Meet the Team

Dr. Merydawilda Colón, Ph.D.

Dr. Merydawilda Colón, Ph.D., Executive Director of Stockton Center for Community Engagement & Tenured Professor of Social Work

609.652.4535 | F-211
Patricia W. Collins, MA/OM

Patricia W. Collins, MA/OM, Community Engagement Liason & Adjunct Instructor

609.652.4456  | Rothenberg Building
Heather Swenson Brilla, MSW, LSW

Heather Swenson Brilla, MSW, LSW, Community Projects Coordinator

609.652.4535 | F-211

Meet the Faculty Fellow  

Dr. Tara L. Harmer Luke, Ph.D.

Dr. Tara L. Harmer Luke, Ph.D., Professor of Biology

609.652.4965 | USC-114

 Meet the Student Fellows

Askhia Khawaja

Askhia Khawaja, Campus Kitchens

 Almuna Fellow
Alejandra Londoño

Alejandra Londoño, Homework Program at the Pleasantville Library

Senior, Sociology/Anthropology and Spanish Language and Culture
Anthony Vigliano

Anthony Vigliano, Campus Kitchens

Junior, Psychology with Mental Health Concentration, Minor in Sociology
Sarah Delicio

Sarah Delicio, Homework Program at Buzby Homes Village

Junior, Psychology with Mental Health Concentration
Yomaris Acosta

Yomaris Acosta, Stanley Holmes Village Homework Program

Junior, Criminal Justice
Carolyn Amesquita

Carolyn Amesquita, Homework Program at the Pleasantville Library

 Junior, Health Sciences
Lidia Martinez

Lidia Martinez,  English Language Learners Classes

 Alumna Fellow
William Bingham

William Bingham, Campus Kitchens/Homework Program at Buzby Homes Village

 Junior, Education
 Kyra Taliaferro

 Kyra Taliaferro,  MSW Intern

Graduate Student, Stockton MSW Program
Christine Whaley

Christine Whaley, Homework Program at the Pleasantville Library/Afternoon Tea with Older Adults

Freshman, Math
Lili Caparosa

Lili Caparosa, Afternoon Tea with Older Adults

 Junior, Political Science
Kayla McDermontt-Cobbs

Kayla McDermontt-Cobbs, Homework Program at the Pleasantville Library/Afternoon Tea with Older Adults

Junior, Social Work
Madison Chant

Madison Chant, Afternoon Tea with Older Adults

Senior, Psychology Major, Gerontology Minor
Jason Rehani

Jason Rehani, Homework Program at Stanley Holmes Village

 Freshman, Political Science
Marcus Molyneaux

Marcus Molyneaux,  Homework Program at Buzby Village/Afternoon Tea with Older Adults

Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez, Naturalization Classes and Homework Program at the Pleasantville Library

Bryan Gonzalez-Mejia

Bryan Gonzalez-Mejia, Naturalization Classes and Homework Program at the Pleasantville Library

Junior, Political Science Major,  Economics Minor


Meet Our Advisory Council

  • Shilon C. Anderson, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy 
  • Chelsea P. Tracy-Bronson, Instructor of Teacher Education
  • Dr. David Burdick, Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Tait Chirenje, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Patricia W. Collins, SCCE Community Engagement Liaison
  • Dr. Merydawilda Colón, Executive Director
  • Emari DiGiorgio, Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies
  • Dr. Eileen Conran-Folks, Director, Hammonton and Manahawkin Instructional Sites
  • Daniel Douglas, Director of Strategic Communications
  • John Emge, Executive Director, United Way of Atlantic County
  • Dr. Mary Lou Galantino, Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Chris Catching, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities and Professor of British Literature
  • Brian K. Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, Atlantic City Campus
  • Dr. Claudine Keenan, Dean, School of Education and Tenured Professor of Instructional Technology 
  • Tara Luke, Professor of Biology

  • Alexander Marino, Assistant to Provost for Atlantic City Instructional Sites
  • Ariane Newman-Hutchins, Assistant Director, Continuing Studies Health Sciences
  • Rummy Pandit, Executive Director of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Dr. Michael Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Joseph Rubenstein, Professor of Anthropology
  • Dr. Pedro Santana, Dean of Students
  • Daniel Fidalgo Tomé, Director of Service-Learning
  • Lolita Treadwell, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Carol Waties, Director, Small Business Development Center


  • Chris Filiciello, Former Chief of Staff, City of Atlantic City
  • Cindy Herdman Ivins, President/CEO, Family Service Association