Contact and Meet the OVME Staff

Mailing and Physical Address:

Empire State College
1 Union Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


800-847-3000, ext. 2779
518-587-2100, ext. 2779




Meet the Office of Veteran and Military Education Staff:

  • Desiree Drindak, Director
  • Mindy Boenning, Fort Drum Site Coordinator
  • Susan Bruce, Veteran and Military Services Coordinator
  • Jason Collins, Veteran Outreach Coordinator
  • Alison Long, Military Outreach Coordinator - Mid Atlantic Region
  • Bill Yaeger, Military Outreach Coordinator - Midwest Region
  • William Mayeaux, Military Outreach Coordinator - Pacific and OCONUS Region
  • Pamela Burkhart, Project Assistant
  • Grace Comiskey, Project Assistant
  • Audra Buchanan, Assistant - North Country
  • Heather Gaebel, Assistant - Watertown
  • Teresa Henning, Military Advisor - Fort Drum
  • Matt Quinn, Military Advisor
  • Jamie Decker, Assistant


We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire’s Veteran and Military Education staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.