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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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Anya Flannery

Radiation Therapy Program (RTT 22-09)

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood … who errs, … but who does actually strive to do the deeds; … who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

- Theodore Roosevelt
Prior to joining CAHE, Anya received her BBA at Hofstra University where she was an NCAA Division I student-athlete in both women's lacrosse and tennis, after which, she got her MBA in International Business at Long Island University. For many years, she enjoyed a successful career in finance but did not have the sense of purpose and fulfillment that she imagined in the healthcare field. She then became trained as an Emergency Medical Technician, but a pull toward the more specific field of Radiation Therapy continued to call to her after she witnessed many loved ones battle cancer. She is excited to serve as Class Representative for her cohort and to bring her unique professionalism, humor, empathy, and compassion to the field of Radiation Therapy to ensure all patients can face their difficult times with support and dignity.

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.