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Health & Wellness Center Staff

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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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Margaret Holden, MSN, ANP—Nurse Practitioner

Margaret HoldenMargaret (Maggie) Holden, MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, holds an Associate degree in Nursing from Pace University and BSN & MSN degrees from Mercy College. She has worked part-time in the Health & Wellness Center since 2005 and also works at the Westchester Medical Center as a Nurse Practitioner in the Cardiology Department. Prior to this, she managed the Emergency Department for 22 years. She holds certifications in emergency medicine, trauma, pediatrics, and critical care.

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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

Dina Nunziato, LCSW—Director, Counseling & Psychological Services

Dina NunziatoDina Nunziato, LCSW, is the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services the Health & Wellness Center. She completed her Master’s degree at NYU in 1989 and received postgraduate training at the Training & Research Institute for Self Psychology. In addition to her work at Sarah Lawrence, she has taught Integrated Clinical Practice at NYU’s Graduate School of Clinical Social Work. Her current research interests include the use of mindfulness and positive psychology to support academic success, social engagement, and emotional wellbeing.

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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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Stephen Gadischkie, LCSW—Psychotherapist

Stephen GadischkieStephen Gadischkie, LCSW joined the Health & Wellness Center in 2001 after relocating to the US from Australia. He earned his MA at the Graduate School of Social Work at Fordham University. He completed a clinical internship at the Institute for Human Identity and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York state. He is intensely trained in dialectical behavior therapy and skills training, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), harm reduction psychotherapy, mindfulness, and hypnosis techniques. His professional interests include working with a broad spectrum of students with emotional and behavioral dysregulation, harm reduction psychotherapy (AOD uses), LGBTQ students, those in transitions, and those who may struggle with mood disorders. Some of his interests include continuing education, mindfulness, swimming, walking, cooking, and travel.

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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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Anica Mulzac, PsyD—Psychologist

Anica MulzacAnica Camela Mulzac, PsyD earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in 2012, before joining the Health & Wellness Center as a post-doctoral fellow in 2013. She received her license as a Psychologist in New York state in 2014, and has since been a senior clinician at Sarah Lawrence. She serves as the co-coordinator of the Peer Health Education Program, has a passion for community outreach, and enjoys working with people in transitional periods of their lives. Her professional interests include racial/ethnic relations, positive psychology, interpersonal relationships, disordered eating, and mood dysregulation (i.e. anxiety, depression). In addition to her role at the College, she launched a consulting firm titled “Race (+) Positive,” designed to help leaders, and professionals address and improve race relations in an honest, yet positive way. Her personal interests include volunteering, enjoying New York City, and being with loved ones.

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Ayesha Nagra, PhD—Psychologist

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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