Meet the Staff

As educators, mentors, and advocates, the Student Life Staff at Dominican encourages and supports students in the integration of their intellectual, spiritual, social, ethical, and physical development. In helping students to become members of the campus community, the staff fosters their leadership skills, life competencies, and the embodiment of the Dominican traditions and ideals.

Paul RaccanelloPaul Raccanello photo

Dean of Students
415-485-3223
paul.raccanello@dominican.edu
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Dr. Paul Raccanello serves as the Dean of Students and the Chief Student Affairs Officer at Dominican. He is responsible for the staff, programs, budgets, and overall leadership and direction for the Division of Student Affairs; Career and Internship Services, Campus Ministry, Residence Life, Student Activities & Leadership, Student Health and Counseling Services, and Student Rights & Responsibilities. Beyond his work in Student Affairs, Dr. Raccanello also has extensive experience within the following areas of higher education: admissions and enrollment management, athletics, legal issues/compliance, Title IX, diversity, and campus safety and crisis management.

Gaby BermudezGaby Bermudez

Assistant Director of Student Engagement
415-485-3282
gaby.bermudez@dominican.edu
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Gaby is the advisor to the student government, Associated Students of Dominican (ASDU) and student clubs and organizations. She works with student groups to plan campus-wide activities, such as free bowling and billiards nights, and collaborates with other Dominican departments to put on joint events for students, such as Shield Day and Midnight Madness. Gaby also has presented leadership activities in classrooms and has led student leadership retreats.

Sr. Mary Soher, OPMary Soher

Director of Campus Ministry
415-257-0142
mary.soher@dominican.edu
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Sr. Mary Soher, OP is the Director of Campus Ministry and a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She coordinates the Campus Ministry program and staff and continues the deepening and development of the Dominican Ideals throughout the university community.

Fr. Bob HabermanFather Bob Haberman photo

Director of Campus Ministry
415-485-3207
robert.haberman@dominican.edu
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Fr. Bob Haberman is the Campus Ministry Chaplain and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies. In addition to teaching two courses a semester, he conducts many of the religious services on campus and is available to all members of the Dominican community for spiritual support.

Lianni CastroLianni Castro photo

Campus Ministry
415-482-3569
lianni.castro@dominican.edu
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Lianni is in charge of the Alternative Spring Break Trips and El Salvador Immersion Trip, serves as Music Director for Sunday Liturgy, is involved in programs that promote the Dominican Ideals and Spiritual Engagement, and advises the Siena Leadership Team.

Susana McKeough & Mary VidalSusana McKeough and Mary Vidal photo

Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Medical Technician
415-485-3208
studenthealthcenter@dominican.edu
Bertrand Hall, Room 100

We welcome all students to Student Health, regardless of insurance. We provide health education, immunizations, TB testing, emergency response on campus, assist FNP and MD, order labs, and assistance with navigating health insurance and referrals. We also host flu shot clinics, STI testing, blood drives, and other health events. Please stop in or call if you have any questions or concerns. Everything is confidential.

Diane SuffridgeDiane Suffridge photo

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Department
415-257-0131
www.dianesuffridgephd.com
 

Dr. Diane Suffridge directs and supervises University Counseling Services, which is staffed by graduate students in the Counseling Psychology Department. She has supervised and trained numerous people in the field of counseling and psychotherapy for over 25 years and was Clinical Director at two nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area before coming to Dominican. She is deeply committed to supporting trainees to provide high quality counseling that is responsive to each individual's need.

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