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Meet the Staff


Photo of Karen Smith Moore Karen Smith Moore, LCSW-R, Director of Student Counseling

Karen Smith Moore received her Master's in Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. She previously worked for over 17 years at Union Settlement Association. Then she worked as an Adjunct and Academic Advisor at her alma mater, Hunter College before working as the Associate Director of Programs at Goddard Riverside Community Center. Karen believes that engaged, proactive, and highly interactive work is most effective, and views therapeutic work as a dynamic and collaborative partnership.

Ingrid Hiraldo, B.S., Office Assistant

Ingrid Hiraldo, B.S., Office AssistantIngrid Hiraldo received her undergraduate degree in computer information systems from Lehman College. Prior to joining the Counseling Center staff, she worked as a college assistant in the College's Purchasing office and in the Payroll and Budget Office. When you call the Counseling Center you will most often be greeted by Ms. Hiraldo, who is always happy to assist faculty and students.

Meet the Counselors

Megan Wilen, LCSW, Senior Counselor

Megan WilenMegan Wilen has worked at the Counseling Center since March 2010. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work, she has worked as a clinical social worker for over thirteen years, providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to diverse, multicultural urban communities in New York mental health settings. She was formerly a psychotherapist at the Adult Unit of Soundview-Throgs Neck CMHC/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her clinical background includes individual psychotherapy, family and couples counseling, stress/anger management, grief counseling, clinical training and supervision, and supportive, psycho-educational and creative arts groups. Megan has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Trinity Place Shelter, a LGBTQ youth shelter in Manhattan. She also served as a member of the Nominations Committee for NASW-NYC and is the former co-chair of their New Supervisors Peer Support Group and the New Professionals Task Force.

Part-Time/Evening Staff

Myrna Noble-Headad, LCSW, Sophomore Year Initiative Counselor

Myrna Noble-HeadadMyrna Noble-Headad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to strengthening lives through empowerment and skill building.  Myrna is an experienced counselor, facilitator and administrator.  She has strengthened families and youth in various settings including home-based, schools, community based organizations and clinics. She has served as a Board Member of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), MUEVETE! Youth and other organizations.  Ms. Noble-Headad received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Old Westbury. Myrna is bilingual in Spanish, multicultural and has extensive experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.  She has a counseling practice and is honored to bring her skills and experience to the Lehman College community. 

Maria Troche, LCSW

Maria TrocheMaria Troche is a graduate from Lehman College. Maria has worked in Social Work for over 20 years providing services to children, adults and families throughout NYC.


Sam Lee, LMHC

Sam LeeSam Lee is a Taiwanese American who grew up in the US and Japan. He graduated with dual Bachelor degrees in English and Psychology from North Carolina State University, and a Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. He has worked at Good Shepherd Services, FEGS, and CUNY John Jay College (post-graduate training), and joined the Lehman Counseling Center in April 2016. Sam is interested in working with students with a variety of concerns and backgrounds, but is particularly interested in relationship issues, cross-cultural identity/adjustment, Asian American concerns, and career concerns. Sam’s therapeutic approach is primarily humanistic, psychodynamic, relational, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural.

Eglys Santos, LMSW

Eglys SantosEglys Santos, LMSW has earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work from Lehman College. Her clinical background includes individual psychotherapy, family and couples counseling in community based settings in the tri-state area.


Lehman College Counseling Center houses 3 interns for the 2017/18 academic year:

CUNY/CAP, College Assistants, PEER Educators