Welcome to Northeast!

Northeast President Michael Mestan speaking at commencement while professors look on

Northeast College began its proud history as Columbia Institute of Chiropractic, founded more than 100 years ago in a small Manhattan brownstone. In 1991 we moved to our beautiful 286-acre campus in Seneca Falls, New York, and today we are proud to be Northeast College of Health Sciences.

Over the years, the College – like the healthcare profession – has greatly evolved and expanded, offering degrees in areas such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology instruction, and of course, chiropractic. Here we’ve created an environment totally dedicated to healthcare. Our students learn both online and on a campus tailored to helping them follow their calling to heal. They gain the evidence-based knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to reimagine health and transform lives.

In these ways and many others, Northeast carries on its important work: educating the healthcare professionals that our world clearly needs, now more than ever.

Northeast College of Health Science is dedicated to learning, healing, and doing, and to pursing those passions with uncompromising excellence. As has been true for more than 100 years already, and will remain true for another 100 and beyond, we are proud to follow our mission of commitment to academic excellence, leadership and professional best practices.


Michael A. Mestan, D.C., Ed.D.
President, Northeast College of Health Sciences

About President Mestan.

Northeast College’s 5th president, Dr. Michael Mestan, is a second-generation doctor of chiropractic and has a proud history of leadership in the profession. He has worked as a chiropractor, chief resident during his diagnostic imaging residency, professor of diagnostic imaging and owner of a private practice of radiology. In addition to publishing in peer-reviewed and indexed journals, serving on editorial boards for chiropractic-related journals and being part of accreditation site visit teams, Dr. Mestan has also served on the executive committee of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology and has held various faculty and administrative chiropractic college appointments.

Dr. Mestan has a B.S. in human biology and a doctor of chiropractic degree. As well, he studied higher education leadership at the University of Rochester, earning both master’s and doctorate degrees in educational administration, with a specialization in higher education. Dr. Mestan has been at Northeast College since 2002 and lives in Seneca Falls, N.Y. with his family and wife – who is also a proud second-generation chiropractor.

The President’s Team

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Colleen Brennan-Barry, M.S.

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

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Anne E. Killen, M.S.Ed., D.M.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

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J. Todd Knudsen, D.C.

Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement

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Christopher McQueeney, MBA

Vice President of Administrative Services

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Karen Quest, CPA

Vice President of Finance

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Jennifer Sessler, Ed.D.

Vice President of Enrollment & Planning

Contact Us
Office of the President
2360 State Rte. 89
Seneca Falls, N.Y. 13148