Meet the Team


There is truly no greater asset than our people. We invite you to learn more about what makes CW so unique.

Mary Cuomo

Mary Cuomo

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Assistant Director
Higher Ed Development
For Corporate, Community, and High Schools
914.729.4136 mcuomo@cw.edu

Mary Cuomo’s varied background lends itself well to her position as Assistant Director, Higher Ed Development. She possesses experience in healthcare management, sales and customer service and as an Admissions Counselor at CW. And, she is currently lead vocalist with the wedding agency, “Stolen Moments”, making her public speaking skills particularly unique and engaging.

In December of 2019, Mary graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education at Concordia College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Concordia College and an Associate Degree from The College of Westchester.

 
Cody Velez

Cody Velez

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High School & Community Relations Presenter
914.831.0397 cvelez@cw.edu

Cody had worked for a non-for-profit organization for the last 10 years. Her role was Program Director of a Middle School Afterschool Program and a high school Summer Youth Employment Program. Cody facilitated many college and career readiness presentations during her time working as a Program Director, which led Cody to her position at CW.

Cody graduated from Mercy College in the Bronx with a BS in Community Health in May of 2019. A cool fact about Cody is that she is a children’s party entertainer aka clown who knows how to paint faces and make balloon animals!

 
Alexis Penaloza

Alexis Penaloza

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High School & Community Relations Presenter
914.831.0397 apenaloza@cw.edu

Alexis Penaloza started her journey with Higher Education as the Head Swim and Dive Coach for her alma mater Pace University. Her experience recruiting athletically lead her to find her position as CW’s High School and Community Relations Presenter.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice. Her hobbies include modeling/acting, coaching a youth swim team, and her personal favorite, “Netflix and Chill.”