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Concern. Assessment. Response. Evaluation. Support.

The Columbia-Greene CARES Team provides personalized outreach to students experiencing barriers that may pose a risk to academic progression. These barriers may be academic or personal in nature.

If you are in need of assistance or would like to make a referral on behalf of a student, please use this CARES Referral Form below. You may also reach out to any member of the team directly.

  • Ember Traino – Director of Student Success, Chair
  • Maria Ostrander – Director of Health Services
  • Jess Sachs – Bursar
  • Catherine Carlson – Director of Accessibility Services
  • Julia Podpora – Counselor in Office of Advising, Career, & Transfer Services
  • Erica Nance – Academic Success Coach & Adjunct Instructor
  • Matthew Kenny – Associate Professor of Science
  • Michael Cotrone – Assistant Professor of Science
  • KellyAnn Radzik – Director of Career Services & Experiential Learning
  • Jon Coller-Takahashi – Registrar
  • Andrew Ledoux – Dean of Student Development