Meet Our Staff

Meet the Residence Life staff at Emmanuel College, Boston.

Residence Life Staff - Sarah BenzieSusan K. Benzie       
Director of Residence Life and Housing
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Susan immigrated to Massachusetts over twenty five years ago. Susan graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 2002. She completed her Master of Science in management from Emmanuel College in 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Susan was an Assistant Director/Resident Director for Loretto Hall at Emmanuel College. She then proceeded to work as an Academic Advisor for Emmanuel's Graduate & Professional Programs. Susan returned to Residence Life as the Director in 2009.


Residence Life Staff - Alissa LynchAlissa Lynch
Assistant Director/Residence Director - Peabody and Trilogy
Alissa is from a small town in Connecticut. She did her undergraduate work at Saint Anselm College, earning her B.A. in political science. She then worked at Saint Francis University in the Residence Life Department and also received her master's in educational leadership there. Alissa is very happy to be back in New England. She enjoys shopping, cooking, reading and being with family and friends in her free time. Feel free to stop in her office in Julie Hall to say hello!


Michael Buonocore      
Assistant Director/Residence Director - Loretto
Michael is originally from Connecticut. He did his undergraduate work at Endicott College earning his B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Michael then attended Salem State University where he worked with their Career Services Office while he received his Master's in Higher Education in Student Affairs. In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family, going hiking and cooking. If you see Michael around campus, be sure to say "Hello!"


Mark DaRochaMark DaRocha          
Assistant Director/Residence Director - St. Joseph hall and Notre Dame Campus
Mark is one of the Assistant Directors of Residence Life & Resident Director of St. Joseph Hall. Mark completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, graduating with a B.A. in English and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Prior to joining Emmanuel Mark served as a Resident Director at Regis College. While most of Mark's work in higher education has been in Residence Life, Mark has also served as an Academic Advisor/Mentor at UMass. He follows a student-first philosophy when conducting his work. Mark is a born and raised Bostonian. His hobbies and interests include spending time with family, drawing, poetry, games (board/video games), playing and watching sports and television/movies.


Zachary Pelletier
Assistant Director/Residence Director - St. Ann hall 
Zach is originally from Connecticut. He did his undergraduate work at Sacred Heart University earning his B.S. in Accounting. After working in Residence Life at Providence College and Mount Saint Mary College, Zach earned his Master's in Management while working as a Resident Director at Merrimack College. In his spare time, Zach enjoys being outside, spending time with family and friends, and exploring all that Boston has to offer. If you see Zach around campus, be sure to say "Hello!"


Bobby Haskell - Assistant Resident Director/Professional on Call

Mike Ryan - Professional on Call

Ruben Rodrigues - Professional on Call