Staff Contacts

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

Executive Director

Woman with short brown hair, brown jacket, necklace, and watch smiling directly at the camera.

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.

A man with black hair stares at the camera. He is wearing a black collared shirt and dark grey sweater.

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.

Kendra Allman headshot

Kendra Allman

Program Assistant, Five College Center for World Languages.

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

A smiling woman with shoulder-length brown hair, dark sweater, and a multicolor scarf.

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.

Melinda Buckwalter

Melinda Buckwalter

Managing Director, Five College Dance

Melinda collaborates with the dance departments and programs across the Five College campuses to amplify access to the rich and varied artistic and academic opportunities available at each, including repertory projects, lectures, concerts, and master classes.

Karla Carruth

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

Karla implements a language learning curriculum for Hindi and Urdu.

A person with short brown hair and a colorful, striped shirt is smiling at the camera.

Aubrey Daviau

Post-Baccalaureate Assistant Production Manager, Five College Dance

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

A smiling woman with shoulder-length dark brown hair, fuschia blouse, and dark blue jacket.

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.

A person with wavy short brown hair, glasses, earrings, and a blue collared shirt.

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.

A smiling woman with short black hair and a red shawl.

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.

A person with short brown hair and glasses staring at the camera.

Elliot Krasnopoler

Assistant Director for Research and Assessment

Elliot provides program development and management support to the project leaders and core team of the Building Academic Leadership in the Humanities grant.

A smiling man with short hair, blue collared shirt, and blue jacket.

Ray Rennard

Director of Academic Programs

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

A person with long brown hair who is wearing a shirt with vertical lines and a blue cardigan.

April Shandor

Academic Programs Coordinator

April provides support in overseeing cross-campus academic programs, supporting existing academic collaborations, and facilitating the development of new collaborations.

A person with long brown hair wearing a maroon shirt and small necklace with trees in the background.

Nell Volkmann

Academic Programs Administrative Assistant

Nell provides general administrative support to the Director of Academic Programs, with particular emphasis on creating and maintaining records for programs and initiatives managed by the Five Colleges Academic Programs Office.

A smiling woman with shoulder-length brown hair, grey blouse, and black jacket.

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 administers the Center’s initiatives. Janna serves as part of our academic programs team, and contributes to overall leadership of our academic programs.

Business Services

For more information on: requesting payments.

A woman with long blonde hair and a blue sweater smiles at the camera.

Toby Hall

Accounting and Benefits Coordinator

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

A smiling woman with short dark brown hair and blue, earrings, necklace, black top, and magenta sweater.

Yvette Morneau

Director of Business Services and Treasurer

Yvette holds fiduciary responsibility for all of our financial matters, and brings vision to the Consortium's cooperative and collaborative endeavors. Yvette serves as a senior leader for our organization 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.

woman looking into camera

Bea Cusin

Administrative Assistant for Sponsored Projects

Bea provides broad administrative support to our 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.

Kristin Langevin

Office Manager, Learning in Retirement

Kristin provides operational support for Five College Learning in Retirement (LIR) activities and programs, working closely with LIR's elected officers and committees.

A smiling woman with long brown hair and a black top.

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.

A smiling woman with short light brown hair and blue sweater.

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.

A woman with long brown hair and a feather earring smiles at the camera.

Rachel Beth Sayet

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

Rachel Bethworks with campus leaders and others to connect the curricular components of the NAIS “Gathering at the Crossroads” project to the people and structures necessary for the curriculum to be successful. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this project aims to build a model of collaborative teaching and learning for Native American and Indigenous Studies.

A smiling man with short hair, light collared shirt, striped tie, and blue jacket.

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

Rachel provides program support including bookkeeping, payment processing, newsletter editing, website content management, and contact with faculty and K-12 teachers.

Executive

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

A woman with short strawberry blonde hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing necklace and a purple top.

Julie Holt

Executive Assistant

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

Information Technology

For more information on: FC Net and information technology.

A woman with curly dark brown hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing a light grey sweater and dark glasses.

Joarvi Edwards

Senior Post-Baccalaureate Technologist

Joarvi works with our IT Team to provide IT support and develop IT resources for our staff; she also supports Five College IT projects and initiatives.

A person with short brown hair and glasses smiles at the camera.

Corlan Smith

Post-Baccalaureate Technologist

Corlan works with our IT Team to provide IT support and develop IT resources for our staff; they also supports Five College IT projects and initiatives.

A woman with black hair, white sweater, and pink floral scarf.

Maria Toyofuku

Director of Information Technology (IT) and Enterprise Initiatives

Maria provides IT leadership for Five Colleges, Incorporated, and manages its subsidiary Five College Net, LLC. She is responsible for our IT infrastructure and digital assets, and works closely with IT leaders from each of the member institutions.

Operations

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

Carla Da Silva

Business and Operations Assistant

Carla supports administrative services including human resources, facility management, business services, and records management.

A man with light brown hair and goatee is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a black collared shirt.

Jason Fuller

Collection Manager, Five College Library Repository Collection

Jason oversees and manages the physical organization, care, and delivery of materials in the Five College Library Repository Collection.

A smiling woman with short black hair, earrings, white collared shirt, and brown jacket.

Shonda Pettiford

Director of Operations

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

A man with a light collared shirt and grey jacket stares at the camera.

Randy Sexton

Five College Messenger

Randy transports intercampus mail and library materials among the five member institutions, and the Five College Library Repository Collection locations.

Risk Management

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

Anna Domings Smiling

Anna Domings

Risk and Compliance Coordinator

Anna manages the databases used for minor safety, driver credentialing, certificates of insurance, and waivers/informed consent. Anna also leads education and training in minor safety compliance while managing the day-to-day operation of the Office of Risk Management

A smiling person with glasses, short brown hair, blue collared shirt, dark tie, and brown jacket.

K. Dymek

Insurance and Claims Manager

K. manages and administers the Office of Risk Management’s insurance policies and claims, including the record-keeping associated with these policies or programs.

A woman with light brown hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing pearl earrings and a black jacket. She has a soft blue background behind her.

Ruth Rauluk

Director of Risk Management

Ruth oversees the Five College Office of Risk Management; manages the insurance and risk management programs for the four colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith) and our organization; and serves as COO of the Collegiate Catalyst Fund, LLC captive insurance program.

Strategic Engagement

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

A smiling with blonde hair and a magenta shirt with thin black stripes.

Hilary Caws-Elwitt

IT Analyst

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

Annie Croteau

Communications and Events Specialist

Annie coordinates events, produces communications, and provides administrative support within the Strategic Engagement Office.

A woman with her brown hair in a bun smiles at the camera. She is wearing glasses and a black sweater.

Carrie Evans

Data Specialist, Collections Management Commons

Carrie works as a member of the Museum Collections Management Commons (MCMC) project. Carrie is investigating how our member institutions' 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 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  

Kevin kennedy square crop

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.