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Meet the Staff

Monique Ngozi Nri, MSc. SYI Director

Monique Ngozi Nri joined the SYI Team in April 2017. Monique Ngozi Nri is an experienced administrator in higher education, non-profit, arts & community development. Prior to coming to Lehman, Monique was the Senior Director for International Student and Scholar Services at The New School for many years. She oversaw the growth of that student population from 1500 students to over 3000. As a member of the Student Services Senior management team she contributed to initiatives  on assessment, community outreach and volunteering. She was also staff co chair of the university wide, social justice committee.

Monique holds a post masters certificate in Organization, Development, Management and Organization Change from The New School, a masters in Public Policy and Administration, a post graduate certificate in Education, Elementary Education and Teaching and a bachelors degree in Politics, Sociology and Economics from The University of Bristol in the UK.

Gina G. Immucci, M. Ed. Senior Academic Advisor

Gina Immucci is a proud graduate from the University of Central Florida earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with the focus of Education. Continuing her studies, she graduated from Florida Atlantic University earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with the focus of Higher Education. Gina has worked both at Florida Atlantic University serving as the Coordinator of Academic Programs for Northern Campuses and at Palm Beach State College as a member of the faculty community teaching Strategies for College Success as an Adjunct Professor.

Most recently, after being born and raised in Jupiter, Florida, Gina packed her pink suitcase and headed for the Big Apple. She continued her work within the Community College setting at Westchester Community College, working as the Assistant Coordinator for the Office of Transfer Services and continuing to teach College Success as an Adjunct Professor. Both during her time in Florida and New York, Gina has worked with specific populations including First-time Full-time Freshman and Sophomore Students, Transfer Students, and Student Veterans. Students looking for Gina will regularly find her during her office hours wearing flip-flops and a winter coat.

Mike Kaler, M.B.A. SYI Academic Advisor

As one of the two Title V Sophomore Year Initiative (SYI) Academic Advisors, Mike works primarily with first-time full-time freshman and sophomore students. He has a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Ramapo College and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Management from Mercy College. Prior to Lehman, Mike was an Assistant Director of the PACT program at Mercy College. In addition to student affairs, he has also worked with a number of non-profits to develop programs in the areas of ESL, health education, and resources for refugees and individuals with disabilities.

Angela Ho, M.S. Ed - HEA, SYI Career Services Advisor

Angela Ho joined the SYI Team in 2015 as the Career Advisor. A proud graduate of Lehman College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in History before attending Baruch College for her Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration. She is deeply attached to the CUNY system and its students, having previously worked at Baruch College, York College and Hostos Community College. A few of her notable accomplishments include presenting on SYI’s methodology at the Metro Conference and the Bronx EdTech Conference, revising and updating “The 4-Year Guide to Student Success” and collaborating with other departments and faculty to better engage with our students. 

Myrna M. Noble-Headad LCSW SYI Counselor

Myrna M. Noble-Headad is a second generation Puerto Rican who is dedicated to lifelong learning.  Myrna believes that lives and communities are strengthened through empowerment, skill building, and healing. She is committed to sharing professional knowledge and has done so through various leadership and supervisory positions in non-profit and community agencies.  Myrna has developed internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students.  She has served as a Board Member of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), MUEVETE! Youth and other organizations.  Ms. Noble-Headad has experience working in various settings including home-based, schools, community based organizations and health agencies. She has worked directly with children, youth, and families in New York City and in Westchester County.   Ms. Noble-Headad received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Old Westbury. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a certified Early Intervention provider in the state of New York. Myrna has a counseling practice and is excited to bring her skills and experience to the Lehman College community. 

Jamie Camino, MSW SYI & STEM Pathways Data Analyst

Jamie Camino joined Lehman’s Sophomore Year Initiative (SYI) as a Data Analyst in 2013. She earned a B.S. in Psychology, a M.S.W. with a research concentration from Fordham University and currently working towards becoming a psychiatrist. She has worked in various research projects for Women’s Housing Economic and Development Corporation (WHEDco), Survey Research Operations at the University of Michigan, and Jewish Home and Lifecare. Some projects included program evaluations of a peer-led sex education program, childcare providers’ training program, and a high school assistance program. In addition, Jamie has assisted with data collection efforts for studies on the impact of students in Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy. The past two years, she led the program development and operations of the CREAR Futuros Peer Mentoring program which strives to improve the quality of life and education of students for the overarching mission to improve minority student retention and achievement. As program liaison, she managed four peer mentors  who mentored 80 students, coordinated program activities, and built a directory of internship, volunteer, and  scholarship opportunities. Jamie is currently also working as the data analyst for the STEM Pathways to Success program which promotes students successful completion of a STEM major at Lehman. Jamie’s statistically oriented training, broad-based research experience, as well as her exposure as a social worker provides her with the dedication and skills necessary to highlight Lehman’s program outcomes and accomplishments. She is committed to providing support and guidance to students in order for them to achieve their highest potential.

Wilma Rosario

Wilma Rosario began working at  SYI as the Administrative Assistant in 2016.  Prior to SYI she held a position at RFCUNY Central Office, in the department of Procurements were she was employed for 4 ½ years. Her history with RFCUNY began at the Bronx Community College,(BCC) Business Professional Institute.  She assisted in upgrading the skill of factory workers employed by companies like Cox and Company and Farberware. In 1995, she accepted a receptionist position in the Office of Grants and Contracts.  She was promoted to Administrative Assistant and then to Assistant to the Operations Manager.  In 2001, she joined Lehman College, at the Office of Grants and Contracts where she worked for 2 years.   Immediately thereafter she worked at The GEAR Up Program AKA the Bronx Institute for 5 years. Following that she was employed by Queens College in the Biology Department.