Student Council

The Student Council is at the forefront of all student activities and serves as the liaison between students and administration, faculty, alumni, and the community.

The Council advocates and promotes the welfare of students, organizes social activities and intramural sports, and promotes a professional attitude toward the University and the professions of audiology, occupational therapy, optometry, and physician assistant. Student Council is comprised of executive officers, class officers who represent each respective program by year, registered student organizations, and two advisors, the Dean of Students and Associate Director of Student Engagement. 

Executive Officers
President - Marni Robins '19OD
Vice President - Kaitlyn Kolzow '19OD
Secretary - Allison Stemko '20OD
Treasurer - Alina Swierski '20AuD
Parliamentarian - Brooke Jamgochian '20AuD
Executive Assistant - Paige Brandsdorfer '20AuD
Class Officers by Program

Audiology Class of 2018
President: Amanda Ruhl
Vice President: Jessica Strzepek
Secretary: Michelle Ciancia
Treasurer: Brittany Pasquarello

Audiology Class of 2019
President: Erikka Gatta
Vice President: Karen Maurins
Secretary: Taylor Buotte
Treasurer: Sarah Saieva 

Audiology Class of 2020
President: Megan Labbe
Vice President: Emily Regan
Secretary: Deirdre Creegan
Treasurer: Alissa Gable
Optometry Class of 2017
President: Lauren Shaffer
Vice President: Christin DeMoss
Secretary: Arieneh Tahmasian
Treasurer: Jenae Stiles

Optometry Scholars 
Class of 2019 President: Kylie Auman 
Class of 2018 President: Nishan Pressley
Secretary: Dominic Villanti
Treasurer: Gretta Ghaner

Optometry Class of 2018
President: Leslie Gauntlett
Vice President: Robert Stover
Secretary: Alexander Van Dyke
Treasurer: Mathivadana Selvamani

Optometry Class of 2019
President: Monica Udaykumar
Vice President: Mao Yang
Secretary: Brian D’Allura
Treasurer: Alexa Ives

Optometry Class of 2020
President: Roheena Malik
Vice President: Nikhil Bunsal
Secretary: Manahal Mirza
Treasurer: James Forde

Occupational Therapy Class of 2017
President: Katie Stone
Vice President: Zachary Saunders
Secretary: Kendall Seymour
Treasurer: Valerie Miller

Occupational Therapy Class of 2018
President: Kelly Ball
Vice President: Josie Bachman
Secretary: Rebecca Baro
Treasurer: Arielle Moschel

Physician Assistant Class of 2017
President: Brittany Hamlett
Vice President: Jessica Bender
Secretary: Eric Dees
Treasurer: Chelsea Lettieri

Physician Assistant Class of 2018
President: Michael Guerriere
Vice President: John Elkhoury
Secretary: Sarah Levitski
Treasurer: Kimberly Kolavcak

Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2017
President: Caitlin Raymond
Vice President: Samuel Farrand
Secretary: Amanda Kaufmann
Treasurer: Jessica Cecco

Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2018
President:  Stephanie Weitz
Vice President: Melissa Gabriel
Secretary: Claire Halberstadt
Treasurer: Shana Kakareka

CER BLVS Representative
Carolina (Carrie) Yanez     

Student Council members in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs contribute to their fellow students by providing events such as, the Salus Scoop, a campus fair complete with food, fun and activities; the Salus Award Gala (S.A.G.), a grammy-style event to honor the accomplishments of the University community; and Salus Soiree, an upscale affair for students to socialize off-campus. Members also represent the University at various conventions and meetings in their fields. Lastly, on-going intramural games in a variety of sports that keep our students active.

Student Council has two committees that are responsible for planning, organizing, and executing these events: Athletics and Campus Activities Committees. Additionally, Student Council works with various departments in the University such as the admissions, alumni, and communications offices and serves on continuous and ad-hoc committees.  The Student Council  appoints students representatives to the following Joint Student/Faculty Committees of the University’s Faculty Organization:

  • University Strategic Planning Committee
  • Research & Learning Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Education Policy and Curriculum Committee
  • Judicial Committee 
To contact Student Council - email