Office of Student Development (NYC)

The Office of Student Development serves Nyack's mission by serving its students.  Blessed with a long history of diversity, Nyack College has an opportunity to tell the story of the gospel through loving community in a powerful way.  Accordingly, the Office of Student Development works hard to contribute to the spiritual and academic growth of the student community.  We seek to create extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, facilitate worship experiences and organize missional projects wherein students can develop a fuller sense of their unique identity within God's Kingdom. 
Charles Hammond

Dean of Student, NYC

Dr. Hammond is the Dean of Student Life for the NYC Campus. Charles has served on the Pastoral staff at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church for over twenty-five years. Charles received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from New York University, a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Urban Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. Degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. Charles' passion is to serve as a mentor in the lives of Nyack's diverse student community and watch God transform men and women into world changers.
Deborah Harris

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.    

Esther Jhun, LMHC

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. 

Johanna Dillenbeck

Extern 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.

Katherine Kirby

Student Intern Counselor

BA, Hampsihire College, MA, Art THerapy, NYU
Currently attending the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling at the NYACK 2 Washington site. Katherine is grateful for God's empowering word, which guides her to help people "bring what is in darkness to light" in the counseling relationship for healing and restoration. She is thankful that God walks along side her to provide a genuine and empathic environment where individuals can safely explore life's challenges in order to reach their full potential. 


Sabrina Durand

Counseling Student Intern

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.


DeShaunda Price

Counseling Student Intern

DeShaunda Price is enrolled in Nyack’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She obtained a B.S. in Elementary Education from Millsaps College. DeShaunda is passionate about helping hurting people heal and is grateful that God has entrusted her with the task of walking along side His people. She believes that counseling can empower individuals with insight and truth in order to create a new abundant life for oneself and is honored to give this opportunity to others through her service.

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