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Residential Life Staff

Please call (413) 572-5402 or email housing@westfield.ma.edu with any questions.

Joshua Hettrick, Ed.D.
Associate Director for Housing

Dr. Joshua Hettrick

Joshua joined Westfield State as the Assistant Director for Housing in July 2008 and is now the Associate Director for Housing. Prior to his current role, Joshua was at Springfield College as the Assistant Director of Residence Life for four years. He initially arrived at Springfield College in 2002 where he served as a Resident Director for two years while he earned his Master of Psychology degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. He began his career in residence life while a student at Stonehill College where he served as a resident assistant for three years and earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication and Computer Information Systems. Joshua completed his doctoral degree program at Johnson & Wales University in May 2012.

When he is not at work, Joshua enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Sabrina, their  son Aidan, and their daughter Kaylee.  His favorite activities include bowling, golf, video games, wearing the color orange, and not working on his dissertation anymore.


Jennifer Gould, M.B.A.
Associate Director of Residential Life

Jen Gould

Jen is the Associate Director of Housing Operations at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA. Jen has been at WSU since 2005 and has served in the roles of Residence Director, Assistant Director for Staff Development and Associate Director of Residential Life before moving into Housing Operations in 2020. Jen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, then was hired on as a Graduate Assistant at Salem State University where she held the positions of Community Development Specialist and Assistant Resident Director while earning the degree of Master of Business Administration.

When she isn’t working, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading books, and staying active, especially by taking spin classes.


June Tanski

Administrative Assistant

June Tanski

June came to Westfield State University in the fall of 2012 from Gateway Regional High School/ School Based Health Center, where she worked as an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager.  June enjoys meeting and help the students, families, and staff here at Westfield State.  Each day brings a new and welcoming challenge.  When not at work, June enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children, quilting, painting and camping in Maine.

Central Office Staff

Chris McKenzie Willenbrock
Director of Residential Engagement


Dawn Whitehill, B.A.
Accountant

Dawn Whitehill

Dawn has been with Residential Life for ten years and handles the day to day financial operations for the department. She enjoys the interaction with students on a daily basis and takes pride in her work and admires the campus community. She believes that “If you love what you do, you will not work a day in your life!"


Residential Engagement Hall Staff


John Zocco, M.Ed
Area Coordinator of University Hall

John Zocco

John started as a Residence Director at Westfield State University in 2011 and was promoted to Area Coordinator in 2017. John comes to Westfield after spending three years as an Area Coordinator at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME.

John earned his Masters of Education in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College where he worked in the Residence Life Office at Springfield College. Before Springfield College he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Marketing from Assumption College. In his free time John enjoys working with and learning about new technology and his photography hobby. He also serves as a Leadership Instructor for the Student Leadership Training Program.


Allison Davis
Residence Director of Apartment Complex / Dickinson Hall

Ally graduated from Westfield State University in 2015 with her B.A. in political science. While a student at WSU, Ally served on the Student Government Association, was an orientation leader, was active in the Honors program, and was secretary of the student conduct board. Ally completed her Master's of Education in higher education-student affairs at Merrimack College in 2016, where she completed a fellowship in community standards. After graduation, she worked in residence life, student conduct, and Title IX at a small college in Vermont before returning to Westfield State at the start of 2019. In her free time, Ally likes to read, watch Survivor, and travel.


Megan Markland
Residence Director of Courtney Hall


Imani Bryant

Residence Director of Davis Hall

Imani Bryant has rejoined the Residence Life Team the summer of 2018. She was a graduate from Westfield State University in 2017, in which she had majored in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Post graduation she had served one year as a Residence Director at American International College. At her time, at AIC, she had taught three educational courses and created/hosted programs on topics such as Diversity and Social Equity. She is super excited to be back Home. Go Owls! Aside from work, Imani is a Poet. She has been writing for almost eleven years. In addition to poetry, Imani loves to be surrounded by great company in which she can Smile in Style.


Nick Cream, M.A.
Residence Director of Lammers Hall 

Nicholas Cream

Nicholas Cream was born and raised in Princeton Junction, NJ.  He attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY graduating with a double major in History and Philosophy.  Upon graduation Nicholas moved to Japan where he taught English and skiing and lived for a total of a year and a half.  After returning to the US, he moved to Cambridge, MA and worked for Education First (EF).  From EF, Nick attended graduate school at the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, VT.  At SIT, Nick studied Sustainable Development with a Concentration in Community Development and Social Action.  He completed his practicum at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC working in their Multicultural Education Department.  He then moved back to Massachusetts and took a job split between Residential Life and the Multicultural Resource Center at Amherst College.  He loves hiking, reading, skiing, great conversations and fighting against systems of oppression.  Poetry is very inspirational to Nicholas, and he has started writing over the past 3 years.  He is very passionate about social justice issues especially understanding and dismantling white privilege (this was largely the topic of his research in graduate school).  He loves dogs.


Gabe Smith

Assistant Residence Director of Lansdowne Place