Join D'Amore-McKim Assistant Dean, Mary Mcnamara, Assistant Dean and Director of Programs and Students Services, Gail Justino-Miller, and Senior Director of the Graduate Career Center, Susan Antonelli for a warm virtual welcome to you and your fellow admitted students.

We'll begin with a brief overview of D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Student Services, and our Graduate Career Center, followed by a Q&A.

At the event, you'll meet…

Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions. She provides strategic leadership and direction for the marketing, recruitment, and admissions activities for the Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, specialty masters, and graduate certificate programs. Mary channels her passion for serving entrepreneurs as a co-chair of the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern, a Spark Fund Advisor at Northeastern's Center for Research Innovation, a professional advisor at the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and a MassChallenge HealthTech judge.

Following over three decades in the private sector, Mary joined Northeastern University in 2020. She continues to serve as managing director at Angel Healthcare Investors and was a founding member of the Angel Capital Association. Previously, Mary was the COO of an early-stage digital health company and a marketing VP with Fidelity Investments. Early in her career, she worked in software development at John Hancock, NYNEX, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Bankers Trust Company.

Mary earned an EdD in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Bowdoin College.

Gail Justino-Miller

Gail Justino-Miller is the Assistant Dean and Director of Programs and Student Services. She oversees student services and academic advising. She focuses on driving efforts that help students connect with each other and develop their networks on campus through community-building events. She is the liaison to the faculty for students and the Graduate Programs team.

Under Gail's leadership, the student services team provides strategic and career-focused academic advising, as well as proactive student life management and personal advising. Gail champions efforts to improve and enhance the D'Amore-McKim graduate student experience. Overall, she fosters a culture of responsiveness, accountability, and support among staff for students' needs and initiatives.

Gail has dedicated her career to helping students successfully navigate their academic journey. Prior to coming to Northeastern University, Gail held a similar role at Boston University as a director of graduate programs for seven years. Before that, she served as an associate director of undergraduate programs. Before focusing on student services, Gail had a broad background in higher education, having held higher education administration roles at Boston College, Simmons College, Babson College, and Syracuse University.

Susan Antonelli is the Senior Director of the Graduate Career Center.

As senior director of the D'Amore-McKim Career Center, Susan oversees both student career preparation and employer relations and development. She focuses on driving efforts to build unique engagements that enable our students to accomplish their professional goals and our employer-partners to fulfill their strategic talent acquisition and workforce solutions.

Susan has a broad background in higher education. She previously served as dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs at Simmons University and has also held leadership roles at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Boston, Wheelock College, Cambridge College, and Emerson College. She has taught courses on historic and present-day college student activist movements, leadership development, and adult development.

Susan's research is focused on the experience of strongly ethnically-identified Italian American college students, and she was the recipient of a fellowship from the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute to attend the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar at Università Roma Tre in Rome.