Our Staff

maureen browerMaureen Brower
Maureen Brower has been Stony Brook University Assistant Ombudsman since 2001. She has been a part of the University community for 26 years.

Prior to coming to the Ombudsman Office, Maureen served as Director of Student Orientation Programs where she developed the first freshman seminar program, SBU 101. Maureen has served as a course instructor since 1990. She continues to teach the course every semester.

Maureen is a proud recipient of the 1996 Chancellorís and Presidentís Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Maureen received her BA degree from St. Josephís College and the MA/LS degree from Stony Brook University. She is currently a member of the International Ombudsman Association.


donna buehlerDonna Buehler
Donna Buehler joined Stony Brook University in 1998. Prior to coming to the Ombudsman Office, Donna served as the Director of the Employee Assistance Program where she established the Hardship Fund and opened a satellite office at the hospital. She chaired the University Presidentís Campus Safety Advisory Committee from 2008 through 2012. Later she became the Director of Organizational Wellness & Healthier U Initiatives and received the 2013 Long Island Business News Health Care Heroes Award. Her expertise is in behavioral health, wellness and workplace issues.

Donna received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and a minor in business administration from Columbia Business School. She serves on the World of Work Advisory Board at Columbia University School of Social Work and is Past President of the Alumni Association. Donna is a member of The International Ombudsman Association and the International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education (IAEAPE) where she was a board member and recipient of the 2012 IAEAPE Service Award.