Meet Our Staff
Nicola DiFronzo-Heitzer, Ed.D., Director of Admissions
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3046 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 spending time with my wonderful husband, Matthew, and our fun, fearless, three-year old son, Max. We love the beach, movies, and vacationing to new places. I believe enjoying a fantastic meal with good wine and great friends is one of the best pleasures in life. I am also an avid reader and have been part of a terrific book club called “Cheaper Than Therapy” for the past 10 years.
Quick Bio: I was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and will always be a “Jersey Girl” at heart even though I have happily called the Philadelphia area my home for the last 14 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 more people I meet here, the more I am certain it is a wonderful place to be. The faculty and staff are truly student-centered and want you to have the best possible college experience. 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 email@example.com
Dan Berardi, Admissions Counselor, Liaison to Thomas Jefferson University
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
Education: B.S. in business management, minor in business geographic information systems
Fun Facts: While I love sports, I am one of very few men who dislikes watching football. I enjoy attending baseball, soccer, and hockey games, golfing, and playing Risk with my college roommates.
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: Bucks County in PA, northern New Jersey counties, New York and New England
Deb Clemetsen, Visit Center Coordinator
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 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: 610-647-4400 ext. 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.
Linda Cornwell, Associate Director of Admissions, E-Recruitment
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3016 or email@example.com
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa
Education: B.S. in Sport Management & Leisure Study/Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University; M.L.D. in Leadership Development, Penn State University
Fun Facts: I love spending time with my awesome husband, Scott, our children, their spouses, our grandchildren, and our three dogs. Our favorite thing to do is travel to new places, spend time at the beach, taste wine and be outdoors cycling, hiking, or taking photos. But most of all, one of the things that gives me the greatest pleasure in life is sitting down with friends and family to a meal I prepared, accompanied with a great bottle of wine and enjoying the time we spend together.
Quick Bio: I was born and raised in northeast Philadelphia and moved to Downingtown, PA in 1999. When I first stepped onto Immaculata’s beautiful, sprawling campus, I knew it was a special place unlike any other. You can feel the energy, and the more people I meet here, the more I am certain this is a great place to be. Don’t just take my word for it—visit us at Immaculata and see for yourself!
Jeff DiGiacomo, Admissions Counselor, Student Ambassador Co-Supervisor
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
Fun Facts: I enjoy playing golf and traveling, especially in North Carolina. When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with 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: Philadelphia, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey counties
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.
Chris Mayerski, Assistant Director of Admissions; Transfer Coordinator; Athletics Liaison
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3044 or email@example.com
Hometown: Swoyersville, PA
College Education: B.A. in business administration; M.B.A. in marketing & entrepreneurship
Fun Facts: I like to spend time with my beautiful wife Kelly, I love going to the beach whenever possible and I love watching and playing sports, especially baseball.
Quick Bio: I grew up in northeastern PA and I am brand-new to the Philadelphia region. Immaculata is an amazing place. I look forward to helping out with baseball and being a part of the campus as much as I can. I am blessed to be a part of this community and I look forward to helping students through the admissions process. When going through this college search process, always remember the most important thing is you and what you want to do with your future. Go Mighty Macs!
Territory: Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties in PA and all transfer students.
Brian T. O'Doherty, Manager of Articulation Agreements and Community Outreach
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Yorkshire Terrier, Hanna. We love campfires in our back yard with friends, and traveling to new and fun places. I am a huge fan of college and professional lacrosse and still play on a post-collegiate men’s team in the Philadelphia area. In my spare time I am also a PIAA football official in the tri-county area.
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.
Bridget Welz, Admissions Counselor
Contact info: 610-647-4400 ext. 3013 or email@example.com
Hometown: Flourtown, PA
College Education: B.S. in Exercise Science/Sports Management
Fun Facts: Most of my time is spent being active! I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially basketball and golf. I enjoy traveling whenever possible, and most importantly, I love spending time with my family, my friends, and my puppy, Chase.
Quick Bio: I am a graduate of Immaculata University, where I played basketball and was involved in numerous campus activities. My time at IU was some of my greatest years and I am so happy to still be a part of this great community. I am very excited to be able to share my great experiences at Immaculata with others and help guide students through the admissions process. BELIEVE!
Territory: Adams, Allentown, Berks, Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Monroe, Montgomery, Schuylkill, and York counties in PA
Jennifer Yost, M.S., Admissions Counselor; Event Coordinator; Student Ambassador Co-Supervisor
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: Chester and Delaware counties in PA; Baltimore, Harford, Howard and Cecil counties in MD