Title V Sophomore Year Initiative (SYI)


Meet the Staff

Dyan Atkins, M.S., SYI Academic Advisor

Dyan Atkins joined the Academic Advising staff in 2013 as the Title V Sophomore Year Initiative Academic Advisor for first-time full-time freshmen and sophomore students. She earned a B.S. in English literature from Iona College, an M.S. in Counseling from Long Island University, and a Professional Diploma in Counseling from Manhattan College. Dyan is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has worked as an Academic Advisor for Mercy College and Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where she specialized in advising students pursuing the health professions. Dyan has dedicated her career to helping students achieve academic and personal success through a holistic approach to advising.

Julia Naddeo, M.S. Ed., SYI Academic Advisor

Julia Naddeo joined the Academic Advising staff in 2014 as the Title V Sophomore Year Initiative (SYI) Academic Advisor working with first-time full-time freshman and sophomore students. She earned a B.S in Psychology with a minor in Education from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an M.S.Ed. in Mental Health counseling from Hunter College. Previously, Julia worked as an Academic Advisor specializing in working with freshman students at Kingsborough Community College and as an instructor for New Student Seminar at LaGuardia Community College. Through her extensive experience working with individuals from unique and diverse backgrounds, Julia understands, the various obstacles students face throughout their college experience. As a result, she is committed to providing support and guidance to students in order to help them achieve their highest potential.

Angela Ho, M.S. Ed., SYI Career Services Advisor
Angela Ho joined the Lehman College Sophomore Year Initiative team in 2015 as the Title V Career Services Advisor for undecided freshman and sophomore students.  She is an alumna of Lehman College and graduated with a B.A. in History and a minor in Economics.  She has also earned a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College. Angela has worked in various CUNY colleges, including as Baruch College and York College. Prior to working at Lehman, Angela was the Employment Readiness Counselor at Hostos Community College’s Career Services Office. Angela is focused on preparing students for life after college, and works with students to develop their professional narrative. She is also fluent in Cantonese-Chinese.


Myrna M. Noble-Headad., LCSW

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, M.S.W., SYI Data Analyst

Jamie Camino joined the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management as a Data Analyst for the Title V Sophomore Year Initiative (SYI) in 2013. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S.W. with a research concentration from Fordham University. 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 include 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 studying the impacts of students in Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter School. 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 to highlight SYI's program outcomes and accomplishments.


Ramona Texidor, SYI Administrative Assistant

Ramona Texidor joined the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Title V Sophomore Year Initiative (SYI) in 2013. She earned her degree in Office Administration from Queens College. Ramona has over eleven years of experience working in both private and public institutions. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has extensive experience in the fields of administration, secretarial, and customer service.



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