Meet Our Staff

Pathy Leiva

Pathy Leiva

Title: Director of Access and Opportunity Programs - CAMP, EOP & ACE
Contact: 607 436-3110; pathy.leiva@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Callao, Peru
Alma Mater: Hartwick College (Bachelors); SUNY Oneonta (Masters)

You might be surprised to know: that my name was not supposed to be Pathy but Kathy, someone wrote it wrong. Now it’s Pathy!
I can't imagine life without: my family and wife.
TV shows I would rush home to watch are: many shows on Hulu and Netflix.
The best part of working with Access and Opportunity Programs is: helping students to make sure they work on their academics and for me and the team to figure out everything else to help them have the best college experience.
If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: Peruvian Food! (I know this is a lot of food, I love it!)

Glen Pichardo

Glenn Pichardo

Title: Senior EOP Counselor
Contact: 607 436-3507; glenn.pichardo@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
Alma Mater: SUNY Oneonta (Bachelors); Stony Brook University (Masters); University at Albany (Masters)

I can’t imagine life without: my wife, my dogs (Max and Missy), music, basketball, friends and family.
My greatest influences are: Dr. Martin Luther King, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Leo Buscaglia
Best part of being a counselor: watching students grow and develop into their full potential.
You may be surprised to know: I am a vegetarian
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Bryce Wooden

Bryce Wooden

Title: EOP Counselor/Recruiter
Contact: 607 436-3249; bryce.wooden@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Oneonta, NY
Alma Mater: SUNY Brockport
Been at Oneonta since: October 2018

On weekends you can often find me: watching sports.
The film that comes to mind as my favorite is: Space Jam.
You might be surprised to know: I weighed only 3 pounds when I was born.
TV shows I would rush home to watch are: Martin, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Riverdale, Lost, and Outlander.
The best part of being a counselor is: being able to educate, support, and listen to college students on a daily basis is a rewarding feeling that never goes away!

Davelyn Whyte-Jhonson

Davelyn Whyte-Jhonson

Title: EOP Counselor
Contact: 607 436-2409; davelyn.whytejhonson@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Leicester, England; Currently: Oneonta
Alma Mater: CUNY Bernard Baruch College (BSc); California State University Dominguez Hills (M.ED)

The best part of working with AOP is: that I work with students who have overcome so many challenges to get to this opportunity, so I am committed to providing the needed support as well as demonstrate the willingness to help them reach their full potential.
I can’t imagine life without: my family and the delectable flavor of Caribbean food!
My favorite quote is by Mahatma Gandhi: "Keep your THOUGHTS positive because your THOUGHTS become your WORDS. Keep your WORDS positive because your WORDS become your BEHAVIOR. Keep your BEHAVIOR positive because your BEHAVIOR becomes your HABITS. Keep your HABITS positive because your HABITS become your VALUES. Keep your VALUES positive because your VALUES become your DESTINY."
You may be surprised to know: that I am Briton (Brit) and YES, I still love English fish n' chips and tea n' biscuits/cookies!!

Miriam Koroma-Annan

Miriam Koroma-Annan

Title: ACE Counselor
Contact: 607 436-3095; miriam.koroma-annan@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Sierra Leone, West Africa
Alma Mater: Mercy College

You may be surprised to know: I am an immigrant
TV shows I would rush home to watch: reality shows
The best part of working with AOP is: being part of a global movement that provides opportunities for students who were overlooked.

If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: rice

I admit I'm a big softy when it comes to: kids

Cheryl Peeters

Cheryl Peeters

Title: Secretary I
Contact: 607 436-2407; cheryl.peeters@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Worcester, NY
Alma Mater: Herkimer Co. Community College
Been with EOP at Oneonta since: February 1984

I can't imagine life without: my children and grandchildren.
TV shows I would rush home to watch are: Big Bang & The Walking Dead!
I admit I'm a big softy when it comes to: babies.
If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: cake with lots of frosting.
My favorite author is Stephen King.

Carole Rooney

Carole Rooney

Title: Office Assistant 1
Contact: 607 436-2496; carole.rooney@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Worcester, NY
Alma Mater: Katharine Gibbs School and Central City Business Institute
Been with EOP at Oneonta since: August 1999

On weekends you can often find me: cooking.
I can’t imagine life without: my daughter, family and music.
My favorite seasons in the Northeast are: Spring and Fall.
If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: pasta! Lots of PASTA!!
My greatest influence is: my parents.

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