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Early Career Psychologists

The Early Career Psychologist Committee (ECP) was established to foster growth and leadership in ECPs in Pennsylvania. An ECP is defined by PPA as those who are within the first ten (10) years of receipt of their doctorate or a School Psychologist designation.

The ECPs comprise a talented and energetic segment of the profession, and they represent the future of Psychology.

Since its formation, the ECP Committee has undertaken some very important initiatives including the establishment of an ECP Listserv, the contribution of articles in the PA Psychologist, and, co-sponsorship of the PPA ECP and Student Networking Reception at the Annual Convention.

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April 2020

ECP Committee Members:


Kylie McColligan-Oleski, Psy.D.

Kylie McColligan-Oleski is a psychologist practicing with a group private practice in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Marywood University in 2016 and currently provides clinical supervision to doctoral students in Marywood University’s Psy.D. program. Dr. McColligan-Oleski is also heavily involved with the Pennsylvania Psychological Association where she is the chair of the Early Career Psychologist Committee (ECP). In her free time Dr. McColligan-Oleski enjoys spending time with her two rescued Pitbulls, Mia and Penelope, as well as kayaking, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.


Julie Radico, Psy.D.

Dr. Radico works as a behavioral health specialist and assistant professor in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Family and Community Medicine Department. She is Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology and master’s degrees at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Radico completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In December of 2017, Dr. Radico completed a three year term on the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Early Career Psychologists. She currently serves on the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's (PPA) Integrated Care Committee (chair), Early Career Committee, Membership Committee, and the Emerging Leaders Program Team (ECP Committee Member). She received the PPA 2017 Early Career Psychologist Award. Dr. Radico is also ECP Member at Large for the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology Board, on the APA Society for Health Psychologists Early Career Psychologist Council, and is a Co-Chair for the Penn State Hershey Chapter of Group on Women in Medicine (GWIMS). She organized and moderates the Psychologist Group of Penn State Hershey. Dr. Radico completed the STFM Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship.


Shari Kim, Ph.D.

Shari Kim, Ph.D., C.A.A.D.C., C.C.T.P., is the founder and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services. Specializing in trauma and addictions, Dr. Kim and her colleagues serve as the first point of contact for mental health services for trafficking survivors in York County, PA. She serves as the behavioral health workgroup chair for the York County Human Trafficking Task Force and has collaborated with other community leaders to develop a protocol to streamline access to mental health and addiction treatment services for those who have been trafficked. 

An 18-year veteran of the mental health field, Dr. Kim also serves as the regional co-lead for disaster mental health services with the American Red Cross in Southcentral PA and has deployed to three large-scale disasters. In addition to her clinical work, she volunteers her time to consult with the York County Treatment Courts, the Healthy York County Coalition Leadership Council, and as a trainer with the Crisis Intervention Training program for first responders in Adams County, PA. She is the Coordinator of the Disaster Response Network for PPA, helping to facilitate a partnership between PPA and the American Red Cross to increase the number of disaster mental health responders in Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Chair of the Human Trafficking Subcommittee for PPA.


Lisa Nail, Psy.D.

Dr. Lisa Maria Nail joined the ECP Committee in 2018 after being thoroughly impressed by the dedication and commitment of its members at the 2018 PPA Convention. She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University in 2017 and M.S. in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 2012. She graduated in 2010 summa cum laude from Rowan University with a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently finishing up her post-doctoral fellowship for licensure requirements in Pennsylvania and will be done at the end November 2018. Her clinical interests include high-acuity mental health care including severe pathology, comprehensive psychological assessment, holistic approaches to mental/physical health, Autism Spectrum Disorders, hospice and end-of-life counseling, and Veteran mental health. Research interests include compassion fatigue in mental health professionals especially psychologists to include vicarious traumatization, burnout, and compassion satisfaction; maximizing benefits of end-of-life counseling; program development for improving mental health outcomes in physical/mental illness treatment facilities. Also, Dr. Nail has taught at local community colleges and universities for the last five years in undergraduate psychology. Additionally, Dr. Nail serves on Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Colleague Assistance Committee. In her free time, she enjoys the company of her three rescued dogs and two cats along with time spent with family. 


Meghan Prato, Psy.D.

As an early career psychologist in the greater Philadelphia area, I specialize in the treatment of couples, families, and children.  My primary work is done in a small outpatient office in Bryn Mawr where about half of my time is spent in work with couples’ therapy, and the other half with children and families.  I’m also passionate about the integration of psychological assessment and intervention.  I currently conduct biopsychosocial evaluations for the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia, and full psychological batteries for adjudicated youth with Bucks County Juvenile Probation.  Beyond these active professional roles, I also recently took on the role as the Chair of the Colleague Assistance Committee of the PPA.  We are a group of psychologists passionate about ensuring the health and well-being of psychologists.  As I am relatively new in the field myself, having graduated in 2014, I have a particular interest in students and early-career psychologists and ensuring that resources are available to those who might need them.  We work in a very unique role as psychologists, and I am always open to talking with any psychologists looking for support in any way.  Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me!


Allie Abrahamson, Psy.D.

Allie Abrahamson, PsyD, is a 2016 graduate of Chestnut Hill College’s clinical psychology program. As a licensed psychologist, Allie provides individual and family therapy to those with a variety of concerns at a group practice called The Center (main office in King of Prussia, PA). Allie completed her pre-doctoral internship at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA and her post graduate work at Haverford College in their counseling center in Haverford, PA. Allie began her graduate education eager to develop skills in child and family focused psychology, particularly in systems issues and these goals and passions have continued to guide her career. Allie enjoys finding ways to give back to the community and to the profession.


Kimberly Wesley, Psy.D.

Kimberly Wesley is a pediatric psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania currently working within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.  She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia in 2008.  Dr. Wesley then earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 2013 prior to completing a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  While on fellowship, she worked under the mentorship of Dr. Jerlym Porter in the sickle cell disease program.  Her primary research interests include evaluation of factors affecting quality of life in individuals diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and healthcare transition readiness assessment and intervention.  Dr. Wesley is a member of the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the Society of Pediatric Psychology.  She is involved with the Early Career Psychologist Committee and the Membership Committee within the PPA.


Whitney Robenolt, Psy.D.

Whitney Robenolt, Psy.D., is a 2017 graduate of Marywood University’s Clinical Psychology program. Whitney is a Licensed Psychologist that is currently employed with MedOptions, as well as working part-time within a private practice, John G. Kuna, Psy.D & Associates. Whitney completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral residency at John G. Kuna, Psy.D. & Associates. Whitney has a generalist education/training background and currently provides psychotherapy and assessment services to a variety of populations.  However, Whitney’s previous research projects have focused on interpersonal relationships and eating disorder symptomatology within the college-aged population.


Corrie Jackson, Ph.D.

Corrie Jackson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Chestnut Hill College. She also has a part-time private practice in Newtown, PA conducting psychotherapy and psychological assessments with children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Jackson earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis in 2012. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, SC. Dr. Jackson completed a research post-doctoral fellowship at the Arizona State University Prevention Research Center in Tempe, AZ and a clinical post-doctoral fellowship at Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center in Newtown, PA. Dr. Jackson’s research and clinical interests include childhood trauma, interpersonal violence, the impact of negative peer relations, and bullying/cyberbullying.