​​​​Residence Education Staff

Jessica Damour
Assistant Area Director
B.A., Assumption College, M.Ed., Salem State University (current)
Office: Van Winkle B103
Phone: 781-239-7320
Residence Hall: Coleman Hall

Natalie Geist
Area Director
B.A., University of Arizona; M.Ed., North Carolina State University
Office: Mandell Family Hall 304B
Phone: 781-239-4013
Residence Halls: Mandell Family Hall, McCullough, Pietz, Keith, Canfield, Putney*

Michael Lara
Area Director
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., Boston College
Office: Forest 4B
Residence Halls: Forest, Mattos, Park Manor North, Park Manor South

Katherine McMahon​
Area Director
B.S., Bryant University; M.A., Northeastern University
Office: Park Manor Central 114
Phone: 781-239-7490
Residence Halls: Park Manor Central and Park Manor West

Roger Perkey​
Area Director
B.S., Saint Louis University; MPH, Boston University 
Office:  Van Winkle B104
Phone: 781-239-6220
Residence Halls: Van Winkle, Bryant, Woodland Hill, Woodside

Tanya Vattanasil
Assistant Area Director
B.A., Assumption College, M.Ed., Salem State University (current)
Office: Mandell Family Hall 304A
Phone: 781-239-4696
Residence Hall: Putney Hall

Resident Assistants

All of our residence halls are staffed by resident assistants (RAs) and an area director.

Area directors are full-time, professional live-in staff members who oversee the day-to-day operation of a specific number of residence halls, providing direct supervision to their RA staff and assistant area director (if applicable).

RAs are an integral part of life in the residence halls and fill a variety of roles, ranging from peer advisor and resource to programmer and community developer.

Common reasons to contact your RA:

  • ​Facilities issues
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Programming ideas
  • Campus directions
  • Contact information for campus resources
  • Roommate conflicts
  • Social opportunities
  • Need someone to talk to

If your RA is unable to help, contact your area director as they can help with almost anything and are trained to handle a variety of situations.