College of Health & Wellness


  • Laura J. Galligan, Ph.D., professor, dean
  • Rebecca Lynn (Ricci) Simon, Ed.D., M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, professor, associate dean
  • Paul A. Ullucci Jr., Ph.D., D.P.T., director of the physical therapy program

Department Chairpersons

  • Kara Cucinotta, D.C.N., M.S., RDN, LDN, CNSC, associate professor, department chair, Dietetics and Applied Nutrition
  • Cara Sammartino, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor, department chair, Health Science

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

  • Nancy Robert Dooley, Ph.D., OTR/L, associate professor, program director

Physician Assistant Studies

  • Thomas P. Meehan, Ph.D., PA -C, M.S.P.A.S., associate professor, program director


Health Science

  • Basil Aboul-Enein, Ed.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., M.A., lecturer; M.A., Norwich University — Military College of Vermont; M.P.H., University of Texas Health Science Center; M.Sc., Texas Woman's University; Ed.D., A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
  • Jonathan Noel, Ph.D., associate professor; B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • Samantha Rosenthal, Ph.D., associate professor; B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; M.P.H., Ph.D., Brown University
  • Cara Sammartino, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor, department chair; B.S., University of Vermont; M.S.P.H., Emory University — Rollins School of Public Health; Ph.D., Brown University
  • Jennifer Swanberg, Ph.D., OTR/L, professor; B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.M.H.S., Ph.D., Brandeis University

Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Allison Acquisto, M.A.T., RDN, LDN, associate professor, experiential learning coordinator; B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.A.T., Johnson & Wales University
  • Kara Cucinotta, D.C.N., RDN, LDN, CNSC, associate professor; A.S., B.S., Johnson & Wales University; M.S., Boston University; D.C.N., Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Michelle Pearson, M.S., RDN, LDN, lecturer; B.S., University of Massachusetts — Boston; M.S., Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Kerri Rush, M.S., RDN, LDN, CDOE, CVDOE, instructor; B.S., M.S., University of Rhode Island

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

  • Nancy Robert Dooley, Ph.D., OTR/L, associate professor, program director; B.S., Quinnipiac College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
  • Andrea Fairman, Ph.D., M.O.T., OTR/L, CPRP, associate professor and capstone coordinator; B.S., M.O.T., Duquesne University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Rebecca Lynn (Ricci) Simon, Ed.D., M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor and academic fieldwork coordinator; B.A., Stonehill College; M.S., Tufts University; Ed.D., Northeastern University
  • Shannon Strate OTD, M.S.O.T., OTR/L, assistant professor; B.S., University of Rhode Island; A.S., M.S.O.T., OTD, New England Institute of Technology

Physician Assistant Studies

  • Craig Baillie, PA-C, M.Sc., assistant professor; B.S., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science University; M.Sc., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science University
  • Jennifer Carey, PA-C, M.S.P.A.S., assistant professor; B.S., M.S.P.A.S., Northeastern University
  • Aleko Kimbouris, PA-C, M.P.H., M.S.H.S., assistant professor, director of didactic education; B.Sc., Worcester State University; M.P.H., M.S.H.S., The George Washington University
  • Kelli Kruzel, PA-C, M.S.P.A.S., assistant professor, director of clinical education; B.A., Canisius College; M.S.P.A.S., D'Youville College
  • Lora Robertson, PA-C, M.M.Sc., assistant professor; B.A., The Ohio State University; M.M.Sc., Nova Southeastern University
  • Diane Siedlecki, M.D., medical director; B.S., Niagara University; B.S., Rutgers University; M.D., Georgetown School of Medicine
  • Mallory J. Sullivan, PA-C, M.P.A.S., assistant professor, associate clinical coordinator; B.S., Roger Williams University; M.P.A.S., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences