Our Leadership

The leadership team at the School of Health Sciences works daily to provide the support and resources our programs, faculty, and students need to embody and champion our mission and values


Steven Lorenzet, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Health Sciences
Frank Gardner

Frank Gardner, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Health SciencesExecutive Director, Doctor of Clinical PsychologyProfessor of Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Areas of Expertise

Mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion regulation, anger, and sport psychology

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Rivka Molinsky, OTR/L, PhD

Associate Dean of Students and Innovation

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive rehabilitation, adult rehabilitation

Meira Orentlicher

Meira L Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Director of Research & Faculty Scholarship, School of Health SciencesAssociate Chair of Research & Scholarship, Occupational Therapy MSDissertation Committee & Research Coordination, Doctor of Clinical PsychologyProfessor, Occupational Therapy MS

Areas of Expertise

Transition from school to adult life for students with developmental disabilities, students with autism, person-centered planning, and school-based occupational therapy

Joseph Tommasino

Joseph F. Faiella-Tommasino, PhD, PA-C

Vice President of PA Program Development and OperationsChairman of Physician Assistant Programs Northeast Division
Stephanie Wong

Stephanie Dapice Wong, DPT, PT, OTR/L, CAPS

Chair and Director, Occupational Therapy MSAssociate Professor, Occupational Therapy MS
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Mary Flanagan-Kundle, DPA, PA-C

Co-Chair, Physician Assistant ProgramsChair of Assessment and Remediation, Physician Assistant Long IslandAssociate Professor, Physician Assistant Programs

Areas of Expertise

Primary care, influenza, infectious disease, and vaccination

Jill Horbacewicz

Jill Horbacewicz, PT, MA, PhD

Chair, PT Programs (DPT, OPTR, PPDPT) Director, Doctor of Physical TherapyAssociate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Areas of Expertise

Musculoskeletal physical therapy, muscle imbalances

Hindy Lubinsky

Hindy Lubinsky, MS, CCC-SLP, TSHH

Chair and Director, Speech-Language PathologyAssociate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
Sandra Russo

Sandra Russo, PhD, RN

Chair and Director, NursingAssociate Professor, Nursing
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Faye Walkenfeld, PhD

Chair, Department of Behavioral ScienceAssociate Professor of Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Areas of Expertise

Development, parenting, attachment, memory, cognitive development, and religious and cultural identity

Marissa Esposito

Marissa F. Esposito

Director, Alumni Affairs
Susan Powers

Susan Powers

Executive Director, Administration
Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson, MBA, DMGT

Administrative DirectorCo-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce
Jill Zucker

Jill Zucker

Director of Student Affairs