Meet Our Team

Amanda website picAmanda Miles ’10 MA
Hometown: Frankfort, NY
ERIE21 Role: Director 

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: I love working with the ERIE21 team and our numerous community partners to help CNY students of all ages to carve unique paths to personal and professional success! 



Nicole AdamsNicole Adams ‘02
Hometown: Syracuse
ERIE21 Role: Program Manager

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: Working on a team that has a positive mindset and common goals



Mary SchadMary Schad '14, M.S.Ed. '16
Hometown: Camillus, NY
ERIE21 Role: Interim Director, Student Success Center/ERIE21 Lock 3

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: The opportunity to engage with students through their tech interests and to provide them with unparalleled opportunities through our program!



Ben AtwoodBen Atwood
Hometown: Waterville, NY
ERIE21 Role: Sr. Academic Services Coordinator

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: This program equips and empowers our students with a highly relevant skill set. The timeliness of this program- given that we all have tech jobs, now- is extremely exciting.  As a new program, I will enjoy seeing how ERIE21 will enrich the overall college experience for all of our participants. Over time, I know that ERIE21 will have a transformative impact on Le Moyne College and the greater Syracuse community. Syracuse is one of the best cities in America to work, learn, live, and play. I’m a lifelong resident of CNY and I love the area- it’s the best place to grow up and raise a family.



Jeannine BakerJeannine Baker ‘90
Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY
ERIE21 Role: Administrative Assistant

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21:There is a genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals all revolving around helping students of all levels andmembers of the Syracuse community.



Dave VoorheesDave Voorhees
Hometown: North Syracuse
ERIE21 Role: Faculty

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: The positive impact we will have on people's lives.



Emily Lawless
Hometown: Binghamton, NY (Currently live in Pompey)
ERIE21 Role: Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Center

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: I love getting to work with students!  It is inspiring to hear tutors talk about the joy and sense of fulfilment they get when they help a tutee understand a concept.  



Shuave Jackson  ‘17 M. Ed​ 
Hometown: Queens, NY 
ERIE21 Role: Academic Services Coordinator

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: Having the opportunity to work hands on with students who I can relate to in so many ways brings me joy! I look forward to fostering healthy relationships with school administrators, students and their families, and planning activities that promote academic, career and personal excellence. 



Deirdre RockleinDeirdre Rocklein
Hometown: East Islip, NY (Long Island)
ERIE21 Role: Student Success Coach

What do you enjoy most about working on ERIE21: Some of my favorite things about ERIE21 is seeing students following their own path to success and being active participants in the Le Moyne and Syracuse community. I also enjoy working with a supportive and collaborative team towards addressing inequalities and enacting transformative change in the city of Syracuse. 


Erin SmithErin Smith
Hometown: Detroit, MI 
ERIE21 Role: Student Success Coach

Why I enjoy being part of ERIE: I am thankful for the opportunity to help students pave the way for their unique journey. It is an honor to have the ability to contribute to the success of our students. Having an awesome team and a defined vision makes the work that much more exciting. 



Sally Sayles HannonSally Sayles-Hannon
Hometown - Spring Arbor, MI
Title - Academic Services Coordinator, ERIE21 Lock 3

Why I enjoy being part of ERIE: ERIE21 enables me to contribute to the growth of the region and assist in preparing our young residents to not only find a job here, but to make an impact here. As a first-generation college student, I am drawn to this position because it provides pathways to assist students academically, socially, and personally--all areas that are essential to the successful navigation of the college to career journey. I see ERIE21 as an initiative to alter the how and why of college education--to create new pathways for student and regional progress. As someone excited about Greater Syracuse, I want to help ERIE21's evolution.