The Center staff includes many members who have worked here for more than 10 years. We hold memberships in the International Careers Consortium, National Association of Colleges and Employers, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Cooperative Education and Internship Association, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, and the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
Dr. Kevin Gaw, Executive Director of the Amica Center for Career Education, is an advocate for student success and makes himself available to Bryant students for consultations and work on special career-oriented projects. Before coming to Bryant, he was Senior Director of University Career Services at Georgia State University and, before that, Director of Career Development at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also is a counseling psychologist who has provided mental health services at college counseling centers, including the University of Nevada, Reno, and Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UMR). He grew up in Malaysia, has worked in Indonesia, and has extensive international and intercultural experience. Dr. Gaw earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an M.A. in Education from San José State University; and a B.A. in Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ally Baldwin, Associate Director, Experiential Education, oversees Bryant’s experiential education initiatives, including the Digital Badging program, Variable Credit and Non-Credit internships, the Summer Internship Fellowship program, and partnerships with faculty, staff, and employers in connection with these initiatives. Ally has 7 years of experience in higher education career services roles at Salem State University, Bristol Community College, Emerson College, Mount Ida College, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Wheaton College, and most recently, Fisher College. She holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Salem State University and a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Connecticut.
Denise Gormley, Senior Coordinator, Experiential Education & Recruiting Program, works with students, employers, and faculty to support high quality internships for Bryant University students. She also coordinates part-time jobs and volunteer opportunities, enhancing students' experiential education. Previously, Denise was in the cable television industry in customer service. She holds an Associate's Degree in liberal arts from Community College of Rhode Island.
Amy Steere, Internship Coordinator, assists in supporting the academic internship program for Bryant students. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Business from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Amica Center, Amy worked Rhode Island College, the Community College of Rhode Island, and most recently as part of Bryant’s Admission Events team. She enjoys being a part of the Bryant community and is also a mentor for the IDEA Program and a member of the Day of Understanding Committee.
Scott Connolly, Assistant Director of Technology, Assessment and Communication, responsible for career services management technology (i.e., Bryant Career Connection – BCC) and other student-facing career exploration web-based technologies, the reporting of student learning outcomes and other assessment efforts of the Amica Center. Scott holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Stonehill College and a M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. Scott joined the Amica team with 7 years of experience from Bryant’s Residence Life Office where he served in multiple capacities.
As Assistant Director of Employer Outreach and Development, Pat Miernicki promotes Bryant University and its students to prospective employers, developing new opportunities for internships and full-time positions that meet students' diverse career interests. Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration with a minor in history and women’s studies from Long Island University. She has 15 years of experience as a development officer at Bryant and, previously, at Providence College.
Career Development Team
Veronica Stewart, Associate Director, leads our career development team in providing individual career coaching, programming, and high quality career resources for students. She previously worked at Salve Regina University and Rhode Island College, and remains active on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Career Development Association and on the ethics committee for the National Career Development Association. Veronica has a master's degree in agency counseling with a background in mental health services.
Nicolle Potvin, Career Coach, works individually with students and provides career education programming to the student community. She has a background in mental health counseling and remains passionate about overall student well-being and assisting students to achieve their goals. Nicolle has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northeastern University and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and law from the University of Rhode Island.
Michael Wisnewski is a student-focused career development professional, with over 20 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, Michael served as Director of Career Development at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., and prior to that as Associate Director of Career Services at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Michael earned his M.Ed. in Counseling from Bridgewater State College, a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and he is also a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach.