Meet the Staff
Dr. Patrick Stack is in his 24th year as director of Counseling/Life Development. He received his BA in Philosophy from Suffolk University, Boston; M.Div., from St. John's School of Theology, Boston; M.Ed in general counseling, from the University of Missouri/St. Louis; D. Min from Eden Theological Seminary/St. Louis; Professional Certificate in Marriage and Family therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Patrick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and approved Missouri State supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and approved Missouri State supervisor, National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (CRAADC), and holds Clinical Status and Approved Supervisor Status in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Dr. Stack promotes Wellness as a clinician, author and speaker, and has designed and implemented a Wellness clinical assessment instrument. He and his wife Pamela (P.J.) Furrer Stack, who is a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), do conjoint marriage and family therapy in their private practice. Patrick and Pamela have two wonderful daughters and a beautiful granddaughter.
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Gladys Smith earned a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University, a Master's in Health Science from Washington University, St. Louis and a M.Ed in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is a Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She is Board Certified in Trauma Counseling (BCTC), and is a Sexual Assault Advocate.
Prior to coming to Webster, Gladys worked in substance abuse treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals. She served for 15 years in the United States Navy as a medic and counselor in Subic Bay, Philippines; Keflavic, Iceland; Guam, Hong Kong, Scotland and throughout the United States. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, the Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chi Sigma Iota, the American Business Women's Association and is an instructor for the American Red Cross, American Lung Association and American Heart Association.
Gladys also serves as the staff advisor for Peer Education Zeitgeist (PEZ), a student organization promoting Wellness, AOD education and prevention and responsible lifestyle choices. Gladys also serves as the University's advocate for survivors of sexual offenses. For calls related to sexual offenses Gladys' cell phone is 314-422-4651.
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Kimberly Thomson is a graduate student at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She is pursuing a Master's in Social Work and is currently an intern under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Stack at Counseling and Life Development. Kimberly has a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She has worked with immigrant populations in St. Louis and in Champaign and has experience working in Latin America. Her last graduate internship was at the Eastern District of Missouri Federal Public Defender's Office, where she worked as a mitigation intern with indigent criminal populations.
Carlos A. Burgos is a graduate student at Webster University. He is pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental health Counseling and is currently an intern under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Stack at Counseling and Life Development. Carlos has a Bachelor's degree in Educational Studies from Webster University.
Carlos enjoys baseball, photography, and traveling around the world. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his two year old nephew.
Kimberly Kemerer is a graduate student in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental health Counseling, and is currently working as an intern under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Stack in the Department of Counseling and Life Development. Her elective studies in Graduate School have been focused on the areas of Trauma Recovery, working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Substance Abuse, and she intends to pursue certification in each of these specialities upon graduation. Kimberly earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, and an Associate's degree in Biblical Studies from International School of Ministry (ISOM) in San Bernardino, California.
Kimberly enjoys writing fiction, reading a wide array of books and poetry, editing short stories and novels for publication, audio and video editing, playing the guitar, and spending time with her family, including her twelve nieces and nephews, and eleven great nieces and nephews.
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