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Tamra Bates

Director, Office of Student Engagement

Personnel Policy Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-4967
Profile coming soon.

Joanne Benkley

Assistant Director, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability

Diversity Committee, Steering Committee (chair)

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-3951

Joanne grew up in Western Massachusetts and had a variety of adventures around the world before coming back to attend Smith College as an Ada Comstock Scholar. When not working to keep environmental issues alive on campus, Joanne can be found playing with her daughter Norah, gardening or catching up on her long reading list.

Joanne's favorite spot on campus changes with the weather. She just finished reading a mystery novel and is learning how to knit!

Sandra Blaney

Registrar Spec/Fac Support Sys, School for Social Work

Diversity Committee, Personnel Policy Committee, Steering Committee (co-vice chair)

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-7978

Sandra is a recent transplant to the School for Social Work from the Smith College Registrar's Office, where she worked for over six years. She is also an actor, anglophile, crazy aunt, Pinterest lover (with almost 6K followers!), PBS/NPR/Podcast consumer and (as of March 2014) a first-time home owner!

Elizabeth Bone

Staff Accountant, Controller's Office

Membership and Recruitment Committee, Steering Committee (treasurer)

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2228

Beth is an accountant in the Controller's Office and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She was raised in Central California and followed her husband to Western Massachusetts. She enjoys crossword puzzles, eating out, and cheering on her three children at their sporting events.

Beth's favorite TV show is The Amazing Race. Her favorite spot on campus is the Greenhouse at the Botanic Garden.

Danielle Brown

International Advancement Program Coordinator, Development

Communications Committee, Diversity Committee (chair), Membership and Recruitment Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2676

Danielle has worked for International Advancement at Smith since 2011. Outside of Smith, Danielle is a freelance writer, loves crafting and cooking, and serves on the board of Valley Free Radio--a local independent radio station.

Danielle's favorite spot on campus is Trudy's Garden. An avid bibliophile, Danielle is currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.

Celine Burgielewicz

Admission Assistant

Personnel Policy Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2500

Profile coming soon.

Carla Cooke

Administrative Coordinator, Center for Community Collaboration

Communications Committee (chair), Steering Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-3060

Carla grew up in Dutchess County, New York. She attended community college in northwestern Montana in the 70s, worked with horses in Millbrook, New York, and then did land trust work and conservation land planning in the mid-Hudson Valley. She earned a master's degree at the Conway School of Landscape Design in 1992 and finished her bachelor's degree in the Smith College Ada Comstock Scholars Program in 2001. Carla participated in the Smith choral program as an undergraduate and joined the Smith Chorus in 2013; she also sings in community-based choral groups and is a member of two book clubs. Additional avocations are writing, editing and taking photographs. Her spouse Beth Gillespie graduated from the ACS Program in 2014.

Sidonia Dalby

Associate Director, Admission

Diversity Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2523
Profile coming soon.

Anna Gohlke

Program Coordinator, Student Affairs

Membership and Recruitment Committee, Personnel Policy Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-4940

Anna, a Florida transplant, recently completed her master's degree in higher education at the University of Massachusetts and has been working in the student affairs office at Smith since April 2013. Anna loves the Valley and enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding and discovering new restaurants.

Anna's favorite spot on campus is Seelye Lawn. She is currently reading The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer.

Linda Gregory

Circulation Associate, Neilson Library

Activities Committee (co-chair)

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-4161

Linda is originally from southwestern Pennsylvania. When not helping students you can find Linda outside walking her two dogs, biking and working in the yard.

Linda's favorite spot on campus is the reading room at Neilson Library. She is currently reading The Gravity Birds by Tracy Guzeman.

Saari Greylock

Budget & Faculty Recruitment Specialist, Provost/Dean of the Faculty

Personnel Policy Committee, Communications Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-3007

Saari has worked in the Provost's Office since 2007. She grew up in northern Vermont and lived in London and New York City before moving to the Pioneer Valley. She and her wife now live in Shelburne Falls in their 1850s fixer-upper with two cats and a dog. Saari's favorite thing to do in the evening is settle in with a glass of wine on the porch or by the woodstove to write, but she also loves reading, photography, and bad disaster movies.

Danny Hescock

Work Order Control Assistant, Facilities

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2400

Danny lives in Bernardston with his wife and two daughters. He found his way to Smith via working at Northfield Mount Hermon. His interests outside of working at Smith include playing guitar and singing in a rock band, giving guitar lessons and the endless mountain of work that comes with being a new home owner.

Danny's favorite thing to do on campus is to take a walk through the center of campus every time he needs it, the stretch in front of Neilson Library in particular. His favorite Pink Floyd record is Dark Side of the Moon, hands down.

Carol Kelly

Campus Center/Catering Kitchen Assistant, Dining Services

Communications Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2300
Profile coming soon.

Sara Kirk

Administrative Assistant, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability

Personnel Policy Committee, Steering Committee (co-vice chair)

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-3352

Sara is a Massachusetts native, recently returned from three years living on the other coast in Seattle, WA. A graduate of Providence College, she spent some years working in the environmental arena in Providence before setting off to explore the west. When not keeping busy in the CEEDS office or at the MacLeish Field Station, Sara enjoys yoga, starting book clubs, sewing, swing dancing, and eating (perhaps making) wonderful food.

Sara's current project is sewing a skirt for the spring. Her favorite spot on campus is anywhere sunny to sit and read.

Steven Monteiro

President's Custodian, Facilities Management

Communications Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2419

Profile coming soon.

Lisa Nawrocki

Administrative Assistant, Facilities Management

Communications Committee, Steering Committee (secretary)

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2391

Halley Ofner

Donor Relations Specialist, Development

Communications Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2650

Halley is originally from the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. She attended American University and lived in D.C. for six years before moving for her current position at Smith. When not managing logistics for donor-related events, Halley can be found traveling with her partner, taking photographs and crocheting.

Halley's favorite spot on campus is the bridge over Paradise Pond. She is currently reading Inferno by Dan Brown.

Avril Russell

Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Activities Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2271


Rebecca Washut

Program Coordinator, Alumnae Relations

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-6589
Profile coming soon.

Laura Wyman

Administrative Assistant, School for Social Work

Activities Committee (co-chair)

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-7974

Laurie was born in Northampton, but grew up in Pittsfield, MA. She came back to the Valley to attend Smith and never left! She works for the Research Sequence at SSW and supports their Institutional Review Board. Some of Laurie's non-work related interests/pleasures include cooking, volunteering at the Interfaith Cot Shelter, and vacationing with her husband at the Cape.

Laurie's favorite spot on campus is the Botanic Garden.

Nanci Young

College Archivist, Libraries -- Special Collection

Communications Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-2976

Profile coming soon.

Heather Zottoli

Advancement Data Assistant, Development

Personnel Policy Committee

email Send E-mail phone Phone: 413-585-3294

Heather is originally from Williamstown, Mass., and attended the University of Vermont. She enjoys spending time with her husband and six-year-old son, including many outdoor activities.

Heather's favorite spot on campus is the tree swing by the President's house that overlooks the pond. She is currently reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.