Meet The Team

Housing Team

Carla Dilella
Carla Dilella
Exec Director RIT Housing and Global Initiatives

Provides leadership and direction of the operations and strategic planning initiatives for RIT’s housing system. Develops analytical support for business growth and development for RIT’s housing system.

Carla Dilella
Exec Director RIT Housing and Global Initiatives
Rebecca Hicks
Rebecca Hicks
Senior Assignment Coordinator

Manages assignment processes and procedures related to housing selection, spring semester assignments, incoming transfer and graduates, and specialty groups including ADA, Spectrum and NTID scholarships.

Rebecca Hicks
Senior Assignment Coordinator
Ali Inclema
Ali Inclema
Associate Director of RIT Housing

Responsible for the strategy, planning, and execution of the departments overall customer experience. Manages the department’s summer conference program, daily housing tours, open house events, move-in, and move-out. Oversees the Assistant Director and Housing Services Coordinator.

Ali Inclema
Associate Director of RIT Housing
Joanne Lindsey
Joanne Lindsey
Assignment Coordinator

Manages roommate requests, the assignment of first-year students, and processes related to Special Interest, Greek, and Honors housing. Also responsible for the early arrival and late departure processes.

Joanne Lindsey
Assignment Coordinator
Jessica Mallon
Jessica Mallon
Senior Associate Director of RIT Housing

Oversees the assignment team and Senior Financial Assistant. Manages strategic plans for housing assignment processes and occupancy. Maintains myLife portal processes used by students to complete their housing business.

Jessica Mallon
Senior Associate Director of RIT Housing
Ari Prokos
Ari Prokos
Assignment Assistant

Assists the assignment team in processing and coordinating room change requests, spring assignments, summer term housing assignments, Global Scholar and visiting guest assignments. 

Ari Prokos
Assignment Assistant
Cathy Rappazzo
Cathy Rappazzo
Senior Financial Assistant

Manages administrative processes and procedures related to RIT housing Billing. Responsible for updating our system in order to ensure proper charges for each semester/term.

Cathy Rappazzo
Senior Financial Assistant
Gail Shaughnessy
Gail Shaughnessy
Housing Service Coordinator

Provides day to day support to the RIT Service Center and customer service experience as it relates to RIT Housing. Internally manages all level two ServiceNow tickets and creates and updates Housing knowledge base articles. U.S. Census Bureau liaison for department and is also responsible for management of the Under 18 Proxy forms and residency verifications.

Gail Shaughnessy
Housing Service Coordinator

Facilities Team

Jeremy Babcock
Jeremy Babcock
Executive Director Housing Facilities

Jeremy oversees budgeting, planning, implementation, and analysis of all Housing Facilities operations. He serves on RIT's Critical Management Incident Team and the Emergency Operations Group.

Jeremy Babcock
Executive Director Housing Facilities
Adrienne Class
Adrienne Class
Senior Staff Assistant

Adrienne provides administrative support, oversees daily operations, and coordinates maintenance requests for Housing Facilities. She also manages contractors and accounts receivable for apartments.

Adrienne Class
Senior Staff Assistant
Katie Pastecki
Katie Pastecki
Assistant Director of Housing Facilities Operations

Katie is responsible for the operations within Residence Halls. She oversees inventory, key control, and life safety program systems in the apartments.

Katie Pastecki
Assistant Director of Housing Facilities Operations
Jerome Taroni
Jerome Taroni
Assistant Director of Housing Facilities Operations

Jerry is responsible for the operations within University Commons, Riverknoll, Greek Circle,and Perkins Green. Jerry is the main point of contact for new project management.

Jerome Taroni
Assistant Director of Housing Facilities Operations
Gregory Wiggins
Gregory Wiggins
Assistant Director of Housing Facilities Operations

Greg is responsible for the operations within Global Village residential and commercial areas. He oversees grounds maintenance and custodial for all properties, except for residence halls.

Gregory Wiggins
Assistant Director of Housing Facilities Operations
Gregory Vieira
Gregory Vieira
Supervisor of Special Projects

Greg oversees Special Projects and the maintenance at 175 Jefferson Road. Greg is the Housing Facilities expert on pest control.

Gregory Vieira
Supervisor of Special Projects
Joseph Barbuto
Joseph Barbuto
Maintenance Mechanic I

Joey is responsible for the maintenance of 175 Jefferson Road and also assists with pest control.

Joseph Barbuto
Maintenance Mechanic I
James Nelson
James Nelson
Safety Systems Coordinator

Jim performs monthly fire, health, and safety inspections and maintains all life safety equipment in RIT apartments. He also assists with key and lock changes.

James Nelson
Safety Systems Coordinator
Robin Maloney
Robin Maloney
Safety Systems Assistant

Robin performs monthly fire, health, and safety inspections and maintains all life safety equipment in RIT apartments. He also assists with key and lock changes.

Robin Maloney
Safety Systems Assistant
Deanna Schulmerich
Deanna Schulmerich
Facility Access Coordinator

Deanna is responsible for all keys and card access for RIT Housing. She coordinates lock changes and key core rotations. She assists with student room changes and assignments within the Residence Halls.

Deanna Schulmerich
Facility Access Coordinator
Frank Davila
Frank Davila
Coordinator of Housing Facilities Inventory Ops

Frank oversees the purchasing, management, and distribution of the inventory and equipment needed to maintain RIT Housing operations and grounds. He assists with Residence Hall equipment.

Frank Davila
Coordinator of Housing Facilities Inventory Ops
Daniel Rutenber
Daniel Rutenber
Furniture Mechanic

Dan manages all RIT Housing furniture and RIT Housing laundry facilities, with the exception of the RIT Inn.

Daniel Rutenber
Furniture Mechanic
Ausberto Vargas
Ausberto Vargas
Maintenance Mechanic I

Ausberto is responsible for the maintenance of University Commons.

Ausberto Vargas
Maintenance Mechanic I
Robert Ruggles
Robert Ruggles
Maintenance Mechanic I

Robert is responsible for the maintenance of University Commons.

Robert Ruggles
Maintenance Mechanic I
Michael Marlowe
Michael Marlowe
Maintenance Mechanic I

Mike is responsible for the maintenance of University Commons.

Michael Marlowe
Maintenance Mechanic I

Matt is responsible for the maintenance of Riverknoll.

Xavier Johnson
Xavier Johnson
Maintenance Mechanic I

Xavier is responsible for the maintenance of Riverknoll.

Xavier Johnson
Maintenance Mechanic I
Michael Burt
Michael Burt
Maintenance Mechanic I

Mike is responsible for the maintenance of Greek Free Standing, serves as the floating mechanic, and assists with projects throughout RIT Housing and Auxiliary Services.

Michael Burt
Maintenance Mechanic I
Vitaley Tsarevich
Vitaley Tsarevich
Maintenance Mechanic I

Vito is responsible for the maintenance of Perkins Greens.

Vitaley Tsarevich
Maintenance Mechanic I
Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith
Maintenance Mechanic I

Zachary is responsible for the maintenance of Perkins Greens.

Zachary Smith
Maintenance Mechanic I
Edward Locurcio
Edward Locurcio
Painter Mechanic

Ed manages and maintains all painting projects for RIT Housing and assists with Auxiliary Services department painting projects.

Edward Locurcio
Painter Mechanic
Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith
Custodial Facility Mechanic I

Dennis is responsible for the daily custodial needs within Global Village residential and commercial areas and Riverknoll common areas.

Dennis Smith
Custodial Facility Mechanic I
David Strong
David Strong
Custodial Facility Mechanic I

Dave is responsible for the daily custodial needs and upgrade projects in Global Village, encompassing the residential and commercial common areas.

David Strong
Custodial Facility Mechanic I
David D'Andrea
David D'Andrea
Custodial Facility Mechanic I

Dave assists in the daily custodial needs in Global Village residential and commercial common areas.

David D'Andrea
Custodial Facility Mechanic I
Nathan D'Andrea
Nathan D'Andrea
Custodial Facility Mechanic I

Nathan assists in the daily custodial needs in Global Village, which encompasses the residential and commercial common areas.

Nathan D'Andrea
Custodial Facility Mechanic I
James Barrett
James Barrett
Custodial Facility Mechanic I

James assists in the daily custodial needs in Global Village, which includes the residential and common areas.

James Barrett
Custodial Facility Mechanic I
George Wright
George Wright
Lead Grounds Mechanic

George is responsible for the maintenance of all RIT Housing grounds. He also assists with exterior projects.

George Wright
Lead Grounds Mechanic
Kenneth Mitchell
Kenneth Mitchell
Grounds Assistant

Kenny assists with maintenance of all RIT Housing grounds. He also assists with exterior projects.

Kenneth Mitchell
Grounds Assistant
Dan McKeown
Dan McKeown
Grounds Assistant

Dan assists with maintenance of all RIT Housing grounds. He also assists with exterior projects.

Dan McKeown
Grounds Assistant