Office of Student Development (NYC)
Dean of Students, NYC Campus
Asst. to the Associate Dean of Student Life
Deborah Harris has served the community at he NYC Campus for over 15 years. Deborah received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Christian Education/Bible) and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. As her education suggests, Deborah serves the Office of Student Development and the student body out of a mature and carefully nurtured Christian worldview. Deborah seeks to empower Nyack students by helping them pursue their goals with wisdom, confidence and diligence.
Student Counselor, Counseling Supervisor
Esther Jhun is a New York State licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) whose influences stem from Christian academia. With a B.A. in Biblical/Theological Studies from Wheaton College and a M.A. from Nyack's own Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Esther believes that what we discover in general revelation ultimately comes from God ("all truth is God's truth"). She has worked with children, youth, and adults both in and out of the context of ministry. Her most recent work involved the mentally ill living in Far Rockaway.
Johanna Dillenbeck is enrolled in Nyack’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She has a B.S. in General Education from Long Island University and a M.S. in Special Education from Adelphi University. Johanna desires to encourage others to apply God’s promises and provisions while trusting His unique plan and purpose for their lives. She has been an educator and administrator in the New York City public schools for over twenty-five years, working on behalf of students with a range of abilities. Johanna considers it a privilege to be able to apply spiritual principles to her counseling practices at Nyack.
Student Intern Counselor
BA, Hampsihire College, MA, Art THerapy, NYU
Currently attending the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling at the NYACK 2 Washington site. Katherine is grateful for God's empowering word, which guides her to help people "bring what is in darkness to light" in the counseling relationship for healing and restoration. She is thankful that God walks along side her to provide a genuine and empathic environment where individuals can safely explore life's challenges in order to reach their full potential.
Student Intern Counselor
Jusup Sianturi is currently attending Nyack's Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. He has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Study in Business and Bible from Nyack College. He is a Worship Director at his current chuch and has been leading worship for 24 years. He has also worked with Youth and Young Adults in worship and discipleship. Jusup is called and desires to help those who are hurting. As someone who has gone through the process of emotional healing himself, Jusup has now dedicated himself to be God's agent of comfort and healing with the help of the Holy Spirit through counseling.