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Meet Our Team

Our PROSPERAR Team consists of diverse, enthusiastic, & mindful individuals who aspire to create a comprehensive support network that speaks to our students' needs, both in & outside of the classroom, as well as within our campus & the larger surrounding communities. All of our team members bring a personal, vested interest in our work with the campus community. Combined with our professional & academic experiences, each 

Interested in learning more about the PROSPERAR team? Click the drop-down menus below to meet our wonderful staff!


Director

Gabriella Ammiano: PROSPERAR Program Director

gaby headshotGabriella Ammiano is the Program Director for PROSPERAR under the Title V Grant. She is a first-generation college graduate, with parents who immigrated from South America, to provide a life of opportunity for her & her sister. Her spirit shines through the work she does with young people everywhere. 

Gabriella has experience as an educator from New York City, having worked many years in Harlem, servicing the local community to & through college, bridging connections from education to career.

Gabriella is the product of the SUNY & CUNY system, a product of parents who assimilated to this country while staying true to their traditions, culture & core values. Her appreciation & respect for diversity transcends the higher education setting & uses it as an opportunity to help young people thrive.

Her passion for working with the Hispanic/Latinx/Chicanx population is a direct reflection of her upbringing & desire to give back. She specifically hopes to contribute & make a positive impact on the growing Hispanic population enrolling in college, one that channels her belief in our young people & a cradle to career approach to education.


Pathway Coaches

Through our Title V Grant, our team has taken holistic support a step further & brought on Pathway Coaches to reinforce available services & resources to our entire student population, starting with you. Pathway Coaches are SUNY Orange navigators, operating as an extension of the Center for Student Success, & are committed to your growth personally, professionally, & academically. Pathway Coaches also partner with various other departments & offices across the college to create a comprehensive, campus-wide safety net to provide academic, social & cultural programs designed to enrich your college experience through a community-specific lens.

Jessica Schreiner: Arts & Media 

jess headshotJessica (Jess) Schreiner is the Pathway Coach for the Arts & Media Community. This community consists of students pursing their education in New Media, Visual Communications: Graphic Arts & Printing, & Floriculture.

Jess was born & raised in Goshen, NY & is very familiar with Orange County. She graduated from University of Hartford - Hartt School in 2019 with her Bachelor in Music in Musicology - Performance Practices Emphasis on clarinet. She obtained her Masters in Musicology in January 2023, specializing in auxiliary clarinet organology. Jess regularly performed in the SUNY Orange Symphonic Band on bass clarinet & currently performs with the SUNY Orange Orchestra on clarinet & bass clarinet. Jess has experience as a teaching assistant during the first year of her masters & a teaching fellow for the second year for the music history department at the University of Hartford. She was involved in all aspects of campus life from residential hall association, student government, planning committees for graduation, spirit week, & much more.

Jess' favorite part of SUNY Orange is performing with the orchestra & feeling a sense of community. In her free time she enjoys watching hockey (Rangers) & football (Seahawks), & spending time with her cat, Charlie.  

Access Orange Connect to schedule a Coaching session with Jess! 

Mouhamed Toure: Business

Mouhamed HeadshotMouhamed Toure is the Pathway Coach for the Business Community. This community consists of students pursuing their education in Accounting (A.S.), Accounting (A.A.S.), Accounting Procedures, Business Administration, Business Management, & Healthcare Administration.

Mouhamed completed his earned his Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration, Concentration: International Business at SUNY Buffalo State University, followed by his Master of Science (M.S.) in Sports Management at Adelphi University. Mouhamed uses his first-hand experiences throughout his own higher education journey to in all of his student-facing work, notably as former Program Counselor for Upward Bound Program at SUNY Buffalo. Mouhamed strongly believes in the importance of being open minded when working with students and others in our campus community, embracing the uniqueness of individuals.

Mouhamed's favorite things about SUNY Orange is the small, close knit campus & how friendly our community is. Two fun facts about Mouhamed: he speaks fluent French & is an avid sports fan (Barcelona, Giants🏈, Celtics🏀, Yankees).

Access Orange Connect to schedule a Coaching session with Mouhamed! 

Bob Conflitti: Justice & Community Engagement 

bobBob Conflitti is the Pathway Coach for the Justice & Community Engagement Community; consists of students pursuing career & transfer degrees in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice-Police, Law Enforcement/Security, & Security Guard. Bob also works as an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department, currently teaching Constitutional Law (CRJ115) & Criminal Law (CRJ211). He also has experience teaching basic Criminal Justice (CRJ101) & Juvenile Offender (CRJ103) courses. 

Bob has an abundance of professional experience in the legal field across the United States, starting as a prosecutor in New York County (Manhattan) & in Orange County, California. His experience led him toward serving as an Executive Assistant District Attorney & Counsel to the District Attorney in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office through February 2022. Bob also has specialized experience with special victims cases as a staff attorney for the New York Prosecutors Training Institute in Albany, & mental hygiene proceedings as an Assistant Attorney General in the Attorney General’s Poughkeepsie Regional Office.

Though Bob is retired, he continues working part time as Counsel to the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York (DAASNY). He assists the Executive Director in supporting New York’s district attorneys & their staff, in developing DAASNY’s response to legislation affecting criminal justice, & in responding to issues affecting the criminal justice system statewide.

Bob is a 1984 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, & a 1981 graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, representing the Detroit area proudly. 

Fun facts: Bob thoroughly enjoys serving the public & SUNY Orange campus community through his three part-time "retirement" jobs, as well as working on his  200-year-old house in the Town of Wallkill. He is an avid, amateur astrophotographer who enjoys the night sky with his telescope. 

Bob's career’s worth of service in a relevant field is a unique trait he brings to the Pathway Coaching role, & is eager to help SUNY Orange students to navigate their way through their college experience while nurturing the next generation of government servants.


Support Staff

Our PROSPERAR Support Staff aid our Pathway Coaches in events, caseload management, & building connections with students. Click on the menus below to meet the rest of our team!

Caleb Mason: Multimedia Specialist

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Caleb Mason is the Multimedia Specialist for  PROSPERAR. He specializes in personifying the efforts of the PROSPERAR team into visual designs that represent our campus community.

An alum of SUNY Orange, Caleb is a proud 2018 graduate of the New Media program. He pursued his undergraduate education at Nyack College & graduated with a Bachelors of Communication in 2020. He has worked freelance in audio & video production for over five years. 

His favorite memory from his time as a SUNY Orange student was his time serving as President of the All 4 Jesus Christian Club. When not at work he enjoys hiking, reading, & (in the winter) snowmobiling.

Peer Orientation Leaders

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Peer Orientation Leaders are passionate student leaders who lend support to PROSPERAR programming to create a sense of community amongst peers, give a platform to student voices, & increase awareness to our team.

Peer Orientation Leaders:

  • Lead small group discussions with new students 
  • Create focus groups to highlight student voices & advocate for change
  • Facilitate campus tours with Pathway Coaches for new students & families to familiarize them with campus resources & locations
  • Encourage student engagement & involvement through clubs.

Interested in becoming a Peer Orientation Leader? Give our team a call at (845)-341-9060 or email us at pathwaycoach@sunyorange.edu.


"My Pathway Coach was absolutely fantastic & is always there for me! I greatly appreciate the one-on-one talks & help."