Meet the Residence Life Staff


GMercyU's Residence Life team is dedicated and committed to providing a fun, warm, and supportive residential experience for our students. Get to know each staff member below!

Office of Residence Life Contact Information
reslife@gmercyu.edu or 267-448-1305

 

Michelle M. Murray (she/her/hers)
Director of Housing and Residence Life

Michelle began at GMercyU in July 2010 as the Residence Director for Alexandria Hall. Michelle was then promoted to Associate Director for Residence Life in December 2015 and promoted to Director in October 2021. Michelle also was the Head Coach for the GMercyU Cheerleading Team from 2016-2018. Prior to her arrival at GMercyU, Michelle worked at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. Michelle graduated from Cabrini University in 2005 where she double majored in Studio Art and Graphic Design.

Michelle has been fortunate enough to lead a multitude of Alternative Spring Break service trips as well as two Pilgrimages to Dublin Ireland for the Young Mercy Leaders Conferences in 2016 and 2018.  Michelle believes strongly in the mission of the University and sees it as the context from which we build our work and the lens which Michelle uses to complete her responsibilities.

In her free time, Michelle likes reading, going on adventures to Revolutionary War sites, and hanging with Mr. Cooper, her dog.  Michelle is an avid fan of The Office and considers Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation her spirit animal. 

 

Kyle Hartman
Residence Director - Alexandria Hall

Kyle joined the GMercyU family in June 2019 as the Residence Director of Alexandria Hall. Kyle graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Business Management in 2017, then received a Master’s of Business Administration in 2019. Previously, Kyle was involved in Residence Life as a Community Assistant during his undergraduate career at Bloomsburg University, and later a Graduate Hall Director during his graduate studies.

Kyle is dedicated to serving students, fostering academic excellence, and creating the healthiest, most inclusive community as possible. Kyle is motivated by helping others and seeing students succeed throughout their college career.

Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, riding motorcycles, and snowboarding but Kyle will also stay inside on a sunny day to play video games for no good reason. Kyle also likes nearly all animals, dogs being among one of his favorites and geese not even close to making the list.  In publc, Kyle will not eat sugar or junk food but in private, he really gets up in the middle of the night to eat chocolate, peanut butter, and other treats around his apartment.  

 

Jaméra A. L. Winchester (she/her/hers)
Residence Director – Triplex

Jaméra is a proud GMercyU Alumna! Jaméra started in June 2021 as the Residence Director for Triplex (Loyola, Siena, and St. Brigid Halls). Prior to her arrival at GMercyU, Jaméra worked at Widener University in Chester, PA and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, PA. Jaméra graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2017, then received an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – College Student Affairs from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2020. During her undergraduate career at GMercyU, Jaméra created and implemented the first African American Natural Hair Expo entitled, “Getting Back to Our Roots” as her Psychology capstone project. Jaméra was involved in Residence Life as a Resident Assistant and she was actively involved in many clubs and organizations across campus. She continued her journey in higher education, while pursuing her master’s degree, as a Graduate Hall Director at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Jaméra is passionate about helping students discover their passions, reach their potential, become the best version of themselves and create a life they love. She strives to challenge and support students, while creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers them to share ideas and explore beyond their comfort zone. Jaméra believes that it is important to provide students with a holistic college experience by collaborating with academic affairs to provide support both inside and outside of the classroom. She enjoys building connections and providing students with the tools, skills and resources they need to move forward and make a difference in society.

In her free time, Jaméra likes reading, writing poetry and creating content for social media. She is a foodie who loves to travel and learn about different cultures. Jaméra enjoys going to church and spending time with her dog “Romeo”, family and friends. 

 

Linda Rainer
Administrative Assistant 

Linda joined the Residence Life team in June 2021 from the Souderton Area School District where she worked as a Special Education Instructional Assistant for grades 6-8. Linda also served as President of the Souderton Area Education Support Professional Association from 2019-2021. While Linda’s favorite movie series may not be “Bring It On,” she did serve as the Assistant Coach for the Indian Valley Middle School Cheerleading Squad from 2017-2021. Linda graduated from North Penn High School and the North Montco Technical Career Center in 1992 where she studied business and cosmetology.

With her main responsibilities of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the main office and helping to keep things running smoothly, Linda enjoys building connections with students in addition to supporting and assisting them with whatever they may need. Watching students grow as they move throughout their college careers brings Linda joy and gratification.

When Linda is not on campus, she can be found relaxing on her back porch listening to country music and dreaming of planning trips that involve the beach or mountains in Nashville, Texas, or Florida. She loves spending as much time as possible with her family, friends, and her orange tabby cat (Hobbes) but since cats are temperamental, Hobbes doesn’t pay much attention to Linda. Linda has three kids and is proud of her family involvement in the Marines, which her grandfather, father, and husband, who is still currently serving, have all been a part of.