Meet the dedicated board
The Executive Board delivers years of professional experience for the pursuit of enhanced business resources and operational success to the esteemed members of its community.
Gina Liberti has been teaching functional nutrition for the last 13 years. She began her academic career in education with an Undergraduate Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in education. Motivated by health concerns, she went on to earn a AAS in Dietetic Technology and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. The focus of her teaching and lectures has always been the connection between chronic disease and the ability to use food as medicine.
Andy Fried started his high school English teaching career in 1988 after completing his undergraduate degree at SUNY Oneonta. He later earned his Masters Degree at SUNY New Paltz. He retired in 2020 after 32 years, having taught in Eldred, Chester, Cornwall and Irvington. While Andy held positions as union representative and as English department chair, the highlights of his career involve his participation in Syracuse University’s Project Advance program (SUPA), serving as an adjunct for the university in its Writing, English and Speech departments for twenty-five years. Andy has been serving as an adjunct at RCC since 1998, teaching in the English department. While he loved his time in Irvington, where he spent the last nineteen years of his career, his involvement at RCC makes him feel lucky to have the opportunity to both “retire,” yet continue working with students in meaningful ways.
Bethzabeth has more than 22 years of experience teaching Mathematics, Electrical Technology, and Engineering Physics courses at RCC. She is active in the Tutoring and Support Center (ASC) and the Placement and Assessment Office. She is a participant in the CELT department and the SUNY-Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP). Bethzabeth Berrios holds a professional degree of bachelor degree in Engineering Electrical Engineer-BEEE from the City College of New York and in the process of completing a Master of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology-MSECT from Indiana State University with a concentration in Instructional-Sensor System, and Automation.
With a Masters Degree from Lehman College, Bill Hohlfeld is currently teaching in the English department at Rockland Community College, writing for NY LaborPress and co-hosting the weekly radio program, Blue Collar Buzz on AM 970. Bill is a retired NYC Ironworker with 32 years of service with his local. For his final twelve years of service he held a staff position as the Coordinator of the Local 46 Labor Management Cooperative Trust. He was also an instructor in the apprenticeship program where he taught Labor History and various OSHA certification courses.
David holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science and Biochemistry from Rutgers University and has taught chemistry, biology and human nutrition at Rockland Community College since 2009. Prior to joining the science adjunct faculty, Dr. Fell served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and Tufts University, and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years. In addition to his teaching activities, David currently tutors chemistry students at RCC and C2 Education.
MBA From Iona. Has taught advanced Computer Systems courses at RCC since 2002. He is currently the Past President and Grievance Chair of the RCCAFA. Prior to that he served as Vice President and grievance chair for 7 years. Currently represents the adjuncts in the Faculty Senate.
A serial entrepreneur, Jim has started several successful businesses, both domestic and international. Having earned an MBA from Pace University, Jim embarked on a career in global marketing and manufacturing. Jim has traveled to over 80 countries and all 7 continents, bringing cultural expertise into the class discussions. Jim has taught at RCC since 2011, in the Business Department. Jim also has a Management Consulting Company where he works with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their companies.
Mr. Song has over twenty years of experience in business and finance, and working with, training, and/or mentoring college-age students or recent college graduates. He received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, where he was also an assistant coach of the undergraduate varsity swim team.