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QCC New Staff and Transitions

September, 2017

On August 31, 2017, Early Childhood Education welcomed Julie Tzipori, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood. Julie brings to this position over 20 years of educational experience. Most recently, she has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College. In addition to her teaching experience, she was a Quality Assurance and Lab Supervisor for Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Julie earned a Bachelor’s of Behavioral Sciences from La Trobe University and a Master in Education from Worcester State University.  

On August 31, 2017, the Mathematics Department welcomed Elena Fenici, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Elena brings to this position over 10 years of teaching experience in both K-12, as well as in higher education. Most recently, she has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College, Assumption College and at Norwalk Community College. Prior to that she was teaching in a high school and middle school setting. Elena earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics and a Master degree from the University of Petrosani and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the College of Charleston.

On August 31, 2017, the Music Department welcomed Jose Castillo, Assistant Professor of Music. Jose brings to this position over 20 years of music instruction in both private sector and in the higher educational setting. Most recently, he has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College and Clark University. Jose earned a Bachelor’s of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

On August 31, 2017, the Nursing Department welcomed Jennifer Hall, Assistant Professor of Nurse Education, PN Program (Evening). Jennifer brings to this position over 15 years of health care education and administrative experience. Most recently, she was the Director of Nursing for Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Jennifer earned her Practical Nursing Certificate and Associate Degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Worcester State University. 

On August 31, 2017, the Nursing Department welcomed Craig Toney, Assistant Professor of Nurse Education, PN Program (Evening). Craig brings to this position over 15 years of teaching and clinical experience. Most recently, he was an instructor for University Campus Hospital. Craig earned an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies and an Associate in Science in Nurse Education from Quinsigamond Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from University of Massachusetts Boston, and Master’s degree from University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing with a focus in Geriatric Primary care.

On August 31, 2017, the Nursing Department welcomed Amy Hogan, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care (Director of Clinical Instruction). Amy brings to this position over 23 years of pulmonology and respiratory care experience. Additionally, she has over 13 years of teaching experience most recently at Quinsigamond Community College and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Amy earned her Associate in Science in Respiratory Care from Quinsigamond Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Respiratory Care from Boise State University.

On August 31, 2017, the Nursing Department welcomed Sheri Boisseau, Professor of Nurse Education, A.D.N. Program (Day). Sheri is moving from the A.D.N. program (evening) to the A.D.N. program (day). She has over 6 years of teaching experience at Quinsigamond Community College. Additionally, she has over 16 years’ experience as a Director of Health Services programs at several facilities. Before becoming a director, she was a clinical nurse for 11 years. Sheri earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island, a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix and she is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Regis College.

On September 11, 2017, Enrollment Management, Student Engagement and Community Connections welcomed Tracy Merchant as Enrollment Counselor - Southbridge.Tracy brings to this position over 5 years of student placement, student advising, and guidance counseling both in a high school setting and at Quinsigamond Community College. Most recently she worked at Quinsigamond Community College, as a High School to College Linkages Specialist. Tracy earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Worcester State University and a Master of Education in School Guidance Counseling from Cambridge College.  

On September 18, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Shanan Stratis as Breakthrough Solution for Nursing (BSNEM) Program Director. Shanan brings to this position over 19 years of nursing and health care compliance experience. Most recently, she was a health compliance officer and an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College. Shanan earned a LPN Certificate from Worcester Technical Institute, an Associate in Arts in General Studies from Quinsigamond Community College and a Bachelor in Science from Worcester State University.

On September 20, 2017, Administrative Services welcomed Veronica Figueroa as Clerk III – Administrative Services. Veronica brings to this position over 5 years of customer service experience in the banking and insurance sector. Most recently, she was an administrative assistant and a customer service representative at The Hanover Insurance Group. Veronica earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Flagler College.

Please join us in welcoming QCC's new faculty and staff into their new roles.

QCC staff take on new expanded roles

 

As part of organizational restructuring the following Quinsigamond Community College employees have taken on new roles within the college. They include:

  • Beth Austin as Interim Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Steve Marini as COO
  • Kathy Rentsch as Assistant Vice President for Workforce Readiness and Innovation (Effective January 1, 2018)
  • Liza Smith as Dean of Academic Planning
  • Barbara Zawalich as Registrar
  • Sara Simms as Assistant Director of Human Resources/ Affirmative Action Officer
  • Jenilee Simmons as Assistant Director of Human Resources for Employment

The QCC Community congratulates them and wishes them success in their new positions.