People

 

Christine Rugg (she/her/hers)
Administrative Assistant
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-3145

Student Conduct & Community Standards

Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio
Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-9579

Kirsten Wolfe (she/her/hers)
Assistant Dean 
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-9579 

Michele Armstrong (she/her/hers)
Assistant Dean
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-9579

Student Support Services

June Drinkwater (she/her/hers)
Coordinator
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-3800

 

June Drinkwater came to Brown in 2008 as the Administrative Coordinator for the Student Activities Office. During that time, she served as Co-Advisor to the Liber Brunensis and Brown Student Agencies. In 2010, she joined the Office of Student Life, now Student Support Services, as Coordinator. In 2011, June was awarded Brown's Excellence Award for Diversity: Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to Brown, she served as Special Projects Coordinator for the Samaritans of Rhode Island managing programs which focused on raising awareness of suicide prevention resources and youth and teen education. Originally from Connecticut, she previously lived in Singapore for several years studying Mandarin and working in the nonprofit sector. 


Cynthia Ellis

Associate Dean
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-3145

 

Cynthia Ellis has been an Associate Dean of Student Support Services since January 2015.  Prior to coming to Student Support Services, she was a therapist at CAPS. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (A.B.) and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She came to Brown from Dartmouth Medical School where she was a Clinical Associate and Instructor in Psychiatry working with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, teaching, and conducting research. She has also worked in a variety of community mental health centers in both New Hampshire and Kentucky.  Areas of particular interest include trauma, eating disorders, learning differences, transgender and non-binary gender identities, students with mentally ill parents, and mindfulness.

Andrés Fernández (he/him/his)
Assistant Dean
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
863-3145

 

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Andrés Fernández Álvarez identifies as a proud immigrant and person of the global majority (sometimes referred to as people of color in the U.S.). He joined Brown University in 2016. Prior to Brown, Andrés was an Assistant Dean of Studies at Oberlin College, an Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia University, an Advisor for Global Programs at New York University, the Translator to the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations and a Project Manager in a Refugee Camp in Zambia. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA) and Miami University (MA). Areas of particular interest include connecting with students of the global majority, LGBTQIA+ students, undocumented and DACA-mented students, low-income students, first-generation college students, international students and all other students who may feel invisible, disenfranchised, or have been relegated to the margins.

Mary Greineder
Assistant Dean
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
863-3145

 

Mary Greineder began her work at Brown in 1988 as Manager of Residential Programs.  In that role she helped shape the peer support for upper class students in residence by designing and implementing Community Director and Residential Programmers; she served as the director of the Resident Counseling Program as well as the Brown Adventure Program (BAP), an outdoor leadership program.  She has worked as a Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor in local middle and secondary schools, as well as an Academic Advisor at Salve Regina University.  She has served as a Student Support Dean since 2007. A former collegiate varsity student-athlete (cross country, indoor and outdoor track), Mary earned her B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University and M.S. in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College.

Timothy R. Shiner (he/him/his)
Associate Dean and Director of Student Support Services
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
863-3145

 

Timothy Shiner came to Brown in 2012 as the Director of the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center & Student Activities Office. He joined the Student Support Services team in summer 2016. Prior to his work at Brown, he served as Director of Student Activities at Wesleyan University, and as Program Coordinator at the University of Vermont Women's Center, focusing on sexual violence prevention and response, as well as intersectional identity programming. Originally from Pueblo, Colorado, he completed his undergraduate work at Colorado State University (B.S.) and graduate work at the University of Vermont (M,Ed.).

Student and Employee Accessibility Services

Catherine Axe
Director, Student and Employee Accessibility Services
20 Benevolent Street, first floor
(401) 863-9588

Manages all areas related to Student and Employee Accessibility Services for both incoming and current students as well as faculty and staff.

Erin Karalekas
Administrative Assistant, Student and Employee Accessibility Services
20 Benevolent Street, first floor
(401) 863-9588

Jonathan Corey
Assistant Director, Student and Employee Accessibility Services
20 Benevolent Street, first floor
(401) 863-9588

Karol Gaitan
Coordinator, Student and Employee Accessibility Services
20 Benevolent Street, first floor
(401) 863-9588

Stephanie Vece
Associate Director, Student and Employee Accessibility Services
20 Benevolent Street, first floor
(401) 863-9588