James T. Crawley, M.Ed., ATC, PT
Program Director, Assistant Professor
BS, Physical Education/Athletic Training – Towson State University
M.Ed., Sports Medicine/Athletic Training – University of Virginia
M.S. Physical Therapy – Dominican College
James Crawley was appointed the first Program Director of Athletic Training in August 1998. Jim has overseen the Athletic Training Program’s through its candidacy stage and directed the Program towards initial accreditation by CAATE. Jim has brought a wealth of Athletic Training experience to his position as Program Director. This extensive experience included Athletic Training at The United States Military Academy, Monmouth University, and MARC Physical Therapy.
Mr. Crawley teaches Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic Exercise, Organization and Administration of Athletic Training, Pathology and Management of Athletic Injuries I & II and Introduction to Athletic Training. Additionally, Jim is responsible for program administration, student recruitment, student advisement, and curriculum review and academic planning. Jim also serves on several college committees. He is also the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and has served on the NCAA Division II Management Council, the Division II Degree Completion Award Committee, and the Competitive Safeguard & Medical Aspect of Sports Committee.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Towson State University in 1985 and his Master of Education in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from the University of Virginia in 1986. Jim completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Dominican College in 2004. Jim has two beautiful twin-daughters, Nicole and Jennifer, and resides in Manhattan with his wife Martha.
Jenna Tacinelli Hach, MS, LAT, ATC, CCT, CKTP, ITAT
Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor
B.S., Athletic Training – Canisius College
M.S., Exercise Physiology/Cardiac Rehabilitation – Canisius College
Jenna Tacinelli Hach joined the Dominican College Athletic Training Program in August of 2007. As the Clinical Education Coordinator, Jenna is responsible for many facets of the program. Jenna is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the program’s relationships with clinical sites. These duties include, but are not limited to, creating clinical affiliations, performing clinical site visitations and monitoring clinical proficiencies. Under Jenna’s leadership, the program’s number of clinical sites utilized by the students has dramatically increased since Jenna’s arrival. Jenna has proven to be an asset to The Athletic Training program as it continues to grow since her appointment.
Jenna specializes in both Cardiac Rehabilitation/Health & Human Performance and Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. Her passion for anatomy and physiology along with her vast clinical experience has allowed her to become a unique professor. Jenna’s courses include, but are not limited to, Assessment of Athletic Injuries I & II, Health Assessment, and AT Technique Labs V & VI. She is an active member of several committees at the campus and is the mentor of the Athletic Training Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society.
Prior to her faculty appointment here at Dominican College, Jenna was the second shift Head Athletic Trainer and Exercise Physiologist/Staff Specialist at the General Motors Tonawanda Facility. She was responsible for all aspects of patient orthopedic care in addition to maintaining all on-floor intervention programs. Jenna’s diverse athletic training career also includes the Adjunct Faculty position she held at her alma mater, Canisius College’s Undergraduate Athletic Training & Physical Education Program.
Jenna received both her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and her Master of Science in Health & Human Performance at Canisius College. She holds additional certifications as a Certified Cardiographic Technician and ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer, as well as an American Red Cross Instructor and Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.
Samantha James, MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Preceptor and Adjunct Faculty
B.A. – SUNY Stony Brook
M.S., Athletic Training – Long Island University
Samantha James began working at Dominican College in August 2004 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. She was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer in August of 2007. Samantha’s classroom teaching includes: Athletic Training Techniques I & II, which includes emergency response training and the application of taping, wrapping and bracing techniques. She also teaches CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration and First Aid as part of the curriculum for AT 118 – Introduction to Athletic Training. Prior to coming to Dominican College, she was the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Iona College for 3 years.
She began her athletic training career at Stony Brook University, where she started a student internship program. After graduating from SUNY Stony Brook in May 1997, she decided to complete the internship program by pursuing her Master’s degree in Athletic Training at Long Island University and finishing her clinical hours at Pace University. After graduating from LIU in September of 1999, she began working at HealthSouth Sports Physical Therapy Clinic as a rehabilitation technician and Athletic Trainer for the local high schools.
Samantha currently resides in Rockland County with her husband Mark and their two daughters, Haven and Celeste.
Director of the Student Health Center
Phone: (845) 848-7917
Lynda Chesterman, RN, BSN, MA, ANP-BC, has over twenty eight years of nursing experience in college health, occupational health, women’s health and critical care. She served as the Staff Nurse Practitioner from 2001-2008 in the Dominican College Student Health Center and took over in 2008 as the Director.
Board Certified by the ANCC, Lynda received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Pace University and her Masters of Arts as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from New York University. She is a member of both the NPA – New York State Nurse Practitioner Association and the ACHA – American College Health Association.
In addition to her role as the Student Health Center Director, she has taught as an adjunct faculty member and is currently a clinical preceptor in the Division of Nursing in Undergraduate, Accelerated and Graduate Programs. Her professional interests also include wellness and health promotion.
Assistant Director of the Student Health Center
Phone: (845) 848-7923
Julie Albrecht, RN, BSN, MS, FNP-BC, has over eighteen years of experience in internal medicine & college health as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She began as a Staff Nurse Practitioner in 2009 in the Dominican College Student Health Center, and prior to that worked in private practice for 10 years.
Board Certified by the ANCC, Julie received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University at Buffalo and her Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University. She is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association and the American College Health Association.
In addition to working at the Student Health Center, she is an adjunct faculty member and clinical preceptor in the Division of Nursing in Undergraduate, Accelerated and Graduate Programs. On campus, Julie focuses on assisting students in becoming more active and independent participants in their own health care.
Kerry Zona has been working at Dominican College since August 2017 as an Administrative Assistant for the Athletic Training Program. Kerry prepares files, spreadsheets, schedules appointments, and deals with incoming clinical students, as well as, performing other administrative duties as requested.
Kerry worked at Prosight Specialty Insurance in New York City for 22 years and was promoted to Senior Loss Adjuster. While achieving this, she took courses at St. John’s University and received an Underwriting Certificate. In 1988, Kerry received her Bachelor of Business from Iona College with a major in Marketing. Kerry Zona coordinates a “Run for Fun” for the last fourteen years in memory of a fallen firefighter and volunteers at St. Catharine’s Parish. During the school year, Kerry helps organize fund raising for Bergen Catholic “Crusaders” for cancer and assisted the AT Honor Society.
Kerry currently resides in Rockland County with her husband Michael and children Matthew and Emily.