The Community Assessment & Risk Evaluation (CARE) Team is a cross-functional committee of faculty, staff and administrators who identify, assess and mitigate risks associated with students exhibiting concerning behavior or thoughts. In order to address the wellbeing and security of the community and the individual, the CARE Team will partner with the community and recommend interventions that help ensure the likelihood of a positive and safe resolution.
If you are concerned about a student, you are strongly encouraged to reach out to the CARE Team for support. It is the team’s objective to address concerning behavior before they become larger issues for our community and its members. You can show you care by letting us know about a student you are concerned about by emailing CARETeam@sunywcc.edu or visiting www.sunywcc.edu/incidentreport and clicking on the Student of Concern Reporting Form link. Anonymous reports are accepted.
The CARE Team works toward early identification and assessment of behavior that may put the well-being of the individual or the greater community at risk. While there is no single set of warning signs that will reliably predict harm or campus violence, the CARE Team conducts a comprehensive assessment to look for behavioral evidence that someone is planning or preparing to act out inappropriately or carry out some type of threat, and if appropriate, will intervene.
The committee does not respond to emergencies. If you need immediate assistance, call Campus Security directly at 6-911 from any campus phone or (914) 606-6911.
Members of the CARE Team include the following community members:
Adam Frank, Associate Dean of Student Life (Co-Chair)
Kristy Robinson, Acting Director of Mental Health and Counseling Services (Co-Chair)
Scott Sullivan, Director of Security
Josh Gaccione, Director of Student Support Services
Sophia Piñeiro, Assistant Director of Student Services
Ellen Zendman, Academic Counselor
Janice Gilroy, Coordinator of Health Services
George Keteku, Faculty, Curriculum Chair
Theresa Revans-Mcmenimon, Disability Services Counselor
Joe Cooke, Director of the Cross County Extension Site
Rinardo Reddick, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator