Staff & Hours
Student Counseling Center staff is not available after hours or on weekends except in situations of extreme emergencies. In those instances, a member of the staff will be contacted by Safety and Security or other Thomas Jefferson University staff.
Student Counseling Center Staff
Jill Regalbuto, LCSW, is the Director of Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls Student Counseling Center since January 2024. For the past two years, Jill has worked part time remotely providing counseling services to the students. Prior to coming to East Falls, Jill worked at the Philadelphia Prison System holding numerous titles including Behavioral Health Administrator and Custody Evaluation Supervisor. Throughout her time there, Jill worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and many more life altering struggles.
While working here at Jefferson - East Falls Campus, Jill hopes to be a support system for the students and aid them in developing good coping and decision making skills that will guide them throughout their life. In her free time, Jill can be found spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors.
Slade Roff, LCSW, is a licensed social worker who has worked extensively with individuals grappling with grief and loss, substance use and sudden traumatic events. Slade held a position within Moore College of Art and Design’s student affairs office while obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. Back then, Slade hoped she’d one day work as a therapist in a counseling center and is now thrilled to be a member of the SCC team.
Slade takes a relational approach to therapy, highlighting the importance of connection and the role of relationships past and present in our current lives. Slade believes honing in on an individual’s innate strengths and capacities will open a door to continued growth and personal inquiry. When not working, Slade can be found reading, running, spending time with close friends and family and playing with her two cats.
Dr. Keri Smotrich is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received both her Master of Science degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology degree from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Smotrich completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital. She has extensive experience working in community counseling centers, university health and assessment clinics, and inpatient psychiatric settings. She also has experience working with psycho-oncology patients and their families. Dr. Smotrich held a practicum at Thomas Jefferson University, Center City Campus during her graduate work and is very excited to be back in the Jefferson family.
Savanna is a clinical social work intern finishing up her Masters in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. She is passionate about working with emerging adults on issues such as adjustment, relational issues, and other mental health struggles. While studying at the University of Pittsburgh and working with the Office of Residence Life, Savanna enjoyed interacting with students and working in higher education. Connecting with students and offering support is important in her work. In her free time, Savanna enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and making crafts.