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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.


Rina Zylali

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS 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!

Regina Maoz

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS 21-09)

“We didn’t come this far just to come this far.”

- Matthew Reilly​
Regina is a 29-year-old from Brooklyn, New York. Before attending CAHE, Regina graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelors. After a couple of years of working in an early childhood program, Regina chose to pursue CAHE’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Echo/Vascular) program for a career change. She chose this path because she was inspired by her sister-in-law, who is a sonographer herself. After doing some research and speaking with some of her friends who are in the field, CAHE was highly recommended because it was a school where you not only learn, but also grow as well. From the moment she walked into CAHE’s open house, she knew this profession was for her. Thanks to the amazing CAHE community, she’s made lasting connections with her fellow students and learned so much from her clinical sites, the amazing instructors, and staff members.​

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS 22-09)

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou
Celinna Haber was born and raised in New York City and is now a Diagnostic Medical Sonography student. Celinna graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in dance. She currently works in urgent care and is a professional contemporary/hip-hop dancer. Celinna has always had an attraction to the sciences and the arts. It was important to her to find careers that would collaborate with each other so she could fuel both of her passions. She is excited to be her cohort's class representative and even more excited to truly begin her journey to being a diagnostic medical sonographer.

Joel Jones

Radiography Program (RTR 22-09)

Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will

- Suzy Kassem ​
Joel Jones is a first-generation college graduate and immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago. He earned his associate degree in Liberal Arts at Nassau Community College. Now he is working on earning his bachelor’s in radiologic science at St Francis College, in partnership with this CAHE. Joel has always had a love for technology and has worked in the field for years. He had interests in the healthcare field and his research brought him to radiography. Joel is thankful for the opportunity to help and serve his fellow students and work alongside wonderful alumni.

Bryanna Catalano

Radiation Therapy (RTT 22-09)

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

- Theodore Roosevelt
Bryanna is a radiation therapy student here at CAHE. She has been passionate about healthcare for as long as she can remember and is eager to make a difference. All of Bryanna's grandparents treated their cancer with radiation, which made her realize she wanted to help others the same way those therapists helped her family. She is incredibly family oriented and driven by her loved ones. Bryanna is excited to learn more and see what her future holds.

Adir Farbman

Paramedic (EMT-P 23-02)

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

- Mahatma Gandhi​
Adir is a dedicated paramedic student and experienced EMT who is honored to serve as the class representative for the paramedic program. ​ With almost a decade of experience as an EMT, he has developed a deep passion for emergency medicine and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to his patients and community.​ In addition to his volunteer work as an EMT, Adir is also an EMT instructor, helping to train and equip the next generation of emergency medical responders. He is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide the best possible care in crisis situations.​
Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Adir has always felt a strong connection to this area and is looking forward to serving as a medic here, to be there for his community.​ When he is not studying or working, Adir enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as pursuing his love of music as a professional musician.​ Whether it's through his work on the ambulance or his role as an instructor, Adir is constantly inspired by the impact that emergency medicine can have on people's lives. He is excited to represent the class and work alongside his fellow students to learn, grow, and make a meaningful contribution to this vital field.​

Cherie Klein

Surgical Technology (CST 23-02)

It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.

- Queen Elizabeth II​
Cherie is a Surgical Technology student here at CAHE. When she's not in school, Cherie works as an EMT within New York City's 911 system and as an American Sign Language Interpreter. Cherie received her Bachelor's degree from Touro College and continues to pursue the art of helping people at every opportunity. Cherie is passionate about all things medical and has devoted years of her life to teaching and taking care of adults with both physical and developmental disabilities. In her down time, Cherie enjoys the outdoors, socializing with friends and listening to music. Cherie is looking forward to working side by side with skilled medical professionals and learning all she can from her peers and instructors here at CAHE. ​

Leon Gonzalez

Radiography (RTR 23-02)

Be Happy Be Healthy.

- Unknown
Leon Gonzalez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, raised by a single parent and centered his life around education. Growing up school was vital to him; it gave him everything such as friends, family, and a promised life. As a musician and actor in the entertainment industry, Leon performed on many platforms, such as television networks and films. Leon looks forward to something different by switching to the medical field. Leon started off in medical facilities, such as Maimonides Hospital, as a security guard in the psychiatric department. From there, he transferred over to the Patient Escort department. Leon then enrolled in the psych department in a full-time position as a mental health worker. Leon is looking forward to his time in the Radiology Program at CAHE. Something he appreciates about x-ray is how people can actually see inside the human anatomy, finding the causes of its problems. In his opinion, working side-by-side with doctors, the x-ray department is incredibly important, if not the most important, in order to proceed in many cases in the medical field. Leon can’t wait to work for a good cause and help the world of medicine become better by joining in the medical field family.

Emmie Beniflah

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS EV 22-09)

Who is wise? Those who learn from every person.

- Chapters of the Fathers (4:1)
Emmie Beniflah is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Emmie is a current student at CAHE in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Echo/ Vascular) program. After spending a year in Israel, she moved to New York to pursue her dreams of becoming a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Emmie comes from a large family, many of whom are in the medical field. She finds inspiration, support, and encouragement from them on her challenging and rewarding CAHE journey. Emmie loves creating art and relishes in any opportunity that arises where she can utilize her skills and creativity to benefit her future career. Steady hands and precise movements help her to excel in both creative work endeavors as well as diagnostic scanning. Emmie decided to join the CAHE community because they not only prioritize education, but they also maintain a warm and supportive environment where students are often found taking advantage of the many resources available to them.​

William Artinger

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS EV 23-02)

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

- Cherokee Proverb
William Artinger grew up in Southern California, making his way to NYC about 12 years ago. He is of Ojibway/Cherokee Native American descent on his mother's side and is actively involved in the community. From dancing at Powwows, where he dances men's northern tradition, to crafting and playing Native American flutes. William owned and operated a trucking business for nine years, where he got to do some amazing things. After the industry took a turn, he decided it was time to pivot his life in a different direction. He has always wanted to make a difference in people's lives. Growing up with his father, who had cancer, he realized how important it is to have someone there with a positive attitude every step of the way. William chose sonography because he is a hands-on type of person and he knows this field is one where he will not only be able to scan them but also strike up a conversation. Sometimes a stranger's smile is simply the light we need to keep moving forward in our dark times. ​