Meet the Fellows

Class of 2023



Doctoral Program
Mary Adekale, PhD Palo Alto University

Kaiser Permanente- Walnut Creek, Ca

Yarone Grabiner, PsyD Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University, Chicago

Conemaugh Health System-Johnstown, PA


Samantha Shires,
Michigan State University
 University of Texas - San Antonio

Mary Adekale, PhD

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 Dr. Mary Adekale (pronounced as Ahh-Day-Kah-Lay) earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. She completed her internship training at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek, California. Her interests include reading, writing, and spending time with family. 



Yarone Grabiner, PsyD, MS, MA

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Dr. Grabiner has undergraduate degrees in teaching, geography and political science, three master’s degrees in Jewish History and Clinical Psychology, and received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from National Louis University. He completed his internship at the Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His interests include information collecting of all kinds, fitness, and nature.

Fun Fact: Yarone (pronounced ya-RONE) has spent hours under the north sea during the winter.

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.