Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Hollie Hall
Dr. Hollie Hall
Senior Director of Health & Wellness

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
HallHM@alfredstate.edu

Hollie earned her Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in 2018. She previously graduated from Alfred University with a Master’s in Counseling Education and is a licensed Mental Health Counselor. In addition to directing and overseeing both the medical and mental health branches of Health and Wellness Services, Hollie also manages a caseload of clients providing support for students struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and a variety of behavioral issues. Hollie also heads the COVID-19 response team, working closely with ASC administration, students, and families to ensure the safety and well-being of our campus during these challenging times. In her spare time Hollie loves traveling, seeing the world through her young son’s eyes, and spending time with the people she loves.


Erica Alger
Erica Alger
Assistant Director of Counseling

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
AlgerEL@alfredstate.edu

Erica has been a member of the Health and Wellness team since fall 2014. She is an Alfred State alumnus who transferred to Alfred University and received a BA in Child and Clinical Psychology and a MA in Mental Health Counseling. She holds a license in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. In practicing, Erica uses an integrative approach, mixed with guidance, compassion, honesty and humor. She prides herself in serving as a role model and mentor to others as they develop a greater sense of self-discovery, all while having fun. Erica enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, spending time with family and friends and traveling the coast.


Libby Tsibulsky
Libby Tsibulsky
Counselor

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
TsibulL@alfredstate.edu

Libby is a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked at SUNY Alfred for eight years. She graduated from Alfred University with a BA in Psychology in 2006 and a MS Ed, CAS in Mental Health Counseling in 2012. Libby also has additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety management, and mindfulness. Libby is passionate about health and wellness and takes a holistic approach when working with students. Her favorite part of her job is helping students meet their personal, academic, and professional goals. In her free time, Libby enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Some of her favorite places to visit include Great Britain, Ireland, and Holland. Libby is committed to life-long learning and is currently pursuing an BA in Art History.


Ashley O’Brien
Ashley O'Brien
Counselor
TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
OBrienA1@alfredstate.edu

Ashley is a licensed Mental Health Counselor originally from Buffalo, NY. She graduated from Nazareth College with a BA in Psychology and has a MS Ed, CAS in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University. Ashley’s Professional specialties include trauma-informed practice, DBT for emotional regulation, and mindfulness. Her favorite part of her job is being able to meet new people and hear their stories. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, working out, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and photography.


John Laprade
John Laprade
Counselor
TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
lapradj@alfredstate.edu

John is a national certified Mental Health Counselor originally from Massachusetts. He graduated from McDaniel College with a BA in Communications and has a MS Ed, CAS in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University, and a MA in Film from American University. He lived and worked in NYC for over 25 years before embarking on a new career in counseling. His favorite part of the job is providing a safe and supportive space for people working through life challenges. In his free time, John enjoys listening to and making music, skiing, spending time with friends and family, and taking-in all forms of art.


Erika Lewis-Ellison
Erika Lewis-Ellison
COVID-19 Response Coordinator

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4052
LewisEE@alfredstate.edu

Erika is a John Hopkins certified COVID-19 Contact Tracer originally from Rexville, NY. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Health Care Management from Cazenovia College. Her favorite part of the job is being able to interact with students and accommodate them during these challenging times. Her hope is that any student who is experiencing difficulties due to our current situation, feels a little more at ease knowing that Health and Wellness is here for them. In her free time Erika enjoys spending time with her family and planning for her wedding in the Fall of 2021.


Ginny Hart
Virginia (Ginny) Hart
Registered Nurse

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
HartVB@alfredstate.edu

Ginny grew up in Wellsville, NY and graduated from Alfred State College in 1985. She worked for four years as a staff nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital and for thirty years at Visiting Nurses Association of WNY. Ginny currently lives in Wellsville, NY with her husband John. She has one daughter and two grandchildren. Ginny enjoys gardening, reading, walking, and spending time with family.


Jaime Palmatier
Jaime Palmatier
Staff Assistant

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
palmatjl@alfredstate.edu 

Jaime was born and raised in Galeton, PA. and went on to earn an AAS from Alfred State College with training as a medical assistant. Her favorite part of the job is meeting new students each year and seeing the familiar faces of the returning students. In her free time, Jaime enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, being outdoors, and seeing the change of seasons.


Teri Toth-Fleischman
Teri Toth-Fleischman
Registered Nurse, Wellsville Campus

Pioneer Student Union
607-587-3141
Toth-FTL@alfredstate.edu

Teri is an alumna of the Alfred State class of 1995 registered professional nursing program where she received her AAS. She has been the RN for Health and Wellness Services on the Wellsville, NY campus since March 2018. Teri is also an ER nurse, staying continuously certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the past 20+ years, and is a also a certified COVID-19 contact tracer. In her spare time, she loves to spontaneously travel, be outdoors (especially kayaking, yard work, photography), and spending time with her granddaughter and her three dogs.


Jo E. York
Jo E. York
Instructional Support Assistant

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
yorkje@alfredstate.edu 

Jo grew up on Long Island and later in the small village of Canisteo, NY. She is a graduate of Alfred State College with an AAS degree in Human Services. Jo has also completed trainings as a first responder for sexual assaults and is certified to teach AHA CPR/AED. Outside of the office, Jo is a certified ZUMBA trainer and an avid ALS Advocate and participant in the Polar Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean each February to raise ALS awareness. In her free time, Jo enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, and vacationing with her husband.


Diedre DeBose
Dr. Diedre DeBose 
Counselor

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4212
debosed@alfredstate.edu

Diedre earned her doctorate in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College in 2021. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and she graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Master of Science, in social work. Diedre is also a certified sexual assault, crisis counselor and forensic interviewer and COVID-19 contact tracer, and has earned a certificate in diversity, and inclusion from Cornell University. Originally from Buffalo NY, she recently relocated back to the WNY area from Charlotte, NC. Her favorite part of the job is educating, uplifting, and empowering students to live their best selves. She is passionate about all things as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion. Diedre enjoys spending time with her daughter and new puppy, Bella. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and shopping.


Nichole Johnson
Nichole Johnson
Counselor

607-587-4212
JohnsoNM@alfredstate.edu

Nichole is mental health counselor originally from Addison, NY. She has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Alfred University. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with the students and getting to hear their stories. In her free time, Nichole enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and trying new things.


Lynda Merring
Lynda Merring
Registered Nurse

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
MerrinL@alfredstate.edu

Lynda graduated from Alfred State over 30 years ago and has worked at Health and Wellness Services for the past six years. She enjoys interacting with students and being able to treat and reassure them when they are ill. Lynda was born in Kansas and has lived in Hornell since she was a teenager. You’ll find her spending her free time at Keuka Lake with family, riding motorcycles with her husband, and enjoying time with her children and two grandchildren.


Daniel Woolston
Daniel Woolston
Assistant Director
​​​​​​of Health & Wellness Services

TA Parish Hall
607-587-4200
woolstdl@alfredstate.edu 

Dan earned his Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from Community General Hospital in Syracuse, NY and holds an AD from Alfred State College. He enjoys taking care of people of all ages and appreciates the opportunity to treat and share evidence-based health information with college students. Dan was born in San Antonio, TX but has lived most of his life in Belmont, NY. In his free time Dan makes maple syrup and apple cider, tends 13 beehives, and spends as much time as possible with his family, including his 4 (soon to be 5) grandchildren.