Northeast College of Health Sciences is committed to training the healthcare leaders of tomorrow.

We strive to foster an environment of academic excellence and are devoted to best practices, best health and wellness for all. Our leadership, at all levels, is committed to supporting our diverse student body on their path to success.

Board of Trustees

Convening three times a year to meet with senior leadership of the College, the Northeast College of Health Sciences Board of Trustees is collectively dedicated to supporting the mission, vision and strategic success of the College. Working closely with Northeast President Dr. Michael Mestan, the Board acts as a champion of College initiatives, furthering the values and philosophies that uphold Northeast's legacy as a premier healthcare education provider. The Board is also responsible for oversight of the College's financial health and well-being, and establishes economic plans, policies and strategies to ensure long-term organizational sustainability.

Board of Trustees

Rick Rosa, D.C.
Fairfax Station, Va.
Vice Chair
Timothy J. Brown, B.B.A.
Providence, R.I.
David Bennett, D.C., J.D.
Macungie, Pa.
Menzo Case, B.S.
Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Joanne Cancro, D.C.
Newton, Mass.
Margaret Ferber, MBA
Rochester, N.Y.
Susan Fries, D.C.
Vero Beach, Fla.
Randall Gentzler, MBA
Baltimore, Md.
Kevin Marryshow, D.C.
Mississauga, Ont.
Michael A. Mestan, D.C., Ed.D.
Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Elaina Pirro-Lombardi, D.C.
Syracuse, N.Y.
Virginia C. Robbins, J.D.
Jamesville, N.Y.
Julie L. Scarano, D.C.
New Providence, N.J.
Ray Tuck, D.C.
Blacksburg, Va.
Charles Ventresca, D.C., L.Ac.
Bayville, N.Y.
Trustee Emeritus
Lewis J. Bazakos, D.C.
John Rosa, B.S., D.C.
President Emeritus
Frank J. Nicchi, D.C.
Kenneth W. Padgett, D.C.
Provost Emeritus
G. Lansing Blackshaw, Ph.D.

College Administration

The administration of Northeast College of Health Sciences manages the operations of the College to ensure the realization of the mission, vision and strategic success of the College. Under the direction of Northeast President Dr. Michael Mestan, each member of Senior Staff oversees a division of the College.

Michael A. Mestan, D.C., Ed.D.

Senior Staff
Colleen Brennan-Barry, M.S.
Anne E. Killen, M.S.Ed., D.M.
J. Todd Knudsen, D.C.
Christopher McQueeney, MBA
Karen Quest, CPA
Jennifer Sessler, Ed.D.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Anne E. Killen, D.M.

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
Jean-Nicolas Poirier, D.C., Ed.D.

Dean of Faculty and Research
Jeanmarie R. Burke, Ph.D.

Dean of Clinical Education
Wendy L. Maneri, D.C., Ed.D.

Dean of Online Education
Peter G. Nickless, D.C., Ph.D.

Director of the M.S. Program in Diagnostic Imaging
Chad D. Warshel, D.C., DACBR

Director of the Bachelor of Professional Studies Program
Alexandra K. Fiore, D.C.

Health Center Administrator - Depew Health Center
Ana L. Stearns, M.D.

Health Center Administrator - Levittown Health Center
Daryon E. Ray, M.S.

Director of Clinical Operations
Melissa J. Baxter, B.S.

Director of the Library
Fantasia A. Thorne-Ortiz, Ed.D.

Director of the Anatomy Center
Michael P. Zumpano, Ph.D., D.C.

Executive Director of Student Engagement and Title IX Coordinator
Carol Faivre, M.S.

Founding Dean of the M.S. Program in Applied Clinical Nutrition
Shari Lieberman, Ph.D (Deceased)

Founding Dean of the M.S. Program in Clinical Anatomy
Robert A. Walker, Ph.D.

Founding Dean of the M.S. Program in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction
Robert A. Crocker, D.C.

Vice President of Administrative Services
Christopher McQueeney, MBA

Director of Facilities/Security
Jeffrey Ross, MHA, PMP

Vice President of Enrollment and Planning
Jennifer Sessler, Ed.D.

Kevin S. McCarthy, B.S.

Director of Financial Aid
Darrin L. Rooker, M.S.

Vice President of Finance
Karen Quest, CPA

Alyssa Hansen, MBA

Human Resources Manager
Christine McDermott, B.S.

Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement
J. Todd Knudsen, D.C.

Dean of Postgraduate and Continuing Education
M. Owen Papuga, Ph.D.

Director of Educational Effectiveness and Compliance
Suellen Christopolous-Nutting, Ed.D.

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Colleen Brennan-Barry, M.S.