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Meet The Staff

Please Note:  We are starting our very busy registration time and our priority is to help you pick classes for the summer and/or fall semester.  This means that there will be more drop-in counseling available and very few appointments. 

If you don't find any available appointments, please sign up for a virtual drop-in or stop by the office to meet with a counselor in person.

Be ready to wait for approximately 30 minute - 1 hour to speak with a counselor. 

 

Department Chair:

Georgina Masoni Garcia, M.S.

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Department Supervisor:

Josolyn Hill, Ed.D.

 

 

Faculty:

Ahmed (Rasheed) Aden, M.S.

HUBU, Personal Growth

Other languages spoken:  Somali

Abdimalik Buul, Ed.D.

*On Leave - Special assignment with the

CCC Chancellor's Office

Elsa Cristina Carrillo, Ed.D

Guided Pathways Co-Coordinator

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers/ella

Erin Charlens, Ed.D.

UMOJA, Personal Growth

Nora Hinsley, M.S.

ICAN Counseling Coordinator

Other languages spoken:  Khmer

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Marc Hollman, M.A.

Athletics Counselor

Andre Jones, M.A.

City Scholars, Personal Growth

Bernice Lorenzo, Ed.D.

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Jose Luis Perez, Ed.D.

Puente, Personal Growth

Crystal Rodriguez, M.S, PPSC

Promise, East Village Middle College High School

Personal Growth

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Sandy Sada, M.A.

Personal Growth

Other languages spoken:

Arabic, Aramaic (Chaldean)

Andre Sanz, M.A.

Personal Growth

Carlos Sanz Memorial Scholarship               

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Steve Schommer, M.S., LMFT

Personal Growth

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Perla Vizcarra, M.A

Other languages spoken:  Spanish            

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Jacqueline Willet, M.S.

Military/Veterans

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Rudy Zamora, M.A.

Personal GrowthHonors

 

counseling faculty in their regalia at city college graduation

Part-time Faculty:

Shelly Barajas-Leyva, M.A

General Counseling, Personal Growth

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kalon Bell, M.A.

General Counseling, UMOJA

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Ismael Carrillo, M.A.*

Personal Growth

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Pronouns: he/him/él

*Ismael is now a full-time Counselor with EOPS; for counseling services please visit him at their offices.

Sandi Duraid, M.A.

General Counseling, Welcome Home CityPersonal Growth

Other languages spoken: Arabic

Pronouns: she/her/hers/هي

Oscar Duran, M.S.

General Counseling, City Scholars

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Pronouns: he/him/his

Salvador Flor, M.S.

General Counseling

Eddie Franco, M.Ed.

General Counseling

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Pronouns: he/him/his

Jacqueline Gomez, M.Ed.

General Counseling, Personal Growth

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Pronouns: she/her/hers/ella

Angela Hernandez, M.S.

General Counseling, Personal Growth

Kyaw Zin Htet, M.S.

General Counseling

Other languages spoken: Burmese

Pronouns: he/him/his

Charles (Khahalifa) King, M.A.

Personal Growth

Daniel Mendoza, M.A.

General Counseling, Transfer Center

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Caryn L Pass, M.A. 

Personal Growth

Raquel Peshkepia Veluz, M.S.

General Counseling

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Lucy Plascencia, M.S.

Pride Hub, Personal Growth

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/they

Arnel Tan, M.A.

General Counseling

Pronouns: he/him/his

Melody Valencia, M.A. 

Transfer Center Counselor/Coordinator

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Saman Yaghmaee, Ed.D.

General Counseling

Other languages spoken:  Farsi 

Derrick Young, M.A.

General Counseling

 

Classified Professionals:

John Gradilla, M.S.

General Counseling

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Patricia Pugnier

Evaluations & General Counseling 

 

Nisreen Rofaeel, B.A.

General Counseling

Other languages spoken:  Arabic, Aramaic (Chaldean)

DeAndrea "Dre" Woods

General Counseling