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Health Professions Advisory Services

The Committee on Health Professions (CHP)

Members of the Committee on Health Professions are faculty and administrators who are willing to provide advisory information to students interested in a career in the health professions. They can be contacted through the HPAS office phone number (718-997-3470) or by email at Members assist the chair in writing the college letter of evaluation, provide opportunities for students to participate in mock interviews, and are resources for students preparing for a career in the health professions.


Valli Cook Director and Chair 718-997-3470
Mika Vesanen Pre Med Advisor (Biology) 718-997-3470
June Bobb Office of the Provost 718-997-5900
Richard Bodnar Psychology 718-997-3543
John R. Bowman Political Science 718-997-5490
Martin Braun Freshman Year Initiative 718-997-5567
Robert Engel (Bio)
Chemistry and Biochemistry 718-997-4106
William Hersh Chemistry and Biochemistry 718-997-4144
PoKay Ma Biology 718-997-3412
Lewis Pepper Barry Commoner Center BCCHE 718-670-4204
Wilma Saffran Chemistry and Biochemistry 718-997-4195
Alice Sardell Urban Studies 718-997-5143
Thomas Strekas Chemistry and Biochemistry 718-997-3275
Joyce Tang Sociology 718-997-2839



 Office Information

Fall & Spring: (M-F) 9 am-4:30 pm
Summer: (M-Th): 9 am-4:30 pm
Science Building, Room B338
Phone: 718-997-3470

Director and Chair: Valli Cook
Pre Health Advisor: Mika Vesanen
Office Assistant: Helen Wonahuadam
Office Assistant: Xiomara Guzmanacha

Students should meet with a Health Professions advisor at least once each semester.


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