Meet our staff


Shary Browne '10

Admissions Counselor

Shary is a Pine Manor Alumna of the class of 2010 and from Mattapan in Boston, MA. She studied Management and Organizational Change at PMC and continued her education receiving a Masters of Science in Management from Emmanuel College. Shary worked for Granite Telecommunications, a technology company that focuses on providing companies with communications solutions – there, Shary continued to develop her professional skill set. In her career, she developed a specific focus on relationship building, effective communication and critical thinking. Upon receiving her master’s degree Shary decided to come back to Pine Manor to share her experiences with other prospective students while assisting with the student development process. Shary enjoys counseling students and advocating on their behalf and in her spare time she enjoys reading.


Robert Nelson

Admissions Counselor

Robert Nelson is a New York native and 2013 Keystone College graduate. He graduated with a BA in Communications while competing as a member of the Men’s Basketball Team. During his playing career, he was awarded the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Sportsmanship Award and helped his team to back-to-back conference championship appearances. After college, Robert worked for PakCom Incorporated as a Project Manager. PakCom is a promotional products and fulfillment company located in Waltham, MA. At Pakcom he was responsible for managing client marketing campaigns and overseeing the fulfillment team. Robert is also the Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach at Pine Manor. His main responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring the young student athletes. Robert is excited about his role as an admissions counselor at PMC. He enjoys the close family environment the institution provides and hopes to ease the transition into college for high school students.


Elise Yafet

Admissions Counselor

Elise is passionate about the power of higher education and helping others receive a positive college experience. Prior to coming to PMC, Elise worked as a College Coach at College Possible in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In that role, she worked with low-income students throughout their college education, facilitating whatever barriers they faced and connecting them to resources available to them. While at College Possible, she saw firsthand the benefit of additional guidance that her students received while attending small, private colleges. She began her career abroad in Netanya, Israel, where she volunteered as an English Teaching Fellow and taught English as a second language to third through sixth grade students. Elise received her BA in Journalism-Strategic Communication, with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys attending theatre productions and is spending more time experimenting with cooking.


Vanessa Gomes '14

Enrollment and Financial Services Advisor

Vanessa Gomes is a proud and devoted 2014 Pine Manor Alumna. She graduated from PMC with a BA in Communication and a minor in International Relations. During her time as a commuter student, Vanessa immediately became an active member in the community as a participant, student advocate and leader. She participated in an array of extracurricular and academic committees such as the College’s Mission and Purpose Task force, Student Community Council, Teacher Assistantship, Model United Nations Club, Summer Bridge Mentorship Program, Student Ambassador and was inducted to the Alpha Chi Honors Society.
Pine Manor offered her an array of opportunities to grow, discover her talents and find her inner voice. As an Enrollment and Financial Services Advisor, she aims to use her knowledge and unique college experience to encourage and guide Pine Manor students to use all of the resources PMC has to offer; so they can become successful in all their personal and educational endeavors.