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Student and Family Support

Alfred Lerner Hall, Suite 601
2920 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
Phone: 212-854-2446

Matthew Patashnick, Ed.D., Associate Dean for Student & Family Support

Matthew Patashnick

College is a time of great change for students and their parents, families, loved ones, and support networks. That’s why we’re here. Student & Family Support helps Columbia students and families navigate the expected and unexpected parts of college life. My team and I provide multiple resources to address the needs of undergraduates including support, guidance, and involvement opportunities to families; case management and support to students who are in distress related to medical and psychological concerns, life traumas, and other barriers that impede their success; educational programming initiatives in order to promote a campus culture that supports the ways in which knowledge is shared, created, and evaluated; and we provide high level response to campus crisis situations. I live in the Morningside Heights neighborhood with my family and am excited to welcome you into our community.

Phone: 212-854-5822

Veronica Bjorkman, Director of Family Outreach & Support

Veronica Bjorkman

I specifically work with families of students at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. As a friendly mid-westerner from Illinois, now living in Washington Heights with my three wonderful cats, I’m here to get you connected with the various offices and resources on campus. Throughout your student’s experience here, you may have questions regarding academics, grades, dining, housing, and more. Ask me! I am always here to help.

Phone: 212-851-9174

Krystal Diaz, Assistant Director of Student Wellness

Krystal Diaz

As a member of the Wellness team, I am here to support you by connecting you to university and community resources as well as providing space to have conversations on the experiential side of college. I run workshops on topics from how to make lasting social connections, to ways to explore New York City like a local, as well as running the Wellness Group. I am a native New Yorker and a Teachers College alum and love all things dance, music, philosophy, and history.

Phone: 212-853-1429

Stephanie N. King, LMSW, Assistant Dean for Student Wellness

Stephanie King

I provide support to students who are working through medical and psychological concerns, life traumas, and other barriers that may impede their success. I am available to meet one-on-one with students to better understand a challenge they may be experiencing and develop an individualized plan utilizing the many supportive resources Columbia has to offer. Most importantly, I am an advocate for students, and my door is always open to provide empathetic support.

Phone: 212-853-1369

Victoria Malaney-Brown, Ph.D., Director of Academic Integrity

Victoria Malaney-Brown

I oversee academic integrity initiatives programming, orientation, workshops, Integrity Week, and the management of educational integrity cases. My office provides support to students who are learning from mistakes and encourages them to make good ethical decisions. Originally from South Florida, I am a transplanted New Yorker where I live with my family of four. Please don’t hesitate to connect with me for opportunities to engage at

Dr. Malaney-Brown is on parental leave from June to early Fall 2023. For any academic integrity questions, please email

Phone: 212 853-1772

JoAnn Egan Neil, Administrative Coordinator

JoAnn Egan Neil

I’m here to welcome you and answer questions - over the phone, in person, or email. Originally from Los Angeles but back where I belong on the Upper West Side, I am a proud parent of a Barnard alumna, a Georgetown alumna, and one more still in college so I can relate! Please let me know how I can help. 

Phone: 212-854-2447 

















Student and Family Support


Alfred Lerner Hall, 6th Floor

Call: 212-854-2446