Campus Assessment Referral and Evaluation System (CARES Team)


The purpose of the College of Staten Island’s Campus Assessment Referral and Evaluation System (CARES) team is to provide a healthy and safe on-campus environment for all students, faculty, staff and college visitors by providing a systematic response to students whose behavior is disruptive to themselves or the environment.  Any member of the college community can reach out to the CARES Team to report a concern about a student by completing an On-line Reporting Form

Contact Information

Dr. Christopher Giordano (Chair)
Building 1A, Room 301
Phone : 718.982.2335
Contact Via Email


The mission of CARES is to preserve the rights of students, faculty, staff and college visitors to utilize the campus resources in ways for which they were intended.

To do so, CARES has created the following goals:

  • To balance the individual needs of students and those of the campus community.
  • To provide a positive, structured method for addressing student behaviors that impact the college community and may involve health and or safety issues.
  • To provide individual case management and timely interventions.
  • To provide coordination of communication, management of cases and interventions.
  • To be a resource for students, faculty, and staff by providing guidance, advice, and education in response to problem behaviors on the campus.


Team Membership

The CARES Team Members represent a cross section of dedicated professional staff who has received training in behavioral intervention strategies locally, regionally and nationally.

  • Dr. Christopher Giordano (Chair)
    Assistant Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students

    South Administration Building, 1A 301
  • McKala Accetura
    General Manager, Dolphin Cove Student Housing

    South Residence Hall, Housing Office
  • Dr. Ann Booth
    Director, Counseling Center

    South Administration Building, 1A 109
  • Linda Conte
    Director, Health and Wellness Services

    Campus Center, 1C 112
  • Stefan Charles-Pierre
    Director, Center for Student Accessibility

    Center for the Arts, 1P 101
  • Ashley Ware
    Student Conduct and Services Specialist

    South Administration Building, 1A 301
  • Director, Public Safety
    North Administration Building, 2A 108