Meet Our Staff

Jim Hermelbracht


Jim came to Stonehill College in July 2007 after working at Doane College (Crete, NE) as director of leadership programs and dean of student leadership. Originally from the Midwest, Jim is not a newbie to New England. Living in Hartford, CT for 3.5 years, he was the assistant director of student activities/leadership development at Central Connecticut State University. His first job after graduate school was working at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he advised the programming efforts of the student union programming board. His primary responsibilities at Stonehill include advising the Student Government Association, overseeing the College's new student orientation programs, and co-chairing the First-Year Experience committee.

Education: Bachelor of Arts Accounting and English, Doane College (1995); Master of Arts College Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University (1997)

Random Fact: Jim has consciously not subscribed to cable TV since graduating from college (1995!) and he received a silver medal at the State Fair in the vegetable identification competition.

Lina Macedo

Assistant Director

Lina Macedo, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Campus Programs, advises the Programming Committees of the Student Government Association. She comes to us from Central Connecticut State University where she received her M.S. Counseling-Student Development in Higher Education. At CCSU she advised the Campus Activities Network, Black Student Union and Fraternities and Sororities, she also supervised the Breakers Game Room and student Techs. Lina is familiar with the area as she completed her B.S. in Physical Education at Bridgewater State College. She is originally from Fall River, Massachusetts and currently resides in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Fun Facts: Lina is a huge sports fan. All sports, you name it she watches it. Lina dislikes Candy Corn “it’s a vile candy if you can even call it a candy”.

Patrick Keaney

Assistant Director of Student Activities

Patrick has worked in the Office of Student Activities at Stonehill since July of 2007, after serving as a Residence Director in the Residence Life Office for a year and a half. Patrick previously worked as a Residence Director at Curry College. He earned a BA in Communication from Bridgewater State College in 2005  a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at Suffolk University in 2010.

Cheryl Wilder

Administrative Assistant/Information Desk Manager

Cheryl Wilder is the Administrative Assistant and Information Desk Manager in the Roche Commons Dining building. In addition to supervising a student staff and managing on going Information Desk projects, she manages the student van program. Cheryl also oversees the campus vendor program. Cheryl has been with Stonehill College for thirteen years and resides in Mansfield with her husband.  Cheryl has three grown children, one of which is a member of the Stonehill Class of 2014.

Jake Petrarca

Brother Mike's Manager

Jake manages events, programs, and a fantastic team of student bartenders at Br. Mike's pub in the Hill.