Orientation Team

Gwynedd Mercy University's Orientation Team are your go-to resources during Orientation Weekend. They will officially welcome you to Griffin Nation and show you what it's really like to be a GMercyU student!

Meet the Orientation Leaders 

William Allen, Junior    

Major: Criminal Justice, Computer Information Science and Honors Program     
Hometown: Wilmington, DE    
GMercyU Activities: President of the Gwynedd Adventure Club, Men's Lacrosse team, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Government Association, and Academic Tutor   
Fun Fact: I’ve been to Cuba.     
Fun Fact: I want to be a lawyer in the FBI. 




Chris Bautista, Freshman    

Major: Nursing, Honors Program    
Hometown: Ridley, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Cross Country and Track Team Member, Griffin Ambassador, GSLI Member
Fun Fact: I am ambidextrous.
Fun Fact: I am Filipino.

Inayah Brown, Junior    

Major: Mathematics & Chemistry    
Hometown: Chester, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Dance Team, E-STEM, Residence Hall Association, Student Association of Science
Fun Fact: I am a Co-Captain of the Dance Team!    
Fun Fact: My favorite subject is Calculus!

Tarria Brown, Junior    

Major: Biology & Chemistry    
Hometown: Waterloo, Jamaica     
GMercyU Activities: E-STEM, Resident Hall Association, Student Association of Science, Black Student Union, and Student Activities Committee    
Fun Fact: I aspire to be a gynecologist.     
Fun Fact: I love listening to my favorite artists while drawing portraits.


Michaela Coppinger, Junior 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA (Roxborough) 
High School: Merion Mercy Academy 
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Leader
Fun Fact: I have three dogs. 
Fun Fact: I played soccer from age 3 until my senior year of high school. 



Morgan Dobbeck, First Year

Major: Radiation Therapy        
Hometown: Wrightsville, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Student Government Association Special Representative, Griffin Ambassador    
Fun Fact: I think Sheetz is better than Wawa.     
Fun Fact: I have 2 brothers, Stephen and Brady. 

Abby Eckert, Sophomore

Major: Nursing        
Hometown: Quakertown, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)
Fun Fact: I was one of the youngest Nursing Assistants to be hired at Grand View Health at age 17. 
Fun Fact: I love to paint.




Logan Grego, Junior 

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Marlton, NJ
GMercyU Activities: Student Government Association, Student Association of Science, Psychology Club  
Fun Fact: I am left-handed.
Fun Fact: I was born on my Dad’s birthday and at the same hospital too!! 





Paul Grevy, First Year    

Major: Nursing         
Hometown: Pipersville, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Maguire Scholarship Recipient, Griffin Ambassador, Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)    
Fun Fact: I’ve never broken a bone.     
Fun Fact: At the top of my bucket list, I want to go cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa.



Donny Holden, Sophomore    

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Wilmington, DE    
GMercyU Activities: Men’s Lacrosse    
Fun Fact: I can hold my breath for two and a half minutes.    
Fun Fact: I have a rottweiler.



Jill Kane, Senior 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Springfield, PA 
High School: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 
GMercyU Activities: Women’s’ Basketball, Women's Lacrosse, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member 
Fun Fact: My family calls me Jillybeans. 
Fun Fact: I am right handed but shoot a basketball with my left hand.


Dominique Mansfield, First Year     

Major: Criminal justice         
Hometown: Norristown, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Women’s Basketball Manager     
Fun Fact: I love to draw graffiti.     
Fun Fact: I love bright colors 




Amanda Mariano, Junior    

Major: Nursing        
Hometown: West Chester, PA        
Fun Fact: I love to travel to new places.     
Fun Fact: I did karate for six years.

Nicole Moore, Junior    

Major: Radiation Therapy        
Hometown: Saylorsburg, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Resident Assistant, Residence Hall Association, Lambda Nu Honor Society    
Fun Fact: I was a varsity tennis player in high school.    
Fun Fact: I am practically addicted to The Office.  





Angela Poleck, Sophomore    

Major: Radiologic Technology        
Hometown: Chichester, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Assistant, Griffin Ambassador, Voices of Gwynedd (Treasurer)    
Fun Fact: When I was born, I had 3 inches of almost black hair. It changed to blonde by the time I turned one.     
Fun Fact: I play ukulele, marimba, and any type of percussion instrument. 








Philip Weis, Senior    

Major: Criminal Justice        
Hometown: Carlisle, PA    
GMercyU Activities: Lacrosse
Fun Fact: I have 2 year old black lab named Olivia

Hunter Wenger, Senior 

Major: Management  
Hometown: Hatboro, PA  
High School: Hatboro-Horsham High School 
GMercyU Activities: Men’s Lacrosse Manager, Student Government Association, GSLI(Tier I, Tier II), Orientation Leader,  Traditions Committee, Business Advisory Board Member, Griffin Ambassador, Student Philanthropy Association 
Fun Fact: I am the Human Resource Department Manager at McDonalds. 
Fun Fact: I own a cat and two guinea pigs.


Haley Yerger, First Year    

Major: Nursing        
Hometown: Pottstown, PA        
Fun Fact: I have more than 60 cousins. 
Fun Fact: I love going to the Outer Banks every summer.      





Lance Zartarian, Senior

Major: History with a certification in Secondary Education w/Special Education 
Hometown: Jamison, PA 
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Leader
Fun Fact: I am adopted. 
Fun Fact: I am a first-degree black belt.  




Cross Zavada, Senior

Major: Management
Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
High School: Washington Township High School
GMercyU Activities: Investment club, Business Advisory Board Member, Student Philanthropy Association, Men’s Lacrosse     
Fun Fact: I love GTL.
Fun Fact: My job experience all my life has been with Cranes.



Anneliese Zazyczny, Junior

Major: Nursing        
Hometown: Doylestown, PA    
GMercyU Activities: President of Voices of Gwynedd, Campus Ministry 
Fun Fact: My favorite type of music is country.
Fun Fact: I’m a Front End Manager at Acme Markets.