Staff Liaisons

Key People in Key Offices

In addition to the staff of the Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs and peer support available through the Brown University Student Veterans Society, Brown has a network of staff located in key offices who are first points of contact for veterans students.

Jon Corey
Director, Student and Employee Accessibility Services
20 Benevolent Street
(401) 863-9588

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and medical students
  • Accommodations or services due to a disability or medical condition

Maitrayee Bhattacharyya
Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Office of the Dean of the College
University Hall 201
(401) 863-3488


Maria Suarez
Associate Dean and Director of Student Support Services
20 Benevolent Street
(401) 863-3145 

  • Graduate and undergraduate students
  • Student support services
  • Medical leave and medical re-admission

Meetings by appointment

Eli Baalbaki
Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid
J. Walter Wilson, 2nd Floor
(401) 863-2721



  • Undergraduate students
  • Financial aid liaison for veteran students
  • Yellow ribbon program coordination

Peter Newcomb
Assistant Director, Office of College Admission
201 Dyer St
(401) 863-2378


  • Undergraduate students
  • Admission office liaison for veteran students


Jamall Pollock, MSW 
Psychotherapist, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
J Walter Wilson Room 516
(401) 863-3476

  • Previously worked at Department of Veterans' Affairs Harlem Vet Center  
  • Specialist in personal identity formation, student athletes, student veterans, and strengthening mental wellness coping skills



Peter J. Cerilli

 Peter J. Cerilli provides legal advice to Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. He holds office hours in Room 204 at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center during the Fall and Spring semesters. He is also available for consultation by telephone (on select days and times). Please refer to the document below with the current schedule of his available dates and times for consultation.