Marist College Quad


Faculty and Staff


Program Director:  Kathleen S. Lill, MS, PA-C

  • M.S., Biomedical Science - Albany Medical College, Center for Physician Assistant Studies
  • A.A.S., Physician Assistant Studies - Albany Medical College, Hudson Valley Community College
  • B.S., Education - SUNY Oneonta
  • A.A.S., Forestry - Paul Smith's College


Medical Director:  Stephen A. Katz, MB ChB, CPE, FACP

  • C.P.E. - American College of Physician Executives
  • MBChB - University of Birmingham (England)
  • B.A., Biology - University of Pennsylvania


Clinical Coordinator:  Elizabeth Young, MS, PA-C

  • M.S., Advanced Physician Assistant Studies - A.T. Still University
  • B.S.,  Biology - Franciscan University of Steubenville


Clinical Assistant Professor:  Rocchina Pugliese, MS, PA-C

  • M.S., Physician Assistant Studies - New York Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Biology - Manhattan College


Clinical Assistant Professor:  Christina L. Fojas, PhD

  • Ph.D., Anthropology - University of Tennessee
  • M.S., Anthropology - Mercyhurst University
  • B.A., Anthropology - New York University


 Clinical Assistant Professor:  Patti Hee, MPH, PA-C

  • M.P.H.  - San Jose State University
  • B.A., Professional Studies - Touro College
  • A.S., Science - Manchester Community College


Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor:  Jeffrey Midgley, MS, PA-C

  • M.S., Physician Assistant Studies  - Touro College
  • B.S., Health Science, Physician Assistant - Long Island University
  • B.A., Psychology - SUNY Binghamton


 Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor:  Barbara Quillin, MS, PA-C 

  • M.S., Physician Assistant Studies - University of Texas Pan Am
  • B.S., Physician Assistant Studies - University of Texas Health Science Center
  • B.A., Sociology - Texas A&M University


Adjunct Clinical Instructor:  Ann Bollmann, PA-C

  • M.S., Nursing - Pace University
  • B.S., Nursing - Pace University


Adjunct Clinical Instructor:  David Demboski, PA-C

  • A.S., Physician Assistant Studies - Hudson Valley Community College
  • A.S., Emergency Medical Services - Broward Community College


Simulation Specialist:  Robert Scott Bostwick, AEMT-P

  • AEMT-P - Westchester Community College


Business Manager: Karen V. Amato

  • B.S., Business Management and Communication - Adelphi University

Clinical Administrative Coordinator: Melissa C. Smith



Program's Contact Information

Address:  3399 North Road, Allied Health Building, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Email:  pa-program@marist.edu
Phone:  845-575-3308
Fax:  845-575-3586
All questions regarding program requirements and other admission related queries (e.g. Info Sessions) should be directed to Graduate Admissions at 845-575-3800.




Accreditation Status
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Marist College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Marist College.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Updated: 01/17/18