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Office of Assessment, Training, & Technology
209.946.2097
staffdevelopment@pacific.edu
Bannister Hall, Room 201

3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Your Facilitators

Your team of workplace learning and development professionals are expert facilitators who stand ready to help you learn, develop, and grow in your current position or on your journey to new career opportunities at Pacific. Their enthusiasm, style, and experience will inspire and engage you to unleash your potential for continued success. Learn more about them and their background!

Learning + Development Team:

Cornelius Brown
Learning + Development Program Manager

Cornelius has an undergraduate degree from CSU Sacramento with a degree in Psychology; emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Master’s degree from National University in Human Resources Management with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior and Performance, and a Master's degree from the University of Phoenix in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is now working towards a Ph.D. in the same discipline. Cornelius spent the beginning of his career from 2003-2008 as a project manager and senior project manager for Health Net. Cornelius also teaches in higher education. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at Devry University and University of Phoenix for over seven years. The courses Cornelius specializes in are: Organizational Development, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Statistics in Psychology, Human Resources Management, and Management.

Kristina Ordanza

Kristina Ordanza

Learning + Development Trainer

Kristina has five years of experience in training, and she designs, develops, and delivers courses for individual contributors, including administrative professionals and new professionals. Her areas of emphasis include productivity, communication, design thinking, and career development. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Development Studies from University of California, Berkeley.  

Cara Schon
Learning + Development Facilitator

Cara Schon has over 10 years of experience in a learning and development environment. She designs, delivers and analyzes instructor-led and online training. Her goal is to bring new, creative and engaging experiences to learners both in person and online. Her emphasis will be to design e-learning to give users the best learning experience possible with lasting retention. She studied Career and Technical Studies at CSU Sacramento.



Learning + Development Facilitators:

Margaret Caldwell

Margaret Caldwell

Associate University Budget Director

Margaret Caldwell is currently Associate University Budget Director and has been with the Budget Office since 2004. In that time, she has worked with various units in the Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco campuses to proactively identify issues and resolve often complex or long-standing inefficiencies in the system. In addition to her regular duties, she has been designing and teaching budget-related courses focusing on efficient and effective budgeting methodology and good stewardship.
Before coming to Pacific, Margaret worked as a logistics engineer on the U.S. Navy's AEGIS Shipbuilding program, both for new ship construction and in-service weapons upgrades; and as the program planner for the Federal Aviation Administration's Oceanic Air Traffic Control System acquisition from needs identification, vendor evaluation and system implementation.
Margaret received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, cum laude from Wells College (Aurora, NY) in 1990 and her Masters of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in 2000. She also participated in the Economic Policy semester at American University (Washington, DC) in her junior year.

David Diskin

David Diskin

Microsoft Certified Professional

David Diskin is a certified Microsoft Office Master and works with organizations state-wide by helping them become more efficient with software. He has been using Microsoft Office since 1995, honing his skills in each application for "real world" use through training, consulting, and development.
A faculty member of Pacific's Center for Professional and Continuing Education, David has been involved with staff and faculty development — on all three campuses — since 2007, and taught for the School of Engineering for five semesters. His off-campus clients include Teichert Construction, Diamond Foods, Comcast, and a variety of agencies within the State of California. He is also a featured author of the lynda.com online video training library.
Living in Lodi, CA, David spends much of his free time assisting non-profit organizations and is the board president of a children's summer camp. Follow him on TwitterFacebook, or visit his website.

John McClimans

John McClimans

Web Manager

John McClimans is the Electronic Communication Specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communications. Joining the University in 2011, he helps oversee the content and direction of the Stockton Campus website, manages projects related to the website and electronic media and supports users interacting with the website. As part of his position, John leads the University's Content Management System (CMS) training courses, teaching employees and students how to create and update content within their respective areas. An integral part of the Pacific.edu Redesign Team, serving as Interim Project Manager from May to August 2011, John is an expert on the University's CMS and is always looking at how he can help users get the most out of it. John earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications (B.A.C.) in Journalism and B.A. in French from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. After graduation, he worked as the Communication Coordinator in the PLU Office of Admission. While in this position, John oversaw a website redesign and managed the production of a campus virtual tour.

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Sean McNally

Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor

Sean McNally works in the Office of Budget and Risk Management. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication, COP '06. As an alumni of Pacific, Sean has had an opportunity to see the truly amazing things Pacific has to offer through first hand educational experiences here. Through his graduate studies he was able to develop skills in research and evaluation through extensive study in the area of best practices in employee/employer communication within nationally recognized top performing organizations. His published papers include "Best Practices in Supervisor/Employee Communication" published in the Competition Forum (United States). Another paper focused on experiential learning in education, and was accepted at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association; titled "The Voluntary Response of Undergraduates to Youth Issues: An Informal Experiment in Service Learning Pedagogy".
Sean has been with the University since 2002; his first job at Pacific was as a receptionist in the College of the Pacific. From there he was promoted to Student Records Coordinator (COP), and then was called upon to work in the Budget Office for the University. This then led to his role as Risk Technician and from there to his current role as Budget & Risk Analyst; specializing in safety and compliance regulation as well as budget analysis. Prior to coming to Pacific, his broad scope of experience goes from having the honor to serve as Public Information Officer intern for the City of Stockton, teaching high school freshman English, and as a Placement Coordinator for San Joaquin County WorkNet. Having had a wide variety of life experiences gives Sean a sense of perspective when it comes to not only shared objectives in the workplace, but of people in general. 

Jessica Melchor

Jessica Melchor 
University Budget Analyst

Jessica Melchor has been with Pacific since 2011 as a University Budget Analyst for Budget & Risk Management. She studied Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Human Resources at the University of the Pacific and received her Bachelor's Degree in 2010. During her time as a student she worked for the Latino Community Outreach office as a Latino Student Coordinator, then as a Business Manager. Her other work experiences include roles as Lead Supervisor, Program Assistant, Office Assistant, and In-Home Tutor. Under her current role as University Budget Analyst, Jessica's primary responsibility is to assist in developing, monitoring, and analyzing budgets and costs of the University. In addition, Jessica has recently started teaching budget courses such as Budget Essentials I and Budget Essentials II.

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Shelby Slaugenhaupt 
Assistant Director Procurment Services

Shelby Slaugenhaupt is the Procurement Analyst of Purchasing at the University of the Pacific and the current President of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) District VI Pacific region. She studied English with an emphasis in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Her career originated early as part of the dot-com boom in the Silicon Valley. The high-tech sector afforded opportunities at start-ups such as Hotmail, later Microsoft, until she shifted to residential construction then onto higher education. Since joining Pacific she has been published in the NAEP Educational Procurement Journal, and serves as a founding member of the Stockton Public Agency Consortium (PAC) to further promote business development in the region.

Randy Schwantes

Randy Schwantes
Director of Internal Audit & Compliance

Randy Schwantes is the Director of Internal Audit & Compliance, reporting directly to the Board of Regents. He is responsible for preparing and executing the annual Internal Audit Plan for Pacific based on a University wide risk assessment. Schwantes provides consulting and advisor services to all areas of campus in the areas of internal controls, policy and procedures, effectiveness of operations, and fraud investigation.

Hector Escalante

Hector Escalante
Ombudsperson

Hector Escalante is Pacific's first Ombudsperson, being responsible for impartial conflict-resolution resource and providing confidential and informal assistance to staff, faculty, administrators, and student employees. Hector also assists the continual assessment and improvement of the University campus climate by analyzing policies, official procedures and common practices, identifying patterns or problem areas to recommend revisions and improvements to the University community and providing educational programs for staff, faculty and administration. He has also served as Pacific Learning + Development's Program Manager for the past two years, taking part in the design, development and implementation of training programs.

 

 

Learning + Development Partner Facilitators:

Lakita Long

As the lead consultant with Inspiring You Global Enterprises, Lakita Long uses her knowledge and expertise in mental health, workforce development, education, programmatic outreach, and recruitment to create, implement, and provide unique services around training, and development. She speaks with a boldness that comes from her love of helping people and operates in a cosmic-like energy, creating a wonderful opportunity for growth and learning. Lakita is a continuous learner and she has obtained degrees in Psychology (UC Berkeley), Counseling (Cal State East Bay), Counseling Psychology (Argosy University) and Social Psychology (Rochville University). 

Joe Tassinari

Joe Tassinari is a partner facilitator with extensive experience in training and coaching. Joe has practiced team building and honed his training techniques as a trainer, mentor, coach, U.C. Davis instructor and business owner. His methods are interactive, upbeat and produce positive communities with prosperous outcomes. 

Zakiya Khalfani

Ms. Khalfani is a Professional Development Training Facilitator and Consultant. She has 10 years of experience working with clients, primarily from local Northern California Bay Area counties. She has over 23 years of experience working within the California Correctional System. Providing training to both the employees and their clients. She is a Delinquency Control Institute graduate from the University of Southern California.

Timothy Hoyle

Tim has an amazing ability to read and connect with his audience. His non-judgmental approach coupled with an amazing ability to read people allows him to deliver difficult messages on sensitive areas in a manner that fosters incredible growth. Tim has been training and facilitating for 15 years. He is a certified mediator, certified DISC Behavior Analyst and Motivators Analyst. Topics Tim has trained include (but are not limited to) Communication, Performance Management, Team-building and Presentation Skills. Tim is commutable to Stockton and San Francisco.

Jacqueline Welch

Jackie brings over 15+ years of Corporate experience and strong business acumen to any organization as a professional trainer / facilitator. Her business expertise in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Presentations, Public Speaking, etc. has enabled her to now deliver fun, energetic, and motivating workshops/ trainings to many audiences. As a Certified Coach, she has excellent people skills that enable adaptability and flexibility as needed. She consistently receives outstanding evaluations from her clients. Jackie is within commuting distance to both San Francisco and Stockton.

Al R. Pangelinan

Al R. Pangelinan was born in Long Beach, California, where he lived for ten years until 1980 when his parents moved to Vallejo, California, to pursue a better opportunity.  After he graduated from Hogan Sr. High School in 1988, he attended the California State University, Sacramento, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.  After college, he worked at various IT companies, such as Intel, Health Net, and CGI.  In 1998, Al started his own business in the technology-consulting arena.  One year later, he obtained an MBA from the University of Phoenix.  Currently, Al still contracts with the State of California and teaches various classes in nursing, criminal justice, business, management, information systems, and technology.

Louie G. Garcia

Louie G. Garcia relocated to West Sacramento in 1985 from his birthplace of Watsonville, California. He graduated from River City High School in 1994 and spent two years in the United States Navy, stationed in Groton, Connecticut. Upon returning home, he entered the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers apprenticeship and became a Journeyman Inside Wireman in 2002. While working as an electrician, Louie earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems specializing in Internet Security Systems (2010) and an MBA (2011) from the University of Phoenix. After completing the California State University of Sacramento's Community College Faculty Preparation Program (2012), Louie applied to American River College's Pre-Apprenticeship Program (2013) and has been teaching, developing curriculum, and improving the program since.

  



Robert C. Bowman, Jr. 

Robert C. Bowman attended America River College where he received his Associate Degree and whilst working his way into management and then into Human Resources. After almost 30 years with his eye on Senior Management, he embarked on the journey of higher education as an adult learner. He completed his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Business and utilized his education and prior HR experience in a practical manner in corporate business and as an owner and director of a national degree. He became a licensed attorney with the law firm of Beyer, Pongratz and Rosen, specializing in employment law where he worked for about five years in. 

Mr. Bowman then opened his own law practice, Law Office of Robert C. Bowman Jr. After a brief partnership, he decided to expand the office and changed the name to the Law of Bowman and Associates, which is a full-service law firm with 10 attorneys.

Mehul Rangwala

Mehul Rangwala has nearly 20 years of experience in information technology and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Currently, an Informational Technology Manager at the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Mehul researches, plans, and provides insights to the executive management on IT strategy and the latest technology trends, while providing leadership in areas of IT investments, cost/benefit analysis, asset management, IT operations, and support. His professional career has been largely in data analysis, budgeting, forecasting, information technology and making important data-driven decisions using research, quantitative and economic principles. He has a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from India and an M.B.A. from U.C. Davis.