Staff Directory by Department


Anthony Anastasio

Sharona Hebroni

Nimisha Shah


Dora Carney

Chris Woodfill


Carol Hamer

Learn more about Audiology Services

Case Management

Valerie Chmela

Susan Matuozzi

Allan Santiago

Jamie Schagat

Learn more about Case Management

Communications Learning Center (CLC)

Department Supervisor
Peggy Costello

Rosemary Kurtz

Kimberly Mockler

Garwin Posner

Pamela Rothman

Learn more about the Communications Learning Center (CLC)

CA-Community Services Program (CA-CSP)

Department Supervisor
Chad Metcalf

Wendy Chouinard

Susanne Hogan

Sabrina Vieira de Vasconcelos

Learn more about the CA Community Services Program (CA-CSP)

NY-Community Services Program (NY-CSP)

Department Supervisor
Debbie Fiderer

Nancy Carazo

Tammie Christian

Shereen Duplessis

Elaina Gasparino

Lisa Mildeberger

Angela Sausa

Kyle Mcevoy

Bentley Posner

Learn more about the NY Community Services Program (NY-CSP)

DeafBlind Immersion Experience (DBIE)

Michael Richards

Learn more about DBIE

DeafBlind Specialists

Laurie McBride

Corinne Miller

Leah Newmann

Jonathan Pringle

David Volper

Ryan Odland 

Aaron Waheed 

Laura Benge

James Poteet

Karlee Wascher​

Learn more about our DeafBlind Specialists

Development & Marketing

Marina Caroll

Jasmin Kaur 

Human Resources

Ivy Hidalgo

Christina Marshall

Mia Murro

Independent Living

Department Supervisor
Maricar Marquez

Lucia Trupin

Learn more about Independent Living

Information, Research and Professional Development (IRPD)

Department Director
Stacey Sullivan

Allison Burrows

Megan Conway

Ryan Lensman

Learn more about IRPD


Department Supervisor
Kathy Anello

Jamie Forman

Patrick Mullen

Elizabeth Mundy

Erin Quinn

Jessica Stephenson

Ilissa Sternlicht

Learn more about our Interpreting Department

Low Vision Services

Melida Johnson

Learn more about our Low Vision Services

Medical Services

Peg Herzberg

Carol Petrilli

Department mailbox

Learn more about the Medical Department

Mental Health Services

Lisa Catanzaro

Learn more about Mental Health Services

National Center on DeafBlindness (NCDB)

Department Supervisor
Samuel Morgan

Michael Fagbemi

Allan Santiago

Learn more about NCDB

National Family Association of the Deaf-Blind (NFADB) / CHARGE Syndrome Foundation (CHARGE)

National Family Association of the Deaf-Blind (NFADB)

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation (CHARGE)

NY-Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (DBEDP)

Mary Ross

Bryan Ward

Orientation & Mobility

Department Supervisor
Monica Godfrey-Lehrer

Peter Cohen

Learn more about Orientation & Mobility


Karyn Lee

Regional Representatives

Director of Field Services
Laura Thomas

Click the link below for a full list of Regional Representatives and Regional Representative Assistants.

Learn more and find your Regional Representative


Tom Burke

Sonia Hernandez

Learn about Campus Life

Older Adult Program

Meredith Chillemi

Learn more about HKNC's Older Adult Program


Megan Dausch

Don Horvath

Robert Pena

Bill Spagnuolo

Rachel Cangelosi

Learn more about Technology

Technology, Research, and Innovation Center (TRIC)

Scott Davert

Technology Development/Training Specialist

Anindya Bhattacharyya

Vocational Services

Department Supervisor
Kathy Mezack

Nadea Armogan

Allie Galletti

Rianja Rasandy

Learn more about Vocational Training