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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


Easton, Darlene
Associate Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3107
E-mail: deaston@nycc.edu

- BPS/ MS, New York College of Health Professions, 2002
- BPS/ MS, New York College of Health Professions, 2000
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2011
- B.A., SUNY Stony Brook, 1989
- A.A., SUNY Farmingdale, 1987

Biosketch:

Darlene Easton M.S., L.Ac, NCCAOM Diplomate Oriental Medicine, Associate Professor and Practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has been teaching and in practice since 1998. Ms. Easton received her undergraduate degree from Stoneybrook University in 1992 and her Master’s in Oriental Medicine from the New York College of Health Professions in 1998. As part of her undergraduate education, Ms. Easton spent over one year studying Chinese Language at Nankai University, Tianjin, and People’s Republic of China. Since earning her Master’s degree, she visits China yearly, leading educational programs and taking time to further her own studies in acupuncture and herbal medicine. Ms. Easton has earned multiple post-graduate and advanced training certificates in Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and from Zhejiang University’s Provincial Hospital in Hangzhou. In 2011, Ms. Eaton expanded her education and earned her masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition from NYCC. She brings all this knowledge and experience to the classroom and to her patients, furthering both the education and practice of OM and nutrition in the United States. Ms. Easton is a full-time faculty at the New York Chiropractic College’s, School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She teaches courses in basic and advanced Oriental Medicine Theory, Clinical Skills, Eastern Diet and Nutritional Therapy and has served as a supervisor of student interns in the College’s integrative and hospital clinics. She has a well established private practice at the Seneca Falls Integrative Health Center.


Ergil, Kevin V.
Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3211
E-mail: kergil@nycc.edu

- DAOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2016
- M.A., University of Washington, 1986
- M.S., American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1989
- B.A., University of California, 1983

Biosketch:

Mr. Kevin V. Ergil is a Professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of NYCC. He has been a practicing acupuncturist (licensed in New York and California), and herbalist since 1990. His research and clinical interests have extended into the areas of chronic immunodeficiency disorders, women’s health, and harm reduction acupuncture. He was co-chair of the Overview Panel for the Workshop on Acupuncture sponsored by NIH in 1994 and presented on Acupuncture Licensure, Training, and Certification in the United States at the NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture in 1997. He has served as a director of the Society for Acupuncture Research. His current interests include safety and efficacy issues related to single substance phytopharmacy, drug-herb interaction and toxicity issues in Chinese herbal medicine, and the assessment of clinical outcomes in complementary and alternative therapies. Mr. Ergil is a past president of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco (1990-1992) and the founding Dean of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York Campus (1992-1998). He was Director of Research and Chair of the Department of Acupuncture at the New York College for Health Professions. From 2000 – 2006 he was the Director of the Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine in the School of Health Sciences at Touro College (2000-2006). He was awarded the title Founding Director of the Touro College GPOM in 2006. As a representative to the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1991 to 2000 he chaired the Research Information Committee and the Core Curriculum Committee. At the FLSAOM Mr. Ergil teaches courses in Oriental Medicine Theory & Diagnosis, Acupuncture Techniques, Chinese Materia Medica, Chinese Prepared Medicines, Medical Research and Botanical Medicine & Chinese Medicine Pharmacognosy & Toxicology. Mr. Ergil has published extensively in a variety of areas. Most recently he has completed 3 chapters, for the 5th Edition of Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He and Marnae Ergil are coauthors of the Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine (2009).


Ergil, Marnae C.
Academic Coordinator/Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3685
E-mail: mergil@nycc.edu

- DAOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2016
- M.A., University of Washington, 1988
- M.S., Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 1999
- B.A., Middlebury College, 1985

Biosketch:

Marnae C. Ergil is a Professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her interest in China dates to 1981 when she began studying Chinese language at Middlebury College, where she received her BA in East Asian Studies. Ms. Ergil received her Master’s degree in Anthropology in 1989 and was funded by the National Academy of Sciences to study the education of practitioners of Chinese medicine in China. From 1991 – 92 she lived and studied in Tianjin, China where she attended the 1st year of Chinese medical school, completing her coursework in Chinese. She received her Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. While a student at PCOM, Professor Ergil translated Practical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, published by Churchill Livingstone. She is also the co-author of the Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine, published by Thieme Publications, and the co-translator of Jiao Shu-De’s Ten Lectures on the Use of Chinese Medicinals published by Paradigm Publications. She has also published in numerous journals. She has been teaching at schools of Chinese medicine in the United States since 1989. Professor Ergil has taught courses in Chinese Medical Classics (On Cold Disease Shang Han Lun; Warm Disease Theory Wen Bing; Classic on the Spleen & Stomach Pi Wei Lun), Fundamental Theory, Diagnostic Methods, Pattern Identification, Channels & Points, Channel Theory, Case Studies, Disease Patterns and Materia Medica. At the Finger Lakes School of Oriental Medicine, she teaches in all areas of the program. Professor Ergil was the Chair of the Dept. of Oriental Medicine and the Clinic Director at the New York College of Health Sciences and the Chair of the Acupuncture Dept. at Touro College. At the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine she served as the Academic Coordinator. Professor Ergil has had an active private practice in New York since 1997. She has received advanced clinical training in Chinese medicine dermatology, acupuncture in labor and delivery and the treatment of infertility. At the FLSAOM she practices in the Seneca Falls Health Center. While her practice is a general practice, she specializes in the treatment of children, gynecological conditions and skin conditions.

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Garrison, Philip G.
Assistant Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: (315) 568-3172
E-mail: pgarrison@nycc.edu

- MTCM, Five Branches University, 2009
- DAOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2014
- B.A., Pomona College, 2001



Li, Aizhong
Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3177
E-mail: ali@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2008
- M.Sc., Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1984
- B.Sc., Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1978

Biosketch:

Dr. Aizhong Li is currently a Professor and a fulltime faculty member at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Li received her Chinese medicine education from the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine (HLJUCM) in China from 1976 – 1984. After that, she was appointed as a full time faculty in HLJUCM, engaged in research, teaching and practice. As a key research member for the project of “Liver Qi Stagnation and Its Biomedicine Substance”, she participated in many group projects and completed the final write up. In 1989, the project received the Highest Prize from the Chinese Medicine Bureau of Heilongjiang Province. In 1992, she was a visiting scholar at Brown University. From 1993 to 1996, she was a senior postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School. In 1997, Aizhong worked in The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine of Canada and Shiatsu School of Canada in Toronto as an adjunctive faculty to teach TCM, meanwhile she had private practice as a TCM holistic practitioner in Toronto; from 1998 to 2004, she worked as a full time faculty member in the 4-year acupuncture diplomate program of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (TMI) and also served as an acupuncture clinic supervisor in the Wasser Pain Management Center of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Canada. In 2004 she was appointed to the faculty of New York Chiropractic College teaching many TCM courses. Additionally, she has served as a faculty clinician at the college’s outpatient health center acupuncture clinic in Rochester at the Lifetime Care facility. She has published more than 30 papers and books in both Chinese and English and presented in many national and international conferences. Dr. Li has also given television presentations about Acupuncture and chronic pain in Toronto Canada. Dr. Li has pursued her TCM career for her whole life. She earned her Ph.D. from HLJUCM in 2008 as an international student. She enjoys teaching and practicing TCM. Her goal is to introduce Chinese medicine to the whole world to benefit people’s health and wellbeing.

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Pingicer, Michael G.
Assistant Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3314
E-mail: mpingicer@nycc.edu

- M.S., Touro College, 2006
- B.A., The College of William and Mary, 1999



Alessio, Maria C.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone:
E-mail: malessio@nycc.edu

- M.S.W., Syracuse University, 2001
- B.S.W., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1993



Isacks, Bryan L.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3113
E-mail: bisacks@nycc.edu

- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2007
- B.A., North Carolina School of Arts, 1998

Biosketch:

Mr. Bryan Isacks, L.Ac. graduated from NYCC’s School of AOM with an M.S. in Acupuncture in 2007, and completed his M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2008. He was the recipient of the Golden Needle Award, as well as the Award for Clinical Excellence in the M.S.A. program. Mr. Isacks has been in private practice outside of Ithaca, NY since the summer of 2007, and currently maintains a forty patient per week caseload. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine of NYCC where he teaches Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong and assists in Channels & Points and Acupuncture Techniques. Mr. Isacks lives in Ovid, NY with his wife Andrea, his daughter Sophie, his son Ryder and too many dogs.


Legters, Fern M.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: flegters@nycc.edu

- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- B.S., SUNY Institute of Technology, 1989
- A.A.S., Cayuga Community College, 1987



LoFaro-O'Neill, Colleen E.
Instructor/Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: (716) 685-9631
E-mail: coneill@nycc.edu

- M.Ac., New England School of Acupuncture, 2000
- B.A., SUNY Buffalo, 1993
- B.S., SUNY Buffalo, 1993


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Mantell Marino, Sarah R.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3113
E-mail: smantell@nycc.edu

- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2009
- B.A., William Smith College, 2006



Murante, Julie R.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone:
E-mail: jmurante@nycc.edu

- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2006
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2007
- B.S., Castleton State College, 1994

Biosketch:

Julie Murante has been a practicing Acupuncturist (licensed in NY) since 2006. Ms. Murante earned her undergraduate degree from Castleton State College in 1994. She earned her Master’s in Acupuncture in 2006, and her Master’s in Oriental Medicine in 2007 from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Upon graduating, Ms. Murante joined the FLSAOM’s faculty as an Instructor. She has done trainings in Detox at the Lincoln Hill Hospital in the Bronx, NY and has worked at the Finger Lakes Addiction Crisis Referral Agency in Clifton Springs, NY and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Canandaigua, NY. She is also one of the Co-founders of Rochester Community Acupuncture in Rochester, NY. In 2007, she completed an internship at the Zhejiang University’s Provincial Hospital in Hangzhou, China. In addition to acupuncture, Ms. Murante is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a raw food nutrition specialist.


Richardson, Abigail L.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone:
E-mail: arichardson@nycc.edu

- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- B.A., New York University, 2002



Wright, Jason A.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 315-568-3268
E-mail: jwright@nycc.edu

- M.S., Bastyr University, 1996
- B.S., Bastyr University, 1995

Biosketch:

Mr. Wright is an Associate Professor & the Dean of the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College. He has served as a faculty member in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine programs at Bastyr University and the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. He earned his B.S. in Natural Health Sciences, with an Oriental Medicine major (1994), and his Master of Science in Acupuncture degree (1996) from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Following graduation, Mr. Wright served as the first AOM Clinical Resident at the Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic, as well as serving as their AOM Clinical Coordinator and Herb Dispensary Manager. He has established and maintained acupuncture practices in Seattle, WA, Cortland, NY, Carbondale, CO and Seneca Falls, NY. As a full-time faculty member at the Finger Lakes School, he has taught in both the classroom and in the clinic. He is an experienced clinical supervisor, point location and herb teacher and has developed lab courses on Chinese herbs, including preparation of tinctures, ointments, washes, and medicinal foods. Additionally, he has designed and developed the Chinese medicinal herb garden on the Seneca Falls campus. As Dean, he currently oversees administration of the School and its clinical engagements. He is a member of the Academic Consortium for Complementary & Alternative Health Care whose mission is to promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities and interdisciplinary health care education. He is an active member of the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and the Acupuncture Society of New York.

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Basic Sciences


Arar, Ilija
Associate Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3082
E-mail: iarar@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2000
- M.Ed., Syracuse University, 2006
- B.S., McMaster University, 1994

Biosketch:

Dr. Ilija Arar graduated from McMaster University in 1994 with a degree in Honors Biology. He worked as an analytical chemist for Fine Analysis Laboratories in Hamilton, Ontario where he was responsible for monitoring oil and water soluble vitamin concentrations in most commercially available neutraceutical preparations on the market today. Dr. Arar matriculated at New York Chiropractic College in 1997, and was hired by the college immediately following graduation in 2001. In 2006 he received a Master’s of Science in College Education from Syracuse University. He is currently employed full time as an assistant professor instructing classes in human gross anatomy as well as physiopathology for both the D.C. and AOM programs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has also conducted research in the area of musculoskeletal physiology, with an emphasis on elucidating models of inflammation as well as physiological effects of manual therapy on skeletal muscle.


Ball, Jennette J.
Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy Program/Associate Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3296
E-mail: jball@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1997
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2010
- B.S., Excelsior College, 1997

Biosketch:

Dr. Jean Ball is an associate professor in the department of basic sciences (anatomy) and Director of the Masters of Science in Clinical Anatomy Program at New York Chiropractic College. She teaches classes in human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy in the Doctor of chiropractic (DC) program and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) program. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Regents College and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1997. From 1999 until 2008, she operated her own chiropractic practice in Cazenovia, NY, and she was an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, NY and an adjunct faculty member at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. In September 2008, she returned to New York Chiropractic College as a clinical anatomy fellow, and she earned her Master’s of Science in Clinical Anatomy in 2010. While earning her MSCA, she had the opportunity to teach at partnering institutions - SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. Dr. Ball is a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomy and the New York State Chiropractic Association.


Balliett, Mary E.
Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3292
E-mail: mballiett@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1988
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.S., Cornell University, 1976

Biosketch:

Dr. Mary Balliett is a full-time Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at NYCC. She is the former Acting Dean of the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College. Currently, she teaches courses in Biochemistry, Systems Physiology in the D.C. program and Chemistry course in the AOM program. In addition, she is involved with nutritional and other research projects in the Research Department. She has been a practicing chiropractor for 26 years. She is a 1988 magna cum laude graduate from the D.C. program and graduated with honors in 2008 from the MSACN program at New York Chiropractic College. Her B.S. in Biology was granted by Cornell University in 1976 with a concentration in biochemistry.

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Barr, Deborah A.
Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3217
E-mail: dbarr@nycc.edu

- Sc.D., Boston University, 1988
- M.S., Texas A & M University, 1982
- B.S., Colorado State University, 1979

Biosketch:

Dr. Barr is a Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at New York Chiropractic College, providing instruction to the professional degree programs of New Your Chiropractic College and the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her doctorate is in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University, and earned a Master’s of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelors of Science from Colorado State University. Dr. Barr has been a full time faculty member at NYCC since 1991, was the Departmental Chair for seven years, and has teaching responsibilities in neuroanatomy laboratories, musculoskeletal physiopathology and the physiology course series in the AOM program. Dr. Barr is a member of the American Physiological Society and professionally has been very active in medical education as she is a charter member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, served two terms as Secretary and as a member of the Board of Directors of IAMSE.

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Coon, Scott D.
Assistant Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3364
E-mail: scoon@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1994
- B.A., SUNY Oswego, 1991


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Cunningham, Christine M.
Associate Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3122
E-mail: ccunningham@nycc.edu

- M.S., SUNY Stony Brook, 1988
- B.S., SUNY Stony Brook, 1981
- A.S., SUNY Morrisville, 1979

Biosketch:

Chris is an Associate Professor in the Basic Science Department at NYCC. She attended Stony Brook University where she received her B.S. in Medical Technology in 1981 and her M.S. in Health Sciences Education in 1988. Chris worked as Senior Medical Technologist at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY from 1981-1992. As a graduate student she taught in the Medical Technology Department of the School of Allied Health Professions, SUNY Stony Brook in 1989, and as an Adjunct Lecturer in 1989-1991. After relocating to Central NY from Long Island, Chris worked as a Medical Technologist at Auburn Memorial Hospital from 1993-1995. She taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Cayuga Community College from 2002 -2003 teaching Microbiology. Chris has been at NYCC since 1996 and teaches Reflections on Chiropractic and labs in Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis, Principles of Physiopathology, and Cell and Tissue Biology.

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Gana, Karen M.
Assistant Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3184
E-mail: kgana@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., University of Louisville, 1981
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2015
- B.S., Villanova University, 1977
- A.A.S., MidAmerica College of Funeral Service, 2001



Hartwell, Sandra J.
Assistant Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3169
E-mail: shartwell@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1996
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2013
- B.S., Regents College, 1996
- A.A., Cayuga Community College, 1991

Biosketch:

Dr. Hartwell graduated from New York Chiropractic College, April 1996. She has a strong post graduate education in sports medicine and Active Release Techniques©. She is currently full-time as an assistant instructor in teaching human gross anatomy courses as well as neuroscience anatomy. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Hartwell also has a private practice.

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Koo, Kwok Keung (Terry)
Associate Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3158
E-mail: tkoo@nycc.edu

- M.Phil., Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1995
- Ph.D., Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2002
- B.S., Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1992


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Mittak, Veronica L.
Associate Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3120
E-mail: vmittak@nycc.edu

- D.H.Ed., ATSU School of Health Management, 2009
- M.P.H., ATSU School of Health Management, 2006
- M.S., Walden University, 2014
- B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1985



Thomadaki, Maria
Associate Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3236
E-mail: mthomadaki@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1994
- B.S., Regents College, 1994

Biosketch:

Dr. Thomadaki earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College in 1994. She attended graduate courses in Neuroscience at the Health Science Centre at SUNY Syracuse. She then practiced in Greece before coming back to NYCC. Since 1999 she has been the lead of the Neuroscience I and II courses for the Chiropractic program and the Neuroanatomy course for the Acupuncture program. She served as the Dean of Basic Sciences from 2008 to 2011.

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Walker, Robert A.
Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3210
E-mail: rwalker@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Kent State University, 1989
- M.A., Kent State University, 1982
- B.A., University Of Arkansas, 1980


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Zumpano, Michael P.
Director of the Anatomy Center/Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3196
E-mail: mzumpano@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2006
- Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1997
- M.A., SUNY Buffalo, 1994
- B.A., SUNY Buffalo, 1992


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Lentini, Michael L.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3239
E-mail: mlentini@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1991
- B.A., Hamilton College, 1985
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1989



Portner, Alexander J.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Basic Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3227
E-mail: aportner@nycc.edu

- BPS, New York Chiropractic College, 2013
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2015



Career Development


Pittenger, Susan D.
Director of Center of Career Development and Professional Success/Adjunct Instructor

Department: Career Development

Phone: 315-568-3069
E-mail: spittenger@nycc.edu

- M.S., SUNY Brockport, 1995
- B.S., SUNY Brockport, 1975



Chiropractic Clinical Sciences


Bloom, Lisa K.
Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3180
E-mail: lbloom@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1990
- B.Mus., Ithaca College, 1983

Biosketch:

Dr. Lisa Bloom is a Fellow of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology. She is a Ph.D. student in Higher Education and holds a Diplomate and board certification from the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology and a Diplomate in Applied Chiropractic Sciences. Dr. Bloom has been the featured speaker at conferences in 45 states in the U.S., as well as an invited speaker to many international conferences with recent lectures in Germany and England. A multiple winner of the Faculty Excellence Award, Dr. Bloom serves as a board member of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology and on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners test writing committee. Dr. Bloom is the creator of the YouTube NeuroDocUniverse channel which is utilized worldwide and is focused on improving clinical mastery in neurologoical examination and diagnosis. Dr. Bloom is a Professor in the Clinical Sciences Department at New York Chiropractic College.

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Bobak, Karen A
Dean of Chiropractic/Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3864
E-mail: kbobak@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1986
- Ed.D., St. John Fisher College, 2013
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1984
- B.A., Canisius College, 1982


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Borgerding, Christopher T.
Resident

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3313
E-mail: cborgerding@nycc.edu

- D.C., Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2012
- B.S., Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2012



Canfield, Emily K.
Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: ecanfield@nycc.edu

- D.C., Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2010
- M.S., High Point University, 2006
- B.S., SUNY Cortland, 2003



Carnevale, Brett J.
Fellow

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: bcarnevale@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2009
- B.S., SUNY Oswego, 2005



Cote, Robert M.
Resident

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: rcote@nycc.edu

- BPS, New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2013
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012



Cunningham, Brian M.
Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3194
E-mail: bcunning@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1986
- M.S., Syracuse University, 2000
- B.A., Hofstra University, 1976
- A.A.S., SUNY Farmingdale, 1974



DiMond, Mathew E.
Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: mdimond@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2010
- B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2006
- B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2005



Finn, Margaret M.
Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3175
E-mail: mfinn@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1992
- M.A., Marlboro College, The Graduate Center, 2001
- B.S., Pace University, 1977
- A.A.S., Rockland Community College, 1974



Getzke, Rebecca J.
Fellow

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3218
E-mail: rgetzke@nycc.edu

- B.S. Bio, Binghamton University, 2010
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2013



Herbert, Paul W.
Resident

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: pherbert@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2014
- B.S., Texas A & M University, 2010



Homack, Dennis M.
Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3157
E-mail: dhomack@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1997
- M.S., Cornell University, 2005
- B.A., Stockton State College, 1993
- A.S., Ocean County College, 1990



Ippolito, Christina C.
Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3219
E-mail: cippolito@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2014
- B.S., Mount Union College at Alliance, 2009



Jarrett-Thelwell, Fiona D.
Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3139
E-mail: fjarrett@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1994
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- B.S., Concordia University, 1990



Lauretti, William J.
Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3181
E-mail: wlauretti@nycc.edu

- D.C., Western States Chiropractic College, 1989
- B.A., SUNY Albany, 1982

Biosketch:

Dr. Bill Lauretti spent over 15 years in private practice in Maryland before joining the Chiropractic Clinical Science faculty at New York Chiropractic College in 2005. He has written numerous journal articles and textbook chapters about the safety of chiropractic neck adjustments, and has lectured extensively on the topic. He is a Spokesman for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), who has been interviewed by major news outlets about chiropractic risks, including CNN, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Reuters International News Service. He is a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, a past recipient of ACA’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement, and was named the Maryland Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractor of the Year 2000.

Faculty CV


Loia, Vincent F.
Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3179
E-mail: vloia@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1981
- B.A., SUNY Buffalo, 1978



Marchese, Christopher A.
Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3281
E-mail: cmarchese@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1993
- B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1982


Faculty CV


Mestan, Michael A.
Executive Vice President and Provost/Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3226
E-mail: mmestan@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1994
- Ed.D., University of Rochester, 2013
- M.S., University of Rochester, 2011
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1991

Biosketch:

Michael Mestan has a bachelor's degree in human anatomy and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. He has worked as a chiropractor, served as chief resident during his residency, and maintained a private practice of radiology for 10 years. Mestan served on the executive committee of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology for six years and has had faculty appointments at several chiropractic colleges. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Provost at the New York Chiropractic College, and studied higher education leadership at the University of Rochester - Warner Graduate School of Education where he earned a master's degree and doctorate in education. His research interests include academic capitalism and governance associated with leadership teams.

Faculty CV


Mollin, Hunter A.
ConnectTX Liaison/Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3215
E-mail: hmollin@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1980
- B.S., SUNY Stony Brook, 1977


Faculty CV


Nicchi, Frank J.
President/Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3100
E-mail: fnicchi@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1978
- M.S., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2003
- B.A., St. John's University, 1973

Biosketch:

Dr. Frank J. Nicchi currently serves as president of the New York Chiropractic College a position he has held since September 2000. Dr. Nicchi earned his Baccalaureate degree from St. John's University (NY) in 1973, his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1978 and a Master of Science degree in Management (with Honors) at Roberts Wesleyan College in 2005. He has been a member of the faculty of New York Chiropractic College since 1980 instructing clinical diagnosis and chiropractic technique and serving as a clinician at the College's outpatient health center in Levittown. He maintains the faculty rank of Professor in the department of Diagnosis and Clinical Practice.Prior to his appointment as NYCC president, Dr. Nicchi was Dean of Continuing Education and a prominent postgraduate seminar and conference lecturer having presented papers at the American Back Society, the Hospital for Joint Diseases Spine Center in New York City as well as conducting two seminars in collaboration with the late Dr. Janet Travell. Additionally, Dr. Nicchi maintained a successful chiropractic practice in New York State for some 22 years.Dr. Nicchi has served as President of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, a consortium of all accredited chiropractic educational programs in North America.


Petters, David F
Assistant Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: dpetters@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1986
- B.S., SUNY Stony Brook, 1978



Plezbert, Julie A.
Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3195
E-mail: jplezbert@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1986
- B.S., George Williams College, 1980
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1984
- A.S., College Of Dupage, 1977



Sherwood, William H.
Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3866
E-mail: wsherwood@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1990
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1989
- B.S., University of Northern Colorado, 1978



Stefanowicz, Eric T.
Resident

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3427
E-mail: estefanowicz@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2014
- B.S., SUNY Potsdam, 2011



Voorhies, Jeana L.
Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3362
E-mail: jvoorhies@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2001



Warshel, Chad D.
Director of the Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging Program/Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3297
E-mail: cwarshel@nycc.edu

- D.C., Western States Chiropractic College, 1997
- B.A., California State University, 1994


Faculty CV


Wells, Keith A.
Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3131
E-mail: kwells@nycc.edu

- D.C., Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1983
- M.A., Biola University, 2002
- M.A., Biola University, 2009
- B.S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1977



Albro, Jeb R.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: jalbro@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2003
- M.S., SUNY Oswego, 1998
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2011
- B.S., SUNY Oswego, 1995


Faculty CV


Arena, Lizabeth R.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: larena@nycc.edu

- M.S., Utica College, 2014
- B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2008



Bailey, Daniel T.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: dbailey@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.S., St. Lawrence University, 2001



Cohen, Joshua A.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: josh@pain-freelifestyle.com

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2000
- M.S., University of Bridgeport, 2003
- B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1995



Debi, Tracy J.
Graduate Associate

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: tdebi@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2016



DePoint, Megan A.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: mdepoint@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2009
- B.S., SUNY Cortland, 2005



Fiore, Alexandra K.
Graduate Associate

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: afiore@nycc.edu

- BPS, New York Chiropractic College, 2013
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2015



Kinsinger, F. Stuart
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: skinsinger@nycc.edu

- D.C., Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1978
- M.A., Loyola University, 2011
- B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1973



Larsen, Kurt A.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: klarsen@nycc.edu

- D.C., Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1983



Majoris, Nathaniel
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3219
E-mail: nmajoris@nycc.edu

- D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2002
- B.S., Mercyhurst College, 1999



Napuli, Jason G.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3093
E-mail: jnapuli@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2003
- M.B.A., University of Binghamton, 2006
- B.A., Brooklyn College, 1999



Papenbrock, Lisa
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: lpapenbrock@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2007
- B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2004



Rae, Lindsay R.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone:
E-mail: lrae@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.A., SUNY Geneseo, 2000



SanFilipo, Michael L.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: msanfilipo@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2013
- B.S., Penn State University, 2009



VanLoon, Meghan B.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Chiropractic Clinical Sciences

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: mvanloon@nycc.edu

- D.C., Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1991
- B.S., Ithaca College, 1985



Clinical Nutrition


Nickless, Peter G.
Director, Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition Program/Assistant Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3310
E-mail: pnickless@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2000
- M.S., University of Southern New Hampshire, 2014
- M.B.A., University of Southern New Hampshire, 2012
- M.S., University of Bridgeport, 2009

Biosketch:

Dr. Peter Nickless graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2000 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Nickless also holds a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (2009) and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern New Hampshire (2012). Dr. Nickless practiced from 2000-2009 in the New York metropolitan area, during which time he specialized in sports performance and general wellness. Dr. Nickless practiced in an integrative health care clinic between 2005-2009 that had a strong core belief in the use of chiropractic and nutrition as complimentary modalities essential for optimal performance. In 2009, Dr. Nickless moved to Maine to pursue a teaching career as well as establish a part-time solo practice in nutrition and chiropractic. Dr. Nickless came to New York Chiropractic College from Kaplan University where he was the Chair of the Health Sciences Department for the Maine campuses. Dr. Nickless has experience in teaching and administrating in both the online and traditional course delivery formats.


Anthony, Dorothy J.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3312
E-mail: danthony@nycc.edu

- D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1979
- A.A., Maple Woods Community College, 1975


Faculty CV


Bandelli, Lorraine N.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3312
E-mail: lbandelli@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013
- M.S., Columbia University, 2008
- M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013
- M.S., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013
- B.A., New York University, 2007



Bidwell, Amy J.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3312
E-mail: abidwell@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2012
- M.S., Syracuse University, 2007
- B.S., SUNY Brockport, 1999


Faculty CV


Bone, Kerry M.
Adjunct Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone:
E-mail: kbone@nycc.edu

- B.Sc., Melbourne University, 1976



Clare, Bevin A.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone:
E-mail: bevinclare@gmail.com

- M.Sc., University of London, 2007
- B.S., Harvard and Lesley Universities, 2005



Freeman, Katherine C.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone:
E-mail: kcamillefreeman@gmail.com

- M.S., Georgetown University, 2007
- M.S., Tai Sophia Institute, 2004
- B.A., Rice University, 2000



Heck, Heather A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3312
E-mail: hheck@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- M.P.H., A.T. Still University, 2006
- B.S., Youngstown State University, 2003


Faculty CV


Regalla, Sylvia H.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3285
E-mail: sregalla@nycc.edu

- M.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1975
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.A., University of Buffalo, 1970



Schuler, Corey B.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3312
E-mail: cschuler@nycc.edu

- D.C., Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2007
- M.S., University of Bridgeport, 2011
- B.S., Valparaiso University, 2002

Biosketch:

Dr. Corey Schuler is in private practice in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. He is a licensed nutritionist, board-certified nutrition specialist, chiropractic physician and a fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Additionally, he serves on advisory boards and committees for Integrative Therapeutics and Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists. He is an active member of the American College of Nutrition, Institute for Functional Medicine, American Nutrition Association, and the First Chiropractic Physicians Association. He earned an undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University, an MS in human nutrition from University of Bridgeport and a DC from Northwestern Health Sciences University.


Zdilla, Matthew J.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Clinical Nutrition

Phone: 315-568-3312
E-mail: mzdilla@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2006
- B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2003



Exec. VP/Provost


Stokes, Allison G.
Interfaith Chaplain/Adjunct Professor

Department: Exec. VP/Provost

Phone:
E-mail: astokes@nycc.edu

- Th.M., Harvard Divinity School, 1997
- M.Div., Yale University Divinity School, 1981
- M.Phil, Yale University Divinity School, 1976
- Ph.D., Yale University Divinity School, 1981



Health Centers


Barwinczak, Lisa M.
Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3164
E-mail: lbarwinczak@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2002
- A.A.S., Cayuga Community College, 1998



Callahan, Erica
Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3293
E-mail: ecallahan@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2007
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2010
- B.S., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2004


Faculty CV


Cote, Matthew C.
Senior Clinician/Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: (716) 685-9631
E-mail: mcote@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1980
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2008


Faculty CV


Demetros, John T
Director of Bachelors of Professional Studies Program/Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3213
E-mail: jdemetros@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2009
- B.A., Messiah College, 2006



Egan, Jonathon T.
Chief of Staff of the Campus Health Center/Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3311
E-mail: jegan@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2006
- Ph.D., Walden University, 2016
- M.P.H., ATSU School of Health Management, 2006
- B.S., Brigham Young University, 1998


Faculty CV


Feldman, Steven
Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3168
E-mail: sfeldman@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1981
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.S., Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1976
- A.S., Bronx Community College, 1974


Faculty CV


Hemsey, Charles A.
Senior Clinician/Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: (516) 796-4800
E-mail: chemsey@nycc.edu

- D.C., Life Chiropractic College, 1981



Joseph, Janelle G
Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 716-685-9631
E-mail: jjoseph@nycc.edu

- BPS, New York Chiropractic College, 2004
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2006



LaFalce, John D.
Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 516-796-4800
E-mail: jlafalce@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2006
- M.Ed., Springfield College, 2000
- B.S., Springfield College, 1996



Maneri, Wendy L.
Chief of Staff of Rochester & SF Health Center & Dean of Chiro Clin Ed/Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3262
E-mail: wmaneri@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1999
- M.S., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2006
- B.S., Empire State College, 1998

Biosketch:

Dr. Maneri is a 1999 New York Chiropractic College alumnus. She received her Master’s Degree in Science and Management from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2006 where she received the Distinguished Leadership Award. She currently serves at the Dean of the Health Centers and Chief of Staff of the Seneca Falls and Rochester Health Centers. She received her certification from Professional Sports Care in 2009 to work with the PGA Tour and teaches an elective course, Treating the Golfing Patient Population. She was a National Baldrige Quality Award Examiner in 2009 and serves on the ACA Clinical Documentation committee, the committee responsible for publishing the ACA Clinical Documentation Manual.

Faculty CV


Miller, Joseph A.
Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3164
E-mail: jmiller@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1991
- M.A., University of Maryland, 1985
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- B.S., SUNY Cortland, 1979
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1989
- A.A., SUNY Alfred, 1977


Faculty CV


Nadeau, Ryan T.
Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: rnadeau@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.S., Bates College, 2004



Ruddy, Robert M.
Senior Clinician/Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3170
E-mail: bruddy@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1996
- B.A., New England College, 1980


Faculty CV


Stevens, Gerald L.
Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: (716) 685-9631
E-mail: gstevens@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2001
- M.P.H., SUNY Buffalo, 2007
- M.S., Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1995
- B.S., University of California Riverside, 1991


Faculty CV


Wicks, Veronica A.
Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: (516) 796-4800
E-mail: vwicks@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1988
- B.S., C.W. Post Center of Long Island University, 1983



Barbato, Michael P.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: mbarbato@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2014
- B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013



D'Amico, John
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3166
E-mail: John.D'Amico@va.gov

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1992



Danner, Jonathan J.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: jdanner@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2009
- B.S., SUNY Buffalo, 2002



Diana, Ryan M.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: rdiana@nycc.edu

- BPS, New York Chiropractic College, 2010
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2012



Dougherty, Paul E.
Adjunct Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3166
E-mail: pdougherty@nycc.edu

- D.C., Logan College of Chiropractic, 1990
- B.A., Northwestern College, 1987


Faculty CV


Dunn, Andrew S.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: adunn@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1999
- M.Ed., Springfield College, 1996
- M.S., D'Youville College, 2005
- B.S., Springfield College, 1994



Farrell, Christopher J.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: cfarrell@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2009
- B.S., St. Lawrence University, 2000



Formolo, Lance R.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: lformolo@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2007
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.S., Wayne State University, 2004



Good, Jeremy S.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: jgood@nycc.edu




Hopkins, Bradley J.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: bhopkins@nycc.edu

- BPS, New York Chiropractic College, 2007
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2009
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2010



King, Steven W.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: drsteve@mtlookoutchiro.com

- D.C., Life University College of Chiropractic, 1996
- B.S., University of Florida, 1987



Kupferman, Lloyd H.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: (516) 796-4800
E-mail: lkupferman@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1981
- B.A., C.W. Post Center of Long Island University, 1978



Mangels, Ralph
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3166
E-mail: rmangels@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1990
- B.S., SUNY Albany, 1990



Mathers, Sean K.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: smathers@nycc.edu

- D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2000



Mayer, John
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3166
E-mail:

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1991
- Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000
- M.S., Syracuse University, 1998
- B.S., SUNY Brockport, 1987
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1989



Montanaro, Christopher
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: montanarochiropractic@yahoo.com

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2004
- B.S., Catawba College, 2001



Myers, Keith P.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail:

- D.C., Cleveland College of Chiropractic, 1991
- M.D., Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, 2002
- B.S., New Mexico State University, 1987
- B.A., New Mexico State University, 1987



Nerli, Serge
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: snerli@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1983
- M.S., University of Bridgeport, 1999

Biosketch:

Serge Nerli DC, MS, CCSP, DACBSP, CNS is a Faculty Clinician at the Levittown Health Center. A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Nerli has 30 years of experience in private and clinical practice. He has worked for NYCC as a clinician from 1989 – 2000. He held a position on the New York Chiropractic Board of Trustees from 2000 until 2012. He currently serves as the President of the American College of Chiropractors. He rejoined our team at the NYCC in 2012 as a clinical nutritionist when he decided to move his nutrition practice to the Levittown Health Center in order to be able to help more people. Dr. Nerli brings extensive knowledge in the field of Sports Injuries and Chiropractic, having been Certified as a Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) and obtaining a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. In addition to this, he has obtained his Masters of Science in Human Nutrition (MS) and has been Certified by the Certification Board for Nutritional Specialists (CNS). This combination of post graduate studies makes him skilled in the field of “performance nutrition.” Dr. Nerli has received several awards and recognitions and was named NYCC Alumni of the Year and received a Fellow from the American College of Chiropractors and the International College of Chiropractors. Dr. Nerli has excellent communication skills and manages his patients with empathy and compassion. His approach provides the patient with a sense of comfort, as well as confidence and understanding in a variety of healthy lifestyle concepts which he promotes. Dr. Nerli has treated patients of all shapes and sizes, over a wide range of age groups, and has helped them to overcome their aches, pains and discomforts. His “one-on-one coaching style” approach to his consultations helps his patients take it a step further by helping them achieve a more ideal body weight and develop a healthy lifestyle, all based on their individual needs. Dr. Nerli looks forward to working with you at the NYCC Levittown Health Center.


Novelli, Stephen A.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail:

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2007
- B.A., SUNY Geneseo, 2004



SanFilipo, Fred L.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3205
E-mail: fsanfilipo@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1981
- B.S., St. Bonaventure University, 1978


Faculty CV


Sokolowski, Mark D.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: (716) 685-9631
E-mail: msokolowski@nycc.edu

- D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1985



Tellin, William G.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Health Centers

Phone:
E-mail: wtellin@nycc.edu

- D.C., Logan College of Chiropractic, 1975

Biosketch:

Dr. Tellin is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic and has been in continuous private practice since 1976. He earned his diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1990, and has served as a spine panel consultant or member for the American College of Occupational Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines from 2008 through 2015. He has chaired several interdisciplinary clinical conferences and is a hospital staff chiropractor in the VA Pittsburgh Health System pain management department.


Vasakiris, Christos
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Health Centers

Phone: 315-568-3166
E-mail:

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1989



Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction


Germano, William J.
Director, MS in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction Program/Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: wgermano@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1991
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- B.A., SUNY Stony Brook, 1988



Simolo, Amy M.
Director of Academy for Teaching Excellence/Adjunct Instructor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone: 315-568-3129
E-mail: asimolo@nycc.edu

- Ed.D., University of Rochester, 2016
- M.S., University At Albany, 2010
- B.S., Cazenovia College, 2001
- A.A.S., Cazenovia College, 1999

Biosketch:

Amy Simolo, M.S., Ed.D. completed her doctorate in Teaching and Curriculum as well as a Certificate in Online Teaching from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. Her Master’s of Science degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology was attained from SUNY Albany. Dr. Simolo has been serving NYCC’s faculty through the Academy for Teaching Excellence (ATE) since 2011, first as the Instructional Technologist, and currently as the department’s Director. Dr. Simolo developed and teaches ITP5322: Instructional Technologies on the Web: Web 2.0 for Education for NYCC’s MS Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction program.


Bell, Frank B.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: fbell@nycc.edu

- D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1988
- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2015

Biosketch:

Dr. Bell graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1988, and practiced in upstate New York for 25 years. In 1989, Dr. Bell began teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at Hudson Valley Community College. Shortly thereafter, he also began teaching Medical Terminology and introductory human biology and chemistry courses at Schenectady County Community College. In 1995, he temporarily left teaching to spend more time with his young children. In 2006, Dr. Bell returned to teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at Schenectady County Community College and this experience initiated his transition from practicing full-time to teaching full-time. Currently, Dr. Bell is an Associate Professor at SUNY Adirondack teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology. Also, he has instructed over 100 online undergraduate and graduate courses in biological and health sciences for multiple colleges/universities, such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Trends and Issues in Health Care, Medical Ethics, Bachelor's Capstone in Health Science, and Health Behavior. Dr. Bell was the first to join Dr. Crocker in forming the MSHAPI faculty. He currently teaches HAP 5120-Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems, HAP 5150-Lymphatic/Immune, Respiratory, Digestive Systems, Metabolism, ITP 5130-Designing and Developing for Lab and Online Learning Environments, and ITP 5140-Emplyment in the College/University Setting. Dr. Bell is also a graduate of the MSHAPI Program.


Bull, Karen Z.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: kbull@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2015
- M.Ed., University of Maine, 2005
- B.S., Allegheny College, 2003

Biosketch:

Karen Zannini Bull is the director of online program and services at University College of Syracuse University where she supports the institution’s online initiative across campus for 11 schools and colleges. Professor Bull teaches ITP5110, ITP5120 and ITP5130 for the HAPS program. Prior to her appointment at Syracuse University, Bull served two roles at Onondaga Community College; the assistant director of distance education from 2010-2012 and the director of program evaluation from 2012-2013. Outside of Syracuse University, she promotes academic excellence and lifelong learning through her service on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo education committee, her role as secretary of the board for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and her work empowering women as a board member on the Women’s Fund of Central New York. Bull holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from the School of Education at Syracuse University. She holds a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Maine at Orono and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Allegheny College.


Crocker, Robert A
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: rcrocker@nycc.edu

- D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1976
- B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1975
- B.A., Boston College, 1973

Biosketch:

Dr. Robert Crocker graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1973, and practiced chiropractic on Long Island, NY for twenty-one years before beginning a second career as an Anatomy & Physiology educator. He has taught A&P in several colleges, experiencing the diverse academic environments of for-profit schools, two year community colleges, four year private liberal arts colleges, and four year public liberal arts colleges. He is a member of the full time biology faculty of Farmingdale State College, a campus of the SUNY system, where he is the course coordinator for all A&P courses. Dr. Crocker served on the New York Chiropractic College Board of Trustees from 2000-2009, ending his term as Chair. After leaving the board, he developed the MSHAPI curriculum in collaboration with Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli. He served as the director of the program unil 2016, and now teaches HAP 5160 - Urinary System, Acid/Base Balance, Reproductive System, and Development/Inheritance and co-teaches ITP 5140 - Employment in the College/University Setting; Capstone Portfolio Project.


Hollar, Jeffrey A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: jhollar@nycc.edu

- M.S., New York Chiropractic College, 2012
- M.S., James Madison University, 1990
- B.S., James Madison University, 1987

Biosketch:

Professor Jeff Hollar graduated from James Madison University in 1987 and 1990 with degrees in Biology. His work focused on molecular genetics and physiology. Before that, however, he served four years in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman. During this time his varied medical assignments exposed him to a wide range of medical experiences and instilled in him a lifelong desire to learn and teach. In 2012, he graduated with another degree: Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI). He is the first graduate of this program. After graduation from James Madison University in 1990, he decided to go to Japan. He taught English/science in public schools for the Japanese government from all levels, elementary through high school. He ultimately stayed in Japan for 14 years and also taught at Nantong University in China for a year before returning to the US in 2005. He began teaching human A&P at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA in January 2006 where he is currently associate professor and A&P Coordinator for the college. Professor Hollar teaches HAP 5160-Urinary System, Acid/Base Balance, Reproductive System, and Development/Inheritance.


Lancraft, Thomas M.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: tlancraft@nycc.edu

- M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1982
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977

Biosketch:

Professor Tom Lancraft graduated from the University of Santa Barbara, California (UCSB), in 1982 with a degree in Aquatic Biology. He began his studies of deep sea organisms as a Biological Oceanographer at UCSB in 1976 and continued his studies at the University of South Florida until 1990. During that time he published nearly 20 articles on deep sea ecology and physiology, made six research expeditions to Antartica, experienced three deep sea submersible dives and over 40 research cruises. During the late 80's he also taught part time at St. Petersburg College. In 1990, he began to wok full time teaching at St. Petersburg College specializing in Human Anatomy and Physiology. During the end of that decade he began to create online courses and is credited with creating the first online biology lab in Florida. Over the first decade of this century, he designed over a dozen online courses in anatomy and physiology. He also was the general editor for Interactions - a comprehensive media product covering all concepts usually covered in A&P courses - and an author of PowerPhys-laboratory simulation software allowing students to scientifically explore laboratory topics in A&P. He has taught Anatomy and Physiology for over 25 years and is presently teaching HAP 5140-Endocrine and Cardiovascular Systems and ITP 5140-Employment in the College/University Setting.


Martin, Carla A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: cmartin@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1985
- M.A., SUNY Buffalo, 1982
- B.S., SUNY Geneseo, 1976

Biosketch:

Dr. Martin graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985, with a doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, she has done research in the field of Innate Immunity in laboratories at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, NY Winthrop University Hospital, the Northport VA and Farmingdale State College. At each institution she instructed a wide range of students in laboratory sciences, ranging from high school and undergraduate to hospital fellows. She began her classroom teaching experience in the Farmingdale Bioscience program in 2006, concentrating on laboratory based courses in Cell Biology, Medical Microbiology and Basic Laboratory techniques. Dr. Martin joined the MSHAPI faculty in 2012 and teaches HAP 5180- Essentials of Microbiology for A&P Instructors.


Patton, Kevin T.
Adjunct Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone:
E-mail: kpatton@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 1987
- M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1984
- B.A., Saint Louis University, 1980

Biosketch:

Kevin Patton, Ph.D. has worked as an anatomy & physiology professor for several decades, having taught at high school, community college, and university levels. He is a founding faculty member of St. Charles Community College, where he established an undergraduate A&P program in 1987. He has won several teaching awards, including the Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Kevin is the author of several popular A&P textbooks and manuals, published by Mosby (Elsevier) and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. He is a President Emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and was the founder of HAPS Insitute, a continuing education program for A&P professors. Patton publishes several blogs and websites related to teaching and learning. Dr. Patton teaches HAP 5130 - Nervous System and ITP 5140-Employment in the College/University Setting.


Petrocco-Napuli, Kristina L.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

Phone: 315-568-3886
E-mail: kpetrocco@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2003
- M.S., Syracuse University, 2006
- B.S., University of Arizona, 1998

Biosketch:

Dr. Petrocco-Napuli graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of science degree in Physiological Sciences. After completing her BS she served as a preceptor for the Teaching Teams program at the University of Arizona in a Biology lecture and lab to assist in implementing active learning. This sparked Kris's desire for teaching and learning in higher education. Following her childhood dream of becoming a chiropractor, she graduated from NYCC in 2003. With a continued passion for education Kris returned to Syracuse University for her Master's degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. Currently, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli maintains faculty rank of an adjunct Associate Professor. Developing the MSHAPI curriculum in collaboration with Dr. Bob Crocker was one of her favorite projects since her background is based in Physiology and she has a strong passion for education. She has presented at numerous conferences such as The Teaching Professor, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Professional and Organizational Development, The Lilly Conference on Higher Education and ACC/RAC. She currently teaches ITP 5120 - Elements of Course Development and ITP 5130 - Designing and Developing for Lab and Online Learning Environments.


Library


Boni, Bethyn A.
Director of Library/Associate Librarian

Department: Library

Phone: 315-568-3252
E-mail: bboni@nycc.edu

- M.L.S., SUNY Buffalo, 1996
- B.A., SUNY Potsdam, 1977



Christopoulos-Nutting, Suellen V.
Media and Digital Resources Librarian/Associate Librarian

Department: Library

Phone: 315-568-3246
E-mail: snutting@nycc.edu

- M.L.S., Catholic University of America, 2003
- B.A., St. John Fisher College, 2000



Sheldon, John C.
Reference/ Systems Librarian/Associate Librarian

Department: Library

Phone: 315-568-3249
E-mail: csheldon@nycc.edu

- M.L.S., Syracuse University, 1990
- B.S., Westbrook College, 1983
- A.A., Westbrook College, 1980



Research


Burke, Jeanmarie R.
Dean of Research/Associate Professor

Department: Research

Phone: 315-568-3869
E-mail: jburke@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., Indiana University, 1991
- M.S., Indiana University, 1987
- B.S., Iona College, 1983


Faculty CV


Papuga, Mark O.
Assistant Professor

Department: Research

Phone: 315-568-3858
E-mail: opapuga@nycc.edu

- Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2011
- M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2004
- B.S., Syracuse University, 2000


Faculty CV


Barnes, Alicia L.
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Research

Phone:
E-mail: abarnes@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2008
- B.S., Bridgewater College, 2005



Dishman, J. Donald
Adjunct Professor

Department: Research

Phone: 315-568-3868
E-mail: ddishman@nycc.edu

- D.C., Life Chiropractic College, 1986
- M.S., Syracuse University, 2000
- B.S., Regents College, 1992



Karuza, Jurgis
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Research

Phone: 315-568-3868
E-mail:

- Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1979
- M.A., Wayne State University, 1977



Morison, Amber
Adjunct Instructor

Department: Research

Phone:
E-mail: amorison@nycc.edu

- BPS, New York Chiropractic College, 2014
- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2014



Murphy, Donald R.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Research

Phone: 315-568-3868
E-mail:

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 1988
- B.S., Excelsior College, 1990
- A.A., Nassau Community College, 1983


Faculty CV


Passmore, Steven R.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Research

Phone: (716) 685-9631
E-mail: spassmore@nycc.edu

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2006
- Ph.D., McMaster University, 2013
- M.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2003
- B.S., McMaster University, 2001



Williams, Shawn P.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department: Research

Phone:
E-mail: williamsdcphd@google.com

- D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2004
- Ph.D., Seton Hall University, 2013
- B.S., CUNY Staten Island, 2000



School of Health Sciences and Education


Poirier, Jean-Nicolas
Dean, School of Health Sciences and Education & Director of Acad Serv/Associate Professor

Department: School of Health Sciences and Education

Phone: 315-568-3197
E-mail: npoirier@nycc.edu

- D.C., Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, 2001
- Ed.D., St. John Fisher College, 2014

Biosketch:

Nic Poirier, DC, Ed.D., received his chiropractic degree from UQTR, Canada and his doctorate of education degree in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. He obtained a Diplomate in Diagnostic Imaging from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Prior to his current administrative appointment, he held the position of residency director at two different institutions. Dr. Poirier currently serves as a councilor for the Council on Chiropractic Education. His research interests include strategic management and competitiveness of academic programs. He lives in Pittsford, NY with his wife and two children.

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