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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.

Carmen Sceppa

Office of the Dean Staff

Rhonda Board
Associate Professor and Interim Dean of School of Nursing

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Rhonda Board - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Margarita DiVall
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

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Margarita DiVall

Maura Iversen
Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Education,
Rehabilitation, and New Initiatives

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Maura Iversen - Bouveé College of Health Sciences

Alfredo Perez Hidalgo
Associate Dean of Administration and Finance

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Jennifer Kirwin
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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John Reynolds
Professor and Dean of School of Pharmacy

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Jennifer Trapp
Director of Development

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Jenn Trapp - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Eugene Tunik
Professor and Associate Dean of Research

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Tracy Robinson-Wood
Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

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Tracy Robinson-Wood - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Jennifer Kirwin
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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Demetrius Richmond
Senior Director of Student Services

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Catherine Hamilton
Senior Director, Graduate Enrollment Management

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Catherine Hamilton

Joshua Belfiore
Administrative Assistant

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Mariana De Paula
Graduate Student Services Coordinator

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Mariana De Paula

Patrick Fama
Graduate Academic Advisor

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Deanna Harding
Academic Advisor — Pharmacy

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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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Melissa Hagerstrom
Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

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Olivia LeClair
Director of Student Services

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Olivia LeClair - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Tess Spector-Prague
Academic Advisor — Nursing

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Victoria Wallace
Director of Curriculum Design & Assessment

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    Victoria Wallace - Northeastern University

    Yaneli Townsend
    Academic Advisor — Health Sciences/Pharmacy

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    Yaneli Townsend - Bouvé College of Health Services

    Alfredo Perez Hidalgo
    Associate Dean of Administration and Finance

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    Eugenia (Gigi) Bleiler
    Operations Associate

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    Ben Brown
    Administrative Assistant

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    Heather Daly
    Assistant Director of Academic Operations

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    Christina Kasauskas
    Administrative Assistant

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    Lauren Kiley
    Personnel Operations Manager

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    Jacinta Lavallee
    Director of Personnel

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    Peter Mitchell
    Budget Director

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    Markus Rabelo
    Director of Data Management and Analysis

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    Bill Ibelle
    Editorial Director

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    Deirdre Ni Chonaill
    Senior Web Developer & Designer

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    Jennifer Trapp
    Director of Development

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    Julie Norton
    Director of Health Sciences Entrepreneurs &
    Senior Development Officer

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