Graduate of San Bernardino Valley College, Psychiatric Technician Program in 1986. Earned an A.A. degree and an A.S. degree from Citrus College, Glendora California in 2000. Bachelor of Arts degree earned in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles in 2004. Master of Arts Degree earned in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles in 2010.
Psychiatric Technician 1986-2002, Lanterman Developmental Center--LOC Skilled Nursing, ICF-Behavior Adjustment Program, Behavior Intervention and Training Team (Consultant for FD Lanterman, Eastern Los Angeles, and San Gabrial/Pomona Regional Centers), Senior Psychiatric Technician-Behavioral Adjustment Program at Lanterman Developmental Center, Direct Support Professional Trainer at LACOE and Baldy View ROP, CPI Trainer, Administrator and Staff Development Trainer for ICF, Children's, and Specialized Treatment Facilities in Los Angeles County, Adjunct Faculty-San Bernardino Valley College/Psychiatric Technician Program, Adjunct Faculty-Mount San Antonio Community College/Psychiatric Technician Program and ESL/Medical Interpretation Program, Full Time Faculty-Cypress College/Psychiatric Technician Program, Mentor for PUENTE Program, Professional Item Writing Consultant for the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician Examiners.
Current Teaching Assignments
PT 110 Nursing Science I--This course introduces the basic principles and concepts of health care. Scientific principles of nursing care are introduced. Principles discussed in lecture will be applied in the clinical setting. Class meets at Fairview Developmental Center two days per week and at Cypress College two days per week.
PT 125 Developmental Disabilities II--This course studies the causes and prevention of behaviors displayed by individuals with varying degrees of developmental disabilities. The clinical application of the principles of behavior modification is stressed. Class meets at Fairview Developmental Center two days per week and at Cypress College two days per week.