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CNHS Academic Advising

The transition from high school to college is real - and our responsibility as academic advisors is to help you make this transition successfully. Our focus and strength as advising professionals will help you prepare to become a health care professional who changes lives.

First-Year Guidance and Support

The CNHS Office of Student Services provides personalized guidance and mentoring throughout the first-year transition to college life. You'll also be matched with a peer mentor who'll serve as an academic insider and friendly role model.

Advising Beyond the First Year

After the first or second year (depending on your major), you'll be paired with a faculty advisor for career-focused guidance and advice.

  • Meet the Student Services Team

    Erica Caloiero, M.Ed., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

    Erica directs student supports and services for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and teaches a first-year seminar that introduces issues related to the health sciences and facilitates the transition to college life. She joined UVM in 2007.


    Tammy Bender, B.A., Student Services Specialist

    Tammy assists with the graduate application process and coordinates student services. She joined UVM in 2016 following a career in data management.


    Kristen Cella, B.S., Admissions Specialist

    Kristen advises first-year students and manages graduate admissions and transfer application processes for all College of Nursing and Health Sciences programs. She joined UVM in 2014 following a career in the hospitality industry.


    Juan I. Florencia, M.A., Student Services Specialist

    Juan advises students and coordinates the Links peer mentoring program. He joins UVM with thirteen years of undergraduate advising experience.


    Janet Franz, M.S., M.S., Communications Specialist

    Janet communicates about academic events, faculty, research, student life and activities of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and teaches group fitness and wellness classes in the greater community. She joined UVM in 2017.


    Lauren Schechter Singh, M.S.A., Graduate Recruitment Specialist

    Lauren manages graduate program recruitment for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a UVM graduate and pursued a career in marketing. Lauren joined UVM in 2019.


    Sara White, M.F.A., Communications Specialist

    Sara supports communications and outreach for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She joined UVM in 2012 following a career as a freelance writer and reporter.


    Kathy Williams, M.S., Student Services Specialist

    Kathy advises first-year students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She joined UVM in 2019 with many years of higher education advisement and college teaching experience.



How will you manage your time?

Self-care support!


Contact Us

CNHS Office of Student Services
002 Rowell Building
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday or (802) 656-3858
Make an Appointment

The CNHS advising team provides professional academic advising five days a week and hosts information sessions on:

  • Course selection

  • Study abroad and research opportunities

  • Graduate school planning