Meet the Fellows

Class of 2021



Doctoral Program
Hadyia DuBose-Smith, Ph.D.
Andrews University
WellSpan Philhaven
Ryaja Johnson, Psy.D.
Wright State University
Cherokee Health System
Samantha Shires,
Michigan State University
 University of Texas - San Antonio

Hadiya DuBose-SmithHadyia DuBose-Smith, Ph.D.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Dr. DuBose-Smith (pronounced as DOO-boze) earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Cultural Diversity from Andrews University in Michigan. She completed her internship training at WellSpan Philhaven in York, Pennsylvania. Her interests include visual arts, trying new foods, and spending time with family and friends.



Ryaja JohnsonRyaja Johnson, Psy.D.
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Dr. Johnson earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her internship at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her interests include traveling by land, sea and air; listening to non-fiction audiobooks; and enjoying nature.

Samantha SchiresSamantha Shires

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Ms. Schires earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University. She completed her internship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Her interests include hiking, camping and traveling.