Susan Bauer: Executive Director: susan.bauer@yu.edu 

Todd Lotcpeich: Director, Employer & Alumni Relations: todd.lotcpeich@yu.edu 

Naomi Kapp: Associate Director: kapp@yu.edu 

Sharon Mella-Reyes: Associate Director: smellare@yu.edu 

Daniel Coleman: Assistant Director: daniel.coleman@yu.edu

Matthew Garcia: Assistant Director: matthew.garcia@yu.edu 

Barbara Lerman: Employer Relations Specialist: barbara.lerman@yu.edu

Aris Amador: Career Center Office Coordinator: aris.amador@yu.edu

Staff Bios

Susan Bauer
Susan joined the Yeshiva University Career Center in 2016, first as the Director of Employer & Alumni Relations and now as the Executive Director of the Career Center. She began her career working in fashion editorial as an editor before becoming the Fashion Director for MTVNetworks where she collaborated with executive producers and recording artists on the overall programming and branding. Susan’s transition into higher education was originally as adjunct faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology and LIM College, teaching career development courses at both institutions. Before joining Yeshiva University, she was the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management at LIM College. Susan earned her Associate of Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology, her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from the University of Delaware, and her Master of Science in Education from Fordham University. She enjoys being a soccer mom, cooking, Mad Men, and doing anything close to the ocean with her family.

Todd Lotcpeich
Todd joined Yeshiva University in November, 2018. Previous to YU, he worked at LIM College for over eleven years in the employer relations, career management, and experiential education functions. Todd earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising from LIM College. In addition to his higher education career, experience has experience in industry at organizations such as Eastern Mountain Sports and Neiman Marcus. In his spare time, Todd enjoys the great mountains of the Northeast (especially in winter), the ocean, and walking around his small town on the coast of NJ.

Naomi Kapp
Naomi has worked most of her professional career at Yeshiva University in the various incarnations of the YU Career Center. Prior to YU, she worked at Touro College, founding their first Career Center, and then moved to FEGS and the YMCA, coaching professionals interested in career change or professional advancement.  Naomi completed her BA at NYU double majoring in Political Science and Sociology and earning a NYS Teaching License in Social Studies. Afterwards she attended Brooklyn College’s MSEd in Guidance and Counseling program and earned an Advanced Certificate in Counseling to work as a Guidance Counselor in NYS.  In her free time she hosts Shabbat meals, loves all types of music (except opera), and is an avid movie goer.

Sharon Mella-Reyes
Sharon began her career working in the nonprofit industry for UNITE Here as a member of the Union Health Center's professional staff working at first as the Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer, and then shortly after assumed the managing role of the Benefits Counseling unit which was comprised of a team of social workers servicing those affected by the September 11th attacks. From there she went on to become the Human Resources Generalist for the company, overseeing recruiting, hiring, payroll and benefits including physician certification with individual insurance plans. Sharon transitioned into Higher Education originally as an Academic Advisor at St. Francis College advising primarily first year students on their academic journeys before being asked to teach the first Career Development course as part of a cross functional initiative with Career Services which is where her passion for Career Counseling was uncovered. Over the course of the last decade Sharon has been in the field of Career Services at LIM College, most recently as the Associate Director of Career Management before joining YU. Sharon earned her BS in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Counseling from Manhattan College. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, planning trips to visit friends and family and watching Netflix and Hulu Originals.     

Matthew Garcia
Matthew began his professional career at Florida International University as a Residence Life Coordinator overseeing community development in residence halls occupied by first-year and upperclassmen students. He oversaw the development of the Honors College Living-Learning Community, collaborating with Honors College to create and implement programming initiatives exclusively for Honors residents. Above all, Matthew sought to transition from Residential Life into his role at YU’s Career Center to follow his passion of supporting students in pursuit of their careers after college. He is a native New Yorker who earned his BA in Psychology from St. John’s University and his M.Ed in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University. In his spare time, Matthew loves to watch movies, often on opening weekend, exercise, and spend time with his family in Queens.

Daniel Coleman
Daniel joined YU after a distinguished career in healthcare. Passionate about helping people identify their values, find meaning, and achieve their goals, he artfully accompanies students at a critical juncture in their lives. A particular area of focus is providing coaching, programming and resource development for the growing graduate student population. Daniel holds an MBA, several patents and a motorcycle license.