Meet our Staff

Our professional staff is committed to helping residents thrive in our communities. We encourage students to stop by and meet us!

rosemary house

Residence Life is located in Rosemary House on South Campus.

Our Staff

The Director of Residence Life sets the vision for the department and supervises the Associate Director and Residence Directors. 

Bonny Sucherman
Director of Residence Life

Bonny oversees all Residence Life staff and provides vision and directon for the Department. Bonny is also responsible for liaising with relevant campus offices, such as the Business Office, Office of Disability Services, Admissions and the Global Engagement Office.

Nora Maltz
Associate Director of Residence Life

Nora is responsible for the operations of Residence Life, which include all housing application and room selection processes, open room change and meal plan change periods. Along with Bonny, she ensures that the policies and processes of the Office are equitable and inclusive.

The Residence Directors supervise various halls and their Resident Assistants, the paraprofessional student staff who keep each residence hall’s community strong. Students are invited to meet with these staff members by coming to their office or scheduling an appointment. Each RD supervises two to three communities. The RDs are valuable resources for students and are responsible for mediating roommate conflicts, supporting student programs and organizations, strengthening community spirit, enforcing community standards, and being active members of the Lake Forest College community.

Tyler Bernat |
Moore and Roberts Halls

Alyssa Perone |

Harlan, Blackstone and McClure Halls

Nanci Sarmiento |

Gregory and Nollen Halls, and on-campus specialty apartments

Molly Cahill |

Deerpath, Lois, Cleveland-Young Halls and Vail House

Lake Forest College RA Staff Fall 2019

Resident Assistants (RAs) foster an environment that is conducive to study and learning, promote personal growth and responsibility, and assist students in adjusting to the Lake Forest College community. The student staff provide peer-based counseling that is responsive to individual needs, coordinate educational and social programming, and uphold College policies. The professional staff also provide counseling and advising for residents as well as supervision for the residence hall staff.