Classnotes 1980s

Martha Ingham, 1980. Martha is a licensed clinical psychologist and certificated school psychologist working in private practice and public schools. She received a MA in Psychology from SDSU in Stress and Coping and Ph.D. from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), San Diego, in 1995 with research on the predictive validity of the Rorschach Inkblot test. She completed both pre/post-doctoral training through clinical internship as an active duty navy psychologist. Martha works full time in the Poway Unified School District, part-time in private practice, and teaches as Adjunct Professor at CSPP and Alliant International University's doctoral school psychology program. She is married with three children, the oldest is currently a freshman at UCSB studying Chemistry. drmarthaingham@gmail.com.

Katherine Meek, 1980, BA, Psychology. After graduation, I moved to San Diego and worked with high school, SED students. After a few years, I went back to school earning a K-12 Teaching Credential in Social Science from Point Loma Nazarene College. Next, I facilitated N.A.D.S.A.P 36 hour classes for naval personal on naval bases and ships. Eventually, I earned my Professional Clear degree and worked with various high schools within the Grossmont Unified School District. Since 1999, I have been working at Cuyamaca College in the Learning and Technology Resources Department, as support staff for computer instructional support. I am fortunate to reside in gorgeous San Diego.

Bruce Bromage, 1981. I am Executive Vice President and General Manager for Symmetricom's Timing, Test and Measurement Division in San Jose, CA. Symmetricom provides precise time and frequency references that synchronize telecommunication networks. My career started with Bell Laboratories, progressed with Hughes Aircraft Company, then Hewlett Packard, and two early-stage startups. My wife Mary and I live in Saratoga CA with our three sons. Mary and I met while we were both research assistants in the Psychology department, married during my last year of the program, and have been married 25 years. Matt is a senior at UCSC in Computer Engineering. Kevin is in his second year at UCSC as a pre-Med student. Sean is graduating high school, and has been accepted into UCSB's College of Engineering.

August Hoffman, 1981. Greetings to Santa Barbara! Currently I am a full professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. Love it in the upper Midwest but I do miss the beautiful campus of Santa Barbara. My research interests address the psychological benefits of community service work, community gardening activities and sustainability. I hope to participate in future UCSB Alumni activities.

Ken Kallio, 1981. I am currently Chair of the Psychology Department at SUNY Geneseo, where I have been since leaving UCSB. We have 16 faculty and over 400 majors. Strange as it may seem, I actually like the job of chair. My research interests have wandered over the years, but most recently I have been doing experiments on working memory using a multispan task. My wife (Colleen) and I have two sons, both of whom, we are happy to report, have recently graduated from college. kallio@geneseo.edu.

Mark Krilanovich, 1981, BA, Psychology. That led me to an MA in Counseling Psychology, 1983, at UCSB. Combined with my other education and a 35-year career in high-level computer systems programming, these led me now to love tutoring Accounting at Santa Barbara City College. I enjoy living in Santa Barbara.

Mary McNaughton, 1981. I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the UCSD-SDSU Joint Clinical Psychology Program in 1991. I am currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I also serve as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. I am licensed to practice Psychology in Texas, and have been conducting research on test anxiety, the news media as a source of stress, and stress and health. My husband, Aaron Cassill is the chairman of the Biology Department here at UTSA, and we have twin twelve-year-old daughters, who were born in California, but think of themselves as Texans!

Carol McClelland, 1982. I attended Purdue University and earned my Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Then after 5 years in the corporate world, I founded my own business to support people through career and life transitions. As a result of my work, I've written several books including: The Seasons of Change and my upcoming book Your Dream Career For Dummies due out in Fall 2005. For more details about my work, visit my website at www.TransitionDynamics.com.

Fran Talarowski, 1982. I am a math teacher at Springfield High School in Springfield, PA, where I am known to the Algebra, Geometry, and AP Statistics students as Dr T. This year I will be introducing AP Psychology to the school. After years as a statistics manager in the pharmaceutical industry, I got fed up with the corporate world and what I perceived to be a warped sense of values and priorities, so I cashed in my chips, earned a teaching certificate and have never been happier in my life. I have an adjunct faculty position at Widener University, where I reach courses in Statistics and Research Design in the Psychology Department. I am still married to Susan Best (29 years this July) and have one son, Andy, a consistent Dean's List student at the University of Delaware, majoring in Physics, with a minor in Japanese. Life is good.

Robin Baneth, 1983. Robin went on to receive a M.S. (Ergonomics, NCSU) and M.A. (I/O Psych, UNH) and is now Chief Information Officer, NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC rbaneth@mindspring.com Piraye Bayman, 1983, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology. My dissertation advisor and mentor was Richard Mayer. Worked at AT&T Bell Labs during 1984-2002. I have been living in Ayvalık, Turkey since 2003. I am an activist and enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking and swimming.

Richard L. Harvey, 1983. Richard completed his MD at the University of Michigan in 1988 and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1992 at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo Medical School). He is fellowship trained in stroke rehabilitation and is the Medical Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). RIC has been voted the number one rehabilitation hospital by US News and World Reports for 18 years in a row. His research focuses on techniques to improve motor relearning in the upper limb of stroke survivors. He has also studied the epidemiology of medical complications that impair recovery early after stroke.

Randy Ross, 1983. Randy completed medical school at Yale, psychiatry and child psychiatry residencies at the University of Washington and a research post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver. At the University of Colorado School of Medicine since 1993 and now Professor and Director of Research for the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Medical Student Research for the School of Medicine. Active researcher exploring the developmental pathway to psychosis and plays an active role in teaching research to undergraduates, medical students, psychiatry residents, and research post-doctoral fellows.

Mike Runyeon, 1983, BA, Organizational Psychology. For the past 23 years I have worked as a middle school teacher and administrator, subjects taught include US & world history, computers and physical education. I live in Northern California with my girlfriend and 12-year-old son. Recently, I rediscovered my passion for cycling and have participated in many long distance endurance rides. I am presently training for a 100 mile ride to help raise money for childhood cancer research. I may not be using my degree as a psychologist, but I am using my love of bike riding to be a cycologist!

Dena Flekman, 1984. I moved back to LA and live in Santa Monica. I went into Human Resources, working for 2 companies each for about 5 years. At each company, I created the HR department and put the policies and procedures in place. I then opened my own business, a flower store, in 1995. I had the design capabilities and the business background so I had a head start in creating my own business. After 5 years of having a retail storefront, I moved my business into a warehouse in Culver City. I developed my clientele and didn't need to spend so much on rent and expenses-my clients call or order on-line. In July 2004 I had a baby girl who is the love of my life. I am a single mom. If I had to do it all over again, I would still have chosen UCSB and would have majored in Psychology. dflekman@dflekman.cnc.net

Paula Gregoire-Jones, 1984. Before I graduated I was accepted an entry level computer support position at ACC eventually becoming the IS Manager. After ACC closed I worked in Information Technology position at Mentor Corporation and have been working for the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution since 1989. My husband and I purchased a house in "Noleta" right after my graduation, where we still live with our 15-year-old daughter and two dogs. Grant Gustafson, 1984. I have lived and worked in the US, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. I presently divide my time between Malaysia, Africa and our Boston area home. While my first love in school was Psychology and in particular the great people in and around the Psych Department (e.g., Robert Gottsdanker), I ended up going the business route post graduation. Have been mostly in Management Consulting and presently work with a SE Asia based Private Equity firm.

Sallie Haws, 1984. Right after graduation I went to work for the family business, Haws Corporation. Haws makes drinking fountains and emergency drench showers and eyewashes, and has manufacturing plants in Nevada, Singapore, Switzerland and Brazil. My focus throughout my tenure at Haws has always been Human Resources, although I never officially held that title. I have been working for Haws for almost 21 years and I have been President for the last four years. I use my psych degree every day, and have in every job I've held at this company. A company is made up of people, and the better a leader understands their people, the better they can lead.

Paul Reed, 1984, Ph.D. in Perception. Worked for AT&T and Lucent Bell Laboratories for 18 years in NJ and Colorado, and then began a more “exciting” career with an electronics device startup. I live in Seattle, and I am still hiking, climbing, and skiing up a storm in the Cascade and Olympics Mountains. It is great to see the UCSB Psychology community sticking together through all of the years!

Robert J. Taormina, 1984. Robert spent the next five years as a consultant in Tokyo before returning to academe. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, and universities in Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong, as well as lecturing worldwide. His research interests include organizational socialization, leadership excellence, Chinese psychology, cross-cultural (East-West) comparisons, and applied social psychology. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Leadership in Education from the International Institute for Advanced Studies (in Europe), and has twice received Best Reviewer awards from the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. In 2000, he was invited to found and establish the Psychology Department at the University of Macau, where he is currently a Full Professor of Psychology.

Nikki (Fine) Levy, 1985, MA, 1988. I went straight from graduate school into the business world, starting as an assistant editor at Academic Press. I advanced rapidly to being a book acquisition editor, journal manager, and finally publisher- managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of books and journals across the social sciences. Now, in addition to my managerial duties, I keep hands on by overseeing 11 major psychology journals and publishing a dozen books a year from research monographs to encyclopedias. I love what I do and with whom I do it. And having an excuse to wine and dine old friends and colleagues from UCSB isn't bad either. I welcome meeting fellow gauchos at the Elsevier booth at APA, or anyone wishing to reach me can drop a line to nlevy@elsevier.com.

Bart Allan, 1986. Bart double majored in Business Economics. Until this year, it was the business degree that was related to my profession. However, when looking for a change of careers, it was the Psychology degree that caught the eye of the owner of RKS Designs - an industrial design company. Apparently, there's a good correlation between designers and psychology when it comes to the creative space. I'm in business development and get to work on great projects in which our company gets to design products for the medical and consumer electronics industries here in southern California. Go Gauchos!

Deborah Fleming, 1986. Double majored in sociology and earned a Master's in Public Health from UCLA in 1990. She returned to UCSB as the director of Orientation Programs from 1990-2001 and then became Associate Dean of Students at UCSB where, among other things, she is responsible for directing and shaping UCSB's approach to alcohol and drug prevention on campus and in the community of Isla Vista. Deborah is married to UCSB alum, Paul Chiment (1987 math and 1988 GSE) and together they have a ten year old son.

Dan Givens, 1986. Currently the Scheduling & Publications Manager for the UCSB Office of the Registrar. I have been a UCSB staff member for over 20 years.

Andy Gould, 1986. Andy works for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Sports Commission. During Andy's tenure he has created and fostered relationships with local, national and international government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, sports industry leaders, and media outlets to market and promote NYC as the city of choice to host sporting events. He has served as an adjunct professor at New York University and can often be found in Central Park with his wife Jennifer Schantz and their two young children, Alana and Jordan.

Carl Ilg, 1986. Carl is partner in a wealth management team at Merrill Lynch in Marin County, CA. He is a Certified Financial Manager responsible for financial planning, insurance and liabilities management. Married to to Sandi Ilg, a Compliance Officer for State Farm Insurance Companies. Two sons: Brooks Ilg, 17, a senior, excels at math, physics, playing in his bands, skateboarding, and running track and cross country. Matthew Ilg, 6, loves Kindergarten, playing baseball, riding his bike, and playing with Lego's. Carl enjoys coaching Matthew's baseball team, surfing, and playing softball. He is a Rotarian, a Tamalpa Club Runner, and on several boards of directors including the American Cancer Society. Contact Carl at (415) 289-8865 or carl_ilg@ml.com.

Alyson Bostwick, 1987, BA, Psychology. I am a full-time faculty member at SBCC. I am the Mental Health Counselor who coordinates the Psychological Services through the Student Health Services Department. I live in Santa Barbara with my husband of 23 years and my two kids.

Mitchell Chang, 1987. Mitchell is Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA. He returned to campus on May 2009 to deliver an invited talk for a colloquium series on Asian American mental health, sponsored by UCSB's Asian American Studies department. The other speaker for that colloquium was Professor Heejung Kim. That evening, he also got the opportunity to meet and have dinner with her husband Professor David Sherman, and catch up on the happenings of UCSB's Psychology Department.

Pamela Childres (Herrema), 1987. I got a Masters in MFT from Fuller Theological Seminary 1992. 5 years with New Life Treatment Centers. Married 1995 to owner of large volume commercial printing company. Currently vice-president sales and marketing of Tri Print, LLC in Huntington Beach. Current interests - traveling as much as possible, scuba, cycling, natural products.

Jeff Hayden, 1987. Jeff received his MA in Special Education, Disabilities and Risk studies from the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education in 2004 and passed his exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Jeff is currently writing his doctoral dissertation examining the facilitators and barriers to implement evidence-based practices in community behavioral health settings. He and his wife, Dr. Lisa Hayden, own a behavioral services agency that serves the behavioral needs of individuals throughout the tri-counties region. Jeff and his wife live in Camarillo and have six children, two in college, one soon to graduate top of his class in the Navy’s submarine school, one in fifth grade, and twins in the third grade.

Michael Schwartz, 1987, BA Psychology, 1992, MA Physiological Psychology at SFSU. Have been working in the field of sleep disorders since 1987 as a tech, manager, educator, app creator ("SleepQ" for iOS), all helping people get better sleep. Living the dream up in Oregon. Married, two kids.

Lisa Boesky, 1988. "Dr. Lisa" is a clinical psychologist, national speaker, and author of "When to Worry: How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Help--and What to Do About It" and "The Secret Cut" a DVD on Self-Injury. Dr. Lisa has appeared on 20/20, CBS's The Early Show, The O'Reilly Factor, CNN Headline News, Fox News Live and in Family Circle, USA Today and others. She has worked in outpatient settings, psychiatric hospitals and correctional facilities. Dr. Lisa consults on mental health policy and is sought by legal professionals to serve as an expert witness regarding mental health and suicide. Each year she provides high-energy and content-filled Keynotes and Workshops to thousands of parents and professionals.

Celeste Corlett, 1988. Celeste is an Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice in the District of Arizona, Tucson Division. Currently she is in the Appellate Division, writing appeals and arguing cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. For 4 years prior to joining the Appellate Division she was in the Criminal Division mainly prosecuting major drug smuggling cases. celeste.corlett@usdoj.gov

John Gilleland, 1988, PhD, Psychology (Social). I have been doing applied psychology work as a trial consultant for the past 28 years, working with attorneys in preparation for upcoming jury and bench trials. I regularly conduct mock jury research of all types ahead of the actual trials, to test out trial themes and presentation strategies. I also assist with witness preparation, jury selection, trial monitoring, and post-trial interviews with the actual jurors once trials are completed, as well as strategic consulting on opening statements and closing arguments. I work in Chicago, for DecisionQuest, and live just west of there, in Naperville, Illinois, with my wife and four children.

Cynthia Lawley (Taylor), 1988. Cynthia received a UCSB teaching credential in 1990. She taught high school for a while before going back to get her master's at SDSU (evolutionary biology) and her PhD at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is now at a company called Illumina where she has been working for over 6 years. Her current position is as a consortia manager in the agriculture space. She helps research scientists collaborate to pool their resources to create tools to study the genetic basis of desirable characteristics in crops, livestock, and companion animals. She currently lives in the Bay Area, California with her husband Fred Lawley.

Anne Bovenmeyer Lewis, 1988. anne.lewis@cox.net

Wendy Nishikawa, 1988. I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara in 1991. I became licensed as an M.F.T in 1997. My first counseling job was at Phoenix of Santa Barbara. I became the Clinical Director in 1994 until I left in 1998. I spent a year teaching English in Japan, then returned to do social work at the County of SB Child Welfare Services. After 1 1/2 years at the County, I accepted a position here at UCSB as Work/Life Coordinator for Human Resources. My interests include international travel and all athletics especially snowboarding and beach volleyball. wendy.nishikawa@hr.ucsb.edu.

Scott Norris, 1988, BA, Psychology. Education highlights: UNM CIMTE (1991), SJSU MBA (1997). Career highlights: strategic planning for Northern California hospital. Personal highlights: married, brain cancer survivor, artist, author of various works on brain tumor survivorship and quality of life, guest speaker for UCSB health psychology class about coping with illness (UCTV Voices).

Debra Rosenfeld, 1988, BA, Psychology. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who was a private career coaching practice. I am also the Assistant Director of Counseling and Resources at Stanford School of Medicine Career Center.

Tomohiko (Tomo) Suganuma, 1988, MA, Psychology (Social). As administrative coordinator at a development consulting firm in Tokyo, I’ve been involved in ODA projects in Mozambique, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Myanmar (Burma), and the Philippines since 2000. For fun I play (bass guitar at present) in a band with old friends from my musical days back in the 70s.

German Torres, 1988. torresg@nyit.edu I am currently an associate professor at a medical school (New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology) where I teach neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and neuropharmacology to first and second year medical students.

Leesa M. Cannon, 1989.I have an MA in counseling from Lewis and Clark College, and am a licensed professional counselor in Oregon. I have provided DUII diversion classes, private counseling and worked for the US Postal Service EAP in Portland. I currently work as a state mental health investigator. I see people on psychiatric holds and determine who should be sent to civil commitment hearings. It's a fast paced and exciting job. I meet new people everyday and hope I am helping to provide a level of safety for my community by recommending dangerous people to involuntary treatment. It is a paralegal position as well which is very interesting and helps to maintain a person's civil rights.

Suzanne Drgon, 1989, BA, Psychology and Sociology. After initially working as an elementary and middle school teacher, I spent the next ten years working for a small software development company. I currently provide independent consulting services to a number of surety companies utilizing that same web-based application. I have lived in Virginia Beach since 1993, where my husband of twenty years and I enjoy life on the Chesapeake Bay and traveling.

William Frea, 1989. William received his Ph.D. in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology at UCSB, specializing in autism. He completed an internship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Bill went on to develop the autism programs at Cal State LA. He eventually founded Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), where he currently serves as Chief Clinical Officer. Bill is a frequent guest speaker, and actively publishes in the areas of autism and applied behavior analysis. He serves on state and national boards guiding policy for autism services. He is also on the board of directors for Autism Speaks LA. Currently AST serves over 300 children with autism throughout Southern California. Bill's wife, Riki, just gave birth to their third child this year.

Marie Kennedy, 1989, BA, Psychology. I am currently in my 25th year working for Garden Grove USD. I started as a teacher and have served as an elementary school principal for the past 17 years. I live in Long Beach, Ca, with my husband and our two dogs.

Danny Lowenthal, 1989. Danny attended Cornell Law School, became a lawyer, and am now a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, presiding over a criminal calendar.

Ewald Neumann, 1989. Edwald is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Cognitive Psychology area at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, specializing in visual selective attention research. He has held research positions at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland where he completed post-doctoral training and received a senior scientific staff fellowship. He has also taught at UCSB and held faculty positions at New College (the honors college of the University of South Florida) and Middlebury College in Vermont. ewald.neumann@canterbury.ac.nz

Pam Oberhauser-Lim, 1989, BA, Psychology. After UCSB I went to graduate school at San Francisco State University where I earned my Masters in Clinical/School Psychology and got PPS credentials in counseling and school psychology. I am currently a school psychologist in San Ramon, CA, specializing in preschool-aged children. I also live in San Ramon, with my husband, also a Gaucho, who graduated in 1990.

Sarice Plate (Intrieri), 1989. I am now the head of HR Operations & Talent Management for Cadence Design Systems, Inc. I have been with Cadence for over 16 years, and feel very blessed to have had many growth and development opportunities presented to me over the years. I am married with two wonderful children – boys age 11 and 9. We live in Austin, TX and love spending time together as a family doing outdoor activities and boating on the Lake. I cherish my memories from UCSB and remember fondly the wonderful faculty and student community!

Gil Reyes, 1989. Gil went to University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991 and graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1998. He took a position as an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of South Dakota in 1999, and was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2005. That same year he accepted his present position as an associate dean at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. Publications include the Handbook of International Disaster Psychology (2006) and the Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008). As an educator, he still draws upon lessons learned at UCSB to inform his teaching, research, and thinking about psychology.