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Public Safety Staff Directory

Michael Hill

CPP, Director (joined 2012)

Public Safety

Contact

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

With more than 30 years of higher-education law enforcement experience, Mike has focused on building and strengthening campus and community partnerships as well as improving department operations and increasing the use of technology. He is 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. He 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)

Michael Hill

John Bera

Associate Director for Community Engagement (joined 2020)

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. John earned a B.A. in political science from Ursinus College and an M.S. in disaster medicine and emergency management from Philadelphia University. Most recently he served as the director of campus safety and dean on duty for Ursinus, and was a Student Affairs senior leadership team member. (He/Him/His)

John Bera

Candis Evans

Lieutenant (joined 2020)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8000

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)

Candis Evans

George Iredale

Patrol Sergeant (joined 1996)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8000

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)

George Iredale

Josh Smedley

Community Resource Lead

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8000

Born and raised in Philadelphia. Attended Ursinus College, He majored in Sociology and Politics.  After Graduation, Josh spent almost 10 years as an indigent defense Paralegal with the Federal Defenders.  Following that, he spent significant time as the Co-Operator of a Safety and Security Training company based in the Philadelphia area.  Josh has over 10 years of experience in the safety and security field. Corporal Smedley currently enjoys being a single father and raising his son, and has recently returned to school to obtain a Master’s degree in Psychology.

Josh Smedley

Joseph Theveny

Patrol Corporal (joined 2012)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8667

Cpl. Theveny previously worked security for Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park and was a shift supervisor for Crozer-Chester Medical Center. A graduate of Delaware County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy, he is also a certified self-defense instructor and private security officer. (He/Him/His)

Joseph Theveny

Nicholas Borak

Community Resources Officer (joined 2017)

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)

Nicholas Borak

Meghan Browne

Administrative Assistant (joined 2003)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8330

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

Meghan Browne

Sandra Briggs-Edwards

Communications Officer/Act 153 Liaison (joined 2015)

Public Safety

Human Resources Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6064

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)

Sandra Briggs-Edwards

Allisa Dyitt

Communications Officer (joined 2014)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

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

Ashley Jackson

Community Resource Officer P/C

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

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)

Thomas Kincade

Community Resources Officer (joined 2015)

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)

Thomas Kincade

Mary Lou Lawless

Assistant to the Director of Public Safety (joined 2010)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8671

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

Mary Lou Lawless

Desmond McNeil

Corporal (joined 2015)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

Desmond has worked in hospitals, universities, and churches, and also works full time in the Upper Darby School District. He is certified as a private security officer and in Red Cross first aid and mountain-bike patrol.  (He/Him/His)

Desmond McNeil

Robert Stephano

Patrol Officer (joined 1996)

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8616

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

Robert Stephano

Tina Wallen

Community Resource Officer P/C

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8000

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

Tina Wallen

Michelle Wollman

Communications Officer P/C

Public Safety

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8281

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

Michelle Wollman