Staff & Faculty

ADMINISTRATION

Peter Neigler, MS
President

Joseph Balatbat, MD
Director of Education

William Bernard, BS
Chief Financial Officer

Stacey Jameson, BA
Executive Vice President

Paula Eckardt, AS, LMT
Senior Vice President for Institutional Development

John Katomski, BS, LMT
Vice President of Program Development

Tania Ogullukian, BA
Director of Continuing Education

Meg Darnell, LMT
Dean of Alumni and Career Services

Alex Ormeno
Director of Financial Aid

Jeff Namian, BA
Registrar

Beatriz Acevedo
Bursar

Jane Clancy, AA
Assistant to the Senior Vice President

Yesenia Amores-Clemente, BSHA
Extension Site Administrator

Viviana Diaz
Human Resources Coordinator

Zina Lemesh, Esq.
Director of Compliance

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

Joseph Balatbat, MD
Director of Education

John Katomski, BS, LMT
Vice President, Program Development Chair, Bioscience

Lucy Liben, MS, LMT
Dean, Massage Therapy

Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS
Dean, Personal Training Programs

MaryRhona Francoeur, MSN, RN, CNE
Dean of Nursing

Jill Goldstein, MLS
Director of Library Services

Jess Ferrante, MPS, LMT
Director of Student Services

Hillory Thorpe, MS
Nursing Program Coordinator

Scott Freer, BA, CS
T Program Director, Surgical Technologist

Sondra Rivera, MSN-Ed
Coordinator, Nursing Skills and Simulation Laboratory,

Ushasi Jill Thompson, MDiv, LMT
Director, Massage Therapy Academic Support Services

Claudia Etienne, MEd
Assistant to the Dean for Massage Therapy

Gladys Cabrera, BS
Assistant to the Dean of Nursing

Ericka Clinton, LMT
Assistant Dean for Massage Therapy, Chair, Clinical Studies , Massage Therapy Program

Brian Frazee, BBA, LMT
Chair, Business Practices, Massage Therapy Program

Ellen Krueger, MS, LMT
Chair, Professional Development and Ethics, Massage Therapy Program

Mark Proctor, BS, LMT,
Chair, Western Massage, Massage Therapy Program

Pieter Sommen, MS, LMT, LAc
Chair, Eastern Studies, Massage Therapy Program

Swedish Institute Faculty

Robert Abel, Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice, New York University
Nurse Practitioner

Michael Alicia, Massage Therapy
BFA, Architecture/Theater Performance, University of Florida
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist 

Robert Altheim, Massage Therapy
BA, Chemistry/History, Queens College
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist 

Azadeh Amjadi, Nursing
MSN, University of Rochester, NY
Nurse Practitioner

Nihad Atlic, Bioscience, Medical Assistant
MD, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzogovina

Shkelzen Badivuku, Bioscience, Medical Assistant
MD, Pulmonology University of Zagreb, Croatia
MS, Medicine,University of Prishtina, Kosovo 

Tom Banasiak, Massage Therapy
AA, Nutrition, Villa Maria College
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist 

Iris Barreto, Nursing
BS, Nursing, Lehman College, City University of New York
Registered Nurse

Fern Baudo, Nursing
MSN, Columbia University
Nurse Practitioner

Russ Beasley, Massage Therapy
BA, History, State University, Long Beach
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist 

Hazelyn Bernardino, Surgical Technologist
Certificate, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY

Leonore Briones, Massage Therap
y AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist 

Myriam Cadet, Nursing
MS, Nursing, State University of New York-Downstate University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Jaci Cappels, Massage Therap
y Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Simone Carbonel, Massage Therapy
MS, Acupuncture, Tri State College of Acupuncture
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist,
Licensed Acupuncturist

Raul Castillo, Surgical Technologist
Certificate, Surgical Technology, United States Army
Certified Surgical Technologist

Reginald Ceaser, Massage Therap
y Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist 

Paula Chin, Massage Therapy
MS/BPS, Acupuncture, Swedish Institute
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist

Jules Chyten-Brennan, Massage Therapy
BA, Political Science/Psychology, Connecticut College
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Ericka Clinton, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Cindy Coffey, Surgical Technologist
AAS, Surgical Technology, Sussex County Community College, NJ

Courtney Craig, Bioscience
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida
MS, Human Nutrition, Bridgeport University
BS, Kinesiology, The College of William and Mary, Virginia
Licensed Chiropractor

Shannon Dailey, Massage Therapy
BA, Literature/Theater, Reed College
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Meg Darnell, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Geoff Dawe, Massage Therapy
MFA, Acting, University of Connecticut
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Tammy Day, Massage Therapy
MS, Acupuncture, Swedish Institute
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist

Grazia Della Terza, Massage Therapy
BFA, Dance, SUNY, Purchase
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Niseema Diemer, Massage Therapy
BA, Cinema, Denison University
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Scott Dietsch, Massage Therapy
BA, English, Wagner College
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Betsy Eaton, Massage Therapy
AOS Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Marie Josee Emmanuel, Nursing
MSN, Adelphi University Nurse Practitioner

Brian Frazee, Massage Therapy
BBA, International Business, Loyola College
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish
Institute Licensed Massage Therapist

Scott Freer, Program Director, Surgical Technologist
BS, Health Care Administration, Pennsylvania State University
Certified Surgical Technologist

Brenda Freso, Medical Assistant
Diploma, Practical Nursing, Beth-Israel Medical Center, NY
Licensed Practical Nurse

Michelle Ann Gellar, Nursing
BS, Nursing, Fairfield University
Registered Professional Nurse

Maya Geyer, Massage Therapy
MSW, Social Work, New York University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Steven Glick, Massage Therapy
BFA, Acting, New York University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist  

Elizabeth Hartshorn, Massage Therapy
BA, History, Ohio State University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Craniosacral Therapist

Sharon Houlihan, Massage Therapy
BA, Hunter College, Geology/Geography
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage

Elizabeth Jacobs, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Mark Jagai, Mathematics
MEng, Computer/Electrical Engineering, CUNY

John Katomski, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
BS, Biology, Cornell University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Alix Keast, Massage Therapy
BA, French Literature, Wells College, NY
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Craig Kienzle, Massage Therapy
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified in Reflexology

Ellen Krueger, Massage Therapy
MS, Family Counseling, Iona Colleg
e Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Family Therapist

Cody Landis, Massage Therapy
BA, History/Theater, George Washington University
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Lohk Min Lee, Massage Therapy
BA, Psychology, City College
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Lucy Liben, Massage Therapy
MS, Anatomy & Cell Biology, New York Medical College
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Denise Lowe, Massage Therapy, Advanced Personal Training
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer

Adam Marcus, Advanced Personal Training
MS, Exercise Science, Long Island University
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Michele McInnes, Massage Therapy
BA, English, University of Cincinnati
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Dante Mele, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Caren Messing, Massage Therapy
BA, Liberal Arts, SUNY Purchase
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Vincent Metzo, Advanced Personal Training, Bioscience
MA, Physical Education, Sports, New York University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, CSCS

Christine Mire-Rose, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Jeremy Moss, Psychology
MA, Psychology, Seattle University
BA, Psychology, Rutgers University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Fiona Murray, Bioscience
PhD, Physiology with Biomedical Science, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

James Nealon, Massage Therapy
BS, Physician Assistant, Pace University/Lenox Hill Hospital Licensed
Physician Assistant, Visiting Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor

Jean-Marie O’Doherty, Nursing
MA, Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
MS, Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Wendy Pagan-Gonzalez, Medical Assistant
Certificate, Medical Assistant, ASA College Registered Medical Assistant

Shoba Parasram, English, Communications
MA, English, Brooklyn College

Thom Paul, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
BA, Psychology, SUNY, Genesco AOS, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Charles Pegg, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Gicela Peralta, Surgical Technologist
Certificate, Surgical Technology, Bergen Community College, NJ
Certified Surgical Technologist

Juan Pilarte, Surgical Technologist
Certificate in Surgical Technology, Long Island University
Certified Surgical Technologist

Katherine Powers, Massage Therapy
BA, Dance/Theater Arts, Mount Holyoke College
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Mark Proctor, Massage Therapy
BS, Business Administration, University of New Hampshire
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Olivia Quiroz, Massage Therapy
BS, Business Administration, Northeastern University
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

William Rahner, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
BA, Computer Science, Queens College
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Mary Richter, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Pedro Rivera, Surgical Technologist
Certificate, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY
Certified Surgical Technologist

Nahleen Salvador, Advanced Personal Training
BA, Dance, Hunter College ACE-CPT

Sabina Sangha, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
Diploma, Massage Therapy, West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Vancouver, CAN
Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist (Canada)

Anita Shulman, Bioscience
MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Pieter Sommen, Massage Therapy
MS/BPS, Acupuncture, Swedish Institute
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist

Nidhi Srivastava, Bioscience, Medical Assistant
MD, Patna Medical College, India

Janine Strenta, Massage Therapy
MS/BPS, Acupuncture, Swedish Institute
MS, Special Education, New York University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist

Monique Thompson, Medical Assistant
AOS, Medical Assistant, ASA College, NY

Ushasi Jill Thompson, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
MDiv, Practical Theology, Union Theological Seminary
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Hillory Thorpe, Nursing
MS, Nursing and Healthcare Administration, University of Phoenix
BS, Nursing, Long Island University, NY
Registered Nurse

Anoek Van Praag-Inbar, Massage Therapy
BA, Communication/Counseling, Institute for Communication, Netherlands
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Robert Volinsky, Massage Therapy
BA, Journalism, Rutgers University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Susan Ward, Massage Therapy
BFA, Theater, Florida State University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Kathryn Whyte, Personal Training, Bioscience
MS, Applied Physiology and Nutrition, Columbia University
Registered Dietitian

Fraser Widdowson, Massage Therapy, Bioscience
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Certificate, Bellevue Hospital Center School for Radiologic Technology
Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Radiologic Technologist

Anna Wiener, Massage Therapy
BBA, Accounting, Baruch College
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Gary Williams, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

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