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CARE Office

Main Building, S-180—Live Well Lounge 

(845) 437-7825


Name Title Contact
Erika Pappas Director of Case Coordination (845) 437-7825
Jessie George Case Coordinator (845) 437-7825

Erika Pappas
Director of Case Coordination

Erika Pappas (she/her/hers) earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance with a focus on working with College Students at California Lutheran University. She earned her B.A. in Sociology at California State University Northridge. As the Director of Case Management, Erika provides personalized support to any student experiencing any type of distress or unexpected challenges. Erika supports students from a holistic, student-centered approach by providing compassionate case management services, advocacy, resources, referrals and education. She is an advocate on behalf of her students and collaborates with a variety of campus partners and community resources to address student needs. Previous to joining Vassar, Erika worked as a Non-Clinical Case Manager at University of California Santa Cruz providing care to students in distress. Erika is a certified Domestic Violence Advocate in the State of California, and prior to transitioning to Higher Education, she worked in the non-profit sector providing Domestic Violence Case Management Services, Advocacy and Counseling support to Women and their Children at a Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter. Erika is a Private Resource on-campus.

Jessie George
Case Manager

Jessie George (she/her/hers) is a Case Coordinator for the CARE office at Vassar College. Jessie earned her MS in College Student Development and Counseling at Northeastern University and her BA in Dramatic Theatre, Literature, and Film at University of the Pacific. As the Case Manager, Jessie is here to provide holistic care, support, resources, and education to students who may be experiencing any unexpected challenges. Jessie is an advocate for her students, collaborating with a variety of campus partners to provide the personalized support her students need. Prior to joining Vassar, Jessie worked as a Residential Education Director at Washington State University, providing care, leadership development, and crisis response to residential students. When she isn't supporting students, you can find Jessie on campus walking her adorable dog Mya, reading books, and watching the MCU (or other nerdy movies/tv). Jessie is a s a Private Resource on-campus.