Our staff are highly-qualified professionals who are dedicated to promoting student success. Our staff come from a range of professional backgrounds in the public and private sectors.

Our Staff

Anna Azeglio Guidance Counselor & College Advisor B.S., Criminal Justice John Jay College for Criminal Justice (CUNY); Ed.M Counseling Psychology Teachers College, Columbia University. MSED Administration and Supervision, Baruch College (CUNY). Mental Health Counselor (NYS Mental Health License). Co-authored chapter “Critical Thinking: A Socratic Approach to Empowering Your Mind,” published in Urban learners: Serious About College Success, September 1998. Email: aazeglio@bhsec.bard.eduPhone: 212-995-8479 x5261

Angela Ball Health Aide

Siska BrutsaertDean of Studies, BHSEC ManhattanB.A., Cornell University; M.S., Kyoto University; Ph.D., Columbia University-Integrated Program in Cellular Molecular Biophysics; Post-doctoral Fellow, Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Research interests include molecular immunology, signal transduction mechanisms, and epigenetic control of gene regulation.E-mail: sbrutsaert@bhsec.bard.eduPhone: 212-995-8479 x4072

Beth CheikesCollege Transfer Officer Director Email: bcheikes@bhsec.bard.eduPhone: 212-995-8479 x2092

Blanca EncarnacionSchool Aide

Sara HabermanAssistant Principal, Pupil Personnel ServicesB.A., Gettysburg College, Psychology; MA., New York University; Counseling Psychology; MSW., New York University, Social Work. Earned LCSW credential in 2005. Worked as a school counselor at Stuyvesant High School and Chelsea High Schools.  Over 18 years of experience providing counseling, college and academic advising services to adolescents.Email: shaberman@bhsec.bard.eduPhone: 212-995-8479 x4221

William H. Hinrichs Dean of Academic Life, Bard Early Colleges A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Yale University. Has taught at St. Mark’s School, the Taft School, Yale University and BHSEC Queens. Publications include The Invention of the Sequel: Expanding Prose Fiction in Early Modern Spain (2011). Teaching and research interests include literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century Spain, flash fiction, and concepts of authorship and authorial property.Email: Phone: 212-995-8479 x4071

Dilara Khan Para Professional

Christian Skelly Technology CoordinatorEmail:

Michael Lerner Principal, BHSEC Manhattan B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University. Has taught at Barnard College, NYU; New School University; and Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Awards include Best Dissertation in Urban History, Urban History Association. Publications include Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City (2007). Teaching and research interests include 20th-century United States society and politics, American reform movements, popular culture, and U.S.-Pacific relations. E-mail: mlerner@bhsec.bard.eduPhone: 212-995-8479 x2282

Jeffery Moss Admissions Outreach Coordinator, Diversity Initiative Coordinator B.A., Business Administration with concentration in Management and Leadership Studies minor, Morehouse College.  Served as an Assistant Vice-President with Capital One Bank as a Senior Branch Manager for a Tier III Branch and as a Vice-President – Branch Manager for Citibank.  Proudly holds affiliations with the Jackie Robinson Foundation as an Alumnus, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership as an Ambassador, Texas Boys State as a former Citizen, and Morehouse College Leadership Center as an Ethical Leader.  A highly self-motivated World Class Professional with a strong ability to effectively lead, inspire, and develop diverse teams and individuals. E-mail: Phone: (212) 995-8479 x2043

Toni Rossi School Secretary E-mail:

Pat Pecoraro Nurse

Kristi Powell-Grenfell Student Activities and Special Projects Coordinator Email: Phone: 212-995-8479 x2093

Zoe Powers (Noyes) Registrar, Data Manager & Foreign Language Faculty A.A., Bard High School Early College; B.A. Bard College; M.A. Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. Has taught at Bard High School Early College Newark. Teaching and research interests include Chinese language instruction, Chinese history and literature, international relations, and urban education. E-mail: Phone: 212-995-8479 x4075

Katherine RandallWriting Center Coordinator B.A., Barnard College; M.S., Columbia School of Journalism. Worked as editor and writer at various publications and organizations before landing at BHSEC Manhattan. Email:

Quincee Robinson Director of Admissions Email: Phone: 212-995-8479 x2041

Camille Sawick Assistant Principal Email: Phone: 212-995-8479 x2232

Carol Turitz Parent Coordinator Email:

Yuriy Zavlanov Science Lab Manager B.S., Queens College (CUNY), Chemistry; M.A., Queens College (CUNY), Chemistry. Over 8 years of chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry laboratory experience. Email: Phone: 212-995-8479 x3031

Nancy Zdazenski Purchasing and Payroll Secretary 17 years experience at American Express as a Process Manager responsible for Amex’s computers inventory.  7 years at IBM managing Account computer inventory at American Express. Email: Phone: 212-995-8479 x2233