President: Erin Spillane, MA
President-Elect: Tori Downing MA NCSP
Past President: Giniena Tan, MA
Treasurer: Jenna Wood, MS, NCSP
Secretary: Giniena Tan, MA
Secretary Shadow: Christina Phabsomphou
CASP Region IX Representative: Arpita Mandal, MA, NCSP
Event Coordinator: Libby Barnish Kelly, MS, EdS, LEP
Membership & Media Coordinator: Tori Downing, MA EdS
Webmaster & Media Coordinator (Shadow): Ashley Wallace
Community Liaison & PAC Committee: Kelsey Bayless
Newsletter Editor: TBD
University Liaison - Chapman University: TBD
University Liaison - CSULB: TBD
University Liaison - APU: TBD
Giniena Tan, MA
Treasurer - Jenna Wood, MS, NCSP
Event Coordinator - Libby Barnish Kelly, MS, EdS, LEP
Tori Downing, MA EdS
Webmaster & Media Coordinator (Shadow) -
Community Liasion & PAC Committee-
University Liaison -
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University Liaison -Azusa Pacific:
Erin Spillane is currently a Special Education District Coordinator in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. She was a school psychologist for eight years prior to becoming a coordinator. She currently supports the school psychologists in SVUSD and oversees the Career Start program which provides students with disabilities vocational skills support. Erin also is a member of the SVUSD Crisis Response Team. Erin earned her B.A. in Psychology at UC San Diego and obtained her M.A. in Educational Psychology and PPS in School Psychology at Cal State Long Beach. She initially became interested in school psychology while working as a reading tutor in low income schools in San Diego. She then went on to work with children and families as a one on one ABA therapist for children with Autism and as a substitute teacher. Outside of work, Erin enjoys traveling, trying new food, kickboxing, and going to the beach.
On her days off, Giniena enjoys going to the beach, reading, and traveling with her family. She currently lives in Orange with her husband, two-year-old son, and two dogs. This December, she is expecting a daughter so she's busy prepping for that!
Jenna Wood works as a school psychologist for multiple sites within the Garden Grove Unified School District. This is her ninth year with OCASP. She completed her Master of Arts and Educational Specialist in School Psychology degrees at Chapman University. In past years, she has presented journal review research on prevention and intervention for selective mutism with Dr. Randy Busse and ABA strategies applied within a three-tiered model at the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Annual Conventions in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Her paper with Dr. Busse on selective mutism was published in the 2011 issue of Contemporary School Psychology.
Originally from northern California, Jenna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development at UC Davis. She has an extensive background in ABA with experience as a behavior therapist for children with autism and other developmental delays. When she is not working, Jenna enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world.
Arpita Mandal is in her eighth year as a school psychologist at El Rancho Charter Middle School in Orange Unified School District. She is also the special education department chair and holds various leadership roles within the school. She received her MA in Educational Psychology and PPS Credential in School Psychology from CSU Long Beach. Arpita received her BA in Psychology and Education from UC Santa Barbara. Go Gauchos!
Arpita is also a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) and was previously a part-time lecturer in the school psychology graduate program at CSU Long Beach. She is continuing her ninth year on the OCASP board and her second term serving as the Region IX Representative for CASP. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, wine, reading and going to the beach.
If you would like to contact Arpita, you may do so at email@example.com.
In her spare time, Libby enjoys photography, traveling, and playing soccer.
Tori is in her second year as a School Psychologist working in Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. She completed her MA in Educational Psychology and Ed.S. Degree at Chapman University in May 2017. Tori received her BA degrees in Biology and Environmental Science at UC Santa Barbara. Gauchos! Tori got her start working with children in Santa Ana Unified School District as an AVID tutor. She worked for Orange County Department of Education as a Title I Tutor for youth in group homes, foster care, and alternative day schools and worked as a Paraeducator at a dropout credit recovery program, Sunburst National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, in Los Alamitos, CA. Her professional interests are crisis and mental health counseling, building RTI and MTSS structures, and working with students with moderate to severe disabilities.
In her spare time, Tori enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding, watching sports and listening to live music. This is Tori's fourth year serving on the OCASP board.
Ashley is a second year school psychology graduate student with an emphasis in professional clinical counseling at Chapman University. She is completing her practicum hours at Ocean View High School in the Huntington Beach Union school district. Additionally, she is doing alternative hours with the Families and Schools Together (F.A.S.T.) team, at the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental disabilities. At the center, Ashley works within the F.A.S.T. team to support families and increase collaboration between families and schools to ensure that our students are receiving the best care possible. Within the field, Ashley is passionate about supporting mental health as well as advocating for least restrictive environment and inclusion practices.
Kelsey Bayless has earned her Master of Arts in Education degree in Educational Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and is currently pursuing her Educational Specialist degree (Ed. S) in School Psychology with an embedded PPS School Psychology Credential. Kelsey has experience interning at the elementary school level and is currently interning at the High School and Preschool level in Capistrano Unified School District during the 2018-2019 school year. Before pursuing her School Psychologist degree, Kelsey has been dedicated to helping students with learning difficulties become successful through her experiences as a Cognitive Trainer (working one on one with students with Specific Learning Disabilities ; ages 5 to adult) and Early Childhood Instructor (applying applied behavioral analysis to work one on one with toddlers to 12 years old). Kelsey earned her B.A. in English with a Minor in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys hanging out with family and friends, singing karaoke, and reading a good book.