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Our Mission

“THE QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP, MORE THAN ANY OTHER SINGLE FACTOR, DETERMINES THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF AN ORGANIZATION.” – Fred Fiedler and Martin Chemers in Improving Leadership Effectiveness

The Student Leadership Committee plays an integral role in CAHE students’ academic and social lives. Class representatives are selected from various cohorts and act as a liaison between the Center’s administration and fellow classmates to streamline communication, drive student engagement and participation, and encourage strong academic performance. With numerous student-focused events and activities taking place at CAHE throughout the year, the Student Leadership Committee provides essential organizational support and insight to ensure the success of these occasions.

Class Representatives

The Student Leadership Committee is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and become actively involved in the Center’s Student Life. A Class Representative (“Class Rep”) is selected for each cohort to be the voice of that cohort within the Student Leadership Committee. Class representatives are required to attend quarterly Thursday night meetings during the academic year, where they meet with representatives of the administration to hear updates on the goings-on of the school and give insight on how the Center can achieve its goal of constant improvement. Whether one is the designated Class Representative or not, all students are encouraged to participate in Center-wide events!

Class representatives’ additional roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving on Advisory Boards
  • Uniting the institution and the various healthcare programs offered
  • Helping to identify areas and policies that can be adjusted to better serve the needs of the community
  • Coordinating various charity events throughout the academic year
  • Representing the institution at various events throughout the academic year, such as regularly scheduled Open Houses

How can I become a Class Representative?
Details on how to apply for the position will be provided at orientation. All nominees will be reviewed by a committee and reps will be announced by Week 4 of their program start date.

MEET OUR CURRENT CLASS REPS

Barbara Ann Tedesco

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS-G 22-02)

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

- J.K. Rowling
Barbara Ann is currently in her first year for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at CAHE. She first attended CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Police Studies. She originally intended on pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice, however, the medical field has always been of interest to her. After the past few years with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world, she decided it was time to finally pursue her true interests.
Barbara Ann is following the Abdomen/OBGYN track for the school’s diagnostic medical sonography program. She is looking forward to learning about the human body and how to perform ultrasounds on future patients. She is most excited and looking forward to the OBGYN studies in the program as she wishes to gain a future career in sonography in this specific field of study.

Kevin Song

Radiography Program (RTR 22-02)

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

- Albert Einstein
Kevin is a Radiation Therapy Program student at CAHE. He is passionate about science and technology, having earned a Master's in computer science at Pace University and previously studied medicine abroad. With skills and knowledge gained from the program at CAHE and his compassion for helping those in need, Kevin hopes to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and playing the piano.

Jonathon Dutton

Radiography Program (RTR 21-09)

Manifest (verb) - to create something real from your imagination. To allow and trust that the universe will bring all you desire and wish.

Jonathon Dutton is a Radiographic Technology student here at CAHE. After graduating from Suffolk County Community College, Jonathon majored in secondary education at Saint Joseph’s College with the pursuit of becoming a history teacher. During the pandemic, he became worried for the future of teaching and the job security surrounding the field. As he went back to the drawing board he knew no matter where, and what he did, he wanted to be a positive impact on everyone he encountered. After a lot of thinking Jonathon decided the medical field would be a great place to be able to help people each and every day. In September of 2021, he began his education in radiography and has finally felt like he is where he is supposed to be.

Osama Attal

Radiography Program (RTR 21-09)

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.

- Winston S. Churchill
Osama was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After initially receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College he intended to pursue further education in psychology but realized his passion for health care and patient care didn’t coincide with the career paths that followed a psychology graduate program. So, after researching different career options in healthcare, he decided that CAHE’s Radiography program would be the perfect combination of a healthcare career with a heavy hands-on patient care component. Osama takes pride in knowing he will one day carry on the integral role of the eyes of medicine.

Alice Georgescu

Radiography Program (RTR 22-02)

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.

- Maya Angelou
Hi, my name is Alice Georgescu from Brooklyn, NY. I graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo and am currently in the Radiography Program. I became interested in becoming a radiologic technologist while working at Lenox Hill Radiology, Radnet. I want to become a radiologic technologist because I know it’s a fulfilling role and plays a vital part in the healthcare team. In addition, there is always room for growth as a technologist.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two beautiful daughters named Clara and Beatrice. I enjoy the outdoors such as rollerblading, skating, biking, and hiking.
A few years ago, I completed a road trip across America where I discovered so many places that I never knew existed. I love to go out to eat at restaurants with family and friends. I love a good coffee, movie, or show!
I look forward to making a positive impact on healthcare, my community, and CAHE!

Carolina Herrera

Radiation Therapy Program (RTT 21-09)

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

- C.S Lewis
My name is Carolina Herrera, and I am proud to be enrolled in the Radiation Therapy program at CAHE. As someone who has lost a loved one to cancer, I knew that I wanted to make a difference, no matter how small or large that will be. As a proud mom of two I’ve always been attentive to small details and have a passion for helping others. My journey started in Colombia where I was pursuing a degree in law. However, life always finds a way to deliver us to where we are destined, and I’m glad I was able to find my true passion in healthcare through this career path.

Alissa Jones

Surgical Technology Program (CST 21-05)

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.

- Lou Holtz
Alissa was born and raised in Florida, where she pursued a career as a hairstylist right out of high school. After six years of making people feel and look good, she has decided to move into the field of Surgical Technology. Alissa is fascinated with how the body functions and has a strong desire to help others. She is confident that although the careers are contrasting, her dexterity and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment will translate well in the operating room. Alissa looks forward to having the opportunity to work alongside some of the people she admires the most—doctors. In her free time, Alissa loves to lift weights, do yoga, cook, bake, and read.

Anastasia Fagan

Surgical Technology Program (CST 22-02)

If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?

- Hillel The Elder
Anastasia is new member of our Surgical Technology Program. After earning a BA in Criminal Justice from SUNY Plattsburgh she made her way to NYC. For the last 10 years she has taken chances in many fields of work, focusing on hospitality, and opening a business. After many ups and downs during the pandemic Anastasia decided it was time to work towards a career that could make a difference, while utilizing her skill set and
allow her to be an asset to a team. She is excited for what this program will teach her and the places in which it could lead her.

Brandon Bridgemohan

Radiography Program (RTR 21-02)

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

- Mahatma Gandhi
My name is Brandon Bridgemohan and I am a proud student of CAHE’s Radiography program! Throughout the years I have developed a strong passion for a career in healthcare through my experience in various different healthcare settings. After graduating with my degree in Biology, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in which I get to work with my passions of science, technology and patient care. That is why I believe that a career in Radiography is the right path for me.

Shayna Plascoff

Radiation Therapy Program (RTT 21-02)

It’s not where you go. It’s who you meet along the way!

- The Wizard of Oz
Shayna graduated from the University of Albany with a major in Biology and minor in Sociology. After going back and forth on various career paths to pursue, she settled on Radiation Therapy. Shayna spent 3.5 years of her college career as a research fellow at the RNA Institute developing her strength in scientific research. Two theses and a presentation later, she hopes to utilize her lab skills and skills learned at CAHE to put towards her career in Radiation Therapy and provide quality patient care for those in and out of her community!

Debra Gelberman

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-EV 20-09)

In every challenge lives a greater opportunity.

- Jeffrey Benjamin
Debra Gelberman is a diagnostic medical sonographer student in her second year at CAHE. Previously, she earned her B.S degree from Charter Oak State College while studying abroad in Israel. Debra, after many discussions with medical workers, decided to pursue her career in sonography with a passion to help others and make a difference in people's lives. She is a proud member of the RSAS and has coordinated many events. She is excited at the opportunity to use her talents to guide students at CAHE, having appreciated all that CAHE has done for her. During her free time she enjoys spending time with husband and daughter as well as hiking and exploring nature.

Tatiana Campbell

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS 21-09)

If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off & try again.

- -Aaliyah
My name is Tatiana & I am 28 years old from Brooklyn, NY. I come from an Italian & Jamaican family that drive me to become the best version of myself that I can be! One thing I have always carried with me from my parents is to never give up! No matter how many set backs you may have, continue to push forward ensuring that you will reach your goals while helping others reach theirs!

I have my associates degree in Liberal Arts & have always had a passion for teaching, photography, organs and helping others. While trying to figure out the best career for myself I decided to put all of those things together! While each category may sound very different, when you think of it, that is essentially what sonography is! My goal is to not only be a sonographer but also one day be able to teach students in labs.

Rina Zylali

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-G 21-09)

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

- Sydney J. Harris
Hi, my name is Rina Zylali and I was born and raised in Connecticut. I am 22 years old and have a one-year-old daughter that is my entire world. I found out about CAHE through a family member and was interested in the general DMS program they had to offer, as that was the "something" I had been searching for for a long time. Sonography is such a hidden gem of a field and offers so much space to grow in the future. Going into healthcare is something I always envisioned myself pursuing and I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity. I have enjoyed every single moment so far, these past two months of school and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me and my cohort going forward!

Dia Bennani

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS 21-09)

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

- Robert Collier
Before the pandemic, Dia had a successful career in Hospitality Management as a Wine Director and Operations Manager for some of New York City’s most renowned hotels and restaurants. During the 2020 quarantine, she quickly realized she wanted to be involved in healthcare, working to maintain the well being of her community. Upon researching various career paths in allied health, she found that CAHE’s DMS Echocardiography and Vascular Program was a perfect fit. Her ultimate goal is to specialize in Neuro Imaging with hopes to play a role in future cognitive research

Erza Peni

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS 21-02)

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

Erza is a current office administrator at a medical practice and a first-year student in CAHE’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Her clinical experience includes 4 years as a therapy aide at an outpatient rehabilitation practice which developed her interpersonal skills and ultimately helped guide her into the professional medical field. Erza received her acceptance into the sonography program in the fall of 2020 and has loved it ever since because she has always had a passion to help people ever since she was younger. She is now devoted to developing her knowledge around the concepts of diagnostic procedures and providing efficient and compassionate patient care.

Breanna Navarra

Radiography Program (RTR 20-09)

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

- Thomas A. Edison
Breanna received her Associate's Degree in Science at Nassau Community College, which is where she discovered she wanted to go further into the medical field. She spent time in her undergrad truly uncertain where her path would lead, but only knew she wanted to help people. Eventually, she landed on the perfect path for herself which led her to CAHE. She picked radiography for how much she enjoyed learning about the internal workings of the body.

Working in the medical field to Breanna means making people comfortable in uncomfortable situations. Breanna finds joy in making the patients smile. She is currently working in the MRI department at Orlin and Cohen Orthopedic Group and finds herself even more engaged in the radiography process of orthopedics.

Breanna hopes to make a positive impact on the medical field and bring a positive smile.