Meet the Staff and Advisory Council

Contact us in Room F101J through F101Q at 609-652-4535 or 609-652-4256


Dr. Merydawilda Colón, Ph.D., LSW

Dr. Merydawilda Colón, Ph.D., LSW

Executive Director of the Stockton Center for Community Engagement & Tenured Professor of Social Work
609.652.4535 | F101
Patricia W. Collins, MA/OM

Patricia W. Collins, MA/OM

Community Engagement Liaison
609.652.4456  | F101
Heather Swenson Brilla, BA, MSW, LSW '13, '16

Heather Swenson Brilla, BA, MSW, LSW '13, '16

Community Programs Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty
609.626.5531 | F101
Shawn Cooper, MA

Shawn Cooper, MA

Program Coordinator
 609-626-6133 | F101

The Advisory Council for the Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning is comprised of on- and off-campus partners who advise on the Center's outreach and partnership activities and opportunities. Members of the Advisory Council are integral collaborators in the South Jersey community, forming a network that is deep and broad.

Meet Our 2022 - 2023 Advisory Council


  • Dr. John Froonjian, Executive Director, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy
  • Dr. Chelsea P. Tracy-BronsonAssociate Professor of Teacher Education
  • Dr. David BurdickProfessor of Psychology and Director of SCOSA
  • Dr. Merydawilda ColónExecutive Director, SCCESL and Tenured Professor of Social Work
  • Emari DiGiorgio, Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies
  • Christina BirchlerDirector, Hammonton Instructional Site
  • John EmgeCommunity Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Mary Lou GalantinoDistinguished Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Chris CatchingVice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Ian Marshall, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Literature
  • Carol Waties, Esq., Director, Small Business Development Center
  • Jane Bokunewicz, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies
  • Dr. Christina Jackson, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Brian K. JacksonChief Operating Officer, Atlantic City Campus
  • Dr. Claudine KeenanDean, School of Education and Tenured Professor of Instructional Technology
  • Dr. Tara LukeProfessor of Biology
  • Alexander MarinoDirector of Academic Operations, Atlantic City Campus
  • Dr. Michael RodriguezProfessor of Political Science
  • Dr. Joseph RubensteinProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology
  • Shilon AndersonHuman Resources Manager
  • Dr. Carla Cabarle, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Accounting
  • Dr. Connie Tang, Professor of Psychology



  • Cassandra Shellhorn, Director of Community Programs, Center for Family Services
  • Fran WiseDirector of Development, AVANZAR