Meet the Academic Advisors and Staff

Full-time Advisors on Main Campus

Tomi Abayomi

Tomi is originally from Brooklyn, NY, but for most of her childhood she grew up in Nigeria.  Tomi was a student athlete at the University at Buffalo where she earned her B.A. in Psychology and Social Science Interdisciplinary Studies.  She then went on to complete an Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration at UAB.  Tomi is extremely excited about joining an amazing group of dedicated advisors, but most importantly, she is looking forward to getting to know her students and working with them to achieve their goals while at CCP and beyond. 

Fun facts: Tomi enjoys playing basketball, traveling, hiking, listening to music and reading. 

Kathryn Birster

Kathryn was born in New York City, raised in New Jersey, and then attended The College of New Jersey where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She also attended the Universite de Paris X for a year while in college and earned a French minor. She moved to Philadelphia to attend graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned two M.S.Eds: One in Psychological Services (and also earned a Secondary School Counseling Certification), and the second in Educational Policy. Although she joined the Department of Academic Advising in 2016, she has been at CCP since 2006. Prior to that, she was a secondary school guidance counselor at various schools in Philadelphia. She appreciates the opportunity to work with all students in the city and help them work toward their goals.

Fun fact: Kathryn has run eight marathons and two 50Ks.

Sherice Chevannes

Sherice grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, home to Dr. Suess and the Basketball Hall of Fame.  She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Westfield State University and an M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College.  Sherice started her advising career at Nichol’s College working with first year students and in 2013 relocated to Philadelphia for an advising position at Temple University working with theater and film students.  She joined the CCP family in 2016 as a Faculty Advisor and enjoys helping students achieve their academic goals and plans for their future.

Fun fact: Sherice is a former competitive ice-skater

Kimberly Harris

Kimberly Harris is a Faculty Advisor for Health Care Studies majors here at CCP. Kimberly is a graduate of Virginia State University with a B.A. in Sociology and an M.Ed in Higher Education. Prior to joining CCP in 2016 as a Faculty Advisor, she worked at Anne Arundel Community College as an Allied Health Advisor. She is passionate about assisting her students to reach their full potential.

Fun fact: Kim loves beach vacations.

Kristen Miah

Kristen Miah is a graduate of St. Francis College with a B.A. in Communication and an M.Ed. from Temple University. Prior to joining the CCP advising faculty, she worked at Temple University as an Academic Advisor in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and the Fox School of Business. She also served as a financial aid counselor at Temple. 

Fun Fact: Kristen is a former student athlete that scored over 1,000 points in high school. 

Jason Roscoe

Jason joined Community College of Philadelphia in May of 2016.  He currently serves as the Department Chair for Academic Advising at the College. Jason provides vision and oversight for academic advising processes and practices at the College, including but not limited to development and execution of a holistic advising model.  Prior to joining the College, Jason worked as an Academic Advisor & Director of Minority Mentoring program at his alma mater Mansfield University. Jason obtained his B.S. in Criminal Justice and M.Ed in Higher Education from Mansfield University where he was a three-sport athlete excelling in basketball, football, and track.

Fun fact: Jason enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with family and close friends. He is also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Go Birds!

Erika Vega

Erika Vega is an Academic Advisor for Health Care Studies majors here at the Community College of Philadelphia. She has a B.A. from Hunter College where she double majored in Sociology and Africana/Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.  Erika also has an M.S.Ed in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently working on her Ed.D in Higher Education at Northeastern University. She has over 10 years of experience working with first generation college students who have an interest in S.T.E.M or Health Care careers. As a first generation college student herself, she is passionate about helping students on their collegiate journey as others have helped her.  

Fun Fact: Erika loves to try new foods, bakeries, and restaurants. Her favorite meal of the day is dessert.

Meet the Staff

Members of our Administrative Staff are available to help answer your questions, book advising appointments, check in to see an advisor, and direct you to college resources.

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Peer Advisors