Meet the Admissions & Financial Aid Staff

If you have questions about applying to Upstate and would like to speak with a member of the Office of Student Admissions, please contact us directly.

Jennifer Welch, Associate Dean of Admissions
Jennifer Welch
Associate Dean
of Admissions & Financial Aid
Donna Vavonese, Director of Admissions
Donna Vavonese
Director of
Nakeia Chambers, Director of Multicultural Recruitment and EOP
Nakeia Chambers
Director of Multicultural Recruitment and EOP
Mike Alsheimer
Mike Alsheimer
Director of Financial Aid
Wendy Meyer-Wilson, Sr. Asst. Director of Admissions
Wendy Meyer-Wilson
Senior Asst. Director of Admissions
Michelle Stock, Financial Aid Advisor
Michelle Stock
Assistant Director
of Admissions & Financial Aid

Isabelle Rhoades
Assistant Director
of Admissions/ Pre-Health Advisor
Amy Abernatha, Assistant Director of Admissions
Amy Abernatha
Assistant Director
of Admissions
Barbara-Ann Goodwin, Admissions Assistant
Barbara-Ann Mitchell
Admissions Advisor/Interview Coordinator 
Tanya Milazzo, Financial Aid Advisor
Tanya Milazzo

Financial Aid Advisor
Krystal Smith, Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions & MD/PhD Program Coordinator
Krystal Ripa
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions & MD/PhD Program Coordinator
Jim Rugg, Application Processor
Jim Rugg
Application Processor
Diane Kallfelz, Secretary
Diane Kallfelz
Linda Demars, Application Processor
Linda Demars
Application Processor
Towana Davis, Staff Assistant
Towana Davis
Staff Assistant
Carolyn Couch, Data Management Coord.
Carolyn Couch
Data Management