College of Health & Wellness


  • Angela R. Renaud, EdD,  interim Dean
  • Laura J. Galligan, PhD, Assistant Dean

Physician Assistant Studies

  • George S. Bottomley, DVM, PA-C, director of physician assistant program
  • Katie Spolidoro, physician assistant admissions counselor
  • Maureen Gardiner, physician assistant program administrative coordinator
  • Adam Wolny, coordinator of clinical placement, assessment and technology

Department Chairpersons

  • Cara Sammartino, PhD, department chair, Health Science
  • Todd Seyfarth, MS, RD, CSSD, department chair, Nutrition and Dietetics


Health Science

  • Samantha Rosenthal, PhD, assistant professor; BS, Carnegie Mellon University; MPH, PhD, Brown University
  • Cara Sammartino, PhD, assistant professor, department chair; BS, University of Vermont; MSPH, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; PhD, Brown University

Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Allison Acquisto, MAT, associate professor; BS, University of Rhode Island; MAT, Johnson & Wales University
  • Kara Cucinotta, MS, assistant professor; AS, BS, Johnson & Wales Unversity; MS, Boston University
  • Emily LaRose, BS, assistant professor; AS, BS, Johnson & Wales University
  • Barbara Robinson, MPH, associate professor; BS, University of Rhode Island; MPH, Boston University
  • Todd Seyfarth, MS, RD, CSSD, associate professor, department chair; BS, Johnson & Wales University; MS, State University of New York — Stony Brook 

Physician Assistant Studies

  • Ashley A. Hughes, PA-C, MS, assistant professor, academic coordinator; BS, University of New Haven; MSPAS Northeastern University
  • Kelli Kruzel, PA-C, MSPAS, assistant professor, clinical coordinator; BA, Canisius College; MSPAS, D'Youville College
  • Victoria P. Miller, PA-C, MT, assistant professor; BS, University of Rhode Island; PA-C, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Tracy Novack, PA-C, MPAS, assistant professor; BS Florida Atlantic University; MPAS Springfield College
  • Diane Siedlecki, MD, medical director; BS Niagara University; Rutgers University; MD, Georgetown School of Medicine
  • Rebecca L. Simon, MS, assistant professor; BA Stonehill College; MS, Tufts University         
  • Mallory J. Sullivan, PA-C, MPAS, assistant professor, associate clinical coordinator; BS, Roger Williams University; MPAS, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences