committed to your well-being.

Elizabeth (Betsy) D. Ritzman, MS, MDiv, LCPC

Director, Wellness Center

eritzman@dom.edu

A licensed clinical professional counselor, Rev. Elizabeth (Betsy) D. Ritzman is also an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches of the USA. Prior to joining Dominican, Betsy served as director of the mental health counseling practice at AltCare Health Center in Oak Park; director of the AIDS Pastoral Care Network at Access Community Health Network, Chicago; and director of Midwest Resources for Counseling and Psychotherapy in Oak Lawn.

Betsy’s focus is on identifying best practices in health care and mental health and developing the competencies of teams and organizations to provide "excellent, innovative and compassionate clinical care so communities and individuals can stay connected to their potential for growth and transformation." Betsy directs the Wellness Center operations, provides administrative supervision to all staff and provides psychotherapy to a limited number of students.

Betsy earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work and religion from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas; a master's degree in divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago; and a master's degree in counseling psychology from Kansas State University.

Minerva Bonadonna

Office Manager

mbonadonna@dom.edu

Minerva Bonadonna brings more than 15 years of customer service experience to her position as office manager for the Wellness Center, and her welcoming spirit and management skills are often a student's first experience with the Center. Minerva manages the logistics for student visits, coordinates the data management systems, safeguards students’ private health information and supervises student workers.

Previously, Minerva held administrative positions at Chicago Women's AIDS Project and Allstate Insurance.

Born in Puerto Rico, Minerva grew up in the Wicker Park and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago. The proud mother of two young adults, Minerva says her children inspire her to empower Dominican students to live a healthier and more productive life. In her spare time, Minerva loves to spend time with family and friends. She also likes reading biographies and going for long rides, and considers her work at Dominican to be a blessing as well as a continuous learning opportunity.

Robin Shinall, RN, MSN, APN–BC

Assistant Director for Health Services

rshinall@dom.edu

How easy it was to fall in love with self-motivated college students. I felt an instant passion for young adults while studying for my master’s in nursing in adult primary care. Later, as my two oldest boys left for college, it reinforced my desire to work with college students.

I have an MSN from Indiana University and a post-master’s certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner from Rush University. I have been working as a nurse practitioner, providing well and sick visits to children of all ages. Over the past year, I specialized in pulmonary medicine working with children and adults with asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. I am currently certified by the National Association of Nurse Associates and Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), and I am an active member of NAPNAP.

I live with my husband and three children in Western Springs. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with the health care of students, and I strive to keep up to date on the latest medical literature.

Michael Purcell, PsyD

Assistant Clinical Director for Counseling Services

mpurcell@dom.edu

Dr. Michael Purcell is a licensed clinical psychologist with diverse professional experiences who joined the Wellness Center in 2009. He has extensive clinical experience in hospital, school and community mental health settings. Michael values the uniqueness, complexity and strength of each person. He greatly appreciates the tremendous diversity within the university community and is especially interested in supporting those students who have felt marginalized due to race, ethnicity, social class, spiritual beliefs, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance or disability.

Michael values collaboration in his clinical approach and seeks to help his clients recognize and use their strengths in overcoming obstacles. He strives to provide an atmosphere of authenticity, empathy and care, so that clients feel safe enough to share of themselves. Michael also values humor as a way to cope with the unpredictable twists and turns that life often brings. In addition to counseling students directly, Michael is proud to direct the training and supervision for our great counseling team of clinical professionals and graduate interns. He also coordinates the development of mental health outreach programs across campus and serves on the Behavioral Concerns Team.

Michael earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. He lives nearby in the Galewood neighborhood of Chicago with his wife and three children. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Michael enjoys movies, reading, jogging and other recreational sports.

Kathleen Janosky, MSW, LCSW

Staff Therapist

kjanosky@dom.edu

After completing her bachelor of arts degree at the University of Dayton in 1991, Kathleen moved to Chicago to live in a volunteer community and to work as an adult educator and community activist. She also worked for five years developing educational and career programs for women who were homeless.

While Kathleen valued working for change at the macro level, she felt most drawn to working with individuals on their personal development. In 2001, she obtained a master of social work degree from Loyola University. Kathleen is certified by the State of Illinois as a licensed clinical social worker and a school social worker. Much of her clinical work has been in outpatient community mental health settings on the Near West Side, where she specialized in working with teenagers and adults. In addition to individual therapy and supervising student interns, Kathleen ran groups for clients with social anxiety. Kathleen primarily uses psychodynamic and relational theories to guide the therapeutic process.

Joyce Mojica, Psy.D., CADC

jmojica@dom.edu

Joyce Mojica is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctoral degree at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2007. She has worked in various community and clinical settings, including Youth Outreach Services, Pillars and a group private practice in the southwestern suburbs. Joyce has experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem and substance abuse. She uses a collaborative and interpersonal approach when working with clients and also focuses on psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive behavioral techniques.

Joyce’s interests include helping others manage their anxiety and depression using stress management techniques, such as mindfulness and breathing to help focus their attention, as well as exploring how their thoughts might impede their progress. Joyce also enjoys exploring how family dynamics contribute to stressors and relational concerns with clients.

Katie Rauh, RN


krauh@dom.edu

Katie Rauh is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Her clinical experience covers neurology, neurosurgery, operating room and post-operative care. Katie is very excited to work with the Wellness Center staff and the students of Dominican University to promote healthy lifestyles. She feels health promotion and disease prevention education is essential for a healthy community.

Katie’s Dominican values of building strong minds, bodies and spirit were instilled over her 12 years of being educated by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. She believes strongly in the service of others and currently is serving her sixth year on the board of directors at Trinity High School.

James Baraglia, M.D.

Collaborating Physician, Rush Oak Park Hospital

Dr. Baraglia is affiliated with the Rush Oak Park Physicians Group, and his office is located at 7734 W. North Avenue in Elmwood Park, just a few blocks from the Dominican campus. Dr. Baraglia has many years of experience caring for Dominican students, both through his office and occasionally on-site in the Wellness Center.

He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Science and Chicago Medical School, completed his residency at West Suburban Family Practice, and is board certified in family practice. Dr. Baraglia has a compassionate heart and a great sense of humor, and very much enjoys his work with Dominican. He provides clinical oversight, chart review and consultation for the Wellness Center clinicians.