Meet Our Staff
Nicola DiFronzo-Heitzer, Ed.D., Director of Admissions
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3046 or email@example.com
Hometown: Camden, NJ
Education: B.A. in psychology, Rutgers University; M.S. in clinical psychology, Loyola College; Ed.D. in higher education leadership, Widener University.
Fun Facts: I love reading, enjoying dinners out with friends and family, and spending time with my husband, Matthew, and our fun, fearless, five year-old son, Max. We love the beach, watching movies, and vacationing to new places.
Quick Bio: I was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and I will always be a “Jersey Girl” at heart, even though I have happily called the Philadelphia area my home for the last 15 years. I have had the pleasure of working in college admissions with families and students since 2001. When I first stepped onto Immaculata’s beautiful, sprawling campus I knew it was a special place unlike any other. The students are friendly and involved, and the faculty, staff, and IHM Sisters are caring and truly student-centered. Come visit us at Immaculata and see all that we have to offer!
Patti Barry, Admissions Specialist
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Berardi, Senior Enrollment Counselor
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3018 or email@example.com
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
Education: B.S. in business management, minor in business geographic information systems
Fun Facts: My down time is spent enjoying sporting events (soccer, hockey, baseball), taking weekend trips with family/friends, and attempting to have a consistent golf game in the high 80s to low 90s.
Bio: After spending time in Delaware and Virginia, my family settled in Maryland. I went to college in the Philadelphia area; I loved it enough to call the region my new home. I encourage you to visit Immaculata to see first-hand how our suburban Philadelphia school can provide you with an excellent education and the tools for professional success.
Territory: Transfer students and Thomas Jefferson University affiliate programs
Deb Clemetsen, Visit Center Coordinator
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Springfield, PA
Education: West Chester University, B.S. in Education/Elementary Ed
Fun Facts: I was a DJ in college and I like to do Zumba and read for fun. I love my coffee!
Quick Bio: I have been married for 28 years and have two daughters, Corinne, 25 years old; and Casey, 13 years old. I was a math and reading teacher before I came to Immaculata in January 2007. I have been able to take a few classes here for fun, and I look forward to taking more soon.
Marge Coleman, Admission Data Specialist
Contact Info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3023 or email@example.com
Hometown: Norristown, PA
Education: B.A. in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University
Fun Facts: I enjoy spending time with my grandson and boating on the Chesapeake Bay with family and friends.
Quick Bio: My husband and I have lived in Downingtown, PA for the past 33 years. We have three daughters, a son-in-law and one grandson. When we first moved to the area, I taught kindergarten in the Downingtown School District. I also worked at the Lionville and Eagleview branches of the YMCA of the Upper Mail Line YMCA. I began my career at Immaculata in the Undergraduate Admissions Office in September 2006. I enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and working with the great staff in the Admission Office. I also love meeting the prospective students and their parents at our Open House events. Come see Immaculata’s beautiful campus and all the University has to offer by registering for one of our Weekday Campus Visits, Open House events or Admission Information Sessions.
Jeff DiGiacomo, Senior Admissions Counselor, Athletics Liaison
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3168 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Gloucester Township, NJ
College Education: B.A. in international business with a concentration in Spanish; pursuing master’s degree in organizational leadership
Fun Facts: I enjoy playing golf and traveling. Also, I am a diehard Division III sports fan and love sports talk radio. When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my fiancée, family, and friends.
Quick Bio: I am a graduate of Immaculata University, where I was highly involved with athletics, intramurals, and residence life. I am truly privileged to have an opportunity to express my experience and love for IU. Immaculata is not just a university, but a family that works together to help you reach career aspirations. I invite you to come join this community and make your mark on Immaculata.
Territory: Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Delaware, and Southern New Jersey counties
Gwen Dreibelbis, Admissions Counselor
Contact Info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3013
Hometown: Mifflintown, PA
Education: B.A. in international development and Latin American studies, University of Delaware.
Fun Facts: People and travel are two of my greatest passions. After college, I spent as much time as I could backpacking and volunteering in the USA and abroad. I also love writing, dancing, good food (especially ice cream), and good company, and every Fourth of July I help celebrate America as a pyrotechnician for a major fireworks show.
Quick Bio: I was born and raised in rural Juniata County, PA, and worked in the hospitality and tourism industries before finding my place here at Immaculata. IU truly embodies the idea of community: it’s a campus where you can feel valued, challenged, and encouraged as you prepare for professional success. Schedule a visit and come Be Mighty with us!
Territory: Chester County and northeast, central, and western Pennsylvania.
Kelly Dubbs, M.Ed., Admissions Counselor
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3016 or email@example.com
Hometown: Audubon, PA
College Education: B.A. in organizational communications, James Madison University; M.Ed. in college student personnel administration, James Madison University
Fun Facts: I love doing anything outdoors--running, snowboarding, yoga, hiking, etc. I really enjoy traveling! Some of my favorite places have been Costa Rica and Park City, Utah for a snowboarding trip. One of my favorite places to be, however, is close to home on the beaches of South Jersey where I spent my summers growing up.
Quick Bio: I was born and raised in Montgomery County, PA. After six years in Virginia doing my undergraduate and graduate work at James Madison University, I have returned to the Philadelphia area. After stepping onto Immaculata University's campus during my interview, I knew it was a place I would quickly be able to call home. The beautiful campus, energetic students and compassionate faculty and staff make it an amazing place to be able to go to work each day. I encourage all prospective students to come to campus and experience what I did as I first stepped under the dome. Be Mighty!
Territory: Philadelphia, Montgomery and Berks counties, PA
Christine Esbensen, Admissions Counselor
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3044 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Royersford, PA
College Education: B.A. in Digital Communications from Immaculata University
Fun Facts: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love the beach, concerts, movies, road trips and zumba. I also enjoy playing basketball and drawing.
Quick Bio: I am a graduate of Immaculata University and was a member of the women’s basketball team. During my four years at IU, I had the opportunity to intern for the Athletic Department and for University Communications. I am very excited to now be a part of the Office of Admissions where I can share my wonderful experiences and love for the University with prospective students.
Territory: Bucks County, PA; Northern New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut; All US states and counties outside of those listed among Admissions’ staff territories
Denise Hammeke, Data Entry Coordinator
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3024
Hometown: Swarthmore, PA
Fun Facts: I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. We love going to the Jersey Shore, Raystown Lake and the mountains. I like to travel, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Education: Cardinal O’Hara High School
Quick Bio: I was born and raised in Delaware County and moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1998. I am relatively new here at Immaculata and enjoy working in the Office of Admissions. The staff, faculty, and students have made me feel right at home and I am happy to be here. My daughter also attends Immaculata and it has been a great fit for her. I hope you will come and visit Immaculata University, tour our campus, and meet our Admissions Counselors. You will be challenged and inspired to realize your goals and ambitions.
Brian T. O'Doherty, Assistant Director of Operations and E-Recruitment
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3188 or email@example.com
Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA
Education: B.S./B.A. in Business Administration and Communications, Albright College; Master’s in Business Administration, Rosemont College.
Fun Facts: I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Jennifer, and our son Declan Joseph. We enjoy campfires in our back yard with friends, and traveling to new and fun places. My favorite trip was to Ireland where I met my distant relatives in Carndonagh in County Donegal. I am an avid sports fan, especially lacrosse, and I am an assistant coach for Immaculata’s men’s lacrosse team.
Quick Bio: I was born and raised in Delaware County and currently reside in the lower Delaware County area. I have had the pleasure of working in college admissions since 2008. When I stepped onto the beautiful campus here at Immaculata University, I felt right at home. Everyone I met was incredibly friendly and helpful! Immaculata is not just a university but a community of dedicated students, faculty, and administrators who want you to be successful! I invite you to please come visit us and find your place at Immaculata.
Territory: Delaware County, PA
Jennifer Yost, M.S., Assistant Director of Marketing and Events
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: West Chester, PA
College Education: B.S. in hotel and restaurant management, Penn State University; M.S. in higher education and student affairs, West Chester University
Fun Facts: I love the beach, music, traveling and funny movies. My favorite trip was to New Zealand where I went skydiving! I also enjoy decorating my home that I share with my husband and our two kittens, Lola and Oliver.
Quick Bio: Immaculata has been part of my background scenery since my elementary school days. Growing up in historic Chester County, I remember coming to this beautiful campus for theatre shows, dance recitals and community service events. Now it’s even more fun to come to work here, with amazing faculty, staff, and of course, students. Our tight-knit community of learners is grounded in faith, service, caring, learning, integrity and teamwork. Come and see what we’re all about!
Territory: International application management