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Public Safety Staff

Leadership Team

Michael Hill

(he-him-his-himself)

Director, Public Safety

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8067
  2. Benjamin West House

With more than 30 years of higher education safety and security experience, Mike has focused on building and strengthening campus and community partnerships as well as improving department operations and increasing the use of technology. A decorated 25-year Army veteran who retired as an officer and human relations specialist, he earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a certified protection professional, as well as a self-defense and nonviolent crisis-intervention/de-escalation instructor. Mike serves as the president of the Delaware Valley Campus Security Directors Association and has been recognized in the region and nationally for his efforts. (He/Him/His) (Joined 2012)

Michael Hill

John Bera

(he-him-his-himself)

Associate Director, Public Safety Engagement

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8374
  2. Benjamin West House 201

John began his career with the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department, and later served in the Haverford Township, Pa., Paramedic Department. He earned a B.A. in political science from Ursinus College and an M.S. in disaster medicine and emergency management from Philadelphia University. Prior to Swarthmore, he served as the director of campus safety and dean on duty at Ursinus, and served as a member of the student affairs senior leadership team. (He/Him/His) (Joined 2020)

John Bera

Colin Quinn

Associate Director, Public Safety Operations

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8672
  2. Benjamin West House

Colin has 12 years of experience in public safety and emergency management. Almost 10 years of that experience is within higher education, including at Drexel University. Prior to Swarthmore, Colin worked in the global emergency travel assistance field conducting medical and security evacuations. He is an experienced public safety communication center instructor, and has worked collaboratively with many colleges, universities, and agencies to develop programs that empower community members to feel safe on campus. Colin earned a B.A. from La Salle University and an M.S. from Drexel University. (Joined 2022)

Colin Quinn

Candis Evans

Community Resource Manager

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
  2. Benjamin West House

Candis brings more than 14 years of public safety experience to Swarthmore. Prior to joining the College, she served as a public safety lieutenant at La Salle University, where she studied criminal justice and human services and earned an A.A. in liberal arts. Her devotion to serving the community underscores her enthusiasm for mentoring students. In addition to her work at the College, Candis is currently pursuing her B.A. and is developing a nonprofit organization to support a safe and healthy environments for youths.  (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 2020)

Candis Evans

Eric Lillie

Community Resource Manager

Public Safety

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Eric returned to the Public Safety team after serving as lieutenant of operations for campus safety at Widener University Delaware Law School. He previously served at Swarthmore as a corporal. Eric brings 10 years of experience in the campus safety and justice administration fields. In 2016, he earned an M.S. in justice administration at the University of Louisville.  (Joined 2020)

Eric Lillie

Brendan Duke

Community Resource Lead

Public Safety

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Brendan joined the Public Safety team after 21 years in law enforcement, having served on patrol, as an investigator, as a supervisor, and as an administrator. 

Sean Gallagher

Community Resource Lead

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Benjamin West House

Sean comes to the College with over 20 years of experience in the fields of law enforcement, safety, and corrections, having worked for both Delaware and Chester counties. He is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy.

Josh Smedley

Community Resource Lead

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667
  2. Benjamin West House

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Josh graduated from Ursinus College with a B.A. in sociology and politics. He then spent nearly 10 years as an indigent defense paralegal with the Federal Defenders. He also spent significant time as the co-operator of a safety and security training company based in the Philadelphia area. Josh currently enjoys being a single father and raising his son, and recently returned to school for a graduate degree in psychology. (Joined 2020)

Josh Smedley

Tina Wallen

Community Resource Lead

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
  2. Benjamin West House

Tina is a nationally registered EMT and worked at the College for 15 years before joining Public Safety. (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 2020)

Tina Wallen

Community Resource Officers

Carey Abney

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Carey joins Swarthmore with over 20 years of experience in security and public transportation management, having worked for both SEPTA and the Chester-Upland School District. He is a transit and photography enthusiast, and loves his friends, family, and faith.

Carey Abney

Orlando Arany

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Orlando Arany

Nicholas Borak

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications/Investigator

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Ofc. Borak came to Swarthmore after 25 years in the Ridley Township Police Department. He is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Police Academy. (He/Him/His) (Joined 2017)

Nick Borak

Sandra Briggs-Edwards

Act 153 Compliance Liaison

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6064
  2. Benjamin West House Confer Rm
  3. Benjamin West House Command Ct

Sandra is a communications professional. She is a certified telecommunications dispatcher with more than 20 years experience as an administrative assistant. Sandra is also the Act 153 background clearance liaison in conjunction with Human Resources. When not on campus attending events and supporting our community, Sandra also works as a certified nursing assistant.  (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 2015)

Marisa Daniels

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Marisa Daniels

Allisa Dyitt

Communications Officer

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
  2. Benjamin West House 108

Allisa has 25 years experience in telecommunications and emergency operations at Main Line Health. (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 2014)

Allisa Dyitt

Dannie Hampton

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Dannie comes to Swarthmore with over a decade of experience working in security and public safety in higher education, at both Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University) and at LaSalle University. 

Dannie Hampton

George Iredale

On Call Public Safety Officer

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

George joined the Department of Public Safety after a 25-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police. He was the department’s lieutenant for five years, and has since been serving the College in a part-time capacity. (He/Him/His) (Joined 1996)

George Iredale

Ashley Jackson

On Call Public Safety Officer

Public Safety

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Ashley has worked in public safety for three years, including as a school safety officer with the Philadelphia and Lansdowne school districts. (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 2020)

Thomas Kincade

On Call Public Safety Officer

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Ofc. Kincade has more than 30 years of public safety experience, including as an officer at Harcum College. (He/Him/His) (Joined 2015)

Thomas Kincade

Bruce Lee

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Bruce Lee

Jake McGee

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Jake has experience in both the security and private investigation fields, and has worked as a security officer for Signal 88 Security and as a correctional officer at Chester County Correctional Facility. He has a B.S. in criminal justice from West Chester University. (He/Him/His) (Joined 2023)

Jake McGee

Chris Sharp

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Chris was born and raised in Delaware county, Pa. He has experience in customer service as well as in the field of security and executive protection, and has worked in private schools.

Chris Sharp

Bob Stephano

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616
  2. Benjamin West House

Ofc. Stephano is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Police Academy and a volunteer firefighter. (He/Him/His) (Joined 1996)

Robert Stephano

Hayden Weekes

Community Resource Officer Patrol/Communications

Public Safety

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Hayden comes from a corporate security and customer service background, and has collaborated with a wide range of security networks in his career. (He/Him/His) (Joined 2022)

Hayden Weekes

Michelle Wollman

On Call Public Safety Officer

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
  2. Benjamin West House 1st floor

Michelle is a certified telecommunications dispatcher. (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 1998)

Michelle Wollman

Administrative Support Staff

Meghan Browne

Administrative Assistant I

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8330
  2. Benjamin West House

AA Browne, a former dispatcher in the Communications Center, attended Neumann University. (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 2003)

Meghan Browne

Mary Lou Lawless

Assistant to the Director & Office Manager

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8671
  2. Benjamin West House

AA Lawless is a graduate of Harcum College and Polley Real Estate School. (She/Her/Hers) (Joined 2010)

Mary Lou Lawless

Shuttle Drivers

Robert Bennett

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
  2. Benjamin West House
Robert Bennett

Catherine Brownell

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

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Catherine Brownell

Joe Caruso

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

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Joe Caruso

Bob Constantine

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

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Bob Constantine

Rudi Doeller

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

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Rudi Doeller

Purcell Hollis

Van Driver, Chester Children's Chorus, Chester Children's Chorus; Shuttle Driver, Public Safety; Van Driver, Educational Studies

Chester Children's Chorus

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Purcell Hollis

Anthony Jackson

Shuttle Driver, Public Safety; Van Driver, Chester Children's Chorus, Chester Children's Chorus

Public Safety

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Anthony Jackson

Allen Logan

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

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  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
Allen Logan

Michael Ravenel

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
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Steve Scercy

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

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  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281
Steve Scercy

Yvette Williamson

Shuttle Driver

Public Safety

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Yvette Williamson