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Staff Directory - Revised July 2020

Directors

Site Name/Title            Email/Address Phone   

District/SELPA

Melanie Hertig
Executive Director, SELPA

melaniehertig@iusd.org

(949) 936-5234

Preschool/Elementary

Lisa Torkzadeh
Director of Operations

lisatorkzadeh@iusd.org

(949) 936-5226

Secondary/Adult Transition

Allison Robbins
Director of Operations

allisonrobbins@iusd.org

(949) 936-5223

District/SELPA

Jennifer O’Malley
Director, Informal Resolution Specialist

jenniferomalley@iusd.org

(949) 936-5240

coordinators

Site Name/Title               E-Mail Address Phone              

District/SELPA

Amy Ochoa
Coordinator, Autism

amyochoa@iusd.org

(949) 936-8774

District/SELPA

Christina Reyes
Coordinator, ERMHS

christinareyes@iusd.org

(949) 936-8773

IATP/Career Link

Karena Gibbs
Coordinator

karenagibbs@iusd.org

(949) 936-8638

Preschool Education

Erin Ferguson
Coordinator

erinferguson@iusd.org (949)
936-5871
District/SELPA Angela Paterson
Coordinator,
Operations
angelapaterson@iusd.org (949)
936-5232

Program Specialists

Site                                       

Name/Title         

E-Mail Address Phone
Woodbridge, OCDE, IDR Allison Jacobs
Program Specialist
allisonjacobs@iusd.org (949) 936-5228

Brywood, Culverdale, Greentree, Loma Ridge, Springbrook, Stonegate,

University Park, Woodbury, DHH, IFSPs

Stacy Kredel
Program Specialist, Elementary

stacykredel@iusd.org

(949) 936-5243

Alderwood, College Park, Deerfield, Eastshore, Meadow Park, Northwood, Portola Springs,
Santiago Hills, Stone Creek, Turtle Rock
Casey Kramer Program Specialist, Elementary caseykramer@iusd.org (949) 936-5107

Beacon Park,
Bonita Canyon,
Cadence Park,
Canyon View, Cypress Village, Eastwood,
Oakcreek, Westpark

Sean Viney
Program Specialist, Elementary

seanviney@iusd.org (949) 936-5245
Creekside, Jeffrey Trail, Southlake, Portola High, IATP, ISPs

Valerine Bueno
Program Specialist,
Secondary

valeriebueno@iusd.org (949) 936-5238

Venado, Irvine, University, DHH Secondary

Erin Bennett
Program Specialist, Secondary

erinbennett@iusd.org

(949) 936-5227

Lakeside, Northwood HS, Plaza Vista, Rancho MS, Sierra Vista, Vista Verde

Anna Ziemann
Program Specialist,
Secondary

annaziemann@iusd.org (949) 936-5236
NPS,
IUSD Virtual/Blended Learning

Lara Pascoe,
Program Specialist

larapascoe@iusd.org (949) 936-5253

Support Staff

Support
Area                 

Name/Title                      E-Mail Address            Phone
District/SELPA Angela Weedn
Lead Psychologist
angelaweedn@iusd.org (949) 936-5078

District/SELPA

Meghan Sparling
Lead Speech Pathologist

meghansparling@iusd.org

(949) 936-7556

District Office

Dianna Wilson
Budget Analyst

diannawilson@iusd.org (949) 936-5041

Jennifer O'Malley
(Legal)

Becca Huerta
Administrative Assistant

beccahuerta@iusd.org

(949) 936-5237

Melanie Hertig (Executive Director/ERMHS) Taryn Dreifus
Administrative
Assistant II
taryndreifus@iusd.org (949) 936-5048

Autism/ABA Group
(Jeffrey Trail)

Isabelle Candelaria
Administrative Assistant

isabellecandelaria@iusd.org

(949) 936-8778

Allison Robbins
(Secondary)
Yessi Santivanez 
Administrative Assistant
yessisantivanez@iusd.org (949) 936-5231
Lisa Torkzadeh
(Elementary)
Bridgette Serna
Administrative Assistant
bridgetteserna@iusd.org (949) 936-5230

District Office

Neema Raman
Specialist, SEIS

neemaraman@iusd.org

(949) 936-5233

IATP Joey Trejo
Office Assistant IV
josephtrejo@iusd.org (949) 936-8626

IATP

Sandy Yawata
Office Assistant II

sandyyawata@iusd.org

(949) 936-8625

IATP/Career Link Suzette Frear
Tech:  Accounting
suzettefrear@iusd.org (949) 936-8640
IATP/Career Link Lois Kinnen
Office Assitant IV
loiskinnen@iusd.org (949)
936-8150