Staff

The Center is staffed with both professional and peer tutors who are trained in a variety of learning and teaching techniques. The peer tutors, usually successful upperclassmen, are carefully screened and selected. The tutor application includes a recommendation of the major professor, a writing sample, and a tutoring attitude questionnaire. The candidates are then interviewed by a member of the professional staff and must commit to weekly tutor training sessions throughout the semester.


Staff Directory:

Dr. Joanne MacEachran: Director, Academic Student Support Services (352) 588-8462

Dr. Joanne MacEachran has been teaching at Saint Leo since 1999. Before coming to Saint Leo she taught for 23 years at a small college in Henniker, New Hampshire called New England College. When her youngest child graduated from college, she had the freedom to travel and moved to the University of Washington in Seattle where she was the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services and a Learning Specialist. From there, she was drawn to the land of warmth and sunshine and settled in Florida. Dr. MacEachran has a Master's degree in 19th century British Literature from Indiana University and a Doctorate from Harvard University. She is also a foster mom for a Bichon Frise rescue group called Small Paws Rescue and has 2 Bichons of her own.


Jo Hutterli: Assistant Director, Supplemental Instruction (352) 588-8302

She has been with Saint Leo University since January 2013. She holds a B.S. degree in English Education from East Tennessee State University, and is enrolled in the Master of Instructional Design program at Saint Leo University.


Dr. Chris Georgallis: Assistant Director, Accessibility Services (352) 588-8464

Christine (Chris) Georgallis received her B.A. in Special Education/Education from the University of Iowa and her M.A. in Special Education from the University of North Florida. She has completed her Doctoral Degree with a specialization in Special Education. Chris has taught in the public school sectors in Special Education, as well as being the Operations Manager in the retail field. Chris has two adult children, her daughter lives in New York and her son lives in California. Along with spending time with her husband, Bill and their dog, Moe, Chris enjoys cooking (especially traditional Greek dishes), needlework, reading, and traveling.


Tina Greene: Coordinator, Academic Student Support Services (352) 588-8409

Tina Greene is the Staff Coordinator for Academic Student Support Services. Tina provides administrative support for the center and assists the FYE and Retention Advisors as well. She has been with Saint Leo University since September, 2013. Please contact Tina at extension 8409 with any questions or concerns regarding the Learning Resource Center or the Office of Accessibility Services.


Matthew Urbaniack: Professional Tutor/Evening Manager

Matthew is the evening manager in the LRC and tutors in English, history and humanities. He lives in Lutz, Florida. He graduated in May 2015 with his BA in History from Saint Leo University. While attending Saint Leo, he worked as a student tutor and ran cross country.  His hobbies include reading, painting, and cycling.


Eric Bryan: Professional Tutor/TutorTrac Coordinator (352) 588-7147

Eric Bryan is the Tutortrac coordinator and a professional English tutor for the LRC. A Florida native, Eric grew up on the university campus. He enjoys the picturesque surroundings of Saint Leo and the friendly students and faculty. He received his B.A in English with a focus in fiction writing from the University of Florida in 2013. Eric will soon be applying to graduate programs and hopes to receive an MFA in fiction writing. Mr. Bryan enjoys the outdoors and is much more at home off the beaten path.


Craig Henry: Professional Tutor/online MBA, DBA program

Craig obtained his MBA from Saint Leo University in December 2009. Prior to attending Saint Leo, Craig obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton in 1989. After graduation, he spent over five years in the U.S. Army as a Military Intelligence Officer. Craig left the service to pursue a civilian career in manufacturing, and he has spent the last 17 years leading business units for various corporations. Craig says, “The atmosphere at Saint Leo and the entire MBA experience has motivated me to share my business experience and knowledge with others.” He enjoys spending time with his family, sports, cooking, traveling, and his two Standard Schnauzers.


Roy Marks: Professional Tutor/English and writing

Roy has been helping students in English and other Humanities subjects for 11 years now. Roy came to SLU after thirty years of teaching English, Speech, and Journalism at the secondary level. He especially appreciates the motivation to succeed which many Saint Leo students exhibit. “The people here are great,' Roy says.


Brittany Robinson: ADA Alternative Formatting Coordinator (352) 588-8461

As the Alternative Formatting Coordinator, Brittany Robinson works with the students registered with the Office of Accessibility Services to ensure that all of their technological needs are met. She introduces the students to the tools and programs currently offered by Accessibility Services and offers her assistance in troubleshooting as needed (don’t be fooled—she secretly adores solving unexpected technological issues that don’t have straightforward solutions). In addition to keeping the students abreast of the current tools available to them, she also researches new advances in the industry and works closely with the Assistant Director of Accessibility Services to consider the use and expansion of their assistive technology resources. Brittany holds a BA in English from Saint Leo University and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She aspires to publishing her poetry manuscript, growing her own food, and having an awesome kitchen.


Matthew Craft: Professional tutor/Weekend Manager

Matthew worked in the Learning Resource Center during 2013-2014 as a student tutor before becoming professional staff. He received his BA in Criminal Justice and is now pursuing his Masters of Science in Critical Incident Management at Saint Leo University. Matthew says, "I love the people I work with and the students I tutor. I couldn't be happier!" When Matthew is not at the Learning Resource Center or doing homework, he is either playing video games, playing poker, or weight lifting.


Nancy MacWethy: Math tutor

Nancy is a dedicated mathematics tutor with great success in translating complex math concepts to all students.  She is most happy to help any student understand math problems clearly.  Come in and let her help.


Cynthia DiMarco: Testing Assistant for Accessibility Services (352) 588-7026

Cynthia Di Marco has been working for Saint Leo since 2014 as a Testing Assistant in the Office of Accessibility Services.  She gets fulfillment knowing she is helping students.  Born and raised in New Jersey, she earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey.  She moved to Florida in 2013 with her husband and 2 sons adding “it was a big adjustment but now, palm trees make me happy”.  She enjoys being outdoors, swimming, walking, biking, cooking and family time.


Ray LaBonte: Academic Coach/Professional Tutor

Ray joined the Learning Resource Center as a part-time Academic Coach and Professional Tutor in January 2015 and then became full-time in the new academic year, 2015-2016.  He graduated from Providence College with a degree in History and Secondary Education.  While working as an Academic Advisor at Landmark College in Putney, VT he earned his M.Ed. from Keene State College.  A former Peace Corps volunteer, he has worked overseas for many years teaching and managing ESL programs.  Ray’s wife, Fran, is from Glasgow, Scotland, and they have two sons, James and Andrew.