Office of Student Development (NYC)
Associate Dean of Student Life
Asst. to the Associate Dean of Student Life
Deborah Harris has served the community at he NYC Campus for over 15 years. Deborah received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Christian Education/Bible) and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. As her education suggests, Deborah serves the Office of Student Development and the student body out of a mature and carefully nurtured Christian worldview. Deborah seeks to empower Nyack students by helping them pursue their goals with wisdom, confidence and diligence.
Student Counselor, Counseling Supervisor
Esther Jhun is a New York State licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) whose influences stem from Christian academia. With a B.A. in Biblical/Theological Studies from Wheaton College and a M.A. from Nyack's own Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Esther believes that what we discover in general revelation ultimately comes from God ("all truth is God's truth"). She has worked with children, youth, and adults both in and out of the context of ministry. Her most recent work involved the mentally ill living in Far Rockaway.
Intern Student Counselor
Johanna Dillenbeck is enrolled in Nyack’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She has a B.S. in General Education from Long Island University and a M.S. in Special Education from Adelphi University. Johanna desires to encourage others to apply God’s promises and provisions while trusting His unique plan and purpose for their lives. She has been an educator and administrator in the New York City public schools for over twenty-five years, working on behalf of students with a range of abilities. Johanna considers it a privilege to be able to apply spiritual principles to her counseling practices at Nyack.
Chastity Crespo is enrolled in Nyack’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She obtained a Liberal Arts Degree with a Minor in Psychology from The College of New Rochelle. In addition to her role at Nyack, Chastity is interning at Full Circle Health in the Bronx where she is working with a diverse population. Chastity has a heart to see the broken and hurting healed and transformed.
Sabrina Durand is enrolled in Nyack’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She has a B.A. in Childhood Teacher Education (Grades 1-6) and a B.A. in Psychology from Brooklyn College. She is the co-author of two peer-reviewed articles "Effect of Infidelity, Initiator Status, and Spiritual-Well Being on Men's Divorce Adjustment" which was published in February 2015 in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage and “Spiritual Factors Predict State and Trait Anxiety” published in the Journal of Religion and Health in October 2016. Her desire is to see the power of the Holy Spirit change people’s lives through counseling by applying the principles of the Word of God to offer hope & encouragement while integrating the appropriate counseling theories and techniques.