Wediko Summer Program Staff
Ed Zadravec, Psy.D.
Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Sc.B., Brown University
Year Hired: 1986
Dr. Ed Zadravec’s work at Wediko is focused on helping Wediko staff to learn, grow, and provide the best services to children, families, and schools. As an administrator, supervisor and consultant, he is fortunate to meet with many interesting and dedicated professionals who share the goal of improving learning environments. Ed loves working with teams and finding ways to make use of the diverse strengths in every group. He looks forward to helping Wediko expand its role as a leader in school-based mental health services.
Miklos “Mik” Oyler, M.Ed.
Director, Wediko Summer Program
M.Ed., Springfield College
B.S., University of New England
Year Hired: 2015
Mik brings a passion for empowering youth, dedication to facilitating healthy staff culture, and a history of strengthening clinical programming to Wediko. Prior to accepting this role, Mik gained over seven years of invaluable experience with Summit Achievement – a premier wilderness treatment program in Maine. Having worn many hats at Summit, including starting on the ground as a Field Guide, two years as Program Director, and ultimately serving as Executive Director for three years, Mik has a deep understanding of short-term therapeutic residential programming. Mik believes that fun is critical in treatment environments, and is excited to work with students in the Wediko Summer Program’s activity-based therapeutic milieu. Mik and his wife live in New Hampshire, where he is an avid birder and skier.
Program Operations Manager, Wediko Summer Program
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
A MA native, Jennifer joined Wediko in the winter of 2017 as the Program Operations Manager for the Wediko Summer Program. Prior to accepting this role, Jennifer gained years of operational and Human Resource experience working for local non-profit Citizen Schools and teaching in both public and private schools where she taught students with moderate to severe learning differences. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Educational Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Jennifer finds joy in singing, kayaking and spending time with her growing band of nieces and nephew! Her favorite book is Thank you Mr. Falker by Patricial Polacco.
Each year, Wediko Summer Program welcomes a diverse group of dedicated, energetic, flexible, and fun individuals who bring their skills, talents, and expertise to create a truly dynamic program. Staff are supervised by Master’s and Doctoral level clinicians who are embedded within the program and on campus 24/7.
“One of the last days of the summer program, a young man in my group told me that coming to Wediko was the best thing he had ever done. At first he came off as a big tough guy who wasn’t interested, but once I got to know him I realized that he needed somebody he could trust.”
Emily N., Summer Program Alumni
“The support from other staff members, being isolated in the woods of New Hampshire, and having the opportunity to process one on one with children and youth who have real issues/disabilities (emotional, mental, behavioral). These three things made my summers at Wediko unforgettable.”
Michael R., Summer Program Alumni
“I would describe the Wediko Summer Program as an intense and life changing experience. Every day is so full that the days feel like weeks and the weeks feels like days.”
Michael G., Summer Program Alumni