Kathleen O'Connell, AMSU '85

Guidance Chairperson

718-364-5353 Ext. 224

AMSU Start Date: September 2014

Freshmen M-Z, Sophomores S-Z, Juniors P-Z, Seniors J-Z

Bachelor of Science, Manhattan College - Accounting 
Master of Science, College of New Rochelle - School Counseling

I am very grateful to be working at my alma mater. AMSU continues to have a family atmosphere and remains committed to Academics, Arts and Service. Years have passed and faces have changed, but the core values that have always been represented here are ever present to this day. Being back here in the role of Guidance Department Chairperson is quite surreal. AMSU was and is a very important part of my life. Guiding students through their daily struggles is paramount for me, and making a difference in their lives allows for fulfillment in mine. The support and appreciation I receive from the administration and faculty on a daily basis, is greatly appreciated. 
I'm back home......and welcomed with open arms!


Brianne O'Hare

Guidance Counselor

718-364-5353 Ext. 217

AMSU Start Date: September 2014

Freshmen: Last Names A-M; Sophomores A-M; Juniors A-R; Seniors A-O

Extra Curricula: U.N. Connection

Personal Interests: Reading, watching TV and movies, Broadway/Musical Theater, and sports (especially soccer!)

Bachelor of Arts, Quinnipiac University – Communications, Concentration in Media Studies and Sociology 
Master of Science, Mercy College – School Counseling 
Advanced Certification, The College of New Rochelle – Guidance and Counseling 
New York State Permanent Certification as a School Counselor

Ms. O’Hare is so excited to be back for her fifth year working with the wonderful Girls of Mount St. Ursula! She cannot wait to work with the Class of 2019 on their college applications and the transition to college, with the Class of 2020 as they begin their college selection process, with the Class of 2021 as they begin to explore career options, and with the Class of 2022 as they become a part of the AMSU family! Here’s to another successful year!


Jennifer Brenlla

Health and Wellness Coach

AMSU Start Date: September 2018


Extra Curricula: Personal Counseling

Personal Interests: Traveling, Golfing, Gardening, Broadway Shows, Spending time with my family, and going to the beach

Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University Maryland - Sociology Master of Social Work, Temply University Social Work

I am thrilled to be welcomed into the AMSU community. A native of the Philadelphia area, I love my adopted home of New York and everything the city has to offer. My career has been focused on working with women, families, and youth and my passion is empowering young women to make good choices for themselves. I look forward to challenging our girls to be their best selves, A motto I live by is People before things!