Meet our staff

Our staff is committed to making your accommodations at Binghamton University more than just a room in a residence hall — we want to make it your home.

Department and communities

Central office

The Residential Life central office is located in
CIW Tuscarora 213.
Phone: 607-777-2321
Fax: 607-777-4350
Title Name/e-mail
Director of Residential Life and Housing Suzanne Howell
Associate Director of Staff and Marketing Sharon O'Neill
Associate Director of Business Affairs Paola Mignone
Associate Director of Information Technology Chris Cullinane
Associate Director of Operations and Crisis Management  
Assistant Director of Marketing Cindy Blackman
Assistant Director of Housing Amy Pollock Drake
Assistant Director of Operations JJ Brice
Support Staff Hannah Ward
Support Staff Barbara Dickman



Phone: 607-777-2637
Fax: 607-777-6255
Title/hall Name/e-mail Phone
Assistant Director Erin Kentos 607-777-2637
Faculty Master Tony Preus 607-777-2637
Secretary Melissa Clapp 607-777-2637
RD Cayuga Matt Johnson 607-777-3459
RD Mohawk Andrew Lignelli 607-777-2679
RD Oneida Ashley White 607-777-3664
RD Onondaga Biama Charles 607-777-3841
RD Seneca Nicole Riley 607-777-5122


Dickinson Community

Phone: 607-777-2826
Fax: 607-777-4734
Title/hall Name/e-mail Phone
Assistant Director Diana Castellanos 607-777-2826
Faculty Master Jeff Barker 607-777-2826
Secretary Lucy Friend 607-777-2826
RD Johnson Jaimie Osborn 607-777-6044
ARC Johnson  Erin Marulli 607-777-2806
O'Connor   607-777-3105
Interim RD O'Connor Tamika Gordon 607-777-7335
RD Rafuse Kristen Pallen 607-777-5847
ARC Rafuse Jonathan McMahon 607-777-5417
RD Digman Sara Bowlin 607-777-3180
ARC Digman Ilana Solomon 607-777-2158


Hinman College

Phone: 607-777-4716
Fax: 607-777-4764
Title/hall Name/e-mail Phone
Assistant Director Leah Shaw  607-777-4716
Faculty Master Al Vos  607-777-6965
Secretary Julie Barry  607-777-4716
RD Cleveland and Hughes Lauren Murphy  607-777-6685
ARC Cleveland and Hughes Amber Boulay  607-777-6690
RD Smith and Roosevelt TJ Carney  607-777-6689
ARC Smith and Roosevelt Alyssa Napolitano  607-777-6687
RD Lehman Josue (JQ) Quinones  607-777-6686


Mountainview College

Phone: 607-777-7660
Fax: 607-777-7667
Title/hall Name/e-mail Phone
Assistant Director Kim Garrison  607-777-7660
Faculty Master Kevin Wright  607-777-7660
Secretary Darlene Burns  607-777-7660
RD Hunter Ryan Roosa  607-777-3501
Interim RD Marcy Heather Bergling  607-777-3549
RD Cascade Sarah Hathaway  607-777-2381
RD Windham Amanda Osborne  607-777-4363


Newing College

Phone: 607-777-2864
Fax: 607-777-6296
Title/hall Name/e-mail Phone
Assistant Director Deana Kalcich  607-777-2864
Faculty Master Mark Reisinger  607-777-2864
Secretary Annette Cobb  607-777-2864
RD Bingham Adam Palmatier  607-777-4719
ARC Bingham Brittany Platin  607-777-3129
RD Broome Amber Wade  607-777-5273
ARC Broome Kaila Pfister  607-777-5264
RD Delaware Lori Etheridge  607-777-5420
ARC Delaware Sarah Bull  607-777-3521
RD Endicott Khelan Todd  607-777-5022
ARC Endicott Alexandrea Roland  607-777-5247


Apartment Community

Phone: 607-777-4455
Fax: 607-777-4989

Phone: 607-777-2904
Fax: 607-777-4202

Title/hall Name/e-mail Phone
Assistant Director Kristin Calegari  607-777-4455/2904
Faculty Master Vacant  
Community Director Steven Knepp  607-777-4455/2904
Hillside Support Staff Pat Brennan  607-777-4455
Hillside ACD Ashley Stripling  607-777-5158
Susquehanna Support Staff Karen Gerchman  607-777-2904
Susquehanna ACD    607-777-2904
Susquehanna ACD Tiffany Julien  607-777-2904

ResLife Roles

Assistant director

Each college/community is assigned an assistant director whose primary responsibility is to develop an environment where our students can study, socialize and grow.

Resident directors & community director

In the traditional residential areas, the assistant directors supervise resident directors (RDs). RDs are full-time professionals — many of whom have completed their master's degree — who live in the residence hall. In the apartment communities the AD supervises a Community Director (CD) — also a master's-prepared full-time professional. The RDs and CD ensure that the halls foster a sense of community and a living-learning atmosphere for the residents.

Assistant residential coordinators and assistant community directors

Some traditional halls have graduate-level assistant residential coordinators (ARCs) who work with the RDs to oversee the halls. In the apartments, the CD works with three graduate-level assistant community directors (ACDs) to develop a sense of community while assisting students in their transition to apartment-style living.

Resident assistants

Each floor of the halls have Resident Assistants (RAs) who play a vital role in developing and maintaining an atmosphere of academic, personal and social growth in the halls. RAs assist students with the transition to college, serving as mentors and friends during the academic year.

Last Updated: 4/21/15