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Professional Development Activity Day requires a tremendous team effort from faculty and staff across the SRJC District. Many, many thanks to these colleagues for sharing their time, expertise and talent!

Professional Development Committees and Staff
Thank you - College Staff and PDA Day Presenters

Professional Development Committee
2014-2015 Committee Members

Kris Abrahamson
Ron Myers
Sarah Hopkins
MJ Papa

Amy Ethington
Katie Gerber
Laura Sparks

Sabrina Meyer
Tracy Ruelle

Mary Sandberg

Todd Straus
Scott Rosen
Jerry Thao
Debbie Weatherly

A Big Thank You to All Our PDA Day Presenters!!

Over 100 SRJC faculty, classifed staff, and administrators will participate in presenting a workshop on PDA day.

It is through the efforts of these presenters and workshop sponsors that we are able to offer a diverse program of quality workshops on PDA day.

We couldn't do it without you! Thank you!

PDA Day Program

Administrative Support
Edna Lefort
Nina Wooderson

Coordination and Development
Mary Sandberg

Professional Development


Ann Foster
Lauren Servais
Katie Gerber
Mary Sandberg
Laura Sparks

Edna Lefort

Contact Us!

Thank you to our colleagues in:

Fresh and Natural
Media Services
Doyle Library
Facilities and Grounds
Public Relations
Disability Resources
District Police
Information Technology
Student Services - Student Ambassadors
Theatre Arts

Also to:
Student Ambassadors



A Very Special Thank You to Our Guest Speakers!

Guest Workshop Presenters:

Dianne Boivie

President of
Catalyst Coaching & Training

"The Inner Game of work/life balance"


Cardiologist Dr. Gan H. Dunnington




Ben Schwarcz, MFT

"Heart Health: Series #4

Dr. Gan H Dunnington

Dr. Dunnington, a heart specialist from the Adventist Heart Institute, will give an in-depth talk concerning heart disease.  Dr. Gan H. Dunnington is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery, with special interest in treating patients with arrhythmia. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency at Stanford University where he also served as Chief Resident of Surgery. Prior to joining Adventist Heart Institute in St. Helena, CA, Dr. Dunnington was an assistant professor at Stanford University and assistant director of cardiothoracic surgery at El Camino Hospital – a Stanford affiliate.

Ben Schwarcz, MFT

We are excited to have Ben Schwarcz, MFT. He has a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and has worked as a mental health professional for 23 years, (CA Lic#mfc35606), as a counselor, psychotherapist, wilderness guide, and life coach. Ben has been a student and practitioner of Energy Psychology for seven years and has conducted well over 4,500 EFT Tapping session with his clients. Ben also teaches meditation and hypnosis to help his clients to alleviate stress, anxiety, trauma and pain and to enjoy deeper states of peace and emotional health. Ben has a private practice in Santa Rosa, specializing primarily in trauma relief and peak performance. For more info:

Diane Boivie, CPCC, ORSCC

Diane Boivie, CPCC, ORSCC, is President of Catalyst Coaching & Training. Effective leadership & high-functioning teams are essential for companies to successfully address today's unprecedented business challenges. With the increased need for innovation & the ability to solve complex problems, it is important to create leaders & teams that are characterized by collaboration, clear communication & the ability to resolve conflict when it occurs. Catalyst specializes in working with leaders & helping teams transform themselves from team dynamics that may include resistance, unspoken agendas, polarization & discord into highly performing teams that demonstrate positive engagement, develop creative solutions, & optimize productivity. When teams transform themselves, business success follows.


Catalyst Coaching & Training

We specialize in working with leaders & teams to create high performing teams that demonstrate positive engagement, develop creative solutions, & optimize productivity. When teams transform themselves, business success follows.


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