DeAnna Griffin ’01 received her M.A. in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver in 2008. Currently, DeAnna is a Disaster Behavioral Health Specialist with SAMHSA DTAC (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Technical Assistance Center) in Washington, DC. “It is basically mental health programming for vulnerable populations as it relates to disaster or crisis. I am assigned to different federal crisis counseling programs with SAMHSA and FEMA. Plus I get to develop curriculum for federal training (which I love: training is my favorite part of what I have been doing for the last four years!). I was an expert reviewer for the Psychological First Aid for homeless teens. I just finished a white paper this week that will go before Congress to support the Behavioral Health response to the oil spill in the Gulf.”
Karen (Harbour) Huling ’04 is working as a Program Manager for Behavioral Intervention Association, in Fresno, CA. BIA has been serving children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in California for over 18 years.
Leslie Wood ’06 is a psychologist who lives in Corona.
Katie Goode ’03 is a marriage and family therapist specializing in treating eating disorders and anxiety in Irvine. She teaches at Hope International University and is a clinical supervisor for Hope’s counseling center.
Andrew Long ’08 holds a position at UCLA at the Anderson School of Management as Lab Manager for the Behavioral Decision Making Research Group. He also has a position at USC as Research Associate in Marketing.
Tiffany (Worthy ’97) Bruce is a certified school psychologist, earning her Psy.D. from Argosy University. Tiffany and her husband have been married three years and have two daughters, Trinity, 2, and Lauren, born in April 2009. The Bruce family lives on the Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL.
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.