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New employees and notable changes

Oct 6, 2014

Welcome New Faculty and Staff

Dylan Bacon is a new administrative assistant II in the Center for Community Involvement.

Gina Carbonatto '07, '12, has been hired as assistant softball coach in Pacific Athletics. One of the most decorated alumni in program history, Carbonatto returns to her alma mater for the second time as a member of the Tigers' coaching staff, having previously served as a volunteer assistant during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Carbonatto established herself as one of the best softball players in the country throughout her four seasons at Pacific. She is the only Tiger in program history to earn three All-America awards and her name appears throughout Pacific's record books, and her jersey is retired on the outfield fence of Bill Simoni Field. She owns the program's all-time hit record with 280 career hits, a number that ranks her No. 2 all-time in Big West conference history and is both the Tigers' and the Big West's career leader in runs scored.

Lloyd Curtis is a new online program developer in the Center for Professional and Continuing Education.

Mary-Kate Dopkins is the new access services specialist in the Library.

Anne Eastlick is a new administrative assistant III in Distributed Learning.

Carl Fairburn '10 is a new assistant professor of physical therapy in Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. After working in the acute care and intensive care settings, he recently completed one of the very few accredited cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy residencies in the country. Among his teaching responsibilities are Exercise Physiology and Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy.

Jaynelle May Garcia is a new audiology program services assistant in the new San Francisco campus Audiology Program of Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Kelley Graham is a new career advisor in the Career Resource Center. Graham graduated with a Master of Science degree in counseling with an emphasis in career counseling. She spent three years working as a Career Center Technician for two Sonoma County high schools and facilitated college preparation groups and curriculum for various Sacramento high schools prior to coming to Pacific.

Derek Isetti '08 is a new visiting lecturer/adjunct faculty of speech-language pathology. He will be teaching Introduction to Communicative Disorders and Speech Sound Disorders 1. He will also be providing supervision in the clinics.

Christina Magana is a new administrative assistant II in the Speech-Language Pathology Departments in Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

James Stack is a new records coordinator I in the Office of Admission.

Ryan Villaron is the new Athletics Facilities and Event Operations Intern in Pacific Athletics.

Caroline Vining is the new annual giving coordinator in Development and Alumni Relations. She began Sept. 30, and will manage the Pacific Call Center and Student Philanthropy Program. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Arkansas Tech University where she was a student caller and manager for the Arkansas Tech Loyalty Fund. She also implemented numerous fundraisers to raise money for her sorority's chapter and national charities.

Patrick Wolak is the new graduate services specialist in Research and Graduate Studies.  

Notable Changes - new appointments, transfers and promotions

Elizabeth Bacon has been promoted to assistant dean for Advancement for the School of Engineering and Computer Science to reflect an expanded advancement role for the school. In her new role, Bacon will continue to carry full responsibilities for major gifts. 

Scott Biedermann has been promoted to executive director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in recognition of duties which have expanded to include collaborative work with the Grants and Sponsored Programs operations and his partnerships with units across all three campuses. Biedermann will continue to lead three-campus efforts to secure philanthropic support from corporate and foundation sources and will foster even more enhanced and collaborative grant appeals in partnership with the Provost's efforts and goals.

Deborah Crane '01, '08, has been promoted to director of the Career Resource Center. She has more than 20 years of experience within Student Life in Student Activities, Housing and Greek Life, and Career Services. She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE), and currently serves on the MPACE Executive Board as the director of education and research.

Kim Girardi has been promoted to administrative assistant II in the Conservatory of Music.

Amanda Hammond has been promoted to administrative assistant III in the Provost's Office.

Natalie Loschke has been promoted to associate director for Development and Alumni Relations communications. Effective Sept. 16, she reports to Scott Rivinius in Advancement Operations with a focus on the division's communications priorities. She will also continue to provide transitional support for annual giving and phonathon-focused needs during the search for a phonathon coordinator. 

Valerie Segura has been promoted to applied behavior analyst II in the Psychology Department in the College of the Pacific.

Julian Solis has been promoted to assistant director in the Office of Admission.

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