Meet the Staff

ASAP staff are a dynamic group of professionals who proudly reflect the diversity of New York City. We are committed to seeing our students succeed and advance to new heights. From admission to graduation, we are here to guide and celebrate our students as they achieve their goals.

Leadership and Administration

  • Deanne Southwell, Executive Director
  • Ray Bartholomew, Director of Advisement
  • Kristin Bennett, Associate Director of Advisement
  • Jennifer Alardo, Associate Director of Advisement
  • Keshia Johnson, Associate Director of Advisement
  • Michael Petri, Associate Director of Recruitment and Retention
  • Karine Sipel, Associate Director of ASAP and Math Start, CUNY in the Heights
  • Wendy Rondon-Matos, Program Coordinator
  • Cindy Veras, College Assistant

Recruitment and Retention

  • Beth Cooperman, Career and Employment Specialist
  • Alexus Montero, Recruitment Coordinator
  • Akela Monroe, Recruitment Coordinator
  • Ann Lo, Financial Aid Specialist
  • Denessa Reid, Program Engagement Coordinator
  • Devaneke Crumpler, Academic Program Specialist
  • Edward Perez, Database Specialist

ASAP Advisors

  • Jade Powell
  • Jodi Shydlo
  • Sherrell Holderman
  • Joanne Jaquez
  • Mercedes Brazier-Thurman
  • Tom Huang
  • Wayne Carey
  • Tracey Wheeler
  • Ahmed Wing
  • Ainsworth Brown
  • Anny Garcia
  • Josephine Pujols
  • Kalvin Wilson
  • LaToya Dubery
  • Cheyenne Bascoe
  • Christan Cassidy
  • Linda Sookhoo
  • Abraham “Will” Cherrin
  • Gia Blackwell
  • Lewis Brown
  • Marco Alverio
  • Marlena Scott
  • Sheryl Love
  • Christina Cross
  • Colette Hunt
  • Natasha Apanah
  • Nathaniel Palmer
  • Quinnetta Younge
  • Renard John-Finn
  • Scott McNeight
  • Sharon Marazzo

Office of Academic Affairs
Organizational Chart

199 Chambers St, Room S-715
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8320


Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m