Meet the Staff at Saint Luke Center, Louisville
Emily Cash, PsyD, director of Saint Luke Center, is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky and Maryland, and an adjunct member of the clinical services department at Saint Luke Institute. She obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, and completed her doctoral training in a community mental health setting in New York City. From 2006-2010, she was on staff in the residential treatment program at Saint Luke Institute before returning to Kentucky to open Saint Luke Center. Her clinical services include individual and group therapy, psychological evaluation and assessment and teaching psycho-educational groups and workshops geared towards mental health and well-being.
Sister Jane Becker, OSB, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky and Indiana. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict located in Ferdinand, Indiana, which is not far from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, where she served for many years as staff psychologist. She served in the same capacity at the North American College in Rome. She presently serves as the Subprioress for her community, having formerly fulfilled the role of its director of Formation, and has provided a variety of workshops and consultations to other religious communities. Sr. Jane was on the staff of Saint Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, for three years. Her clinical services include individual and group therapy, psychological assessment, and workshops in transition, community life, and communication. She completed her doctoral studies in clinical psychology at St. Louis University.
Christopher G. Block, PhD, is a licensed psychological practitioner in Kentucky. He obtained his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville and completed a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University. Prior to joining the Saint Luke Center in 2014, Chris was a 24-year veteran of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, where he retired as director of the Sex Offender Risk Assessment Unit within the Division of Mental Health. During his tenure with the DOC, he also served as the department’s program administrator for residential and community-based drug and alcohol treatment services, and worked as a therapist in the Sex Offender Treatment Program. Chris’ clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral intervention for emotional disorders and risk assessment.
Reverend Thomas Boland, MA, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville. He attended St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore for theology and did graduate studies at The Catholic University of America. He has served as a teacher, marriage and family therapist, director of the archdiocesan Family Ministries Office, and a pastor. He has been a member of the archdiocesan clergy personnel board, a diocesan consultor, and has served seven terms on the archdiocesan Priests’ Council. His training in spiritual direction was through Sacred Heart University in Stratford, Connecticut. Now a retired pastor, Fr. Boland offers spiritual direction and leads workshops for clergy and pastoral teams.
Michael Day, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in Indiana and Kentucky. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University and an MA and MTS from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Dr. Day works on a consultation basis with Saint Luke Center and is the director of personal counseling and a member of the faculty at Indiana University Southeast. His experience includes work in higher education and children/family residential treatment. His clinical interests include trauma informed care, developmental related issues, clinical supervision, and education. He is a member of APA and AUCCCD.
Sister Clara Fehringer, OSU, MEd, MSF, is an Ursuline Sister from Louisville. She completed her studies in formative spirituality at Duquesne University. She has served as formation director for her community, with campus ministry at Eastern Kentucky University and as director of liturgy for the Diocese of Lexington. She currently is a pastoral associate at St. Paul Church in Lexington, Kentucky, in addition to her work with Saint Luke Center.
Scott T. Hedges, MD, is a consulting psychiatrist for Saint Luke Center and the senior vice president for medical services with Seven Counties Services, Inc., a regional mental health center. Dr. Hedges also is on the clinical faculty with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at his alma mater, the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His community service includes membership and active participation in St. Joseph’s Guild, the local guild of the Catholic Medical Association; the Community Health Committee of the Greater Louisville Medical Society; and the Committee on Community and Rural Health with the Kentucky Medical Association. Dr. Hedges is a Secular Carmelite and a member of the Secular Order Discalced Carmelites Community of the Holy Spirit and is currently an aspirant for the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Reverend Robert Ray, MDiv, completed his theological studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to his ordination in 1969. He has served in a variety of ministries, including parishes, retreat work with high school youth, college campus ministry, priest review and continuing education for clergy. He served on the staff at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology for ten years, and undertook spiritual direction training at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago. He also participated in a two-year spiritual direction practicum offered by the Archdiocese of Louisville Office of Spirituality. Fr. Bob currently is a pastor, spiritual director with lay, religious and priests, and retreat leader with parish councils, parish staffs and men’s and women’s groups.
Linda Reynolds, MEd, MA, is a spiritual director for Saint Luke Center in addition to her private practice offering individual spiritual direction, supervision and group facilitation. Linda’s training includes the two-year spiritual direction practicum through the Archdiocese of Louisville. She earned her BS and MEd in counseling psychology at the University of Louisville and graduated with an MA in spirituality, a joint program with Bellarmine University and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. She has worked as a pastoral counselor for AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana, Inc. and a guest spiritual director for Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, MA.
Reverend Paul Scaglione, MDiv, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville. He attended Mount Saint Paul Seminary in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana, prior to his ordination in Trenton, New Jersey. He has extensive experience as a spiritual director and pastor, including ten years as spiritual director for the School of Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary. He also directed the Office of Pastoral Care for the Archdiocese of Louisville for 11 years and is a member of the archdiocese’s Sexual Abuse Review Board. He received training at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago and is an active member of Spiritual Directors International. Fr. Scaglione provides directed retreats, workshops on spirituality and parish missions, and is experienced in outreach with victims of sexual abuse.
Mary Schaffner serves as the associate director of Spirituality Ministries at Our Lady of Fatima, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ retreat house. Mary holds a master’s in theological studies from Saint Meinrad Seminary School of Theology as well as a graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreats from Creighton University. In addition to her work with on-going spiritual direction, Mary offers silent directed retreats, Ignatian retreats in everyday life, days of reflection, and preached retreats. Mary brings experience as a religion teacher, high school campus minister, young adult minister, director of religious education, and pastoral associate.
Sam Stodghill, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky. He received his PsyD in clinical psychology from Spalding University. Before joining the staff of Saint Luke Center, Dr. Stodghill was clinical coordinator for REACH, a community-based social service agency. His experience includes work in children/family residential treatment and foster care settings. His clinical interests include functional assessment and behavior support consultation and program planning and evaluation. He is an active member of the Kentucky Psychological Association and currently serves as a member of the KPA Board as the Jefferson region representative.
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