Bridgette (Parsa) Brooks ’01 just received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University and has been hired by Autism Solutions for Kids as Program Coordinator. Bridgette is in charge of assessing children with autism and other special needs and then developing programs that meet their needs.
Jeanette Beland ’89 is Director of Children’s Ministries at St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasadena while at the same time she is completing a joint M.F.T./M.Div. program at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Brock Shinen ’94 has completed law school and passed the bar! Brock is practicing business and entertainment law in Tustin, CA. Brock and Tammy are living in Tustin, CA.
Heidi (Vieselmeyer ’95) Afusia is enjoying being full-time mom to Mikayla (3) and Koa (1)! Heidi, Roy, Mikayla, and Koa live in Santa Ana, CA.
Pam Prouty ’93 works as a Marriage and Family Therapist at Juvenile Hall in Orange County. Pam describes the position as a “great job” and says that she has learned a lot working for the county!
Carice Blazo ’93 works as the central Europe director for Educational Services International, an organization that recruits, trains, and sends Christian teachers in 10 different countries.
Dulce Bautista ’94 and her daughter Angela have recently returned from living in the Phillipines. They now live in Chula Vista.
Jill Ault ’90 completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University in 2000 and is now employed as Director of Performance Improvement and Quality Management by Behavioral Healthcare Corporation in Rosemead, CA!
Mike Janson ’98 worked for Cal State Long Beach for 5 years (’98-’02) on a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant to study the effects of drug use on sexual behavior. In January of this year, Mike moved to Los Angeles and is enjoying his new position as a behavioral researcher for the County of Los Angeles Department of Health, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mike has presented many posters and presentations regarding drug use and sexual behavior at several conferences including the American Public Health Association. Mike’s current work includes implementation and oversight of an HIV risk assessment of residents receiving services from 175 LA County health providers. Mike actually enjoys statistics and has become an advanced SAS programmer! His current areas of interest include club drugs (ecstasy, ketamine, GHB) and their effects on behavior. (9/16/03)
Ross Andel ’96 received his Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 2003! Ross is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Gerontology at the University of South Florida. His primary research interest has been the identification of modifiable behaviors that may delay cognitive impairment, such as leisure activity, exercise, or occupation. Dr. Ross has published many articles, including “Does participation in leisure activities lead to a reduced risk of dementia?” published in the Journal of Gerontology.