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Staff Directory

Area Coordinator Champlain & Freddy Residence Halls

(207) 602-2795

Champlain Hall

Marshall Berninghausen joined the University of New England staff in January of 2020 as an Area Coordinator. Prior to this Marshall attended Saint Joseph's College of Maine where he received his undergraduate degree in Sports Performance. After graduating, Marshall pursued a Masters of Communication at Regis College for a brief time before coming to the University of New England in the role he holds now. He continues to pursue achieving his Masters while at the University of New England.Read More


Housing and Commuter Life

Megan Darrigo

Megan Darrigo

B.S., M.S.

Area Coordinator

Assisi, Avila, Padua, and Siena Halls

(207) 602-2680

Featherman Hall

Megan is from North Conway and Hampton New Hampshire. Graduated from Lyndon State College with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services then went on to become the Graduate Hall Director and Mentor at New England College. She then graduated from New England College with a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration. Megan previously has worked at several institutions in Residential Life. Megan most recently worked at Keene State College. Read More

Jennifer DeBurro

Dean of Students and Assistant Provost for Student Affairs

(207) 602-2372

Decary Hall

Educated at Assumption College (B.A.) and Suffolk University (M.Ed.), Jennifer has been working with college students for over 15 years. Jennifer joined the University of New England in 2005 and in addition to leading the Division of Student Affairs, is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at UNE. Experience at previous institutions includes various positions in Residence Life, Student Activities and Community Volunteer Services / Service Learning. Jennifer has served as the National Volunteer Coordinator of NASPA, a leading organization of student affairs professionals in higher education, and is the past... Read More

Campus Center Aquatics & Facility Manager

(207) 602-2551

Campus Center

Bob joined UNE in August of 2018 and brings with him 17 years of professional experience in managing childcare, aquatics, sports, health & wellness; as well as day and overnight camp programs in the YMCA and Private sector. Bob's expertise lie in program development and facility operations. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to developing social, recreational and educational opportunities for many people of varying ages. Bob found UNE's Campus Center to be the perfect fit.  He firmly believes the Campus Center provides a great outlet for students, faculty/staff and community to... Read More

Ray Handy

Ray A Handy


Associate Dean of Students

Graduate & Professional Student Affairs

(207) 221-4213

Proctor Hall

Area Coordinator

Featherman Hall

(207) 602-2668

Featherman Hall

Alexandria (Dri) Huber joined the Office of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life as an Area Coordinator in January of 2020. Born and raised in Maine, Dri comes to the university from a background in social work. Dri obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine where she held student leadership positions in housing and counseling. Dri then obtained her Master of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work where her research focused on the stigmatization of mental... Read More


Interpersonal Violence Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Will Johnson

Area Coordinator

Sokokis Hall

(207) 602-2797

Sokokis Residence Hall

William Johnson joined the University of New England staff in July of 2018 as an Area Coordinator. From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William went to Chestnut Hill College for his undegraduate degree in Psychology. Being fully exposed to student affairs through various student leadership positions William persued a Master's Degree in Counseling at Shippensburg University, with a specialization in College Student Personnel. Prior to employment at UNE, William was a Residence Director for Shippensburg University, gaining further experience in Residence Life &... Read More


Housing and Commuter Life

Student Leadership Development

Director of Student Conduct

(207) 602-2372

Decary Hall

Shane joined the University of New England staff in December of 2016 as the Director of Student Conduct. Originally from Woodland, Maine, he is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a B.A. in Psychology and Northeastern University with a M.S. in Counseling Psychology and College Student Development. Shane has worked with college students for over 15 years in the areas of residential life, student involvement, student conduct, academic advising, veteran services, career and transfer services, new... Read More

Anthony Montalbano

Associate Director of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life

(207) 602-2863

East Hall

Anthony(Tony) joined the University of New England staff in 2010 and  is the Associate Director in the Office of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life. Originally from Massachusetts, Tony is a two time graduate of New England College with BA in Environmental Studies and a MS in Organizational Management. Tony has been working with college students for over two decades and has worked at both private and public institutions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida. Tony is a active member of ACUHO and NASPA... Read More

Denise Nelson

Director of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life

Denise is very excited to have joined the staff at the University of New England in July of 2018.   She is the Director of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life and as such provides vision and oversight to the department in support of the mission of the university.  After receiving both a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a master’s degree in College Student Development from the University of Maine she went on to hold professional positions in student affairs in Maine,... Read More

Eryn Neptune

Health and Wellness Educator

Interim Fitness Center Manager

(207) 602-2246


Eryn Neptune is the Interim Fitness Center Manager and Health & Wellness Educator here at UNE. Eryn holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science: Exercise and Nutrition, from the University of Southern Maine, in Portland, Maine. Eryn has worked in residential life and in elementary education, and also in her path to UNE, has had experience as a lifeguard and CNA. Hailing from Central Maine, she has hopped coast to coast... Read More


Foods & Nutrition

Health & Wellness

Stress Management


Photo of Joel Pelletier

Staff Assistant

Graduate & Professional Student Affairs

(207) 221-4212

Proctor Hall

Joel has been working at UNE since March of 1998, first in the COM Curriculum Office, then in his current position in Graduate and Professional Student Affairs since 2002.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Southern Maine.  Before coming to UNE, he worked for the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation of Southern Maine (now known as the Jewish Community Alliance).  He is a landlord in the Portland area.... Read More

Coordinator of the First Year Experience

(207) 602-2687

Danielle N. Ripich Commons
Office 229

Jimmy joined the University of New England in August, 2019. He has an MSEd in College Student Personnel Services from Arkansas State University and a BS in Marketing from Saint Joseph's College. Jimmy has experience in Student Engagement, Residence Life, and Counseling Services. Read More

Erica Rousseau

Director of Intercultural Student Engagement

(207) 602-2826

Campus Center

Erica Rousseau has worked in education for over twenty years and in the Student Affairs realm for over ten years.  Her research is in American Ethnic Studies and Education.  Erica enjoys working with students in the areas of self-discovery, cultural exploration, social justice and leadership.  Read More