Staff

Melanie Ames Zamojski MS, RN, CHSE

Dean of Nursing

Academic Affairs

A.S., Greenfield Community College
B.S.N., University of Phoenix
M.S.N., Western Governor's University

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Melanie Ames Zamojski is the Dean of Nursing at Greenfield Community College. She oversees the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing Certificate Programs. Melanie has been with GCC since 2011 instructing in Fundamentals, Pediatrics, and clinicals. She has more recently coordinated the simulation and skills lab. Her experience is primarily in prehospital, critical and emergency care. Melanie is a proud graduate of the GCC Nursing Program! She lives locally with her husband, David and has 2 adult children, Meghan and Brian, and one grandchild due in 2023!

Sue Belcher

Chief of Staff to the Provost

Academic Affairs

B.S., Bates College

S322C 1-413-775-1205

Sue Belcher is the Chief of Staff to the Provost at Greenfield Community College. Sue enjoys working at GCC and has held various support roles at the College since 1991. She has a B.S. in Biology from Bates College—go Bobcats! In her free time she loves to engage in outdoor activities with family and friends.

Eric Farrell

Registrar

Academic Affairs

B.A., Providence College
M.Ed., Salem State University

S328 413-775-1865

Prior to joining Greenfield Community College, Eric spent five years working in the Registrar’s Office at Holyoke Community College focusing on transfer credit, curriculum management, catalog development and general process improvements. His earlier background is in admissions and enrollment management with a strong focus on transfer students. He holds a Master's in Education from Salem State University with a concentration in higher education administration. He lives in Deerfield with his wife and two children, and enjoys traveling/exploring with his family.

Nicole Fowler

Assistant Dean of Academic Operations

Academic Affairs

A.S., Greenfield Community College
B.S., M.B.A., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

N421B 1-413-775-1440

Nicole Fowler is the Assistant Dean of Academic Operations and Acting Registrar at Greenfield Community College. Nicole started her career at GCC in 2000 in the Financial Aid Office and has worked in numerous academic offices over the past years assisting with the daily operations of the College and now into this new role at GCC. She is a 1998 graduate of GCC where she earned her A.S. in Accounting. Nicole continued her education at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts earning a Business Administration B.A. in 2011 and most recently graduating from MCLA with an MBA in 2022. Nicole lives in Vermont with her two teenagers, Joe and Leann. Nicole is the VP of Twin Valley Booster Club. In her free time she enjoys spending time vacationing and camping with family and friends—every destination must be located on or near a lake or an ocean!

Charles Jordan Ph.D.

Provost

Academic Affairs

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A., Brooklyn College
M.Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York

S322B 1-413-775-1471

Chet Jordan, Ph.D. is a higher education administrator and scholar. His research focuses on inequities in the American postsecondary system, specifically in the community college sector which serves the nation’s most marginalized students. In 2018, Dr. Jordan was awarded, along with a team of colleagues at the City University of New York, a $500K grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the humanities transfer student pipeline and to identify areas of policy reform necessary to reduce attrition. Dr. Jordan was also a Senior Researcher for the Transfer Opportunity Project (TOP) which was funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to study leaks in the transfer pipeline. Dr. Jordan has taught extensively at the undergraduate and graduate level. In 2012, he joined the Founding Faculty at Guttman Community College, building from the ground-up an experimental associate’s-degree granting institution aimed at substantially increasing completion rates. Additionally, Dr. Jordan has taught doctoral courses on higher education governance and leadership at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Jordan is the author and co-author of three books and an expert in issues of higher education policy. The first book, CUNY’s First Fifty Years: Triumphs and Ordeals of a People’s University, details the history of the City University of New York in a series of vignettes that focus on each decade of the university’s evolution from 1960 to the present. The second, Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation, presents a series of successful community college reform efforts that resulted from the Great Recession. Jordan’s most recent book, Establishing an Experimental Community College in the United States: Challenges, Successes, and Implications for Higher Education, narrates the planning and operational stages of Guttman Community College and how lessons can be drawn from the college’s early history that might inform other systems looking to create reform at-scale. Dr. Jordan is currently the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at Greenfield Community College. He is proud to lead a dynamic team of educators and student support professionals who have deep ties to the local communities the college serves. Dr. Jordan spends his time away from work with his husband, Jared, who is an economics professor in Connecticut, where they live.

Dawn Josefski B.S., Springfield College

Assistant Dean of Allied Health Programs

Allied Health

B.S., Springfield College
A.A.S., Ulster County Community College

E130B 1-413-775-1761

Dawn Josefski is the Assistant Dean of Allied Health Programs at Greenfield Community College. Her career began as a lifeguard in 1985, then progressed from volunteering as an EMT to a paramedic and certified medical assistant. Along the way she realized her passion for education of health care providers and has moved from a provider, to educator and is now an administrator hoping to inspire others in leadership positions. Dawn is from a large family and when not living it up in Greenfield travels to have fun with her siblings.

Patrick Tanner

Interim Dean of Enrollment Services

Enrollment Services

B.A., Geneva College
M.Ed., Grand Valley State University

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Currently serving as the Interim Dean of Enrollment Management, Patrick has over two decades of leadership experience in higher education. Patrick’s previous role as Assistant Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services at the College of Western Idaho saw him providing leadership for the following departments: Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Advising, Student Services, Student Engagement, Veterans Services, Disabilities Services, Counseling & Wellness and Student Conduct. His higher education experience spans 2- and 4-year institutions, public and private, small and large, faith-based and system-based. His leadership philosophies and practice center around grace, honoring individuals and relationships, and teamwork. Patrick is currently a candidate in Idaho State’s Ed.D. program for higher education administration.

Meghann Zononi

Associate Registrar

Academic Affairs

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Meghann Zononi is the Associate Registrar at Greenfield Community College. She started at GCC in 2017 in the Workforce Development Office and also worked in Student Affairs before starting her current role. Meghann earned her B.S. in Marketing from Franklin Pierce College. She lives in Western Mass with her two children, Cameron and Madison. When not attending her children’s sporting events, you can find her enjoying various outdoor activities and exploring new areas of New England.