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 Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Osborne College of Audiology, and College of Health Sciences, Education & Rehabilitation. Student Council is comprised of the executive board, 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 Board

President - Hero Seto '25AUD

Hero Seto

Hello! My name is Hero Seto, I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio, and my background is in voice, music education, and communication sciences and disorders.

Finding ways to give back to my community has always been a priority in my life. In the past, I have served as President of APSU's music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, Resident Assistant of APSU, and Salus’s Vice President of Student Council. I am excited to come back and continue my service on Salus’s student council board. 

During my post-bacc, I was a supervisor for Sarah Bellum's Bakery and Workshop, a volunteer-based program that assisted adults with acquired brain injury during their journey towards recovering cognitive and motor skills.

In my free time, I am an amateur triathlete, bookbinder, home chef, and chorister, but I love trying all sorts of new experiences

Vice President - Brittney Cullen '27AUD

Brittney Cullen

Hello! My name is Brittney Cullen, I am a current first year Audiology student here at Salus. I grew up in Hamilton, New Jersey and received my undergraduate education from Rutgers University–New Brunswick where I graduated with a double major in Linguistics and Psychology. During my time at Rutgers I was an active student leader, participating as a learning assistant, research assistant, and writing tutor. A fun fact about me is that I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing, so much so that I wrote a research paper, which has since been published under the research writing division of the Rutgers University school library. As I transition into my new role here at Salus, I hope to have a similar impact on the Salus community as I did at my undergraduate institution.

I will be serving as this year’s Executive Board Vice President and am thrilled to be given such a prestigious opportunity to advocate for my fellow peers. Using the skills I have developed in my previous roles, I look forward to planning and executing school-wide events including our Salus Awards Gala, the Salus Soiree, Salus Scoop, and many more!

I am excited to represent Salus on the Executive Board because Salus, as an institution, has always possessed an air of prestige. While applying to graduate schools, what really drew me into Salus was the early clinical exposure, diverse campus life, enthusiastic faculty, and hands-on curriculum. Additionally, having an institution that cultivates interprofessional practices is incredibly advantageous, but also a unique trait I did not find at any other facility. Salus goes above and beyond to ensure the student body is well prepared for successful educational and professional careers, which is why I am thrilled to be given this position and look forward to making a positive impact.

Executive Secretary - Evyn Stewart '25AUD

Evyn Stewart

Hello! My name is Evyn Stewart, I am an Audiology student in the accelerated program here at Salus University. I have a BA in Linguistics, minor in Psychology with a background in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Montclair State University where I was also a student-athlete and played field hockey for the University.

I chose Salus because of their small student to preceptor and professor ratio allowing for a more individualized learning experience and the exposure of clinic and patient care at the Pennsylvania Ear Institute starting in just the first semester.

I currently serve as the Executive Secretary of Student Council and am excited to support and provide information to my fellow classmates! 

Executive Treasurer - Abigail Ramsaroop '25AUD

Abigail RamsaroopHello everyone! My name is Abigail Ramsaroop and I am an Audiology student. I am originally from Queens, New York. I graduated from St. John’s University in 2022 with a bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I also have a minor in theology.

I chose to study here at Salus for several different reasons. I liked that the curriculum included early hands on experience. I also like that Salus has a family feel to it and I am honored to be apart of that family now.

I served as Executive Treasurer for Student Council last year & I enjoyed the position immensely. I look forward to continue collaborating with other students across the multiple professions offered at Salus!

SMOTBOT - Sean Lewis '24OD

Sean Lewis

Sean Lewis was elected as student representative to the Board of Trustees for 2023. He is a member of our Doctor of Optometry Class of 2024 and serves on our Student Council.

Lewis is a graduate of Norfolk State University’s Dozoretz Scholars Program with a BS in Biology. Before coming to Salus, he taught Advanced Placement chemistry, biology, physics, and environmental science at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, DC with dual teaching certifications in both science and special education. He also served as department chair of the science department, and was director of the school’s youth mentoring program.

While at Salus, he received the Pinnacle Student of the Year award from the student body, has been a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Golden Key International Honour Society, president of the Sexuality And Gender Alliance at Salus (SAGAS), and a TA for Optometry Clinical Skills.

Sean will be graduating in May 2024, and will thereafter be returning to the DMV Metropolitan area where he will be gainfully employed and practicing optometry in Silver Spring, Maryland.  

Executive Assistant - Kristen Battista '27AUD

Kristen BattistaHi! My name is Kristen Battista and I am currently a first year Audiology Student. I grew up in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and graduated from Loyola University Maryland with an Interdisciplinary major in Biology and Speech Language Hearing Sciences.  

I am looking forward to serving in this role as I enjoy being a part of a collaborative team that works towards the greater good of the community. 

Outside of audiology, I enjoy crocheting and managing my dog's social media account! 

I am excited to be on the council to support my fellow peers and the community of Salus.

Class Officers by Program

Audiology Accelerated
Class Representative (Second Year): Julianna Mattei
Audiology Class of 2024
President: Jennifer Curtin
Vice President/Secretary: Erin Rielly
Treasurer: Yesenia Castillo
Audiology Class of 2025
President: Riley Abernethy
Vice President/Secretary: Eddie Diaz Serrano
Treasurer: Alexandra Levitt
Audiology Class of 2026
President: Taylor Thatcher
Vice President/Secretary: Taylor Dube
Treasurer: Mat Molina
Audiology Class of 2027
President: TBD
Vice President/Secretary: Casey Ems
Treasurer: TBD
Optometry Scholars
President (First Year): Stephanie Chung
President (Second Year): Abby Williams
Optometry Class of 2024
President: Ariella Poon
Vice President/Secretary: Ashmita Jandwani
Treasurer: Rayanne Brown
Optometry Class of 2025
President: Noah Schneider
Vice President/Secretary: Bonnie Foo
Treasurer: Anna Eby
Optometry Class of 2026
President: Carl "CJ" Petetti
Vice President/Secretary: MacKenzie Lewis
Treasurer: Jarod Detrick
Optometry Class of 2027
President: John Adegoke
Vice President/Secretary: Cheyenne Willard
Treasurer: Madeline Turo
Occupational Therapy Class of 2024
President: Carly Wasson
Vice President/Secretary: Olivia Nieves
Treasurer: Molly McLane
Occupational Therapy Class of 2025
President: TBD
Vice President/Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: TBD
Orthotics & Prosthetics Class of 2025
Class Representative: Molly Luckinbill
Orthotics & Prosthetics Class of 2026
Class Representative: Caitlin Steele
Physician Assistant Class of 2024
President: Lilly Rapps
Vice President/Secretary: Caroline McCleary
Treasurer: Julianna Stevens
Physician Assistant Class of 2025
President: Bora Feruku
Vice President/Secretary: Emily Lutz
Treasurer: Alayna Delong
Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2024
President: Stevie Goldman
Vice President/Secretary: Lily Campoli
Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2025
President: Aliza Stepansky
Vice President: Jocelyn Govannicci
Secretary/Treasurer: Clarissa Beck
Blindness and Low Vision Studies
Representative: Dormeshia Ward
Master of Science in Clinical Optometry
Representative: Abdulmajeed Almansour
Post-Baccalaureate
Representative: Kelsey Delaney

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 scouncil@salus.edu.