Peer Support Network

Welcome to the Peer Support Network

The Peer Support Network (PSN) is a program that seeks to sustain an environment in which members of the college community can thrive by providing avenues to raise, explore and address issues that affect their ability to work or study effectively. PSN is served by volunteers representing the diversity of constituencies within our college community. As the need arises, you may contact any one of the Peer Support Network volunteers - a group of faculty, staff, and students - to discuss any concerns and issues affecting your ability to work productively in the college. If you have questions or would like more information about us, please contact any member of the Peer Support Network.

You can expect the volunteer to:

  • Be an empathetic listener
  • Acknowledge your concerns, worries, and fears
  • Work with you to develop a plan of action to address the issue/concern
  • Empower you to create and explore options on your own
  • Make appropriate referral(s) as required
  • Respect your individual rights to have information kept confidential and be honest about those times when confidentiality cannot be kept and why

The Peer Support Network volunteers are colleagues, not counselors. They are trained to provide informal support and assistance to members of the college community and to promote the utilization of college and university resources available to help individuals resolve differences and concerns.

The Peer Support network is not a substitute for, but works in conjunction with, the non-clinical counseling and referral services already offered through the College's Office of Human Resources, Wellbeing Office, or Student Support Services.

Marc Antonyak

Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine
253-3795, maa27@cornell.edu

Ricardo de Matos

Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Studies

253-4220, rd95@cornell.edu

Soon Hon Cheong
Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
229-0228, cs344@cornell.edu        

Paula Cohen

Professor, Biomedical Sciences
253-4301, pc242@cornell.edu 

Chris Dunham

Head of User Services, Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library
253-3512, cd332@cornell.edu

Rod Getchell, Ph.D.

AQUAVET® Associate Director, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

rgg4@cornell.edu

Jeff Hobbs
Technician, Imaging department, CUHA 
256-5650, jh256@cornell.edu
Bruce Kornreich
Senior Research Associate, Associate Director of the Feline Health Center and Cardiologist, Clinical Sciences
342-1458, bgk2@cornell.edu
Sabine Mann
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
sm682@cornell.edu
Sarah Miller
Veterinary Technician, CU Hospital for Animals
253-3504, smm224@cornell.edu
Jamie Morrisey
Senior Lecturer,Clinical Sciences 
253-4266, jkm27@cornell.edu

Rick Rawson

Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Biomedical Sciences
253-3748 or 253-3854, rer1@cornell.edu

Deb Watrous
Veterinary Technician and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, CUHA
253-3382, djw22@cornell.edu
Wendy Weichert
Research Support Specialist, Baker Institute
256-5650, wsw3@cornell.edu

Laura St. Clair
DVM Student Class of 2020
lms427@cornell.edu

Ari Boltax
Post Doctoral Associate, Biomedical Sciences
alb422@cornell.edu

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