Springfield College Tampa Bay
10117 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610-8302
Phone (813) 626-3831
Toll Free (800) 724-2778
Fax (813) 626-1289

Name/TitleExt.E-mail Address

Phyllis Brown, PhD
Assistant Dean/Campus Director
Ext. 227
pbrown11@springfieldcollege.edu

Nancy Bermudez Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 301
ngonzalez7@springfieldcollege.edu

Benisha Copeland-Jackson
Resource Specialist
Ext. 234
bcopeland-jackson@springfieldcollege.edu

Richard Davila, PhD
Faculty
Ext. 222
rdavila@springfieldcollege.edu

Kelly DeFreitas
Assistant Director for Administration
Ext. 223
kdefreitas@springfieldcollege.edu

Wendy Ent
Resource Specialist
Ext. 234
went@springfieldcollege.edu

Walter Geter
Financial Aid Coordinator
Ext. 236
wgeter@springfieldcollege.edu

Carmine Pecoraro, PsyD
Faculty
Ext. 306
cpecoraro@springfieldcollege.edu

Henry Singleton
Lecturer
Ext. 233
hsingleton@springfieldcollege.edu

Jeanette Taft, PhD
Faculty
Ext. 305
jtaft@springfieldcollege.edu

Gerald E. Thomas, DBA
Faculty
Ext. 304
gthomas@springfieldcollege.edu

Ram Upadhyay, PhD
Assistant Director for Academic Services
Ext. 231
rupadhya@springfieldcollege.edu

Cheryl Williams
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 247
cwilliams4@springfieldcollege.edu

Suzette Sullivan
Admissions Assistant
Ext. 226
ssullivan5@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

Gerald E. Thomas

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar, Leadership: A Lifelong Journey, Career Development and Counseling, Research and Program Evaluation, Career Development and Social Change

Springfield College Contact Information
gthomas@springfieldcollege.edu 
(813) 626-3831

Highest Degree
DBA, University of Sarasota

Other Degrees and Certifications
Certified, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Master Professional

Areas of Expertise
Career development and career counseling, leadership

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Board of trustees, Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive Children Families

Richard D. Dávila

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Addiction Studies Concentration Courses, Graduate Project I, II, III and IV

Springfield College Contact Information
rdavila@springfieldcollege.edu 
(813) 626-3831

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Connecticut

Other Degrees and Certifications
MSW, University of Connecticut; BA, Beacon College; National Certified Gambling Counselor, (NCGC-II)

Areas of Expertise
Addictions and recovery, adult education, multiculturalism

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest:
National grant reviewer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Board member, Global United Soccer; Board member, Florida School of Addiction Studies; Trainer for recovery coaching; Co-creator of the recovery family mentor curriculum

Carmine Pecoraro

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum Internship I, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship IV, Psychological Testing and Evaluation for Mental Health Counselors

Springfield College Contact Information
cpecoraro@springfieldcollege.edu 
(813) 626-3831

Highest Degree
PsyD, Carlos Albizu University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MS, Carlos Albizu University; MS, Nova Southeastern University; BS, University of South Florida; Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist; Certified Addiction Professional (CAP); Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (ICADC); Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor II (NCGC-II); Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Areas of Expertise
Counseling, neuropsychology, psychological testing, neuropsychological testing, psychoeducational testing, addictions counseling (drug, alcohol, food, sex, gambling), autism spectrum disorders, neurocognitive disorders, GLBT issues, executive coaching

Service Experience, Community Involvement and Other Areas of Interest
Served on numerous board of directors nationally and internationally; appeared on television and radio; published numerous articles; lectures nationally and internationally; serves on the board of directors for Wheelchairs4Kids

Jeanette Taft

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Fiscal Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership: A Lifelong Journey

Springfield College Contact Information
jtaft@springfieldcollege.edu
(813) 626-3831

Highest Degree
PhD, Touro University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MBA, Pepperdine University; MS, Hunter College; BSN, Hunter College; Board Certified Human Services Professional

Areas of Expertise
Strategic initiatives, restructuring organizations, leadership development, designing organizational change

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Past president, Suncoast Rotary; Past president, Health Care Executives (chapter of the American Chapter of Healthcare Executives); Board member, Head Start Foundation; Lifetime Achievement Award, United Nations; Past board member, Hillsborough County Healthcare Board; Alumna, Leadership Tampa

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