Health & Counseling Services

Department Email: [email protected]
Department Phone: (315) 279-5368

Christopher Alterio, Dr.OT, OTR/L

Founding Dean, School of Health and Human Services
Professor of Occupational Therapy
Director of Disability Services

Academic Credentials

Nova Southeastern University
SUNY at Buffalo


Dr. Alterio graduated cum laude from the SUNY at Buffalo Occupational Therapy program in 1987. He worked as a clinician, educator, and manager before completing his post-professional clinical doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in 2007.

He authored the textbook “Clinically oriented theory for occupational therapy” and co-authored "Caring for someone in your home." He writes extensively on a professional blog that covers occupational therapy topics. His clinical experience ranges across practice areas but his primary interest and focus is in pediatrics. He has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from pediatric clinical care and injury prevention programs, certification standards for occupational therapists, occupational therapy history, and appropriate use of social media in a professional context.

He has volunteered for 27 years for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, serving as pediatric subject matter expert on various exam and product development committees, and in all Board of Director leadership positions including Board Chairperson from 2010-12. He owns ABC Therapeutics, a private occupational and physical therapy practice in Western New York. He has served at Keuka College in various roles since 1992 and is currently Associate Professor, Chair, and Program Director of the occupational therapy division.

Professional Interests

Pediatrics, private practice, entrepreneurship, social media, occupational therapy theory, occupational therapy history.

Anita Gaston

Registered Nurse

Academic Credentials

University at Buffalo
Jamestown Community College


Anita has been the Registered Nurse in the Keuka College Health Center since 2009. She graduated with her Associate in Applied Science Nursing from Jamestown Community College in 1984. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Nursing from the University at Buffalo in 1988.

Anita is an active member of the local theater group, the Penn Yan Theater Company.  She enjoys portraying local women of historic interest in the annual “A Walk Through Yates County History” cemetery tour.  

Mary Martini-Hausner

Director of Counseling Services

Academic Credentials

SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Plattsburgh


Mary graduated with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been at Keuka College for 8 years.

She loves being outside kayaking, paddleboarding, and spending time with family.