Meet the Staff

Deborah Harte

Deborah Harte, MHS

Phone: (212) 220-8195

Ms. Deborah C. Harte has worked in the field of social work and human services for the past 30 years. Over this time she has developed a lengthy professional resume in the areas of:

  • Program Development and Implementation, with strong emphasis on Administration;
  • Social service delivery systems serving a diverse population in private as well as public sectors.

As the Student Life Manager for the Advocacy and Resource Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Ms. Harte works to help students to address barriers to their education. She is a strong advocate for student services and ensures that students receive the highest quality service possible.

Ms. Harte has a Masters degree from Lincoln University and a Bachelors degree from Hunter College.


Samantha Gioia

Phone: (212) 220-8195

Samantha, assists students with a wide variety of support and encouragement. She is inspired by the hardworking students at BMCC. Samantha is our SNAP expert and is more than happy in helping students to see if they qualify. Samantha connects students to resources in and out of Borough of Manhattan Community College, and also helps students find stability during any crisis they may be experiencing. She is passionate about helping students reach their goals. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

maxine hunter

Maxine Hunter

Phone: (212) 220-8195

Maxine, is one of the faces that will greet you when you enter the Advocacy and Resource Center. She assists students with appointments for health insurance, legal, and financial counseling, along with answering any questions a student may have. Maxine is also the point-person for helping students with the process of applying for the Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant. For Maxine the best part of working in the BMCC Advocacy and Resource Center is helping students receive the services they need to remain in school. She has a BS in Human Services from the New York City College of Technology.