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Return to Campus

Task Force

Our 36-member COVID-19 task force, along with the Return to Campus Community Group, comprising health-expert faculty members, University leadership, faculty, staff, and students have developed this comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of every member of our community. We are in this together and it is up to each of us to abide by the guidelines set forth in this plan. We are Pace Strong.


COVID-19 Task Force

  • Brian Anderson, Director, Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Horace Anderson, JD, Dean, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Mary Baglivo, CMO and Vice President for University Relations
  • Bernadette Baumann, Senior Director, Employee and Labor Relations/Title IX Investigator
  • Vincent Beatty, Executive Director, Safety and Security
  • Marie Boster, Executive Director, Media Relations
  • Stephen Brodsky, JD, University Counsel
  • Karen Buckwald, Director, Human Resources Initiatives and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Joseph Capparelli, Vice President and Controller
  • Rachel Carpenter, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean for Students, PLV
  • Geraldine Colombraro, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Administration, College of Health Professions
  • Alyssa Cressotti, Director, Communications and Digital Engagement
  • Angie D’Agostino, JD, Dean for Students and Campus Affairs, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Paul Dampier, CIO and Vice President for Information Technology
  • Harriet Feldman, PhD, FAAN, RN, Dean, College of Health Professions
  • Angelica Ferreira, Associate Vice President, Budget and Planning
  • Leila Franchi, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Cindy Heilberger, Chief of Staff
  • Vanessa Herman, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations
  • Audrey Hoover, FNP, WHNP, Director, University Health Care, NYC Campus
  • Hillary J. Knepper, PhD, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success
  • Karen Martin, FNP-C, Director, University Health Care, PLV Campus
  • Aisha Moyla, Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Capital Projects
  • Richard Myers, Executive Director, Risk and Compliance
  • Jesse Oxfeld, Senior Advisor for Communications
  • Vanya Quiñones, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Matt Renna, Vice President, Human Resources
  • Marijo Russell-O’Grady, PhD, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean for Students, NYC
  • Robina Schepp, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Barry Stinson, PhD, Assistant Vice President for International Programs and Services
  • Nicole Thompson,Vice President, Administrative Operations
  • Jacqueline Tortorella, Assistant Director of Marketing and Account Management
  • Lisa Valentino, JD, Associate University Counsel
  • Joan Walker, PhD, Interim Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Michael Winn, Associate Athletic Director

Fall Reopening Community Group

  • Jill Backer, JD, Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Danielle Catalano-Taylor, Assistant Director, Capital Budgets and Planning
  • Christine Corcoran, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions
  • Jean Covino, DHSc, Clinical Professor, College of Health Professions
  • Lucille Ferrara, EDd, Professor, College of Health Professions
  • Marcy Kelly, PhD, Professor, Biology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Julianne Marder, Vice President, Student Government Association, NYC Campus
  • Denise Moreno, Program Manager, Psychology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Stephanie Nazario, Student Government Association, Pleasantville Campus
  • Margot Pollans, JD, Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Robert Rosenberg, Student Government Association, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Jason Slyer, DNP, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Health Professions
  • Dan Strahs, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Tursi, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Emily Waldman, JD, Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Andrew Wier, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences