Staff Contacts

Here you can find listed all of the staff contacts for the Five College Consortium, organized by office.

Executive Director

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Sarah Pfatteicher

Executive Director

Sarah is responsible for all of the consortium's programs. Sarah meets regularly with Five Colleges leadership groups to plan, strategize, and evaluate the work of the consortium.

Academic Programs

For information on: Center for World Languages; FC Dance; cross-registration; certificate programs; and faculty opportunities.

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Matthew Adelson

Production Manager, Five College Dance

Working with professional staff members and students, Matthew supports a rich interactive artistic/academic environment by managing Five College Dance performances and productions across the five campuses.

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Cindy Bright

Program Coordinator, Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program

Cindy organizes and manages all aspects of the Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences program. Cindy conducts program outreach, supports student advising, and  coordinates students' field research.

Karla Carruth

Hindi and Urdu Teaching Assistant, Five College Center for World Languages

Karla implements a language learning curriculum for Hindi and Urdu.

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Hayley Culver

Program Assistant, Five College Center for World Languages

Hayley provides educational, logistical, and administrative support for Five College Center for World Languages (FCCWL) courses. Hayley assists in development of instructional materials, and assists with outreach and publicity, training, and event planning.

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Aubrey Daviau

Post-Bacc Assistant Production Manager, Five College Dance

Aubrey provides production management support for Five College Dance events on multiple campuses.

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Anca Luca Holden

Language Pedagogy Specialist, Five College Center for World Languages

Anca works as part of a team that trains and supports foreign language teaching assistants (FLTAs) and conversation partners for Five College Center for World Languages (FCCWL) courses.

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Theo Hull

Program Assistant, Five College Center for World Languages.

Theo provides educational, logistical, and administrative support for Five College Center for World Languages (FCCWL) course and other activities.

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Agnes Kimokoti

Swahili Language Mentor, Five College Center for World Languages

Agnes conducts individual tutorials and small group conversation sessions with students in elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels of Swahili on all Five College campuses.

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Ray Rennard

Director of Academic Programs

Ray provides oversight and management of the Consortium's academic partnerships and programs.

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Alex Ripp

Director, Five College Dance

Alex manages the operations of Five College Dance (FCD), with regular interaction with FCD faculty, supervision of FCD staff members.

 

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Rebecca Thomas

Academic Programs Coordinator

As a member of the academic programs team, Rebeccas works to promote academic collaboration among member institutions.

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Janna White

Director, Five College Center for World Languages

Janna directs and manages the Five College Center for World Languages' programs and curricular development projects, supervises the Center's staff, and administer the Center’s initiatives. Janna serves as part of FCI’s academic programs team, and contributes to overall leadership of FCI’s academic programs.

Business Services

For more information on: requesting payments.

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Toby Hall

Accounting and Benefits Coordinator

Toby handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, benefits administration, and business office records.

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Yvette Morneau

Director of Business Services and Treasurer

Yvette holds fiduciary responsibility for all of FCI's financial matters, and brings vision to the Consortium's cooperative and collaborative endeavors. Yvette serves as a senior leader for FCI and its subsidiary Five Colleges Net, LLC.

Development and External Programs

For more information on: Center of East Asian Studies; Collections Management Commons; Paradigm Shift; Partnership Programs; and grants.

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Debra Butler

Curriculum Development Fellow, Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS)

Debra supports the work of NAIS faculty in providing development guidance and structural support for the new curricular components of the Mellon Foundation NAIS grant.

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Bea Cusin

Administrative Assistant for Sponsored Projects

The administrative assistant provides broad administrative support to FCI’s development office, with specific emphasis on grant-supported projects, including the Five College Collections Management Commons project and the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Project.

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Carrie Evans

Data Specialist, Collections Management Commons

Carrie works as a member of the Museum Collections Management Commons (MCMC) project. Carrie is investigating how project participants’ current collections management systems are implemented and is analyzing the state of their data, documentation, and logistics related to the project. 

This project is funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, with the goal of laying the foundation for a next-generation collections management system that supports broader integration and discoverability of collections.  

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Danielle Phillips

Managing Director, Paradigm Shift

Danielle is responsible for overall project management, coordination of participant resources and services, and support to the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition/Paradigm Shift leadership team. This project strengthens the pipeline for Black and Latinx paraeducators to become licensed K-12 teachers in western Massachusetts public schools.

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Anne Prescott

Director, Five College Center for East Asian Studies

Anne manages programs to support teaching about East Asia in K-12 schools and builds relationships among faculty members and programs at the college level. Anne also leads study tours to East Asia.

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Erin Richardson

Project Manager, Collections Management Commons
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Rachel Beth Sayet

Community Development Fellow, Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS)

Rachel Beth supports the work of NAIS faculty in providing development guidance and structural support for the new components of the Mellon Foundation NAIS grant.

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Matt VanHeynigen

Director of Development and Sponsored Programs

Matt identifies and manages external funding and supervises externally-facing programs, including Five College Partnership Programs, the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, and the Five College Learning in Retirement Program.

Rachel Wang

Program Assistant, Five College Center for East Asian Studies

Executive

For more information on: communicating or meeting with the Executive Director.

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Julie Holt

Executive Assistant

Julie provides administrative support to the executive director and other members of FCI's leadership team. Julie also serves as receptionist and office manager.

Information Technology

For more information on: FC Net and information technology.

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Hilary Caws-Elwitt

IT Analyst

Hilary's responsibilities include website administration and supporting the museum collections database.

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Joarvi Edwards

Post-Baccalaureate Technologist

Joarvi provides IT support for Five College staff.

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Maria Toyofuku

Director of Information Technology (IT) and Enterprise Initiatives

Maria also directs Five College Net, LLC and works with IT leaders from the member institutions of the consortium.

Operations

For more information on: FC Annex; Library Repository; and delivery.

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Carla Da Silva

Business and Operations Assistant
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Jason Fuller

Collection Manager, Five College Library Repository Collection.
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Shonda Pettiford

Director of Operations

Shonda is responsible for internal operations, human resources, and facilities management. Shonda also serves as assistant treasurer.

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Randy Sexton

Five College Messenger

Risk Management

For more information on: claims; driver credentialing; minor safety, and Collegiate Catalyst Fund.

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K. Dymek

Administrative Assistant for Risk Management
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Janitza Matta

Insurance Claims Specialist
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Ruth Rauluk

Director of Risk Management

Ruth develops and implements related programs and manages the captive insurance program for the four colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith) and our organization.

Strategic Engagement

For more information on: publications; social media; events; and meeting at 97 Spring Street.

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Omar Acevedo

Strategic Engagement Specialist

Omar manages content for the Five College website and supports all Five College events.

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Kevin Kennedy

Director of Strategic Engagement

Kevin is the public relations officer for Five Colleges. His administrative responsibilities include work with committees in such areas as admissions, museum collaboration and student affairs, and as advisor to the Five College Student Coordinating Board.