Counseling Staff

School Counselors


Christa Hovey
Room 232
Ext. 139

Ms. Christa Hovey is a full-time counselor and is assigned to the classes of 2022 and 2024. She will assist students with personal, social, academic, and career counseling. She will work with students through individual, small group, and classroom counseling lessons. Mrs. Hovey is the Co-Coordinator for the Career Connections Fair, and is the Coordinator for the PSAT and ACT Testing. 

Ms. Hovey attended Ohio University for her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She then attended Kent State University for her graduate degree in School Counseling.

Meet Ms. Hovey

Arica Zimmer
Monday-Wednesday - 7:45-3:15
Thursday - 7:45-2:15
Room 236
Ext. 131

Miss Arica Zimmer is a part-time school/college counselor. She will lend extra support to students that need assistance with personal, social, academic, and career counseling. Miss Zimmer is the co-coordinator of the PSAT and ACT exams, as well as the coordinator for the College Fair.

Miss Zimmer graduated from John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Warren, OH. She attended Walsh University for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology. She then continued her education at Walsh, where she earned her graduate degree in School Counseling while also working in Walsh University’s Office of Student Affairs.

Meet Miss Zimmer

College Counselors

Our college guidance counselors are Lauren Taylor and Malia Miller. Our college counselors meet with our Junior students in the classroom and in their office to prepare them for the college search and application process. They work with our Senior students individually, in small groups and the classroom to make sure they are on track with their college applications. They also conduct a Junior Parent night and Financial Aid night every year for students and their families. 

Malia Miller
Room 238
Ext. 108

Mrs. Malia Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University.  She also earned National Board Certification through NBPTS. She is an adjunct faculty member at Stark State College and Malone University in addition to her work at STVM.  She has 30 years experience as a professional school counselor.

Meet Mrs. Miller

Michelle Foushee
Monday & Tuesday
Room 238

Mrs. Foushee was born and raised in Ohio. She attended Ohio University and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She later moved to Kentucky where she received her masters degree in School Counseling. After graduate school, she moved back to her home state of Ohio. Mrs. Foushee is married to Jeremy Foushee and they have three children (Luke, Emma and Jace), and a boxer named Rambo. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, gardening, and hiking.

Meet Mrs. Foushee

Speech Therapist

Cheryl Calhoun
Room 232
Ext. 138

After earning her Bachelor's degree, Mrs. Calhoun worked in International Business for many years. She changed careers and received her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (Speech Therapy) in 2001. She has since worked with adults and children in a variety of settings ranging from long term care, outpatient clinics and home health care, to public and private schools. She lives in Akron and is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church and her son attends St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School.

School-Based Therapists

Minority Behavioral Health Group

  • Ja'Rae Shaw, Case Manager
  • Will McWain VM01, Case Manager
  • Angelo Anderson, Therapist


Counseling Secretary

Donna Baker
Room 240
Ext. 134

Mrs. Donna Baker joined the STVM staff in 2013. She and her husband Jim live in Portage Lakes with their daughter Emily who is a VM13 graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary. If you need assistance with counselors or tutors, please feel free to stop by Mrs. Baker's office or call (330) 996-0023 and she would be happy to assist you.