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 and
Financial Aid and
Chief Enrollment
Mike Alsheimer
Mike Alsheimer
Director of Financial
Aid and EOP
Krystal Smith, Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions & MD/PhD Program Coordinator
Krystal Ripa
Director of Special
Admissions Programs

Isabelle Appler
Associate Director
of Admissions/
Pre-Health Advisor
Tanya Milazzo, Financial Aid Advisor
Tanya Milazzo
Associate Director
of Financial Aid
Vanessa Decker, Admissions Advisor
Vanessa Decker
Senior Assistant
Director of Admissions
Wendy Meyer-Wilson, Sr. Asst. Director of Admissions
Wendy Meyer
Senior Asst. Director
of Admissions
Gabriela Lozanova, Assistant Director of Admissions
Gabriela Lozanova
Assistant Director of Admissions
Donna Vavonese, Director of Admissions
Donna Vavonese
Mike Adamo, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mike Adamo
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Amy Abernatha, Assistant Director of Admissions
Amy Abernatha
Assistant Director
of Admissions
Barbara-Ann Goodwin, Admissions Assistant
Barbara-Ann Mitchell
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management & Admissions
Maggie Moore, Admissions Advisor
Maggie Moore
Admissions Advisor/Interview Coordinator
Jim Rugg, Application Processor
Jim Rugg
Admissions and Financial Aid Application Processor
Diane Kallfelz, Secretary
Diane Kallfelz
Admissions and Financial Aid Application Processor
Carolyn Couch, Data Management Coord.
Carolyn Couch
Data Management
Towana Davis, Staff Assistant
Towana Davis
Admissions and Financial Aid Support Staff
Rita Trusievitz, Support Staff
Rita Trusievitz
Admissions and Financial Aid Support Staff