Care and Action for Students

The focus of Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Care and Action for Students Team (CAST) is the care and concern for students who may be in distress. Our aim is to connect identified students with the resources and support needed to facilitate achievement of their personal and academic potential while at the Academy.

Make a Referral


Team Meetings

CAST meets biweekly throughout the fall and spring semesters. The team may also meet on an ad hoc basis if an urgent situation arises.

How to Make a Referral

Members of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Community may refer students of concern to CAST by submitting the Referral Form. Once a referral is submitted, you will see an automated reply confirming that your referral has been received, and a member of CAST may contact you for additional information. Alternately, you can make a referral by contacting any member of CAST.

Emergency Situations

If a student poses an immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or Public Safety at 508-726-0798 or Extension 1025.


Team Members Department Phone
Christopher Barry Athletics 508-830-5000 x1224
Marina Brock Emergency Management and Homeland Security 508-830-5000 x2215
LT Rory Deegan Commandant's Office, Student Services 508-830-5000 x1004
Kelly DeMello Career & Professional Services 508-830-5000 x6458
Judith Kaechele Health Services 508-830-5243
Jennifer Levesque Counseling Center, Health Services 508-830-5000 x1480
Patrick Nobrega Office of Intercultural Engagement 508-830-5000 x5134
Joshua M. Tefft Admissions 508-830-6687
Pamela Wing Public Safety 508-830-5000 x1025