Our Staff

Our Staff


Ms. Angela Colson, Executive Assistant

Angela Colson is the executive assistant at the UCC. She earned her Associates Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has over 25 years of working in the area of health care and, has worked the last four years with the UCC, often, she is the first point of contact for students needing assistance in the UCC.

Fun Fact: Ms. Colson enjoys spending time with her “first” grand-son; one of the greatest joy of her life.  She is also an avid crafter.

Dr. F. Gregory Harris, Contractual Psychiatrist, MD

F. Gregory Harris, MD is a licensed Medical Doctor whose specialty is psychiatry. He is a Baton Rouge native and a second-generation physician. He did his undergraduate work at Louisiana State University and his medical schooling at Meharry University. He has been with the UCC for ten years as a consulting psychiatrist.

Fun Fact: Dr. Harris enjoys traveling.

Dr. ValaRay J. Irvin, Director and Senior Licensed Psychologist

ValaRay J Irvin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with 29 years of experience in the field of Counseling Psychology. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern University at Baton Rouge, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She became Director of SUBR-UCC in 1998 after re-developing it after a ten-year absence. Her clinical orientation is influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and System’s therapies. And, her interests are psychotherapy, couples therapy, multicultural counseling and training, women and depression, grief and loss, and trauma issues.

Fun Fact: Dr. Irvin enjoys traveling, and sampling local/regional/world foods, and new adventures. She spent nine-weeks working with staff members of Counseling Services at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast Ghana, West Africa.

Ms. Leslie Manadier, Mental Health Therapist, PLPC

Leslie Manadier, M.A. is a registered Provisionally Licensed Counselor who earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern University Baton Rouge. Her clinical orientation is based in Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Reality/Choice, and Ecological Systems theories. In her role, she provides services to students experiencing common transitional, academic, and social concerns, as well as those addressing depression/anxiety, self-esteem, and gender-identity/orientation concerns.

Fun Fact: Ms. Manadier is a retired Flight Attendant from Delta Airlines where she enjoyed 20 years of “flying the friendly skies.” She is the mother of a four-year-old daughter who keeps her quite busy and always on the go.


Ms. Leah Stone, Mental Health Therapist, PLPC, NCC

Leah Stone, M.S. is a registered Provisionally Licensed Counselor who is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is the newest member of the UCC; joining July 2019! Ms. Stone is expected to provide mental health support to students experiencing common issues like academic, social, identity, and transitional concerns. She believes counseling is a collaborative process and seeks to provide a safe, confidential, and supportive environment that empowers individuals to reach their goals.

Fun Fact: Ms. Stone learned to play the violin at the young age of eight and played for six years in school. When not of service to others, she enjoys being a foodie by trying out new foods and restaurants.


Pre-Doctoral Interns (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology@Xavier of Louisiana):



Ms. Shaely Cheramie, M.A.

Mr. Seth Savoie, M.S.



Ms. Devin Leivo, M.S., M.A., NCC

Mr. Joshua Lieberman, M.A.


Phone: 225.771.2480 

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