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Alison Cofrancesco, CMVSS Asst Director

Alison Cofrancesco, Director

Alison Cofrancesco (she/her) was born and raised in Mississippi.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Sociology from the University of Georgia and a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University. She began her journey into higher education working at various university counseling centers before coming to Tulane in the Office of Case Management and Victim Support Services. 

In Alison’s spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her dog Emmett.



Kyle Pearson, Case Manager

Kyle Pearson, Assistant Director

Kyle (he/him) grew up in northeast Ohio, attending Youngstown State University where he received an undergraduate degree in social work before moving to Pittsburgh to pursue his graduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked as an outpatient mental health therapist in Pittsburgh and joined Tulane’s Success Coaching program in 2016 before joining the CMVSS staff in 2018.



Deanna Robertson, Case Manager

Deanna Robertson, Case Manager

Deanna Robertson (she/her) was raised in South Louisiana and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota. Prior to joining Tulane, she worked as an Admissions Counselor/Recruiter, on a public health research study, and as a Case Manager/Medical Advocate at the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Deanna is focused on restorative, student-centered, community approaches to support the well-being of those she works with and brings a passion for empowerment & advocacy to her role as a case manager here at Tulane. She plays the drums for a local church in the area and enjoys spending time with family, watching tv shows, taking care of her hair (wash days!), or participating in mindful activities (yoga, going to the park, dance, meditation, and reading).



Kyle Pearson, Case Manager

Marissa Knell, Case Manager

Marissa Knell (she/her) was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California and moved to New Orleans in 2012. She decided she loves it here and hasn’t left. Marissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Spanish from Tulane University and then went on to earn a Masters’ in Public Health at Tulane as well. Marissa joined the CMVSS team in 2021 and enjoys working with students who inspire her. When she’s not working, Marissa enjoys riding her bike, fencing, and exploring the vibrant culinary landscape.