EOPS / CARE Counselors & Staff

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Efren Rangel, EOPS/CARE Coordinator (2014)

M.A, New York University - Counseling: Colleges & Community Agencies
B.A., University of Southern California - Sociology

Born in Southern California, Efren is a first-generation Latino and started his college education at Long Beach City College. After two years he transferred to the University of Southern California. At USC he double majored in Sociology & American Studies and Ethnicity and minored in Social Work. In 2006 he received his Master’s degree in Counseling: Colleges and Community Agencies from New York University. Efren Joined the Saddleback College family in 2006 as a part-time counselor for the EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs programs. In 2014 Efren was hired full-time as a Generalist Counselor and after a year became the EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs Coordinator. In his spare time, he likes to run and spend time with his family.


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Orlantha Nin, EOPS/CARE Counselor (2012)

Ed.D., California State University, Fullerton - Community College Leadership
M.E.d., Azusa Pacific University - College Counseling & Student Development
B.A., California State University, Long Beach - Psychology

Orlantha Nin started as a part-time counselor at Saddleback College in fall 2000.  She has worked in various counseling and coordinator roles in the Transfer Center, General Counseling, EOPS/CARE, Teacher Preparation, CLASE, and the Honors Program.  In 2012, she became a full-time counselor and Transfer Center Coordinator.  She is currently a counselor in the EOPS/CARE program and a Counseling 100 instructor.  Orlantha is proud to make her career in a community college because of the opportunities it brings to anyone seeking to better themselves through education.  She works with students to help them develop their potential and remove barriers through education and empowerment. Prior to beginning her tenure at Saddleback College, Orlantha worked in student activities and coordinated the student orientation services at Cal Poly Pomona, she was later a career counselor at Cal State Long Beach and a corporate trainer for Freedom Communications.  When she is not at Saddleback College, Orlantha enjoys spending time with her family, playing pickleball, watching movies or experimenting with new recipes. 


EOPS/CARE Part-Time Counselors

Jeff Hannibal 
EOPS Counselor 
Language: English

Maria Hanson 
EOPS Counselor 
Language: English/Spanish
 
Amy Strange 
EOPS/ Foster Youth Counselor 
Language: English
Rocio Zamudio
EOPS/CLASE Counselor
Language: English/Spanish
 

Aimee Vaquera
EOPS/ Undoc. Student Liaison
Language: English/Spanish


 

EOPS/CARE Staff

Nancy Titterud
EOPS/CARE
Senior Administrator
Language: English
Lori Parra
EOPS/CARE
EOPS Specialist
Language: English/Spanish
Joanna Plaza-Uriostegui
EOPS/CARE
EOPS Specialist
Language: English/Spanish
Matthew Nguyen
CLASE Program Technician
Language: English/Spanish
Reenie Ramirez 
EOPS/CARE
Senior Administrator
Language: English