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Administrative Affairs

Vice President for Administration and Finance

The vice president reports directly to the president, is a member of the President’s Council and is the College’s internal control officer. S/he provides assistance throughout the campus in formulating, implementing and monitoring administrative and fiscal policies and procedures and works with the president, vice president and dean for academic affairs, department chairs, other administrators and faculty to insure that fiscal and administrative programs serve the overall objectives of the campus.

David A. Bowers, MP, MBA
Vice President for Administration and Finance
Campus Internal Control Officer
Phone: (212) 938-5666
Email: dbowers@sunyopt.edu

The Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance functions include:

  • Business Affairs
  • Personnel and Payroll
  • Facilities Operations and Capital Projects
  • University Police
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Information Technology
  • Internal Control and Institutional Services

Business Affairs

The Division of Business Affairs is responsible for the fiscal and budgetary operations of the College. The associate vice president for administration and finance reports to the vice president for administration and finance and interacts with all departments at the College. S/he is the information security officer for the SUNY web portal, the Research Foundation web portal, NIH Commons and NSF Fast-lane and is the campus liaison with the Office of the State Comptroller in daily operational fiscal matters and coordinates the New York Department of Health annual cost report with auditors.

The associate vice president reports campus fiscal operations to SUNY system administration on both a routine and an as-needed basis, confers with system staff regularly on fiscal matters and, as property control officer, is responsible for the accounting and reporting of all state and Research Foundation equipment. S/he supervises the areas of procurement, accounting and the bursar.

Marcel Catafago
Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance
Phone: (212) 938-5670
Email: mcatafago@sunyopt.edu

Maureen Morley
Procurement and Compliance Business Manager
Phone: (212) 938-5945
Email: mmorley@sunyopt.edu

Valerie Alter
College Accountant
Phone: (212) 938-5672
Email: valter@sunyopt.edu

Yodania Paulino
Accounts Payable Assistant
Phone: (212) 938-5669
Email: ypaulino@sunyopt.edu

Erin Angarola
Phone: (212) 938-5884
Email: eangarola@sunyopt.edu

Bai (Barbara) Xu
Assistant Purchasing Officer
Phone: (212) 938-5668
Email: bxu@sunyopt.edu

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Business Affairs

Human Resources

The director of human resources supervises and directs the day-to-day activities of the Personnel Office, which is involved with the administration of professional personnel services including, but not limited to, classified and unclassified employment; payroll processing, benefits, employee labor relations, staff training and development. S/he is also responsible for seeing that the College is in compliance with federal, state and local mandates such as the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as training and awareness of policies regarding sexual harassment, workplace violence and domestic workplace violence. The director advises the campus president and other academic administrators on personnel matters, investigates acts warranting disciplinary action, responds at Step 1 to contract grievances and represents the College in any future steps of the grievance or discipline process.

As the affirmative action officer, the director prepares narrative material for compliance reports, such as the College’s Affirmative Action Plan, and is responsible for assuring that affirmative action policies and objectives are publicized. S/he works with other management staff in the investigation and resolution of affirmative action/discrimination complaints filed by students and employees of the College, as well as collects, compiles, analyzes and interprets confidential employment data for SUNY affirmative action, state and federal compliance reports. The director serves as the ex-officio member of the College’s Affirmative Action Committee, which is responsible for providing programs on diversity to the College community.

Guerda Fils
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Phone: (212) 938-5880
Email: gfils@sunyopt.edu

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Phone: (212) 938-5880

Diane Siracusa
Human Resources Associate
Phone: (212) 938-5880
Email: dsiracusa@sunyopt.edu

Dwayne Moore
Payroll Examiner 2
Phone: (212) 938-5671
Email: dmoore@sunyopt.edu

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Human Resources

Management Services

The Director of the Management Services division is responsible for providing services to the College community to manage life and safety programs and to protect state and personal property.  University Police and Environmental Health and Safety are two components responsible for assuring that all students, employees, patients and guests who enter the College enter a building that is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to public safety, fire safety and environmental concerns. In addition, the Division provides services, such as housekeeping, maintenance and HVAC temperature control through its facilities/physical plant and housekeeping divisions.  All capital construction projects in the building are under the supervision of the capital projects coordinator who reports to the director of management services.  Finally, the Management Services Division oversees the operation of the College’s mail/shipping rooms and central duplicating.

Frank Orehek
Director, Management Services
Phone: (212) 938-5582

Paul Astarita
Associate Director Physical Plant & Maintenance
Phone: (212) 938-5580

Sudeep Lamichhane
Associate Director of Capital Projects
Phone: (212) 938-5921

Gaea Austin
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Phone: (212) 938-5581

Dapo Adurogbola
Assistant Chief, University Police
Phone: (212) 938-5578

David Mobley
Phone: (212) 938-5556

Rebecca Concepcion
Administrator for Building Operation
Phone: (212) 938-5579

Mario Rosario
Evening Facility Manager
Phone: (212) 938-5531

Melody Cunningham
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (212) 938-5944

Johnny Guillaume
University Police Officer

Michael Gaddist
University Police Officer

Akeema Wilson
University Police Officer

Rosemarie Agostinelli
University Police officer

Darryl Johnson
Communications & Security Specialist

Richard Severe
Communications & Security Specialist

Concepcion Lopez
Communications & Security Specialist

Lorraine Speights
Security Services Assistant

Howard Trice
Security Services Assistant

Renee Grace-Williams
Security Services Assistant

Ryan Luu
Security Services Assistant

Hudson Vincent
Security Services Assistant

Atique Z. Khan
Security Services Assistant

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University Police

Environmental Health and Safety

Information Technology Services

The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) addresses the information technology and media services needs for the administrative, clinical, educational and research areas of the College.  ITS provides consultation to the College community through an active process of needs assessment, planning, development, selection, implementation, administration, training and support. ITS also manages the College network, including the wired and wireless network infrastructure, electronic mail and conferencing system, University-wide Video Conferencing System (UVCS) and the College web server.  ITS also provides comprehensive technical support throughout the College community.

Robert Pellot
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (212) 938-5720
Email: rpellot@sunyopt.edu

Jorge Villon
Director of Enterprise Systems & Networking
Phone: (212) 938-5721
Email: jvillon@sunyopt.edu

Carlos Panora
Network/Systems Specialist
Phone: (212) 938-5711
Email: cpanora@sunyopt.edu

Wayne Chen
End-User Support Specialist
Phone: (212) 938-5717
Email: wchen@sunyopt.edu

Fernando Arias
Technology Support Specialist
Phone: (212) 938-5724
Email: farias@sunyopt.edu

Louie Bacosa
Media Specialist/Systems Support
Phone: (212) 938-5716
Email: lbacosa@sunyopt.edu

Fiona Dhrimaj
Director of Educational Technology Services
Phone: (212) 938-5727
Email: fdhrimaj@sunyopt.edu

Luigi Affortunato
A/V Specialist
Phone: (212) 938-5725
Email: laffortunato@sunyopt.edu

Karine Grigoryeva
Clinical Systems Administrator
Phone: (212) 938-4034
Email: kgrigoryeva@sunyopt.edu

Yureilis (Julie) Castillo
Clinical Systems Analyst
Phone: (212) 938-4038
Email: ycastillo@sunyopt.edu

Sihua Cheng
Programmer Analyst
Phone: (212) 938-5729
Email: scheng@sunyopt.edu

Jan Gonzalez
Web Developer
Phone: (212) 938-5722
Email: jgonzalez@sunyopt.edu

Michael Linnartz
IT Office Manager
Phone: (212) 938-5726
Email: mlinnartz@sunyopt.edu

SUNY Optometry Help Desk
Phone: (212) 938-5730
Email: helpdesk@sunyopt.edu

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Information Technology and Media Services