Meet the Staff and Advisory Council

Contact us in Room F101J through F101Q at 609-652-4256


Dr. Merydawilda Colón, Ph.D., LSW

Dr. Merydawilda Colón, Ph.D., LSW

Executive Director of the Stockton Center for Community Engagement, Tenured Professor of Social Work, and Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences
609.652.4535 | F101
Patricia W. Collins, MA/OM

Patricia W. Collins, MA/OM

Community Engagement Liaison and Site Supervisor
609.652.4456  | F101
Heather Swenson Brilla, BA, MSW, LSW '13, '16

Heather Swenson Brilla, BA, MSW, LSW '13, '16

Supervisor for Community Programs and Community Engagement Assessment and Adjunct Faculty
609.626.5531 | F101
Shawn Cooper, MA

Shawn Cooper, MA

Coordinator for Community Projects and Leadership
 609-626-6133 | F101
Taylor Dulemba, MA

Taylor Dulemba, MA

Coordinator of Service-Learning
609-626-6132 | F101

The Advisory Council for the Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning is comprised of on- and off-campus partners who advise on the Center's outreach and partnership activities and opportunities. Members of the Advisory Council are integral collaborators in the South Jersey community, forming a network that is deep and broad.

Meet Our 2022 - 2023 Advisory Council


  • Dr. Chelsea P. Tracy-BronsonAssociate Professor of Teacher Education
  • Dr. David BurdickProfessor Emeritus of Psychology
  • Dr. Merydawilda ColónExecutive Director, SCCESL and Tenured Professor of Social Work
  • Emari DiGiorgio, Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies
  • Christina BirchlerDirector, Hammonton Instructional Site
  • John EmgeCommunity Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Mary Lou GalantinoDistinguished Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Ian Marshall, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Literature
  • Jane Bokunewicz, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies


  • Dr. Christina Jackson, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Brian K. JacksonChief Operating Officer, Atlantic City Campus
  • Dr. Claudine KeenanDean, School of Education and Tenured Professor of Instructional Technology
  • Dr. Tara LukeProfessor of Biology
  • Alexander MarinoDirector of Academic Operations, Atlantic City Campus
  • Dr. Michael RodriguezProfessor of Political Science
  • Dr. Joseph RubensteinProfessor Emeritus of Anthropology
  • Shilon AndersonHuman Resources Manager
  • Dr. Carla Cabarle, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Accounting
  • Dr. Connie Tang, Professor of Psychology



  • Cassandra Shellhorn, Director of Community Programs, Center for Family Services
  • Fran WiseDirector of Development, AVANZAR