Amy Smith ’03 earned her Master’s in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University today! Amy is in her fourth year as a teacher at Mardan Center of Educational Therapy in Irvine, CA. Mardan is a private, non-profit, state-certified special education day school that provides an alternative edcuational setting designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of bright children from Preschool through 12th grade who have learning disabilities and/or social and emotional issues.
Tonia Vojtkofsky ’01 earned her Psy.D. from Rosemead School of Psychology in 2007 and is now employed as a Dementia Education Specialist at Hoag Hospital. Tonia’s work involves educating medical professionals (doctors, nurses, case managers) on how to recognize, diagnose, treat, and work with patients with dementia (particularly Alzheimer’s Disease). Tonia will also be implementing intervention strategies on the units to improve the quality of patent care and then conducting a research project on the efficacy of the interventions. (11/19/08)
Sarah Barbuto ’08 is working for the South Pasadena Police Department as a Police Dispatcher, answering 911 phone calls, dispatching officers to locations, and dealing with the public on a regular basis.
Renee Miller ’00, MS ’02 has a PsyD in clinical psychology. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with her own private practice. Renee is developing an intern training site to help interns develop their counseling skills and learn how to build a private practice. She and husband David live in Orange County and have two sons, Jake, 22, and Zachary, 14. (9/7/08)
Amanda (Vigil ’99, MS ’01) Hoggatt and husband Mike are in the process of adopting their first child through the County of Orange. They live in Brea. (9/7/08)
Michelle (Clavijo ’01) Diaz is the director of Lifetree Adventures, a nonprofit organization that operates global Christian volunteerism trips to incorporate vacation time into every short-term mission project. Michelle and husband Paul live in Firestone, CO, with their children Benjamin, 4, Sierra, 3, and Eva Gabriella, 1.
Jennifer (Bolger ’01, MS ’04) Anderson volunteers for the adoption ministry at Cherry Hills Community Church and Journey to Me. Husband Aaron is the CFO of Brandes Associates, Inc. They live in Highlands Ranch, CO, with son Joshua, 1. (9/7/08)
Deanna (Wilson ’94) Wahlheim is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) in Arizona. Deanna has established Phoenix Parent Consulting, which provides parent groups, in-home parent consulting, and parenting classes.
Susan (Bailey ’96) Busch has been married to husband David for eight years. David is an assistant pastor at Church of the Open Door and is attending Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Susan worked at the St. Vincent School for Boys residential treatment center for nine years before becoming a stay-at-home mom to daughters Moriah Elizabeth, 3, and Abigail Karyss-Renee, 1. The Busch family lives in Petaluma.
Kate Davis ’06 is “working for Center For Discovery in La Habra Heights as a counselor. Center For Discovery is an inpatient group home for adolescent girls with multiple diagnoses. My job description includes supervision of clients, milieu management, crisis management, meal supervision, didactic education, skills group facilitation, transportation, and house care. So far it has been an awesome and challenging experience.”