School of Allied Health
Faculty Profiles
Program Director/Chairperson - Allied Health Program and Instructor, Allied Health
M.P.A., Long Island University
B.S., Mercy College
A.A.S., Manhattan Community College
License: Registered Respiratory Therapist
Certifications: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant;
Certified Pulmonary Function Technology
Estelle Coffino
"Our Allied Health programs at CW prepare students to meet the challenges of the growing healthcare industry. We engage our students with the education and skills training necessary to become a medical professional that often times fulfills for them a lifelong dream of helping people."
Assistant Chairperson and Instructor, Allied Health
D.C., Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic;
B.S., Claflin University
Certification: Certified Health Instructor (CHI)
Dr. Shamva Wright
"As an Instructor, my purpose is not to create students in my own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. I encourage them to set their goals high enough to inspire them and low enough to encourage them.

I chose to teach in the Allied Health Field because I enjoy sharing my knowledge and enlightening the way for others to become successful medical professionals."
Instructor, Allied Health
M.S., University of Bridgeport
B.S., Ithaca College
Michelle Fuhrman
"For me, the greatest reward of teaching at the College of Westchester is seeing students come in with very little knowledge of the field of health care and grow and develop into confident and knowledgeable Certified Health Care Professionals."
Adjunct Instructor, Allied Health
M.D., B.S., Far Eastern University
Dr. Bahadur Singh
"Teaching should be second nature to any good physician. We do that every day with our patients, with our colleagues, with our students and our love ones. It gives me immense pleasure to see my students' progress."
Assistant Professor, General Education
M.A., Iona College
B.A., Salve Regina University
Erica Schacht
"Teaching is not something that can be developed over night. It is an art that must be mastered through time, diligence, and patience. I became a teacher because of all of my female professors who inspired me to be where I am today. Every moment, every day, and every year I teach I learn something new, something greater.”

As Aristotle said, "Teaching is the highest form of understanding" and I truly believe this.