R. Lizzie Wahab
Vice President, Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]

R. Lizzie Wahab

Lizzie Wahab joined The Sage Colleges in 2017, after serving as Associate Vice President at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. She has worked in the American higher education leadership arena for more than 16 years, and has experienced firsthand the truth that a strong education is the true leveler for all backgrounds. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wesleyan College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. She completed her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the State University of New York, Buffalo and worked as a research scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Institute before transitioning to academic administration.

Since that time, Ms. Wahab has held leadership roles in enrollment management, marketing, financial aid, academic services and international programs at Immaculata University, Rosemont College, William Peace University, and Wesleyan College. During her last tenure, the university enjoyed four years of strong and sustainable “first-generation” and international enrollment, advancing the institution’s academic profile. Ms. Wahab brings The Sage Colleges enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership to advance the institution’s academic and social mission.

  • Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
  • College:  Wesleyan College, SUNY Buffalo
  • Best Way to Spend a Weekend: Reading
  • Best Vacation Spot: Provence, France and Istanbul, Turkey
  • Most-Used Emoji: Thumbs up!!!
  • Favorite Animal: Seahorse

Undergraduate Admission

Kathryn Aviza, SGS ’16
Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-1928

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  • Hometown: Dix Hills, Long Island, NY
  • College: University of Delaware, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BA in Psychology, MS in School Counseling
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: LOVE a good chef’s salad at Ragonese, or if I am in Troy I frequent Ilium Cafe for a delicious meal!
  • Pets: Yes! I have two rescue pups – Peaches and Lulu
  • Favorite 90s TV Show: Hands down, Frasier
  • Role Model: Maya Angelou

Sarah Barrett, SGS ’17
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Liaison to Academic Affairs for Articulation Agreements

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-244-2441

Sarah Buckley
  • Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
  • College: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BA English/Communications with a concentration in Journalism, MS in Professional School Counseling
  • Travel Territory: Schenectady County; Northern, Western, and Central New York; and the Western and Central United States.
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: Track season!
  • Favorite Team: New York Knicks and New England Patriots
  • Best Way to Spend a Snow Day: In bed in my pj’s with a good book and hot tea
  • Favorite thing about Sage: The people!

Erin Menzer, RSC ’10
Associate Director of Transfer and Graduate Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-244-4565

Erin Menzer
  • Hometown: Guilderland, NY
  • College: Russell Sage College, Kaplan University, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Degrees: BS in Business and Organizational Management, MBA, MS Organization Management (In Progress)
  • Travel Territory: All transfer students
  • Favorite Team: New York Yankees
  • Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese
  • Biggest Pet Peeve: Grammar mistakes
  • Favorite Color: Purple

Amanda Millier
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management & International Recruitment

Email: [email protected]
Phone:  518-244-2217

Amanda Millier
  • Hometown: Otisco, NY
  • College: SUNY Oswego, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BA in Communication & Social Interaction, MBA (In Progress)
  • Travel Territory: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties as well as Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: New World Bistro
  • Favorite Food: Spicy! Anything drenched in buffalo sauce
  • Pets: Two cats – Mac & Dee!
  • The Most Unusual Thing I’ve Ever Eaten: Termites (they taste like peppermint!)

Gabrielle Maisonet
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-244-2443

Gabrielle Maisonet
  • Hometown: Greece, NY
  • College: Fredonia State, Utica College
  • Major/Degrees: BA in Sport Management, MS in Organizational Communications
  • Travel Territory: Rensselaer County, Connecticut, DC, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: Troy Farmers Market
  • Favorite food: Rice and beans
  • Favorite 90s TV Show: Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World
  • Favorite Musical Group: Zac Brown Band

Andrew Doody
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-1750

  • Hometown: Troy, NY
  • College: SUNY Potsdam
  • Majors/Degrees: BA in Economics
  • Travel Territory: Bronx, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Kings, New York, Otsego, Queens, Richmond, Saratoga, Schoharie, and Tioga counties as well as Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: Druthers
  • Best Way to Spend a Weekend: Coaching Soccer
  • Favorite Team: Liverpool Football Club
  • Favorite Color: Blue

Julianna Reilly, SCA ’16
Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone:  518-292-1730

Julianna Reilly
  • Hometown: Rotterdam, NY
  • College: Sage College of Albany! Woot Woot! Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BS in Law & Society – Psychology & Criminal Justice, MA Counseling & Community Psychology with Forensic Mental Health Certification (In Progress)
  • Travel Territory: All transfer students
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: I’ve got to go with Blue Ribbon – never had a bad meal and such a cute little diner! The desserts are to die for!
  • Favorite Team: Union Men’s Hockey! I always get season tickets
  • Best Vacation Spot: Maine all the way! SO beautiful!
  • Hobbies: Oh boy..cooking, shopping, reading, knitting, and keeping up on my TV shows!

Brittany Bodmer
Visit Coordinator – Russell Sage College

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-244-2217

Brittany Bodmer
  • Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
  • College: Siena College, University at Albany
  • Major/Degrees: BA in English Education, MS in Educational Theory and Practice
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: Pearlapalooza/Chowder Fest
  • Favorite Food: Pho
  • Favorite Band: Pink Floyd
  • Favorite Hobby: Swing Dancing

Everett Phillips
Visit Coordinator – Sage College of Albany

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-1730

Everett Phillips
  • Hometown: Middletown, NY
  • College: SUNY Cortland
  • Major/Degrees: BS in Exercise Science
  • Favorite Team: Jets/Knicks/Mets
  • Favorite Food: Spanish/Latin
  • Favorite Musician: Dave East
  • Favorite Color: Blue

Graduate and Adult Admission

Michael Jones, SGS ’10
Senior Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-8615

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  • Hometown: Whitesboro, NY
  • College: Ithaca College, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BS in History, MS in Professional School Counseling
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: Albany Ale and Oyster
  • Best Vacation Spot: Outer Banks, NC
  • Favorite thing about Sage: The small college atmosphere and everyone’s willingness to help
  • Favorite 90s TV Show: The Fresh Prince of Bell Air

Jennifer Yager
Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-8615

Jennifer Yager
  • Hometown:  Rotterdam, NY
  • College: SUNY Oswego, College of Saint Rose
  • Major/Degrees: BA in Spanish, MS in Childhood Education
  • Best Way to Spend a Weekend: Traveling with the family
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: Chowder-fest in Saratoga
  • Fun fact: I went swimming in one of the world’s only bio-luminescent bays, in Puerto Rico
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas

Andres Sanchez
Visit Coordinator – Graduate and Adult Admission

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-8615

Andres Sanchez
  • Hometown: Born in Honduras, moved to NYC when I was about 10.  Grew up in NYC.
  • College: SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Major/Degrees: BS in Biology and Physical Training Minor
  • Best Way to Send a Weekend: Walking around, exploring new areas, and trying out new foods
  • Favorite Animal: All of them – cats are always at the top though
  • First Job: IT Intern at Guardian Life Insurance
  • Fun Fact: Secretly a dog whisperer! I also speak Spanish.

Enrollment Management Processing

Neidy McHugh
Associate Director, Enrollment Management Analytics

[email protected]
518-292-1939

Neidy Hammer
  • Hometown: Bay Shore, NY
  • College:  Siena College, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BA in English, MBA (In Progress)
  • Favorite Food: French Fries
  • Favorite Singer: Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman
  • Favorite Season: Fall – the air smells like falling leaves and school is about to start

Jessica Houbre, RSC ’17
Enrollment Management Data Specialist

[email protected]
518-292-1907

Jessica Houbre
  • Hometown: Waterford, NY
  • College: Russell Sage College, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BS Creative Art Therapy – Music Concentration, MS Professional School Counseling (In Progress)
  • Fun Fact: Everyone in my family has a a name that starts with the letter “J.”  We’re on the fourth generation.
  • First Job: I began working at Pirates Hideout as an ice cream girl at 15. It was the best – all you can eat samples of ice cream all day long.
  • Favorite thing about Sage: Sage allows you to give back to the community and to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Favorite Season: Summer! Not only because my birthday is in July, but because it’s impossible to be unhappy when it’s warm and the sun is shining.