Past President: Tori Downing MA NCSP
Treasurer: Jenna Wood, MS, NCSP
Secretary: Ashley Morris-Carter
CASP Region IX Representative: Giniena Tan, MA
Event Coordinator: Libby Barnish Kelly, MS, EdS, LEP
Webmaster & Membership Coordinator:
Community Liaison & PAC Committee: Erin Spillane, MA
Newsletter Editor: TBD
University Liaison - Chapman University: Jasmine Romero
University Liaison - CSULB: TBD
University Liaison - APU: Karen Cortez
Tori Downing, MA EdS
CASP Region IX Rep
Giniena Tan, MA
Treasurer - Jenna Wood, MS, NCSP
Event Coordinator - Libby Barnish Kelly, MS, EdS, LEP
Webmaster & Membership Coordinator -
Community Liasion & PAC Committee-
University Liaison -
Cal State Long Beach:
University Liaison -Azusa Pacific:
Tori is in her fourth year as a School Psychologist working in Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District at La Mirada High School. 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. Go 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, high school dropout prevention, 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. In January she and her husband are expecting their first daughter so she is also busy preparing for her arrival! This is Tori's sixth year serving on the OCASP board.
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.
Giniena is currently working within Orange Unified School District at Cerro Villa Middle School. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC Riverside and her Masters in Educational Psychology with a PPS credential at Alliant International University. She started working with children with special needs as a 1:1 Behavioral Therapist for children with Autism at LOVAAS Institute then as an instructional assistant in Irvine Unified and Tustin Unified School Districts. While having experienced working in various settings, she has found that Middle School is her favorite age group. She loves helping students become the best versions of themselves and also analyzing assessments. She also enjoys working on mindfulness techniques to assist students and staff as well as continuously promoting healthy mental and physical well-being for her team.
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.
Libby is in her 9th year at a transformation charter high school with Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles. She is the Lead School Psychologist, on the Green Dot Crisis Response Team, and also coordinates the intern program for Green Dot. As a certified PREPaRE Trainer, she trains mental health providers and helped develop the crisis prevention and intervention programs within her district. Additionally, Libby consults with and provides training for other districts to establish their crisis protocols and train mental health staff. She co-presented at NASP last year on conducting comprehensive threat assessments.
In her spare time, Libby enjoys photography, traveling, and playing soccer.