Alvernia's Grad and Adult team.



At Alvernia, no matter where you want to go, we want to help you get there. We'll help you create a path to success that's as individual as you are. Our Graduate & Adult Admissions staff is dedicated and focused on helping students through the admissions process. There are many facets to choosing a college and we will assist you in any way you wish. Our experienced team members are always available to guide you along your own individual path to earning your degree.

Contact us today to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. You can also email or call 610-796-5187. Don't hesitate to reach out, we are happy to assist in any way!

Learn more below about the team prepared to help you create your comeback. For more information, please visit our main Graduate & Adult Education page.

Graduate & Adult Education

Gaetan Giannini
Gaetan T. Giannini, Ed.D.
Vice President, Graduate and Adult Education
Susan Kolb 2022
Susan Kolb
Assistant Vice President for Graduate & Adult Education Enrollment
Missy Orlando 2023
Missy Orlando
Executive Director, Business & Partnership Development

Admissions Advisors

Kelly Burr crop
Kelly Burr
Director of Graduate Enrollment


• Doctor of Physical Therapy
• Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
• Occupational Therapy Doctorate
• Master of Medical Science in Physician Associate Studies
• Master of Education and Graduate Education Certification programs – Reading, Pottsville and online
• Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility (stand-alone program only) – Reading and Pottsville
Stephanie Christmann
Stephanie Christmann
Online Admissions Advisor


• Healthcare Administration (Adult Education)
• Healthcare Science (Adult Education)
• Management (Adult Education)
• Psychology (Adult Education)
• RN to BSN Completion Program (Adult Education)
Allison Blair Snyder 2023
Allison Blair Snyder
Admissions Advisor


• Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs at Reading (Last Names A-L)
• Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC) – Reading
• Ph.D. in Leadership – Reading
• Ph.D. program with Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility – Reading
Phillip Gonzales 2023
Phillip Gonzales
Assistant Director of Admissions, Philadelphia Region


• Accelerated Adult Education bachelor’s degree programs – Philadelphia Region
• Addictions and Mental Health Treatment (Adult Education) - Online
• Criminal Justice Administration (Adult Education) - Online
• Master of Social Work (Advanced Standing and Entry-Level) – Reading and Philadelphia
Brienne Henninger 2023
Brienne Henninger
Admissions Advisor


• Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs at Reading (Last Names M-Z)
• Master of Business Administration – Online
• Master of Science in Athletic Training – Reading
• Master of Science in Nursing – Reading
• Master of Science in Technology and Engineering Management
• Graduate Nursing Certificates
Paige Lengel
Paige Lengel
Admissions Advisor - Pottsville CollegeTowne
570-385-2383 ext. 2720


• Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs at Pottsville
• AU Academy (noncredit)
• Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) and Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership
Trisha Schmehl
Trisha Schmehl
CRM Manager
Lisa Stark 2023
Lisa Stark
Admissions Coordinator
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Cynthia Mensch 2022
Cynthia Mensch
Director, Pottsville CollegeTowne

• Adult Education Advisor for Pottsville Campus
Scott Master 2023
Scott Master
Online Student Success Coordinator

• Adult Education Advisor for Online
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Linda Ramirez
Student Success Coordinator

• Adult Education Advisor for Philadelphia