Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Administration

Roy O. Hurd, Chairman, CEO and President
Sherie L. Hurd, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Operations
Mary Ellen Pastorino, Director of Education
Mark Kalagorgevich, Assistant Director of Education
Edward Lynch, Evening School Dean

Accounting
David Yarbrough, Director of Accounting and Benefits Administration
Diane Papa, Accounts Receivable Manager
Peggy Ransford, Administrative Assistant
Kass Von der Mehden, Bookstore Manager

Administrative Services
Eleanor Noriel, Director of Administrative Services
Ken Castor, Maintenance Supervisor
Debra Gipson, Administrative Assistant
Megan McDaniel, Administrative Assistant
Karina Nuño, Administrative Assistant

Admissions
Dahnja Straub, Director of Admissions
Kira Bowman, Admissions Officer
Jan Caraway, Admissions Officer
Gay Kimmel, High School Program Director
Aimee Lute, Admissions Officer

Career Services
Phil Vo, Career Development Manager
Tammy Sams, Career Placement Coordinator

Financial Aid
Mary O’Brien, Financial Aid Director
Lauri Brown, Student Loan Repayment Advisor
Judy Felciano, Financial Aid Advisor
Lea Smith, Financial Aid Advisor

Student Services
Margareta Campbell, Registrar
Renee Dixon, Assistant Registrar and Student Success Advisor
Nora Songster, Student Success Advisor

Tech Support
Michaela DeBiase, Certification Test Administrator
Fernando Monteiro, Systems Administrator

Faculty

Accounting

Department Head:
Carol Reinke, BA, MBA
Sonoma State University, California
City University of Seattle, Washington

Instructors:
Erin Harness, BS
California Polytechnic State University

Carl Oeschger, BA, A+
Sonoma State University, California
Empire College, California

Debbi O'Sullivan, CPA, AA, BS
Santa Rosa Junior College, California
Sonoma State University, California

Robert Viera, BA, BS
University of Texas, El Paso

Business

Department Head:
Cynthia Hanna, BA
Sonoma State University, California

Instructors:
Rose Batzdorff, BA, MA
University of Colorado
University of Northern Colorado

Sharilynn Koch, BA, MA
Azusa Pacific University, California
Golden Gate Baptist Theological
Seminary, California

Karen Longhetto, BA
San Diego State University, California

Lucy Lucchesi, BA
San Francisco State University, California
San Jose State University, California

Carl Oeschger, BA, A+
Sonoma State University, California
Empire College, California

Cynthia Ott, AA, BS
Santa Rosa Junior College, California
University of San Francisco, California 

Information Technology

Information Technology Director:
Ryan Donham, A.A., MCP, CCNA, CCAI, CCDA, A+, Network+, Security+, SCNP, SCNA, SCNS, MCTS
Empire College, California

Instructors:
Nathan Jackson, BS, AS, AA, MCSA, A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+
ITT Technical Institute, California
Santa Rosa Junior College, California
Empire College, California

John Leahy, BS, MCSE, MCT, Security+, Network+
Capella University, California

David Nichols, AA, MCTS, MCP, A+, Network+, Linux+
Empire College, California

Dan Timms, AA, A+, Network+
Empire College, California

Scott Wilcox, AA, A+, Network+
Empire College, California

Legal

Department Head:
Monica Lehre, AA, BA CLA
Santa Rosa Junior College, California
Sonoma State University, California

Instructors:
Grace De La Torre, BS, CLA
University of San Francisco, California

Daphne Drescher, BA, CLA
Simpson University, California

Laura Krieg, BA, CLA
Sonoma State University, California

Julia McIlroy, BA, JD
Mills College, California
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, California

Laura Rosenthal, BA, JD
University of Denver, Colorado
University of Denver School of Law

Kimberly C. Tucker, BA, MLIS, MS
Sonoma State University, California
San Jose State University, California

Medical

Department Head:
Shannon Tinsley, CCMA-AC, CPT1
Empire College, California

Phlebotomy Program Director:
Jon Drew, BS, CLS, MT (ASCP)
San Francisco State University, California
Sonoma State University, California

Instructors:
Megan Chieppa, AA, CCMA-AC, CPT1
Empire College, California

Barbara Harland, CCMA-A
Empire College, California

Jon A. Johnson, BA, CPTII
San Francisco State University, California

Mary Mullnix, CPC
Chabot College, California

Dacille Porneso, AA, CPT1
Santa Rosa Junior College, California

Nicole Ruggeri, CCMA-C, NE, AHI
Empire College, California

Nancy Stuart, CCMA-AC
Empire College, California

Judith Toomasson, AA
College of San Mateo, California

Melissa Vineyard, RN, BA, BS
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Morgan Wells Barajas, CCMA-AC
Empire College, California

Kim Williams, CCMA-AC
Empire College, California

Dawn Wuerthner, BS
University of San Francisco, California

Tourism and Hospitality

Department Head:
Sheri Graeber, CTC, CTA
The Travel Institute (formerly National
Institute of Certified Travel Agents)