About Us

Rich Davino, M.S.

Executive Director/Academic Advisor
Business and Data Science (A-L)
Weller Academic Building, Suite 300E
rich.davino@becker.edu
774.354.0451

Rich has worked in higher education for more than 20 years, with 16 years specifically dedicated to career services, internships, and advising. Rich loves helping students figure out their career passion and connecting them with internship and employment opportunities. He has a master of science in counseling and bachelor of arts in speech communications, with a minor in industrial and organizational psychology, from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Leslie Germond

Associate Director/Academic Advisor
Business and Data Science (M-Z)
Weller Academic Building, Suite 300F
leslie.germond@becker.edu
774.354.0452

Leslie possesses a bachelor of arts in psychology from Springfield College with a minor in business. After 20 plus years in the corporate world as a human resource practitioner, she decided to put her passion and expertise for training and development and career and performance coaching to good use within the college setting. Leslie loves bringing employers and students together in various platforms to bring a real-world, experiential component to her students’ education.

Brandon E. Frencic, M.S.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Mathematics (M-Z)
Weller Academic Building, Suite 300A
brandon.frencic@becker.edu
508.373.9795

Brandon is a higher education professional with a strong focus on student development and institutional advancement.  He received his master's degree in non-profit management with a specialization in higher education from Worcester State University.  Brandon has spent more than 6 years of his career working in higher education (academic advising, registration, orientation and student leadership).  He has also spent more than 10 years working in the for-profit sector as a corporate recruiter and trainer where he concentrated on organizational growth and development.  Brandon has had many successes in organizational sustainability, both for-profit and non-profit, by maintaining an entrepreneur's mind and a servant's heart.

Samantha Doherty, M.A.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Mathematics (A-L)
Weller Academic Building, Suite 300B
samantha.doherty@becker.edu
508.373.9798

Samantha supports undergraduate students in building professional resumes, cover letters, preparing for interviews, as well as academic advising.  Samantha has years of experience working in career education and prides herself on helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Samantha has a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and an master of arts in school counseling from Assumption College.

Amanda Susan Tittle

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
Nursing, Psychology, Forensics & Criminal Justice, Exercise Science (M-Z)
Weller Academic Building, Suite 300C
amanda.tittle@becker.edu
508.373.9791

Amanda has been at Becker College in various capacities since 2009. She is serving as the associate head coach of the women’s basketball team. She earned a bachelor of science in liberal studies from Medaille College.  Amanda is passionate about helping students find their purpose and make the most out of their college years.

Ernie Brooks

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
Nursing, Psychology, Forensics & Criminal Justice, Exercise Science (A-L)
Weller Academic Building, Suite 300D
ernest.brooks@becker.edu
508.373.9796

Ernie studied for a master of education degree at Springfield College and a bachelor of science in fire science at Anna Maria College, also working as an EMT.  Ernie is passionate about helping students discover and be their genuine selves and loves learning about and discussing the universe and other larger than life ideas.

Lauren Canale

Office Manager
Weller Academic Building, Suite 300
lauren.canale@becker.edu
774.354.0448

As office manager, Lauren offers administrative and operational support to successfully manage our two office locations in Worcester and Leicester.  She cultivates relationships with employers, students, staff, and faculty, and supervises student staff and special events.  Lauren wants all students entering the CCEA offices to feel welcome and take advantage of all the advising and career resources. She received her bachelor of science in business administration management, summa cum laude, from Becker College. She also holds certifications in both human resources and The Women's Emergent Leadership Institute.

Leicester Campus

Daniel W. Chapman, M.S.

Associate Director/Academic Advisor
Biology, Humanities & Language, Education, Global Citizenship (All)
Fuller Campus Center, Room 133
Daniel.chapman@becker.edu
774.354.0679

Dan has worked in higher education for over 18 years. In addition to academic and career advising he is the chapter advisor for Alpha Lambda Delta the National First Year Honor Society, and the Study Abroad Coordinator for Becker. Dan is also an assistant coach for the Becker Men’s Lacrosse team. Before Becker he worked in undergraduate advising and academic programming as well as undergraduate admissions. He has a bachelor of science in cultural anthropology and a master of science in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University.

Angela M. Barnes, M.S.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
Animal Studies (M-Z)
Fuller Campus Center, Room 133
angela.barnes@becker.edu
774.354.0458

Angela has worked in higher education for 14 years. Prior to arriving at Becker , she was a career counselor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, the student success specialist at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA, and assistant director of Curry College’s Worcester, MA campus. Angela is an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College and Mount Wachusett Community College where she teaches public speaking and first year experience. She has a master of science in professional communications, from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Curry College in Milton, MA.

Lisa Chase

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
Animal Studies (A-L)
Fuller Campus Center, Room 133
lisa.chase@becker.edu
774.354.0659

Lisa has had the pleasure of working at Becker in a variety of settings for many years. She has a background in animal care, massage therapy, and business, having earned her bachelor of science in business administration from Becker College. Lisa enjoys connecting with each student and helping them foster their academic and career goals.

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