Meet Our Staff
Nicola DiFronzo-Heitzer, Ed.D., Executive Director of Admissions
Contact info: 484-323-3046 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!
Dan Berardi, Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment
Contact info: 484-323-3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Deb Clemetsen, Visit Center Coordinator
Contact info: 484-323-3060 or email@example.com
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: 484-323-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Christine Esbensen, Assistant Director of Marketing and Digital Recruitment
Contact info: 484-323-3044 or email@example.com
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: Chester County, PA
Denise Hammeke, Data Entry Coordinator
Contact info: 484-323-3024
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.
Dara Himes, Admissions Counselor
Contact info: 484-323-3938 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Reading, PA
Education: B.A. in Music Performance from Immaculata University
Fun Facts: I began participating in community theatre at the age of six and have developed a great passion for the stage. When I am not performing, I enjoy crafting, baking, being an awesome aunt, and watching cult classic films.
Bio: I am a 2013 graduate of Immaculata University and was involved in many different activities here on campus. I was the first person in my family to attend college and could not be happier with the choice I made. My four years at IU provided me with many opportunities to grow as an individual and also as a leader. After graduation, I spent a year working with our adult students in the College of LifeLong Learning. I am thrilled to now be a part of the College of Undergraduate Studies admissions team where I can share all that Immaculata has to offer!
Territory: Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia county, Bucks county, Delaware County, and Chester County) and Maryland
Owen Logue, Admissions Counselor
Contact info: 484-323-3188 or email@example.com
Hometown: Phoenixville, PA
Education: B.A. in Communications, Minors in Marketing and Sports Communication, Immaculata University
Fun Facts: I dabble in playing the drums and enjoy running, lacrosse, and quoting movies with friends.
Bio: I grew up in Chester County and love the rich culture and small-town atmosphere that you can find in many areas around the County. I attended Immaculata University for my undergraduate and loved it so much I decided to work for them as well! The dome has truly become my home. Immaculata and the surrounding area have so much to offer students, so be sure to come out and visit campus and get a feel for why so many call Immaculata University home.
Territory: Northern Jersey, New York, and Bucks County, PA
Alexa Milano, Admissions Counselor
Contact info: 484-323-3016 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Plymouth Meeting, PA
Education: B.A. in Communication from Cabrini College
Fun Facts: Christmas is my favorite time of year and I am proud to say that I know all the lyrics to every Taylor Swift song. It’s also a dream of mine to own my own bakery.
Bio: I spent four years at Cabrini College and discovered that I have a passion for higher education. I was lucky enough to find this job soon after graduation and couldn’t be happier here. In my spare time I enjoy baking, catching up on Project Runway, shopping and hiking. I’m so happy to be a part of this team and I look forward to working with all of our potential Mighty Macs!
Territory: Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Delaware
Rosemary Raposa, Assistant Director of Events and Ambassadors
Contact info: 484-323-3017 or email@example.com
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
Education: B.A., Lehigh University
Fun Facts: Out of the 5 people in my family, 4 work in higher education! Guess it runs in the family. :) I love being with my friends and family, and traveling to new places. I’m an avid reader, and enjoy finding new running trails in my free time.
Bio: I was raised in Bethlehem, PA, and ended up going to college in the same town. I loved college so much that I continued on to work in admissions, where I get to tell high school students every day how amazing and transformative their college experience will be. I enjoy being a part of the Immaculata University campus because it’s the best of both worlds—a collegiate, pastoral campus with quick access to the wonderful learning laboratory that is Philadelphia.
Territory: International students
Emily Runzer, Admissions Counselor
Contact info: 484-323-3013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Chesterfield, NJ
Education: B.A. in Communication/Public Relations from William Paterson University of NJ
Fun Facts: I love to travel! I have been to over 19 countries and 26 states. My goal is to visit all 50 states!
Bio: I was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and moved to Coatesville, Pennsylvania following my college graduation. I am so happy to be a part of the College of Undergraduate Studies admissions team and to be able to share how Immaculata can be the perfect fit for our prospective students.
Territory: Southern New Jersey and all freshman nursing applicants