Kayleen Howard ’05 is a Behavioral Therapist with Cornerstone Therapies in Huntington Beach. Kayleen shared with our Principles and Theories of Learning class about her work with children with autism.
Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky ’01 was the guest speaker at the 2009 Psi Chi National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on March 7 in Needham Chapel.
Daniel ’03 and Rennie ’03 Simpson are living in Sacramento, CA. Daniel is a Program Services Clinician with River Oak Center for Children, working as a family therapist for kids on probation. Rennie is working part-time as a school counselor.
Tiffany Baca ’08 is beginning training for a position as Behavioral Therapist for Genesis Behavior Center in Modesto, CA. Tiffany will be working with children with autism, helping them to develop daily living skills, including dressing, personal hygiene, and play behaviors.
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.