Residential Life Staff


Residential Life Professional Staff

Zachary BrownZach Brown, Director of Residential Life and Housing
422 Dewar Union
Office ext. 4501
Zach returned to his hometown of Oneonta after graduating from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY to join the Hartwick College Residential Life and Housing team as a Residence Director of Smith Hall in 2001. Since 2004, he has moved up the Residential Life and Housing ladder, holding the positions of Area Coordinator (2004-2005) and Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing (2005-2007) until his current position as the Director of Residential Life, Housing, Student Conduct and Summer Programs. Providing the opportunities for students to grow academically, socially and personally and seeing the students succeed is what makes residential life a great environment a great place for Zach to work.


Biama CharlesBiama Charles, Associate Director of Residential Life and Housing
412B Dewar Union
Office ext. 4888
Unashamed to use her life as a teaching mechanism, Biama embraces her passion for character building and life coaching by serving college students. She takes pride in preparing students to become practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens, by continually supporting and challenging them to push past their perceived potential. She comes to us from Binghamton University (BU) where she was a Resident Director for a little more than two years. Before working at BU, Biama was a Community Director at Louisburg College in North Carolina. She holds a BA in English Education from SUNY College at Old Westbury and MA in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. Biama loves having 1:1 conversations with students, going to Broadway shows, traveling, watching Netflix, cute puppy and home decor videos as well as spending time at home in NYC with her family, godchildren and friends. Biama is looking forward to connecting with all Hartwick College has to offer. Feel free to stop by her office, during business hours, to say Hi!


Erin Baxter-ToalErin Baxter-Toal, Director of Pine Lake & Challenge Education
Pine Lake : 607-278-5429
Office ext. 4547
A product of the trees and the trails, Erin is responsible for managing all aspects of Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental CampusChallenge Education and Awakening, including resident concerns, facilities reservations, programs/events, teaching Outdoor Education courses, supervising Pine Lake professional and para-professional staff, and providing support to groups and individuals who wish to use the Lake. A former resident of Pennsylvania, Erin holds degrees in and has more than 19 years’ experience in the Outdoor Recreation and Education fields. Erin, Monica (her partner), Westley (her son), and Barley (puppy dog) share the 1810 cabin at Pine Lake. They enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, traveling, skiing, and changes that come with each season. Erin splits her time between Pine Lake and her on-campus office (Dewar Union, Room 320) where she works to manage the Pine Lake, Challenge/Outdoor Education, and the Awakening Program.


Amiee BoydeAimee Boyd Hall, Area Coordinator- Hilltop, Oyaron, van Ess
421A Dewar Union
Office ext. 4066
Aimee returns to the Hartwick staff after two years serving as the Coordinator of University Apartments and Student Activities at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  In her previous position here, from 2012-2014, Aimee oversaw Wilder Hall and Saxton Hall.  Aimee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Connecticut State University. She is a lover of coffee, her dog Lucy, and supporting events and activities at Hartwick.  Aimee enjoys working in Residence Life because she enjoys helping students build confidence and feel safe, secure, and comfortable in their home. She is so excited to get to know her residents and empower them to find success and fulfillment in their Hartwick experience.


Jeff BarkerJeff Barker, Area Coordinator – Saxton, Wilder, Holmes
421B Dewar Union
Office ext. 4384
Jeff started at Hartwick in November 2016 as an Area Coordinator after coming from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY where he worked as the Coordinator of Housing Operations and a Residence Hall Director. Hailing from the Lake George region of New York, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2012 from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and his master’s degree in Student Affairs Counseling in 2014 from SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, NY. A lover of stories, Jeff has self-published one novel under his pseudonym and is currently working on his second. In his spare time he solves puzzles, writes, plays a number of video games (mainly RPGs, Lego Games, and Pokemon), and binge watches Netflix too much for his own good (very much a Superwholockian although he dabbles in the Food Network once in a while). Professionally, he likes to study the education system within the US and wants to understand how to better attack the lifelong process that is learning to fully engage students.


Ed GebrysEd Gabrys, Area Coordinator – Smith, Leitzell, Townhouse
414 Dewar Union
Office Ext. 4581
Ed came to Hartwick College in July of 2014. He earned his bachelor’s in English literature from Penn State Behrend, and his master’s in Higher Education Administration from SUNY-Buffalo. Ed also worked as an RA for three years as an undergraduate, and for three years as an Assistant Hall Director during his graduate studies. A longtime enthusiast of the Liberal Arts, he is excited for the opportunity to help Hartwick Students pursue their academic and personal goals.

2019-20 Resident Advisor Staff

Hunter Fifield ’22
Mili Gonzalez ’22
Deanna Linsalata ’21
Thaison Nguyen ’21

Sharee Brooks ’19
Matipa Mutoti ’20
Dan Pezzetta ’21

Carly Baird ’21
Tylisha Gourdine ’20
Amanda Olivo ’20

David Demand (CDA) ’20
Desiree Belonge ’21
Iris Busha ’20
Neiva Fortes ’22
AJ Sullivan ’22

Pine Lake
Caitlyn Herlihy ’20
Ed Holman ’21

CJ Alesandrini ’20
Aly Batch ’21
Sean Deignan ’21
Q’Nique Gregoire ’20
Natalie Harkonen ’22
Vandia Williams ’22

Madison Germuska (CDA) ’20
Ankita Bal ’21
Natalie Mitchell ’20
Maxwell Pizarro ’20
Syria Tague ’22
Gabrielle Voli ’22

Nate Bachner ’22
Giovanna Burkett ’20
Tom Donnelly ’21
Sarah Grassi ’21
Jessica Kilanowski ’20

Kaitlyn Heeney (CDA) ’21
Nate Benjamin ’20
Jacqueline Brathwaite ’21
Tim Levy ’22
Katie Sengelaub ’21


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