Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Organizational Leadership University of La Verne 2014
M.A. Sociology California State University Dominguez Hills 1999
B.A. Africana Studies California State University Dominguez Hills 1994
B.A. Sociology California State University Dominguez Hills 1994

I have worked in the field of social welfare for 17 years. My career began at Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services as a social worker. I have worked at a variety of foster family agencies in various roles, such as social worker, supervisor, intake and placement supervisor, and social welfare administrator. In addition, I have served as a Foster Care Education Consultant for the Foster Care Kinship Education Program (FCKE) at Rio Hondo College.

SWK 534 Case Management
SWK 564 Child and Family Welfare
BEH 250 Reading and Writing in Behavioral Sciences

Child Abuse and Prevention
Effectiveness of the Child Welfare System
Ethical Decision Making in Social Welfare
Leadership in Social Welfare
Human Trafficking

California State University Long Beach
California State University Dominguez Hills
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Rio Hondo College

Selected Publications, Presentations, Lectures and Workshops
Dissertation: When Good Leaders Go Bad: A Study of Ethical Decision Making in Social Welfare Administrators
Child Abuse Awareness. California State University Long Beach. Child Abuse Prevention Club
Human Trafficking Workshop: Information, Awareness & Protections. University College of the Caribbean. Montego Bay, Jamaica
Human Trafficking Symposium. Foothill Alumnae Chapter. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Ethics & Confidentiality in Social Services. Options for Recovery
Motivation and Team Building. Alliance Human Services
Time Management. Alliance Human Services

Cottonwood Church

Community Service Volunteer and Fundraising Volunteer- AbilityFirst: Crown House and Sierra Rose.

I am thankful for my husband Bernard, my daughter Maia and our cat named Katie. We love spending time with with each other, extended family, volunteering in the community, and traveling.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.