Speaker Series: Alice Waters
Supporting Student Success
Dr. Tim is Coordinator and Counselor for the Folsom Lake College's Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) and an educational psychologist. His professional background includes counseling and Learning Disability Specialist experience with American River College, Sierra College and Sacramento City College, as well as teaching duties at the University of California, Davis and the University of the Pacific.
Tim earned his Doctorate in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of the Pacific, and his Masters in Counseling/School Psychology, and teaching credential and B.A. in Social Sciences from CSUS.
Previously he worked as a School Psychologist in the K-12 system and worked at Jakarta International School in Indonesia, on the island of Java. Interests about which Tim is passionate include bicycling, playing the guitar, creative writing and poetry, creating light box sculptures and video art, and promoting the FLC DSPS annual Disability Awareness Art Show every year.
DSPS Adjunct Coordinator and Counselor
Andrea Roberge is Adjunct Coordinator and Counselor at FLC DSPS. She earned both her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from CSU Sacramento. In the past, she has taught a study strategies course for students with disabilities at FLC, and currently she teaches at Cosumnes River College. Ms. Roberge has been an English tutor for 16 years, working with students from first grade through post-doctoral level at CSUS, on Los Rios campuses and in her tutoring business. She enjoys doing genealogy with her family and friends; duo and group singing, and baking.
DSPS Full-Time Student Personnel Assistant (SPA)
Christy has worked as a Student Personnel Assistant (SPA) for 5 years at Folsom Lake College. She began her tenure at DSPS as a Student Assistant during her years of studying here. She also obtained an A.A. degree from the college in Communication Studies. She now continues her studies at CSU, Sacramento, and she will soon receive her B.A in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public relations.
Christy has stated that her goals for the future include becoming director of a statewide nonprofit organization. Hobbies include scrapbooking, car shows and playing with her puppy, Allie. Christy also is our office expert on using the LiveScribe Pen, which records notes and plays back the recording when the pen touches the written word.
DSPS Adjunct Coordinator
El Dorado Center
My professional focus has been in human development. I bring to EDC experiences as a School Psychologist and was responsible for peer mediation and crisis intervention programs at K-12 schools. As an adjunct Lecturer at CSU Sacramento and UC Davis, I assisted students preparing for careers in human services. A familiarity with personal variability comes from evaluating applicants for the state Disability Evaluation Unit and DSP community college programs. Presently, I also serve as a Behavioral Management Consultant for adults with disabilities at a day training program. I'm definitely committed to helping others successfully manage their challenges.
A doctorate and Master's degrees were earned from USC and San Jose State University. I've been honored to take leadership roles with professional, community and senior volunteer organizations.
I share many interests with my family and strive to perfect my golf game.
Yelena is forging a new path for DSPS. She is providing academic counseling services and student educational plans for our DSPS students. In addition, she will provide career counseling as a way to help students determine long-range goals. Here's her statement by way of an introduction:
"I was born and raised in Ukraine. I started my education at a local community college and completed a Masters in Counseling, with Vocational Rehabilitation emphasis, at CSU, Sacramento. I am proud to say I am first one in my family to obtain a college degree. My professional interests are career development for adults with disabilities and disability management at the post-secondary level. I much enjoy working with the diverse students one finds in the community college. I am fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and American Sign Languages."
DSPS Student Personnel Assistant (SPA)
El Dorado Center
I received my BA in Communication from UC Davis in 2004 and my Master's degree from CSU Sacramento in Education Leadership and Policy Studies in 2006. I am married and have 5 children, 4 of which are grown.
I work as an SPA in DSPS at the EDC campus in Placerville encouraging students with various disabilities and assisting them to be successful at the college level. I come to Folsom Lake College with a myriad of professional and life experiences from practicing midwifery in the 1980s, providing in home support services for seniors in the 1990s and youth advocacy and counsel for middle school students at a rural school district near Placerville from 2006 to 2008.
Just last year my husband and I completed a 3000 sq. ft. art studio and gallery with the desire to enrich the art community in El Dorado Co. They hope to launch classes and studio operations in 2012.
Stop by and see Diana at EDC on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
DSPS Adjunct Counselor
I completed my BS degree in Sciences from Santa Clara University. I completed my first MA at California State University in Los Angeles in Special Education with emphasis in disabilities counseling and my second MA and post-masters work in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in clinical counseling at UC Santa Barbara. I have been a mental health clinician, resource specialist, university researcher and adjunct university teacher for over thirty years.
DSPS Student Personnel Assistant (SPA)
I received my AA degree majoring in Psychology at Folsom Lake College my BA degree in Psychology at Sacramento State University. I am married and have a four-year-old daughter. I started working for DSPS in September 2012 and I am looking forward to pursuing a career within the student services arena in the California community college system. I am learning something new each day with the assistance of the student services staff and I would like to give back to the community some day in the future.
Educational Media Design Specialist
I graduated with my AA in Applied Art & Design: Multimedia and Communication Studies: Multimedia/Graphic Design degrees from Sierra College. I assist the DSPS department in creating Alternative Media and training the students on how to use Alternative Media to assist them in the classroom. Outside of work you will find me continuing my education, creating inspirational films, singing music, attending and performing in live theatre and writing my next inspirational piece. I look forward to assisting you with your Alternative Media needs. I'm available Mon, Tues & Friday - 9am to 1pm, Wed & Thurs - 1pm to 5pm.
I graduated from FLC in May of 2015 with the goal of transferring to Sac State in the future. I started working in DSPS as a Federal Work Study Student in June of 2013 and I was promoted in December of 2015 to Clerk. I am interested in clerical patient advocacy and working in DSPS allows me the opportunity to work with students that require our services that help them thrive at FLC, like it did for me. I love spending time with my family and my new puppy named Javi. (Havanese)