Whether you are at home or an campus this semester, the CNHS Student Services team is here to help you on your journey to become a health care professional who changes lives.
We can help you select courses and plan ahead for graduate school, enroll in study abroad, or find a research mentor. Maybe you'd like to find out how to get involved in other areas related to your interests - like hiking with the UVM Outing Club or joining UVM Rescue.
We're also here to help when you're facing challenges. And, as you advance in your program, we'll connect you with a faculty advisor for career guidance.
Meet the Student Services Team
Admissions, Administration, and Student Affairs
Tammy Bender, B.A.
Interim Director of Student Services
Tammy directs the Office of Student Services and manages graduate and transfer admissions processes. She works with College leadership to ensure the success and progression of CNHS students; she is also a constant resource to students and faculty with complex questions. She joined UVM in 2016 following a career in data management.
Erica Caloiero, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs at UVM
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.
Juan I. Florencia, M.A.
Student Services and Enrollment Specialist
Juan advises students and supervises the CNHS advising program. "Context is everything, " he says. "I find that by really listening to my students and making sure I understand what they are telling me, I am able to address their needs." He joins UVM with thirteen years of undergraduate advising experience.
Kristen Cella, B.S.
Student Services Specialist
Kristen advises first- and second-year students. She's known for her sense of humor and love of pop culture. She joined UVM in 2012 following a career in the hospitality industry.
Kathy Williams, M.S.
Student Services Specialist
Kathy advises first-year students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and manages the LINKS peer mentorship program. "As an academic advisor my goal is to inspire and assist students to want to learn, grow and succeed in their college career. I have achieved this by first and foremost, getting to know my advisees. To me creating a rapport with my advisees is as important as learning about them through their formal assessments. Every student comes to college with a “story.” It is my belief that each story is imperative to understanding a student’s self-efficacy and goals," she says. Kathy joined UVM in 2019 with many years of higher education advisement and college teaching experience.
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Sara White, M.F.A.
Sara coordinates CNHS communications, outreach, and promotion, including web content and story development. She joined UVM in 2012 following a career as a reporter.
Janet Franz, M.S., M.S.
Janet writes stories and creates social media content featuring academic events, faculty, research, student life and activities in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and teaches group fitness and wellness classes in the greater community. She joined UVM in 2017.