President: Tori Downing MA NCSP
Past President: Erin Spillane, MA
Treasurer: Jenna Wood, MS, NCSP
CASP Region IX Representative: Giniena Tan, MA
Event Coordinator: Libby Barnish Kelly, MS, EdS, LEP
Webmaster & Membership Coordinator: Ashley Wallace
Community Liaison & PAC Committee: Kelsey Bayless
Newsletter Editor: TBD
University Liaison - Chapman University: TBD
University Liaison - CSULB: TBD
University Liaison - APU: TBD
Tori Downing, MA EdS
Secretary, and 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.
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.
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.
Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Cal State Channel Islands. Having a family member in special education, Ashley has been passionate about working with and advocating for students with disabilities from a young age. In her free time, Ashley enjoys yoga, spending time with loved ones, going to the beach, trying new foods, and playing with her kitten, Tuna. This is Ashley’s first year serving on the OCASP board and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you would like to contact Kelsey, you may reach her at: email@example.com.