Meet the Counselors

Counseling and Student Development

Dr. Flor Huerta
Interim Dean of Counseling and Student Development
Kelly Carter
Counseling Department Coordinator
Lela Beck
Administrative Assistant III
Regina Russell
Administrative Assistant II
Margaret Cortez
Administrative Assistant I

Athletic/Kinesiology Counselor

 Dana Bedard
 dbedard@cypresscollege.edu
 T: (714) 484-7276
 L: Gym II, 1st Floor, Room 118
Majors: Athletes | Physical Education/Kinesiology |
Recreation

Business/Veteran’s Affairs Counselor

Robert Grantham 
rgrantham@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7084
L: Business Education Building, 2nd Floor
Majors: Business Administration Transfer | Accounting |
Court Reporting | Captioning | Text Entry | Computer Editor |
Computer Information Systems | Computer Programming |
Computer Application | Management | Marketing |
Merchandising | Networking |
Administrative Assistant – Secretarial – Administrative Support |
Secretarial – Legal | Secretarial – Office Assistant | Word Processing

Career Technical Counselor

Jane Jepson 
jjepson@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7229
L: Technical Education I Building, 2nd Floor, Room 209
Majors: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration | Airline and Travel Careers |
Automotive Collision Repair | Automotive Technology |
Aviation – Commercial Pilot | Aviation – Management | Hotel | Restaurant |
Culinary Arts | Criminal Justice | Industrial Technology |
T-TEN (Toyota Technical Education Network)

Fine Arts Counselors

Renay Laguana-Ferinac
rlaguana@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7129
L: Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor
Renee Ssensalo
rssensalo@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7129
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
Majors: Art | Dance | Multimedia | Music | Photography | Theater Arts |
Journalism/Communication | Media Arts Design

Health Science Counselors

Kelly Carter, Counseling Department Coordinator
kcarter@cypresscollege.edu
Denise Vo
dvo@cypresscollege.edu
Doreen Villasenor
dvillasenor@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7270
L: Health Science Building, 2nd floor
Majors: Registered Dental Assisting | Dental Hygiene |
Health Information Technology | Health Information Coding Specialist |
Health Unit Coordinator | Medical Insurance Billing Specialist |
Mortuary Science | Registered Nursing | Career Mobility Nursing |
Psychiatric Technician | Radiological Technology |
Ultrasound/Medical Sonography |
Radiology Assistant/Darkroom Technician Program

Humanities/Language Arts/Social Science Counselors

Mymy Lam, Teacher Preparation Program Counselor
mlam@cypresscollege.edu
Therese Mosqueda-Ponce, Puente Program Counselor
tmponce@cypresscollege.edu
Daniel Pelletier
dpelletier@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7015
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
Majors: English | ESL (English for Non-Native Speakers) | Foreign Language |
Reading | Speech | Anthropology | Asian Studies | Drugs and Alcohol |
Economics | Ethnic Studies | Family Studies – Basic & Advance |
Geographic Information Systems | Geography | History |
Human Services Generalist | Latin American Studies | Liberal Studies |
Philosophy | Political Science | Psychology | Sociology | Teacher Prep Program

Science, Engineering, and Math Counselors

Deidre Porter 
dporter@cypresscollege.edu
Ernesto Heredia
eheredia@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7015
L: Science/Engineering/Math Building, 2nd Floor
Majors: Biological Sciences/Life Sciences | Biology | Chemistry | Computer Science |
Physical Science | Engineering – Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical |
Engineering Technology | Forestry | Geology | Industrial Technology | Mathematics |
Physics | Pre-Dentistry | Pre-Medicine | Pre-Optometry | Pre-Pharmacy |
Pre-Physical Therapy | Pre-Physicians Assistant | Pre-Veterinary

Counseling Services

Adult Reentry Program
Career Planning Center
careercenter@cypresscollege.edu
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
T: (714) 484-7120
Articulation
Jacquelyn Rangel, Articulation Officer
jrangel@cypresscollege.edu
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor, Office 227
T: (714) 484-7025
Assessment Center
assessmentcenter@cypresscollege.edu
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
T: (714) 484-7223
CalWORKs Counseling
Connie Boehler, Counselor
cboehler@cypresscollege.edu
L: Cypress College Complex, 2nd Floor, Room 209
T: (714) 484-7237
Career Planning Center (CPC)
Deann Burch, Career Center Coordinator
dburch@cypresscollege.edu
Sarah Coburn, Career Counselor
scoburn@cypresscollege.edu
Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Sarah Coburn
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
T: (714) 484-7120
Disability Support Services (DSS)
Celeste Phelps, Director
cphelps@cypresscollege.edu
Deborah Michelle, Counselor
dmichelle@cypresscollege.edu
Dawn Decker, LD Specialist
ddecker@cypresscollege.edu
Marisa Lehmeier, Counselor
mlehmeier@cypresscollege.edu
L: Cypress College Complex, 1st Floor, Room 105
T: (714) 484-7104
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
Alan Reza, Counselor
areza@cypresscollege.edu
Eva Palomares, Counselor
epalomares@cypresscollege.edu
L: Cypress College Complex, 2nd Floor, Room 208
T: (714) 484-7368
Honors Program Counseling
Penny Gabourie, Director
pgabourie@cypresscollege.edu
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
T: (714) 484-7129
International Students Program
Yongmi Han, Manager
yhan@cypresscollege.edu
L: Student Activities, Building 8
T: (714) 484-7050
Online Counseling and Cranium Cafe
Thydan Huynh & Vince Vizcarra, Online Counselors
onlinecounselor@cypresscollege.edu
Video chat on Cranium Cafe
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
T: (714) 484-7015
Transfer Center
Penny Gabourie, Director
pgabourie@cypresscollege.edu
Yolanda Duenas, Transfer Counselor
yduenas@cypresscollege.edu
Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Yolanda Duenas
L: Student Center, 2nd Floor
T: (714) 484-7130