Meet the Staff



Front Office

Molly Rivera, BA—Compliance & Systems Administrator

Molly RiveraMolly Rivera has been with the Health & Wellness Center since 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the City University of New York, Hunter College. Molly has vast administrative experience in both the private and public sectors. She especially enjoys working with students.

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Lisa Dolgos, BA—Administrative Assistant

Lisa DolgosLisa Dolgos has worked at the Health & Wellness Center since September 2014. She has extensive nonprofit and volunteer experience. Prior to coming to Sarah Lawrence College, she spent 20 years working as an event planner, community organizer, team manager, and publication designer for private schools and philanthropic organizations.

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Medical Services

Mary Hartnett, RN—Director, Medical Services

Mary HartnettMary Hartnett, RN came to Sarah Lawrence College in 2001 to pursue her interest in working with the young adult population, which includes supporting students as they navigate health issues during their time at college.

Prior to Sarah Lawrence College, she worked for 15 years in the home care industry and held the position of Director of Quality Improvement at Visiting Nurse Service of Hudson Valley. Subsequent to her time in home care, she worked for the healthcare information system OCS (Outcome Concept Systems) training home care agencies around the country in the implementation and use of outcome-oriented documentation, data collection, data benchmarking, and outcome-driven quality improvement. This work included the utilization of the JCAHO standards and the HCFA required OASIS data set. She is the author of white papers on data collection and analysis along with outcome-based quality improvement. She co-authored the home care manual: Outcome Oriented Documentation.

She is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Cynthia Schaffler, MS, FNP—Nurse Practitioner

Cynthia SchafflerCynthia (Cyndi) Schaffler, Family Nurse Practitioner, completed her undergraduate nursing education at Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing in NYC, after which she worked as an Emergency Department nurse in Manhattan. After completing a masters degree and gaining certification as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, she lived in four different states over an 18-year period before returning to the New York area. Along the way, she accumulated a husband and two children, and experience working in two college health settings (San Diego State and UD/Mercy in Detroit), Indian Health Center (Utah), a Migrant Clinic (California), Planned Parenthood (in three states), and several more traditional family practice centers. She has been part of the Health & Wellness team since 2002.

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Irene Fields, MSN, FNP—Nurse Practitioner

Irene FieldsIrene R. Fields, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Purchase College, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Pace University. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. With over 25 years practicing, her work experience includes Planned Parenthood and Columbia University Student Health Services. Her areas of interest are women’s health, immunology, and mind-body medicine. She has been part of the Health & Wellness team since 2003. She is also a songwriter/singer/guitarist with a local band: Intuition Quartet.

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Sheryl Last, RN—Nurse

Sheryl LastSheryl Last, RN joined the Health & Wellness Center in 2007. She has over 30 years of nursing experience in both private practice and clinical care. With a BS in Nursing from Binghamton University, her areas of expertise include perinatology, labor and delivery, home health, operating room, camp nursing, diabetic teaching, and phlebotomy. She currently serves as the co-coordinator of the Peer Health Education Program and works with students on an individual basis around smoking cessation. Her dog Reggie participates in our De-Stress with Pets programming and loves coming to campus.

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Counseling & Psychological Services

Cary Bosak, LCSW—Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Cary BosakCary Bosak, LCSW joined Sarah Lawrence in 2019 from Columbia University Medical School Mental Health Service. She has worked in a range of settings that include coordinating and developing a program at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell that provided services to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, the Emergency Department at Bellevue Hospital, as a clinical consultant with the Columbia/Barnard Sexual Violence Response Program, as well as a psychotherapy practice in NYC. Cary received postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, is trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). She incorporates a mindfulness approach to her work, and has a special interest in working with various types of trauma, eating and body image issues, and women’s health issues.

Ayesha Nagra, PhD—Associate Director of Training & Outreach

Ayesha NagraAyesha Nagra, PhD joined the Health & Wellness Center in 2014. Prior to joining Sarah Lawrence, she worked at Manhattanville College, Columbia University, and Oregon State University. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University, and completed an internship in Clinical Psychology at Duke University. Her professional interests include working with students from diverse backgrounds with intersecting identities, working with international students and issues of acculturation, and helping ameliorate mood and anxiety states. She also enjoys working with and helping students develop mindfulness-based skills to increase resilience, build compassion for the self, and find happiness in the present moment.

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Allan Flaggman, MD—Psychiatrist

Allan FlaggmanAllan Flaggman, MD completed his psychiatric postgraduate training at the University of Miami, School of Medicine in 1990 and received American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification in 1992. As a practicing psychiatrist since 1990, he has a specialty in psychopharmacology with college-age adults. He has worked part-time at the Health & Wellness Center since 2006. In addition to his work at Sarah Lawrence College, he has worked at the Marymount Manhattan College Counseling & Wellness Center since 2010 and at Westchester Medical Center since 2015.

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Marya Howell-Carter, PhD—Psychologist

Marya Howell-CarterMarya Howell-Carter, PhD is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Psychology at Farmingdale State College. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in anxiety, relationship problems, and mood disorders in the adolescent/young adult population. Her teaching responsibilities include Individual and Group Counseling, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Women, and Multicultural Psychology. Her current research interests and publications are in the areas of pedagogy, career development, and perceptions of people from multiracial backgrounds. Marya is the APA liaison for Continuing Education for the Westchester Center for Psychological Education and a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Association of Black Psychologists, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

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Victoria Sliva, PhD—Staff Psychotherapist

Victoria Sliva, PhD joined the Health & Wellness Center in 2021. Prior to Sarah Lawrence, she worked at the Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Center within the New York City Health + Hospital system. Victoria earned her PhD at The New School for Social Research, and has undertaken post-graduate training in the treatment of eating disorders from a feminist psychodynamic perspective. Her clinical interests include working with folks struggling with substance use, eating disorders, and issues involving emotion regulation and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Victoria also enjoys helping people connect to a solid sense of themselves.  

Melissa Cruz, LCSW—Staff Psychotherapist

Melissa Cruz, LCSW joined the Health & Wellness Center in 2021. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist at the College, Melissa worked in a variety of settings offering individual and group psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and crisis response and management services. She also worked as a behavioral health consultant to primary care providers at one of Philadelphia’s largest integrated healthcare clinics serving a majority of the city’s Latino population. She obtained her Master’s degree in Social Service from Bryn Mawr College, and completed internships at two of Philadelphia’s acute level of care facilities treating adults and adolescents with serious mental illness including substance use, psychosis, mood, and eating disorders. Speaking to Melissa’s interest in building inclusive, supportive peer communities, while an undergraduate at Swarthmore College she co-founded the college’s first peer counseling and mental health advocacy program, Speak 2 Swatties. She hopes to foster an environment of growth through meaningful connections and resilience within the community of students at Sarah Lawrence.