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Blaney Hall

Amy Porter
Assistant Dean of Students
Chair of Care Team
Cressman Library 318
610-606-4666 x4588

Care Team

Mission Statement

The purpose of Care Team is to identify and respond to concerning behavior and provide support to students who may have academic and/or personal challenges which could have an impact on their college experience.

Care Team Description

Cedar Crest College’s Care Team brings together members from departments across campus to promote the safety and wellbeing of our campus community. This may include behavior regarding a peer or conversations between groups or individuals that may potentially be unhealthy. The Care Team requests your input so we may be proactive in fostering safety, healthy wellbeing, and academic achievement for our community. If you are concerned about a student or a friend please complete our online Care Team Report.

When a referral is made, a member of the Care Team will reach out to the student in a timely manner to offer support and assistance. The Care Team meets on a regular basis to discuss referrals, outreach results, and discuss the best approach to stay connected and continue to support students to be successful.

Meet the Care Team

Dr. Amy Porter
Assistant Dean of Students
Chair of Care Team

Anna Eichner
Director Academic Services & Student Success

Lynnsae Powers
Director of Persistence Support Resources

Crystal Stubbs
Director of Accessibility Services

Alexis Trionfo
Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life

Christy Fleagle
Director of Athletics

Dr. Nancy Crane-Roberts
Director of Health Services

Pamela Prisaznik
Nurse Practitioner

Casey Sbat

Mark Vitalos
Chief of Campus Police

Kaleah Kinsey
Assistant Director of Student Engagement


Alternate Team Members

Dr. Calley Stevens-Taylor
Vice President Student Success & Engagement/Dean of Students

Kenneth Lastowka
Director of Housing & Residence Life

Olivia Miller
Director of Student Engagement

Examples of Concerning Behavior

This is not meant to be an all-encompassing list.

  • Poses immediate threat to self or others*
  • Shows inappropriate anger or hostility
  • Talks about suicide or homicide
  • Writes/verbalizes direct threat to another
  • Seems overly emotional, depressed, aggressive, suspicious
  • Is the subject of complaints by other students
  • Continuously disrupts class and refuses to stop
  • Comes to class under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Appears to have distorted body image or disordered eating symptomology
  • Is the victim of sexual assault
  • Reports sexual harassment or discrimination**
  • Has serious issues with test taking/presentations
  • Difficulty due to illness or death in the family
  • Stress due to relationships

*If you feel a student is an immediate threat to themselves or others please contact Cedar Crest Campus Police by calling 610-437-4471 or ‘0’ from any campus phone. Campus Police is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

**If a student reports a Title IX incident to you please complete a Title IX Report. As part of the Title IX process the student will be connected with service on campus and in the local community.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255

Text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 741-741

Call Lehigh Valley County Crisis Intervention at 610-782-3127, they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Submitting a Report

You may utilize the Care Team Form to submit a concern for a friend or a student, reports can be made anonymously. If you are unsure if the Care Team is the appropriate way to support a student or friend please contact a member of the Care Team so they may assist you.

The information in this form will be kept as confidential as possible and only shared with those who need to know. You may submit an anonymous report, although it may hamper our ability to provide full support to the student. Cedar Crest College is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment where safety, health, and wellbeing are priorities.