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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

College of Health Related Professions

Faculty Governance (2017 - 2018)

Presiding Officer
Brigitte Desport, DPS, ATP, OTR/L
Presiding Officer - Elect
Loraine Antoine, PT, DPT
Secretary of the Faculty and Professional Staff
Mohammad Faysel, Ph D


Committee on Faculty and Professional Staff Members:

  • Brigitte Desport, DPS, ATP, OTR/L, Presiding Officer
  • Mohammad Faysel, PhD, Secretary
  • Iryna Struk MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT - Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program Representative
  • T B D - Medical Informatics Program Representative
  • Loraine Antoine, PT, DPT, Physical Therapy Program Representative
  • Beth Elenko, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapy Program Representative
  • Edison Ruiz MSB, PA-C - Physician Assistant Program Representative
  • Suzanne Schechter, CNM, LM, MS, FACNM - Midwifery Education Program Representative
  • Phillip Bones MEd, Assistant Dean
  • Dean Allen Lewis, PhD, CRC, Dean and Professor


Faculty By-Laws

In keeping with the policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York the members of the Faculty and Professional Staff of the College of Health Related Professions do hereby enact these By-Laws for the purpose of establishing and designating the policies and procedures necessary for the definition and execution of its duties and responsibilities.

SUNY Downstate College of Health Related Professions
Faculty and Professional Staff By-Laws Assembly By-Laws PDF »

Student Governance

CHRP Student Council for 2018-2019

  • Catrisha Duret, President, student in the Physician Assistant Program
  • Nelza Pierre Louis, Vice President, student in the Physician Assistant Program
  • Nicole Boucicaut, Treasurer, student in the Physician Assistant  Program
  • Keiona Ellison, Secretary, student in the Occupational Therapy Program

CHRP Council undertakes and supports projects and activities that are in the general interest of the CHRP student body. This is achieved by interacting with other student organizations such as the University Council. The Council assists students in attending professional conferences, oversees clubs within CHRP and sponsors a variety of events to benefit all CHRP students.

CHRP Council Constitutional Bylaws can be found here.