Meet the Admissions & Financial Aid Staff

If you have questions about applying to Upstate and would like to speak with a member of the Office of Student Admissions, please contact us directly.

Jennifer Welch, Associate Dean of Admissions
Jennifer Welch
Associate Dean of
Admissions and
Financial Aid
Donna Vavonese, Director of Admissions
Donna Vavonese
Director of
Admissions
Mike Alsheimer
Mike Alsheimer
Director of Financial
Aid and EOP
Wendy Meyer-Wilson, Sr. Asst. Director of Admissions
Wendy Meyer-Wilson
Senior Asst. Director
of Admissions

Isabelle Appler
Assistant Director
of Admissions/
Pre-Health Advisor
Amy Abernatha, Assistant Director of Admissions
Amy Abernatha
Assistant Director
of Admissions
Barbara-Ann Goodwin, Admissions Assistant
Barbara-Ann Mitchell
Admissions Advisor/
Interview Coordinator
Tanya Milazzo, Financial Aid Advisor
Tanya Milazzo

Assistant Director
of Financial Aid
Krystal Smith, Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions & MD/PhD Program Coordinator
Krystal Ripa
Assistant Director of
Graduate Recruitment
and Admissions & MD/PhD
Program Coordinator
Jim Rugg, Application Processor
Jim Rugg
Admissions and Financial Aid Application Processor
Diane Kallfelz, Secretary
Diane Kallfelz
Admissions and Financial Aid Application Processor
Linda Demars, Application Processor
Linda Demars
Admissions and Financial Aid Support Staff
Towana Davis, Staff Assistant
Towana Davis
Admissions and Financial Aid Support Staff
Carolyn Couch, Data Management Coord.
Carolyn Couch
Data Management
Coordinator