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Staff & Faculty

CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION

Peter Neigler, MS
President

Stacey Jameson, BA
Executive Vice President

William Bernard, BS
Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Andreivich
Director of Admissions

Meg Darnell, LMT
Dean of Alumni and Career Services

Richard Gardner, LMT
Director of Career Services

Zina Lemesh, Esq.
Director of Compliance

Alex Ormeno
Director of Financial Aid

Jeff Namian, BA
Registrar

Jill Goldstein, MLS
Director of Library Services

Tania Ogullukian, BA
Director of Continuing Education

Jane L. Holcomb, BS
Controller

Beatriz Acevedo
Bursar

Kawana Malloy Stroop
Payroll and HR Manager

Jane Clancy, AA
Assistant to the Senior Vice President

Yesenia Amores-Clemente, BSHA
Extension Site Administrator

Theresa Robbinson
Retention Coordinator

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

Jeremy Moss, MA, LMHC
Coordinator, General Education
Lead Instructor, Psychology
Student Services Advisor

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

Scott Freer, BA, CST
Program Director, Surgical Technologist

Hillory Thorpe, MS
Nursing Program Coordinator

Lucille Fenelon, MSN/MHA
Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab Specialist

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

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

Claudia Etienne, MEd
Assistant to the Dean for Massage Therapy

Lorraine Helvick
Assistant to the Dean of Nursing

Swedish Institute Faculty

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

Shah Alam, Mathematics
MS, Marquette University

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

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

DeNiece Bennett, Nursing
BSN, South University
Registered Nurse

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

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

Elizabeth Bushong-Collins, Massage Therapy
MS/BPS, Acupuncture, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
AOS, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Melissa Buttler-Haughton, Nursing
MS in Nursing Education, St. Joseph’s College
Registered Nurse

Paul Cadolino, Massage Therapy
Doctor of Chiropractic, NY Chiropractic College
BS, St. John’s University, NY
Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic

Jaci Cappels, Massage Therapy
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

Karen Chery, Nursing
MS, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Registered Nurse

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

Allison Chisholm, Nursing
MSN in Nursing Education, University of Phoenix Online School
Registered Professional Nurse

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

Jordan Ciambrone, Personal Training
MS, Kinesiology, Arizona State University

Claudette Clarke, Surgical Technologist
AAS, Surgical Technologist,Nassau County Community College
Certifified Surgical Technologist

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

Jennifer Coia, Massage Therapy
AOS, Swedish Institute
BS, University of Rhode Island
Licensed Massage Therapist

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

Sabrina Cruz, Medical Assistant, Bioscience
Doctor of Medicine, Cebu Institute of Medicine (Philippines)
Allied Health Instructor (AHI) Certified
Registered Medical Assistant(AMT)

Kathy Cunningham, Nursing
MS, Nurse Midwifery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
MS, Public Health, Hunter College
Registered Nurse

Sarah Currie, Personal Training
MS, Nutrition and Dietetics, New York University

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

Linda Delia-Ayach, Nursing
MA, Nursing Education, New York University
BS, Nursing, Long Island University
Registered Nurse

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

Eric Demry, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
MS/BPS Acupuncture, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist

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

Maria Dosado, Medical Assistant, Billing and Coding
BA, English, Phillipine State College of Aeronautics (Phillipines)
Certified Professional Coder

Sonia Durant, Medical Assistant, Billing and Coding
BA, English, Phillipines State College of Aeronautics (Phillipines)
Certified Professional Coder

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

Marie Josee Emmanuel, Nursing
MSN, Stony Brook 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

Michelle Gibbs-Spencer, English
MA, English, Brooklyn College

Arthur Gukasyan, Nursing
MS, Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Registered Nurse

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

Gale Harrison, Nursing
MS, Family Nurse Practitioner, SUNY Downstate
Nurse Practitioner in Family Health
Registered Nurse

Lynn Hawxhurst, Massage Therapy
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Marissa Haynes, Medical Billing and Coding
BS, Computer Science, San Sebastian College (Phillipines)

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

Joan Jean Fracois
MA, English, Brooklyn College, 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 College
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

Jean Leone, Nursing
MS, Organizational Leadership
Registered Nurse

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

Michael Marasigan, Advanced Personal Training
MA, Applied Physiology, Teacher’s College Columbia University

Adam Marcus, Advanced Personal Training
MS, Exercise Science, Long Island University
Licensed Massage Therapist

Arif Masih, Nursing
MS, Excelsior College
Registered Nurse

Janet McInteer, Surgical Technologist
Surgical Technology Diploma, Anthem College
Certified Surgical Technologist

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
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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
Goher Murtaza, Bioscience
MD, Dalian Medical University (China)

Nurit Nardi, Massage Therapy
MA, Transpersonal Psychology, Westbrook University
Diploma, Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

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

Monique Norton, Surgical Technologist
Certificate, Surgical Technology, Sanford-Brown Institute
Certified Surgical Technologist

Wendy Pagan-Gonzalez, Medical Assistant
Certificate, Medical Assistant, , Municipal Training Center
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

Mohammed Peerzade, Medical Assistant
Doctor of Medicine, Al-Ameen
Medical College (India)
Registered Medical Assistant

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

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

Nahleen Salvador, Advanced Personal Training
ACE-Certified Personal Trainer

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

Sharmalan Sathuyaseelan, Medical Assistant, Bioscience
BS, Medicine, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India)
Registered Medical Assistant

Adrienne Scott, Nursing
MSN, Nursing, Pace University
BA, Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Registered Professional Nurse

Maria Louella Sebastian, Bioscience
BS, Nursing, Western Mindanao State University (Phillipines)

Colette Shahied, Mathematics
MA, Mathematics, Columbia University (Teacher’s College)
BA, History, Hunter College

Moisey Simkhayev, Nursing
BSN, Nursing, Adelphi University
Registered Nurse

Anita Shulman, Bioscience
MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (Mexico)
Licensed Physician

Shakti Smith, Massage Therapy
MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalyajara(Mexico)
Licenced Physician

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

Jennifer Sommerman, Massage Therapy
BS, Mathematics, Framingham State College
Certificate, Muscular Therapy, Muscular Therapy Institute
Licensed Massage Therapist

Danielle Sonnenberg, Psychology
MS, Psychology, The New School

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
Certificate, Medical Assistant, Sanford Brown Institute

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

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

Gilbert Vinegas, Nursing
MS in Nursing, John Hopkin’s University
Registered Nurse (New York, Maryland, California)
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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

Lakeisha Walker, Surgical Technologist
AAS, Surgical Technology, Nassau Community College
Certified Surgical Technologist

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

Kathryn Whyte, Personal Training, 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