Christine worked in investment banking and as a paralegal prior to coming to Brown. Christine's heart and soul are by the ocean and she likes to walk her rescue dogs on the beach almost every day.
Senior Associate Dean & Director
Katie joined Brown as the Director of SSS in August of 2022. Prior to her arrival, she worked at Georgetown University where she was the founding director of the office of Student Outreach and Support (SOS). Katie has been a longtime member and contributor to HECMA, the Higher Education Case Managers Association, and is a leader on issues of student care coordination, behavioral intervention, crisis response, student support and case management. Katie is excited to lead the SSS team, driven by commitments to equity, inclusion, antiracism, integrity in practice, and deep respect for the complexity of the student, and human, experience. Katie and her family are adjusting to life in Rhode Island, but will always call Washington, DC home.
Ashton has a 12 year career in higher education which includes advising, career services, community support, financial aid, admissions, study abroad, and internship programming. Before coming to Brown, Ashton was the Associate Director of Advising at the College of Saint Rose. His interests lie within the realm of mentoring students through holistic support and teaching. Mental health is his jam and providing a calming environment that is open to freedom of thought and expression is what he desires all students to feel when working with him. Ashton was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is a huge fan of fitness, anime, travel, performing arts, poetry, philanthropy, and supporting education. If he's not writing or at the gym, you can find him on a beach or in a museum. Ashton considers himself a life long learner and forever student!
Cynthia became an Associate Dean at Student Support Services in January 2015. Prior to coming to Brown she worked for Dartmouth Medical School as a Clinical Associate & Instructor in Psychiatry. In her spare time Cynthia enjoys hiking and biking as well as gardening, cooking, yoga and spending time with friends and family.
Associate Dean & Associate Director
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. Hiking in the white mountains and exploring national parks have become her latest obsession, especially when the trip includes a sunrise or sunset!
Anja began working at Brown in April 2017 and held a couple of positions in the College before joining Student Support Services in March 2022. Prior to that, she was a mental health clinician for adolescents and an academic advisor at a community college. Anja has a deep interest in helping students develop wellness and self-care practices that they can use in their daily life at Brown and beyond. Anja was raised in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and calls this home. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors (only when it's warm), and trying different fitness classes.