Administration

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Questions or comments about the staff directory may be sent to: Gina Waggoner, gwaggoner@santarosa.edu


Updated April 2022

Joshua Adams, Dean, Business & Professional Studies
A.A., General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., Accounting, Columbia College; MBA, Business Administration, Columbia College, M.A., Information Technology, American Military University. FSA: Business, Computer Studies, Work Experience

Charisse Arnold, Associate Dean, Public Safety/In-Service Programs
B.S., Social Sciences, California State University, San Luis Obispo; M.P.A., Public Administration, University of San Francisco. FSA: Administration of Justice, Public Administration/Political Science

Pedro Avila, Vice President Student Services/Assistant Superintendent
B.S., Business Administration, California State University, Fresno; M.B.A., Rockhurst University; Doctor of Management, University, Community College Policy and Administration, University of Maryland Global Campus

Lisa Beach, Director, Distance Education
B.S., Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.B.A., Business, Sonoma State University; M.S., Education-Online Teaching and Learning, California State University, East Bay.

Melissa Bentley, Coordinator, Covid Incident Response (Confidential), Student Health Services
B.A., Psychology, Sonoma State University; M.A., Counseling, Sonoma State University

Genevieve Bertone, Director, Student Life & Engagement
B.A., Ethics & Religion, University of Oklahoma; M.A., Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles; Ed.D., Educational Leadership, California State University, Northridge.

Michelle Booher-Poggi, Director, Student Outreach, Onboarding & International Student Program
A.A., Home Economics, Solano Community College; B.A., Home Economics, California State University, Sacramento.

Erin Bricker, Director, District and Community Relations
B.A., English Language and Literature and Psychology, University of Virginia

Lanny Brown, Associate Dean, Public Safety/Basic Academy
A.S., Administration of Justice, College of Marin; B.A., Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco; M.A., Leadership, St. Mary’s College.

Robert Brownlee, Police Chief, District Police
A.A., Liberal Arts, University of Phoenix; B.S., Organizational Behavior and Leadership; University of San Francisco.

Heather Chierici, Project Manager (Measure H), Capital Projects
B.A., English-Writing, University of West Florida, Pensacola Florida

Frank Chong, President/Superintendent
B.A., Social Welfare and Asian American Studies; M.P.A., Public Administration, Harvard University; Ph.D., Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology, Dowling College.

Li Collier, Senior Dean, Counseling and Student Success
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.B.A., National University

Christie Colόn, Human Resources Specialist Benefits (Confidential), Human Resources
Human Resources Administration Certificate, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., Journalism with minor in Anthropology, San Diego State University.

Denise Cooper, Manager, Enrollment and Student Services Centers, SRJC Petaluma
B.A., Psychology, Sonoma State University; M.A., Counseling Psychology (MFT), University of San Francisco

Rachael Cutcher, Director, Student Financial Services (Interim)
B.A., Communication Studies, Sonoma State University; Development Director Certificate, University of San Francisco

Bradford Davis, Dean, Workforce Development
A.A., Business, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., Business Management, Sonoma State University; M.A., Educational Leadership, Concordia University. FSA: Work Experience, Agriculture/Natural Resources, Business

Hector Delgado, Director, Southwest Santa Rosa Center
B.S., Physical Education, California State University, Sacramento; M.A., Counseling Psychology; University of San Francisco; Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

Deepa Desai, Manager, Payroll
A.S., Business Administration, Mendocino College

Brenda Dixon, Executive Assistant, Human Resources (Confidential)
A.A., Social & Behavioral Sciences, Santa Rosa Junior College

Gene Durand, Vice President, Human Resources
B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute; J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law

Bert Epstein, Manager, Student Health Services-Mental Health Programs
B.A., Political Economy of Industrial Societies, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University; PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University.

Robert Ethington, Senior Dean of Students, Student Life, Equity & Engagement
B.E.S., Educational & Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri; M.S., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University. FSA: Guidance/Counseling

Serafin Fernandez, Senior Director, Capital Projects
B.S., Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University

Brandon Fleetwood, Police Sergeant, District Police

Travis Galvez, Manager, Student Support Services (Acting)
A.A., Psychology, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., Psychology, Sonoma State University

Marlyn Garcia, Director, Adult Education
A.A., Transfer Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University; M.A., School Counseling, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Mengistab Gebre, Manager, Custodial Services
A.S., Santa Rosa Junior College

Benjamin Goldstein, Dean, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Culinary Arts
B.A, Interdisciplinary Studies/Agriculture & Natural Resources; M.A., International Affairs & Sustainable Development, The American University; M.A., Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, University for Peace.

Regina Guerra, Dean, Instruction and Enrollment Management/Petaluma (Interim)
B.A., Mathematics, Mills College; M.Ed., Math Education, East Tennessee State University

Robert Holcomb, Dean, Language Arts & Academic Foundations
B.A., Spanish, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; M.A., TESOL, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Education, Claremont Graduate University. FSA: English as a Second Language, English, Modern & Classical Languages, College Skills

Sarah Hopkins, Director, Human Resources
B.A., Business Management, Sonoma State University

Lisa Hotchkiss, Payroll Analyst (Confidential)
60 Units towards Associates Degree

Lily Hunnemeder-Bergfelt, Director, Reentry and Student Resources
B.S., Social Work, California State University, Sacramento; M.A., Education, California State University, Sacramento

Daniel James, Police Sergeant, District Police
A.S., Administration of Justice, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento

Stephanie Jarrett, Director, Purchasing & Risk Management
B.A., Psychology/English, Hunter College; M.S.W., Social Work, Stony Brook University; M.L.S., Empire School of Law; J.D., Empire School of Law

Kate Jolley, Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services
A.A., Accounting, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., Accounting, University of Phoenix

Henry Lankford, Manager, Facilities and Grounds

Rebecca Levelle, Director Student Support Services
B.A., Human Services, California State University, San Bernardino; M.A., Leadership, Saint Mary’s College of California

David Liebman, Manager, Sustainability and Energy Programs, Capital Projects
B.S., Environmental Studies and Planning/Energy Management and Design, Sonoma State University

Kerry Loewen, Dean, Arts and Humanities
B.A., Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College; M.F.A., Studio Art, San Francisco State University. FSA: Art

Matthew Long, Executive Dean, Petaluma
B.A., History & Spanish, Willamette University; M.A., Counseling & Personnel Services/College Student Personnel, University of Maryland; PhD., Educational Leadership in Higher Education, Johnson & Wales University

Vanessa Luna Shannon, Director, Dual Enrollment Pathways & Partnerships
B.A., Psychology, California State University, Sacramento; M.A., Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

Katherine Magee, Director, ADN Program
B.S.N., Nursing in Society, San Diego State University; M.S.N., Nursing Education, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University. FSA: Health Sciences

Matt Markovich, Dean, Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance/Athletics Director
B.A., Physical Education, Sonoma State University; M.A., Health Physical Education and Recreation; St. Mary’s College

Robin McHale, Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
B.S., Earth Science/Geology

Matthew McQuaig, Director, Media Services & Learning Technologies
B.A., Theology/Communications, Grove City College; M.S., Organizational Leadership, Geneva College

Rachel Minor, Museum Supervisor/Curator SRJC Multicultural Museum
B.A., Art, Humboldt State University

Connor Murphy, Manager, Shone Farm
B.A., Religious Studies, Westmont College; B.A., Languages, Literatures, & Culture, Colorado State University.

Karolina Nazario, Executive Assistant-Confidential, Academic Affairs
B.A., International Studies and Public Policy and Service, Albion College; M.B.A., Business Administration, Hope International University

Rebecca Norwick, Director Student Health Services
B.S., Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., Nursing, Pace University; D.N.P., Nursing Practice, California State University, Fresno.

Billy Oertel, Supervisor, Covid Safety, Finance & Administrative Services
A.A., History, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., History, San Francisco State University

Mary-Catherine Oxford, Dean, Learning Resources & Educational Technology
B.A., Art History, Sonoma State University; M.L.S., San Jose State University; Ed.D, University of Southern California

Steven Potter, Coordinator, Public Safety/POST
A.A., Behavioral Science, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., Criminal Justice Management, Union Institute and University

Catherine Prince, Dean, Instruction & Strategic Program Development
A.A., Mathematics, Sacramento City College; B.A., Psychology, Sacramento State University; M.A., Education, Sacramento State University

Javier Rodriguez Aguilera, Manager, Facility Use & Event Services, Student Life
Sixteen (16) years of full-time experience at: University of California, Berkeley, CA; University of California, Merced, CA; and University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.

Darci Rosales, Manager, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)/CCCP
B.S., Liberal Studies, Humboldt State University; M.A., Social Work, California State University, Sacramento

Mike Roth, Director IT Support Services
Computer Support Specialist, Empire College; B.A., Psychology, University of Vermont; M.A., Religion, Temple University; M.A., Social Work, Adelphi University

Tammy Sakanashi, Dean, Health Sciences (Interim)
B.S. University of California, Berkeley; M.S. Cornell University FSA: Consumer & Family Studies

Whitney Schultz, Director, Finance
B.A., Communications/Public Relations, Arizona State University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Columbia College

Ken Sebastiani, Director, Public Safety/Fire Technology
B.A., Management, Saint Mary’s College of California; M.S., Emergency Services Management, California State University, Long Beach

Rachel Smith, Director, Workforce Programs and Career & Technical Education Grants
B.A., Psychology, Sonoma State University

Vayta Smith, Director, Admissions, Records & Enrollment Services
A.A., General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., American Multicultural Studies, Sonoma State University

Jeremy Smotherman, Senior Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning, Institutional Research
B.A., Criminal Law, University of California, Irvine; M.A., Education, California State Polytechnic;  Ed.D., Educational Leadership, California State University, Long Beach.

Kevin Snyder, Senior Director, Information Technology
A.A., General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., Music, University of California, Santa Barbara

Zehra Sonkaynar, Executive Assistant, Capital Projects, Superintendent/President & Board of Trustees (Confidential)
B.S., Information Technology with a major in Business; University of Hull

Susan St. Clair, Executive Assistant, Finance & Administrative Services (Confidential)
B.A., Sonoma State University, School of Expressive Arts

Kimberly Starke, Dean, Disabled Student, Programs, and Services, Disability Resources
B.A., Speech Pathology & Audiology, Chico State University; M.A., Speech Pathology & Audiology, Chico State University. FSA: Disability Resources

Sussanah Sydney, Manager, Human Resources/Employment Equity
B.A., Business Administration, California State University, Bakersfield; M.S., Administration, California State University, Bakersfield

Victor Tam, Dean, Science, Technology Engineering, & Mathematics
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego. FSA: Chemistry

Michelle Vidaurri, Director, Student Engagement and Support Services, SRJC Petaluma
A.A., Liberal Arts/Business, Columbia College; B.A., Business/Accounting, Ashford University; M.B.A, Business Administration, Liberty University

Gina Waggoner, Human Resources Specialist, Systems & Compensation (Confidential)
A.A., Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., Human Development, Sonoma State University; Human Resources Management Certificate, Sonoma State University

Maleese Warner, Director, Early Childhood Education
B.F.A., Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A., Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; M.A., Early Childhood Education, Ashford University

Don Webb, Director, Systems & Programming
B.A., Management, Sonoma State University

Christopher Wills, Manager, Farm Facilities & Products, Shone Farm
A.S., Chemistry, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., Fermentation Science, University of California, Davis.

Greg Wycoff, Supervisor, Technical Services/Media Services
A.A., Electronics Technology, Napa Valley College

Hilleary Zarate, Manager, Student Support
Human Resources Management Certificate, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., Sociology, San Francisco State University; M.A., Sociology, Arizona State University

Deborah A. Ziccone, Manager, Student Support Services, SRJC Petaluma
B.A., Business Management, Sonoma State University