Barbara Jean Briskey, FNP
Director of Health Service
Barbara Jean graduated from Pace University for both her undergraduate degree and master's degree in Family Primary Care. Barbara Jean's work experience includes nine years at the Westchester Medical Center through the 80's and early 90's, then two years of community health before beginning at Bard in 1994.
Outside of Bard, Barbara Jean is an artist and an avid gardener. Her backyard chickens gather when she sings. She loves hiking, dancing, cooking & baking, and visiting with family and friends.
Andrea Provan, RN, MS, FNP
Assistant Director of Health Service
Andrea received a BA in biology from the College of the Holy Cross and a BSN and MSN from Pace University as a family nurse practitioner in 1995. Andrea has worked in student health at Boston University, conducted research at an STD clinic in Birmingham, AL, as well as having experience at Cornerstone, a drug detox and rehab facility in Rhinebeck.
Outside of Bard, Andrea is busy keeping up with her 2 young adult children and several animals. She is originally from Jamaica (West Indies), and has also lived in France, Boston, Birmingham.
Belinda (Bel) Casivant, RN, MSN, ANP
Bel received her MSN from Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY. She holds an AA in Nursing from Columbia Green Community College and a BS in Psychology from SUNY Albany. She has a wealth of knowledge having worked in endocrinology.
When not at work, she loves spending time with family, participating in outdoor activities including snowmobiling, reading and sewing/crafts.
Ilona Snyder, RN, MSN, FNP
Ilona is an ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained Master of Science in Nursing from the Sage Graduate School at Albany, NY and BSN from SUNY, Downstate. Prior to joining Bard College Health Services she has practiced in a variety of settings including cardiology, community health and family medicine.
Ilona is a native of Russia and has lived in Hudson Valley for over 20 years. When not at work, she enjoys reading, photography, vegetarian cooking and spending time with her average children and one supercat.
Clara Mixco is originally from El Salvador and she has lived in the Hudson Valley area since 2002. Clara went to Dutchess Community College and before coming to Bard she worked for more than ten years in the Hospitality Industry where she held different managerial positions. Outside of work Clara enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and camping with family and friends.
Ian Brent, NYSEMT
Ian received his B.Sc. in Cellular Biology from SUNY New Paltz in 2010. He is a certified NYS EMT and all-around spreadsheet enthusiast. Ian has over 10 years of experience in healthcare, from both the practice and management angles, in varying fields including in-patient mental healthcare, emergency medicine and residential autism care.
Outside of Bard, Ian lives with his wife and two dogs. He is partial to the arts, having a specialization in Creative Writing from Wesleyan and running, directing and acting in a local murder mystery dinner theatre company. He can be found acting in anything and everything from off-broadway to film to halloween costume modeling.