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Bouvé College of Health Sciences is comprised of three preeminent schools of study encompassing approximately 1,000 faculty and staff, 5,000 students, and 40,000 alumni.

The Office of the Dean’s teams and senior leadership group are charged with managing the college’s intricate ecosystem—overseeing academics, research, fiscal stewardship, fundraising, communications, enrollment, and student services. Their administrative focus ensures that education and innovative discovery can flourish and evolve.

Carmen Sceppa Named New Bouvé Dean

Carmen Sceppa, MD, PhD, has been selected as the next dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, taking over from departing dean Susan Parish on July 1.

Dr. Sceppa, who has served as the associate dean of academic affairs since 2018, is an accomplished physician and scientist, having published more than 75 scholarly articles focused largely on healthy aging. The primary focus of her research has been on how nutrition and exercise can improve the lives of the elderly, whether they are frail, suffering from chronic disease, or are a member of a vulnerable population.

She has also published widely on health disparities and forming community partnerships as well as teaching and student mentoring.

Her research findings have influenced the revision of health recommendations by the Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, while her work on resistance exercises for older adults with kidney disease and diabetes was translated into clinical practice by the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Sceppa came to Northeastern in 2008 as an associate professor of health sciences and received tenure in 2011. She has served in key positions at the college, including director of the graduate program in exercise science, chair of the Department of Health Sciences, associate dean of undergraduate education, and senior associate dean of academic affairs. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

Dr. Sceppa earned her medical degree from Francisco Marroquin University in her native Guatemala, and her PhD in nutrition from Tufts University.

Office of the Dean Staff

Rhonda Board
Associate Professor and Interim Dean of School of Nursing

617-373-3649
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Rhonda Board - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Margarita DiVall
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

617-373-5370
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Margarita DiVall

Jennifer Kirwin
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

617-373-2583
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Jennifer Kirwin

John Reynolds
Professor and Dean of School of Pharmacy

617-373-5003
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John Reynolds - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Jennifer Trapp
Director of Development

617-373-8831
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Jenn Trapp - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Eugene Tunik
Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Innovation

617-373-2924
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Gene Tunik - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Jennifer Kirwin
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

617-373-2583
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Jennifer Kirwin

Demetrius Richmond
Senior Director of Student Services

617-373-3320
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Demetrius Richmond - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Kayleigh MacMaster
Administrative Assistant

617-373-3320
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Kayleigh MacMaster

Mariana De Paula
Graduate Student Services Coordinator

617-373-4701
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Mariana De Paula

Patrick Fama
Graduate Academic Advisor

617-373-5543
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Patrick Fama - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Lance Faria
Academic Advisor

617-373-3320
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Lance Faria

Deanna Harding
Academic Advisor — Pharmacy

617-373-8767
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Deanna Harding - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Gail Horn
Academic Advisor — Nursing (Burlington Campus)

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Tia Keck
Graduate Academic Advisor — Nursing (Charlotte Campus)

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Olivia LeClair
Director of Student Services

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Olivia LeClair - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Katherine Podgurski
Academic Advisor

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Katherine Podgurski

Hannah Poirier
Academic Advisor

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Hannah Poirier

Victoria Wallace
Director of Curriculum Design & Assessment

    617-373-4180
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    Victoria Wallace - Northeastern University

    Yaneli Townsend
    Academic Advisor — Health Sciences/Pharmacy

    617-373-5543
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    Yaneli Townsend - Bouvé College of Health Services

    Catherine Hamilton
    Senior Director, Graduate Enrollment Management

    617-373-3501
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    Catherine Hamilton - Bouvé College of Health Sciences - Northeastern University

    Ilira I. Grilli
    Associate Director, Enrollment Management

    617-373-7613
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    Ilira Grilli - Bouvé College of Health Sciences - Northeastern University

    Melissa Hagerstrom
    Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

    617-373-5733
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    Melissa Hagerstrom - Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

    Ben Brown
    Administrative Assistant

    617-373-6303
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    Lauren Kiley
    Associate Director of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources Administrator

    617-373-8453
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    Lauren Kiley - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

    Peter Mitchell
    Budget Director

    617-373-4345
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    Markus Rabelo
    Director of Data Management and Analysis

    617-373-3590
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    Marcus Rabelo - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

    Bill Ibelle
    Editorial Director

    617-373-3828
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    Bill Ibelle - Editorial Director, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

    Deirdre Ni Chonaill
    Senior Web Developer & Designer

    617-373-8764
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    Deirdre Ni Chonaill - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

    Jennifer Trapp
    Director of Development

    617-373-8831
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    Jenn Trapp - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

    Julie Norton
    Director of Health Sciences Entrepreneurs &
    Senior Development Officer

    617-373-4839
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    Julie Norton - Bouvé College of Health Sciences