Meet the Admissions Team

Dr. Thomas D. Iwankow

Dean of Enrollment Management

p. (518) 861-2574



John Ramoska

Director of Admission

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"     “I really enjoy working in admissions because it allows me to assist students with achieving their own unique educational goals.  Here at Maria, I have an opportunity to work one on one with students and build a lasting relationship that continues after they have enrolled.  The personal attention provided to the students here at Maria College is unmatched.”                        
Recruitment Territory 
  • re-enrollment
  • International

 Hometown:  Glens Falls, NY

 Education:  B.A. Siena College
                    M.S. Northeastern University

 Hobbies:  Anything sports, whether it is playing them or simply watching my favorite teams on TV.  I enjoy being outdoors, playing golf, and skiing in the winter.


Kate Choi

Enrollment Specialist

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“I am honored to represent Maria College within our community. Maria is a school with a large variety of programs and a strong reputation for excellence.  I am proud that our college is able to provide the community with highly skilled and educated individuals ready and eager to face the challenges of today’s work force.  I look forward to working with prospective students to make their dreams become reality at Maria College.”
Recruitment Territory
  • Albany County
  • Washington County
  • Saratoga County
  • Warren County
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Maryland

Hometown:  Berne, New York

Education:  M.S., Sage Graduate School, Professional School Counseling

                   B.A., University at Albany, Psychology

                   A.S., Hudson Valley Community College, Individual Studies

Hobbies: Zumba, Camping, Traveling, Cross Country Skiing, Community Event/ Festivals and Cooking


 Jenna Boland

 Assistant Director of Admission

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“Maria College provides a foundation for students to go anywhere. At Maria College students have the ability to achieve academic excellence while having a committed faculty and staff at their side every step of the way. Being an Admission Counselor provides me with a sense of accomplishment knowing that I have been able to help students reach their academic goals."
Recruitment Territory
  • Schenectady County
  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Schoharie County
  • Central/Western, NY
  • Southern Tier
  • "North Country", NY
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Missippi
  • West Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas

Hometown:   Niskayuna, NY

Education:  B.A., Georgia State University, Business Administration

Hobbies: Working out, traveling and watching anything on Bravo


Nicole Ranieri

 Admission Coordinator

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“Maria College has such a strong and unique sense of community. I feel as if I’m not only part of a team, but part of a family, and that family includes staff, faculty, and students. It makes the work that we do here feel all the more personal and meaningful.” 

Hometown:   Bronxville, NY 

Education:  M.S., SUNY Albany, Secondary Education, English

                   B.A., Fordham University, English 

Hobbies: Watching baseball (go Yankees!), kayaking, biking, cross-county skiing, and taking my daughter to the playground. I also love to bake—and eat—cookies. 


Helen Lettieri

Admission Counselor

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“I really relate and believe in what Maria has to offer. The small class sizes provide hands on individualized attention you don't see at every college. Students can acclimate to college life, become confident, and flourish in the friendly and warm environment Maria has to offer. At Maria College you will always see a smiling face and helping hand!  This translates into a comfortable and safe environment for our students to learn. I am so happy to be working for the college and look forward to being a part of its bright and promising future.”
Recruitment Territory 
  • Rensselaer County
  • Greene County
  •  Columbia County
  • Ulster County
  •  Dutchess County
  •  Massachusetts
  • Maine
  •  Rhode Island
  •  Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Connecticut
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Idaho


Hometown:  Cairo, NY

Education: B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College, Exercise Science

Hobbies:I enjoy being active and living in the Catskills really makes that possible.  I like to go hiking with my friends, the dog park with my boxer, and also the local town park to run in my spare time.  As family is a big part of my life I enjoy playing games with them, especially board games.  I love all things to do with fall and during the winter months I venture up to Windham Mountain for ski and snowboard season when I can. I like to attend events in the Capital District such as, Alive at 5! and the fourth of July fireworks. I'll even go to Saratoga to visit the race track a few times during the summer, too.  I like to try new things and am open to suggestions for new activities and as Bill Nye the Science guy said, "everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't".


Paula Bernardoni

 Admission Counselor

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“Maria College is the perfect place to attend if you want to succeed in college.  The one on one attention from the professors added with caring faculty makes for a sense of community when you are a Maria student.  As an Admission Counselor I am able to help students make important life decisions and I love being able to assist them in the process and their new chapter in life.” 
Recruitment Territory
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County
  • New York City Metro| Long Island
  • California
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Oklahoma
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Montana

Hometown:   Port Byron, NY 

Education:  St. John Fisher College

Hobbies: I enjoy playing sports and being active while also being a part of theater and the arts.