College of Health & Wellness


  • Angela R. Renaud, Ed.D., interim dean
  • Laura J. Galligan, Ph.D., associate dean

Department Chairpersons

  • Cara Sammartino, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., department chair, Health Science
  • Todd Seyfarth, M.S., R.D., department chair, Nutrition and Dietetics

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

  • Ann Burkhardt, O.T.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, professor, program director

Physician Assistant Studies

  • George S. Bottomley, PA-C, D.V.M., director of physician assistant program
  • Katie Spolidoro, physician assistant admissions counselor
  • Maureen Gardiner, physician assistant program administrative coordinator
  • Liz Roche, assessment and technology coordinator


Health Science

  • Jonathan Noel, Ph.D., assistant professor; B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • Samantha Rosenthal, Ph.D., assistant 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

Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Allison Acquisto, M.A.T., RDN, associate professor; B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.A.T., Johnson & Wales University
  • Kara Cucinotta, M.S., RD, LDN, CNSC, assistant professor; A.S., B.S., Johnson & Wales University; M.S., Boston University
  • Barbara Robinson, M.P.H., RD, CNSC, associate professor; B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.P.H., Boston University
  • Todd Seyfarth, M.S., RD, associate professor, department chair; B.S., Johnson & Wales University; M.S., State University of New York — Stony Brook 

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

  • Ann Burkhardt, O.T.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, professor, program director; B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., New York University; O.T.D., Creighton University
  • Amy Wagenfeld, Ph.D., OTR/L,SCEM, CAPS, FAOTA, associate professor and capstone coordinator; B.S., Western Michigan University; M.A., Loyola University; Ph.D., Walden University
  • Rebecca Lynn (Ricci) Simon, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, assistant professor and academic fieldwork coordinator; B.A., Stonehill College; M.Sc., Tufts University; Ed.D., Northeastern University 

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
  • Ashley A. Hughes, PA-C, M.S., assistant professor, academic coordinator; B.S., University of New Haven; M.S.P.A.S. Northeastern University
  • Aleko Kimbouris, PA-C, M.P.H., M.S.H.S., assistant professor; B.Sc., Worcester State University; M.P.H., The George Washington University; M.S.H.S., The George Washington University
  • Kelli Kruzel, PA-C, M.S.P.A.S., assistant professor, clinical coordinator; B.A., Canisius College; M.S.P.A.S., D'Youville College
  • Victoria P. Miller, PA-C, MT, assistant professor; B.S., University of Rhode Island; PA-C, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Diane Siedlecki, M.D., medical director; B.S. Niagara University; 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