Serena Shea

Serena (she/her) joined Columbia Health in February 2018. In her role as Senior Coordinator, Serena serves on Student Case Management team; serves as Coordinator/Case Manager for a cohort of students with disabilities by providing ongoing support, specialized services, and coordination of accommodations; evaluates medical, psychological, and psycho-educational documentation to identify reasonable disability accommodations; provides guidance to faculty, administrators, and students regarding disability and accommodation issues; works with instructors and academic departments to implement students' approved academic adjustments and accommodations.

Serena enjoys spending time with her family at Loon Lake, hiking the Adirondack Mountains, kayaking, and reading a good book on the beach. She's looking forward to exploring museums, markets, and restaurants in her new Manhattan home.


  • M.S., Education, SUNY New Paltz
  • B.S., Education, SUNY Oneonta

Certifications and Licensure

  • NYS Teaching Certification in Literacy and Students with Disabilities

Professional Experience

  • Provided supported employment and counseling to adults with disabilities in Putnam County
  • Transition Coordinator involved in developing internships for high school students with disabilities at work sites in the community
  • Guided families through the process of exiting high school to adult services or college