Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Dan
Dan Woolston
Assistant Director

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 5 grandchildren.


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.


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.


Nichole Johnson
Nichole Johnson
Counselor

TA Parish Hall
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.


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.


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.


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.


Jaime Palmatier
Jaime Palmatier
Staff Assistant

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

Jaime earned an Associates Degree from Alfred State College as a Medical Assistant. She has worked in both the Alfred and Wellsville Health Centers in her 15 years at Alfred State. In her free time, Jaime enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, cooking, gardening, and being outdoors in the Summer.


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.


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.


Daniel Woolston
Richard Whitney
Registered Nurse ​​​​

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

Richard grew up in Allegany County, NY for most of his life, but spent 12 years living in Massachusetts. He graduated from Alfred State College with AAS and went on to pursue his BSN at Daemen College. Richard has a background in emergency nursing, critical care nursing, and nursing management. Richard currently lives in Scio, NY with his spouse. He has two children and five grandchildren that he enjoys spending time with


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.