Meet Your Counseling Department Team


COUNSELORS BY INTEREST AREA

As an Ohlone College student, you may meet with any of our counselors below. However, we recommend that, if possible, you meet with a counselor that works with your specific interest area.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit our appointments page.

 If you are still exploring your major, you may meet with any counselor or an Exploratory counselor. We recommend you complete the major exploration request, for assistance in selecting your major.

Counselors that are assigned to special programs or specific student populations. However, they are still available to meet with you.  

ARTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES MAJORS

  • Art
  • Broadcasting
  • Entertainment Design
  • Graphic Arts/Computer Graphics & Multimedia
  • Interior Design
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theater
  • Dance

BUSINESS MAJORS

  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration Management
  • Real Estate
  • Work Experience Education

HEALTH AND WELLNESS MAJORS

  • Allied Health
  • Athletics
  • Consumer and Family Sciences
  • Health
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist

HUMANITIES MAJORS

  • American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
  • Deaf Preparatory Program
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages
  • Interpreter Training
  • Journalism
  • Library Science
  • Personal Development
  • Philosophy

SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS

  • Administration of Justice
  • Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

STEM MAJORS

  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Applications and Occupational Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Computers
  • Network and Emerging Technology
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

 

Administrative Staff

Name Contact

Dr. Andree (Dree) Thomas, Ed.D.
Andree Thomas headshot

Dean of Counseling, Student Support and Success
Fremont Campus, Room 7343, Building 7, third floor
Shawna Lujan, M.A.
Shawna Lujan.
Division Administrative Assistant
Fremont Campus, Room 7342, Building 7, third floor
Rosemarie Martinez
Student Services Assistant
Counseling Window, Building 7, third floor lobby 

Danielle Quinones

Danielle Quinones headshot

Student Services Assistant
Fremont Campus, Counseling Window, Building 7, third floor lobby

Anthony Bernardo
Anthony Bernado Headshot

Student Success and Retention Coordinator
Fremont Campus, Room 7358, Building 7, third floor 

 Arts and Creative Industries Interest Area Counselors

Name Contact/Bio
Susan Myers
Susan Myers.
Counselor, Online Counselor

Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor, Room 7344

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor, Online Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Music, Dancing, Reading, Baking
  • Favorite Quote: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. Malcolm X
Linh Nguyen
Linh Nguyen.
Adjunct Counselor

Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor

  • Language Spoken: English and Vietnamese
  • Job Description: General Counselor, I also support International students.
  • Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, cooking, reading, and movies.
  • Favorite Quote: “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

Business Interest Area Counselors

Name Contact/Bio
Nadia Dadgar
Nadia Dadgar.
Counselor, Instructor
Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor, Room 7349
  • Languages Spoken: English, Farsi/Dari, Urdu/Hindi
  • Job Description: General Counselor, Instructor for Personal Development 113 Strategies for Succeeding in College
  • Interest/Hobbies: Traveling and spending time with family, Music and International Movies, Sports - basketball & volleyball
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: "Life is a process to be enjoyed, Not a race to be won." -Author unknown
Wazhma Noorzad
Wazmha Headshot
Adjunct Counselor
Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor
  • Languages Spoken: English, Dari/Farsi
  • Job Description: General Counselor
  • Interest/Hobbies: music, family, traveling & nature
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”  — Malcolm X 

Health and Wellness Interest Area Counselors

Name Contact/Bio
Mike De Unamuno
Mike Headshot
Counselor, Athletic Counselor, Kinesiology, Public Health & Pre-Health Sciences (Prerequisites)
Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor, Room 7354
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • I support dreamers. If you are an undocumented student, call or email me and I will do everything I can to support you. See also Undocumented Students (AB 540).
  • Job Description: General Counselor, Athletic Counselor for Men’s & Women’s Water Polo, Swim, Soccer & Women’s Basketball
  • Favorite Quote: “We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past.” ― Miguel de Unamuno
Rebekah Sandlin

 Rebekah Sandlin Smiling and looking at the camera

Adjunct Counselor, Pre-Health Sciences (Prerequisites)
(510) 659-6110
rsandlin@ohlone.edu
Online Counseling

  • Languages Spoken: COMING SOON
  • Job Description: General Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: COMING SOON
  • Favorite Quote: COMING SOON
Sandra (Cecilia) Matasol

Sandra (Cecilia) Matasol.

Adjunct Counselor, Pre-Health Sciences (Prerequisites)

Newark Center, first floor, Wing 3

  • Languages Spoken: English & Spanish
  • Job Description: General Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, biking, traveling, scuba diving, music, reading, eating.
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: "There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way." Christopher Morley

 

Humanities Interest Area Counselors

Name Contact/Bio
Adela Kimball
Adela Kimball

Counselor, Puente Counselor
(510) 659-6110
akimball@ohlone.edu
Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor, Room 7347

  • Daughter of Mexican immigrant parents. I support DREAMERS, first-generation
  • Languages Spoken: Spanish & English
  • Interests/Hobbies: Exploring the Bay Area with Family and Friends, Reading, Travel, Forest Service, Knitting, Hiking and Shopping.
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: "And the day came when the desire to remain the same, was more painful than the risk to grow” –Anais Nin
Taylor Harmon
Taylor Harmon

Adjunct Counselor, College Connections, Promise Scholars
(510) 659-6110
tharmon@ohlone.edu
Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor, I also support Promise Scholarship students.
  • Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, reading, music and photography
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: “I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others”- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Social Sciences Interest Area Counselors

Name Contact/Bio
Brenda Arteaga Reynoso
Brenda Reynoso
Counselor
(510) 659-6110

Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor, Room 7348

  • Language Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Job Description: General Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, reading, and dancing.
  • Biography
Jesse MacEwan
Jesse MacEwan

Counselor, Instructor
(510) 659-6110
jmacewan@ohlone.edu
Newark Center, Room NC1319, first floor, Wing 3, Newark Center

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Eating/cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family
  • Favorite Quote: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime." -Chinese Proverb
Dawn Harris
Dawn Harris
Adjunct Counselor

Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Music, cooking, watching sports…basketball and football are favorites, and spending time with family and friends.
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: "You may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." -Maya Angelou

 

STEM Interest Area Counselors

Name Contact/Bio
Diane Berkland
Diane Berkland
Counselor, Instructor, Online Orientation Counselor
Fremont Campus, Room 7350, Building 7, third floor
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor, Instructor, Online orientation Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Softball, Music, Travel & Family
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: "Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture. Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can." -Norman Vincent Peale
Saba Gebre

Saba Gebre smiling headshot on purple background

Counselor, UMOJA Counselor, Instructor 
(510) 659-6110
sgebre@ohlone.edu
Fremont Campus, Room 7355, Building 7, third floor

Michelle Dimmett-Reyes
Michelle Dimmett-Reyes

Adjunct Counselor
(510) 659-6110
mdimmett@ohlone.edu
Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor, I also support Promise Scholarship students.
  • Interests/Hobbies: Photography, reading, hiking.
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: “When you learn, teach. When you get, give”- Maya Angelou

Exploratory and Special Assignment Counselors

Name Contact/Bio
Jennifer Harper
Jennifer Harper.
Counselor, Instructor

Fremont Campus, Room 7346, Building 7, third floor

Yvonka Headley
Yvonka
Counselor, Instructor

Fremont Campus, Room 7345, Building 7, third floor

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor, Instructor for Personal Development 150 Career Planning
  • Interests/Hobbies: traveling, creative writing, sports: track & field and basketball
  • Favorite Quote/Saying: "Inner happiness is the fuel of success." -Author unknown
Lenore Ferguson
Lenore Landavazo.
Adjunct Counselor, Instructor, Academic Standing

Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor, Academic Standing Program Coordinator, Instructor for PD-113 Strategies for Succeeding in College and PD-150 Career and Life Planning, College Connection Coordinator
  • Interests/Hobbies: Family and friends, my precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, snowboarding, reading, travel and exploring, church, walking, laughing, cupcakes…
  • I have a background in Social Work, foster family agency. I very much enjoy accompanying students with career/major exploration. Enjoy the Journey!!
Jinmei Lun
Jinmei Lun.
Adjunct Counselor, International Counselor 

Fremont Campus, Building 7, third floor

  • Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Job Description: General Counselor, International Student Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, biking and spending time with family and friends
  • Favorite Quote: "We can do anything we want to, if we stick to it long enough."—Helen Keller
Stephanie Ramos
Stephanie Ramos
Counselor, Transfer Center Director
(510) 659-6110

Fremont Campus, Room 7352, Building 7, third floor

  • Language Spoken: English
  • Job Description: General Counselor, Transfer Center, Instructor for Personal Development Courses
  • I support dreamers. If you are an undocumented student, call or email me and I will do everything I can to support you. See also Undocumented Students (AB 540).
  • Interests/Hobbies: Travel, kayaking, concerts and festivals
  • Favorite Quote: "It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else." -Erma Bombeck
Mandy Kwok-Yip
Mandy Kwok-Yip.
Counselor, International Counselor, Instructor 

Fremont Campus, Room 7353, Building 7, third floor

Tony LeTony Le headshot

Adjunct Counselor, Health Sciences (enrolled in Nursing, PTA & RT programs)

Newark Center, first floor, Wing 3

  • Languages Spoken: English, Vietnamese
  • Job Description: General Counselor
  • Interests/Hobbies: Photography, Travel, and Basketball
  • Favorite Quote: "Be respectful, pay it forward and leave the world a better place than you found it." -Author unknown