Who We Are


Jessica McAleer Decatur
Vice President for Marketing and Communications

"As the VP for Marketing and Communications, my primary goal is to establish a consistent institutional brand while enhancing the College's overall reputation and visibility on the local, regional and national levels."


Michael Banach
Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations

“Since its founding, St. Joseph’s has had an unswerving tendency to transform the lives of its students – it’s a joy to share the story of this unique institution and to embed the College into the fabric of the communities it serves."

Melissa Kuehnle
Director of Communications and External Relations

"SJC Long Island in booming Patchogue is the site of a cultural renaissance. Our downtown grows by the day with new and exciting restaurants, music venues and art spaces. I grew up in the Patchogue-Medford area, so I'm so excited to show the world what we can offer—and there's a lot."

Valerie Esposito
Media Relations Manager

"As media relations manager, I handle media requests, advertising inquiries for both campuses, and create press releases for news and events at the College. In addition, I plan events and oversee the College's radio station, SJC Radio."


Brian Wasson
Executive Director of Social Media

"Develop. Implement. Oversee. Create. Collaborate. Coordinate. Educate. Listen. Respond. Pick a verb and attach "social media" to it. That's what I do. I loved being part of the team that brought the College into the social media world in 2009. It has been fun and exciting to watch the social landscape change quickly since then."


Brian HarmonBrian Harmon
Editorial Director

"I set the editorial tone and direction for all of the College’s marketing materials, while counting my blessings to have the opportunity to work in Patchogue – the village I grew up in – smack in the middle of its revitalization."

David Henne
Multimedia Copywriter

"There's nothing more satisfying than a career writing original material."
— Ernest Hemingway

Samantha Miller
Marketing Copywriter

"Being a marketing copywriter allows me to combine my love of both reading and writing. As an alumna of SJC Long Island, I'm honored to transition from student to staff member."

Stephanie Kearney
Art Director

"My main goal is to make sure the College’s brand is intact on all printed and digital materials with the purpose of conveying a clear, consistent message to prospective students and alumni, as well as the SJC community."

Dina Vigorito
Senior Graphic Designer

"My favorite work is designing projects that I know will impact prospective students in a positive way. I love injecting that passion into my work, and seeing it develop into action."

Justin Hansen
Manager of Web Technology

"The Web is a multi-faceted, complex, organic, living thing. It gives me great pride to be a manager of Web technology, and implement new features into our digital work."

Michelle Tiger Heath
Web Designer

"I design an array of materials for the Web and digital communications, including email blasts, microsites, articles for the digital magazine, banner ads and, most recently, the College's website redesign."

Claudia Mirzaali
Assistant Director for Photography 

"I manage the College's photography from concept to photo shoot and then maintain the intranet-based Image Library, a digital asset management storage system. My favorite projects are those where I work with our students and faculty during photo shoots to photograph our dynamic students and unique campuses."

Kerri Ball
Senior Graphic Designer

"As the Senior Graphic Designer for St. Joseph’s College, I have the privilege of creating visual products that communicate the College’s mission. Knowing that my work will touch the lives of the students who are pursuing an education at St. Joseph’s is very fulfilling to me."

Robert Gregson

Robert Gregson
Production Coordinator

"As a production coordinator, I'm here to assist you with all of your print, digital and creative projects. My goal is to bring your concept to fruition."