See who the Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE) team is and how to contact us.
Roseanne Mirabella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CCRE
Roseanne Mirabella, Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of CCRE, overseeing all operations at the Center since its conception in 1995. Dr. Mirabella is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Laura Melendez Pallitto
Laura Melendez-Pallitto received her Psy.D. from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University in 1998. She completed her clinical internship at the Behavioral Health Care facility of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Piscataway. Since then, she has worked as a psychologist with a range of populations in a variety of settings: public and private schools, a university counseling center, hospitals, community organizations, residential eldercare and private practice.
In addition to her extensive clinical work, Dr. Melendez-Pallitto has program development and grant-writing experience. She has created an alternative high school program for at-risk students, obtained grant funding for self-defense training in a school setting, created clinical programs for homeless children residing in transitional housing and designed educational interventions for adolescents.
Tawayna Bailey joined the Center for Community Research and Engagement in January 2008 as the part-time Project Coordinator. In this position, Tawayna is responsible for working with CCRE staff, Seton Hall faculty, students and non-profit partner sites to ensure the successful implementation of the program. Tawayna brings an impressive background in management and leadership skills in the non-profit sector with over 10 years experience to the program. In addition to the CCRE program, Tawayna assists with overseeing the Seton Hall Experiential Learning and Leadership through Service (SHELLS) program, Community Renaissance Program and Community Based Research Program.