Master of Science IN gERONTOLOGY Program Alumni

These alumni have let us know how they are using their Master of Science in Gerontology.  If you are an alumnus and would like to be listed here, please call 657-278-7057.

Graduating Class of 2016

  • Rosa A. Garcia
    Graduation Date: Spring 2016
    Organization: Orange County Children Therapeutic Art Center (OCCTAC)
    Title: Case Manager, Early Intervention Services for Older Adults (EISOA)
    In addition to work at OCCTAC, Rosa Garcia has recently developed a non-profit organization called LGBT Embrace, to support the older adult LGBT community.


Graduating Class of 2014

  • Olga Quezada
    Graduation Date: Spring 2014
    Organization:  California Department of Public Health
    In addition to working for the State of California, Olga Quezada has recently published a book, Olga's Loving Grandmother.  If you have comments or questions, you may write to Olga at:
    Olga Quezada, MSG, CPG
    P.O. BOX 90034
    Industry, CA 91715


Graduating Class of 2013

  • Harmony Kenny
    Graduation Date: Spring 2013
    Organization:  Morningside of Fullerton Retirement Community
    Title:  Marketing Coordinator 
    Harmony Kenny helps clients and their families transition from home to the retirement community.


Graduating Class of 2012

  • Denise Noguera
    Graduation Date: Spring 2012
    Organization: Ventura County Area Agency On Aging
    Title: Fall Prevention Program Coordinator (Social Worker III)


Graduating Class of 2011

  • Jena Chomchavalit
    Graduation Date: 2011
    Organization: Council on Aging Orange County
    Title: Community Relations Coordinator
    Email: n/a
  • Maricela Villa
    Graduation Date: Spring 2011
    Organization: County of Orange, Social Services Agency
    Title: Employment and Eligibility Specialist
    Email: n/a


Graduating Class of 2010

  • Lauren Short
    Graduation Date: Spring 2010
    Organization: Acacia Villas & Cambridge Court (both facilities are owned by the same company)
    Title: Activities Director
    Responsibilities: Oversee the activities department, the activities assistants, volunteers and interns at both communities.
  • Michelle Yerke
    Graduation Date: Spring 2010
    Organization: City of Huntington Beach, Senior Services
    Title: Care manager
    Responsibilities: Care management services to at-risk, homebound older adults in Huntington Beach.
  • Jessica Litchfield
    Graduation Date: Summer 2010
    Organization: Atherton
    Title: Director of Life Enrichment/Volunteers
  • Marilyn Fedorow
    Graduation Date: Fall 2010
    Organization: Council on Aging Orange County
    Title: Editor, Program Director, Answers Guide


Graduating Class of 2009 

  • Lori Davis
    Graduation Date: January 2009
    Organization: Attentive Home Care
    Title: Director of Care Management
    Responsibilities: Assessment, Care Plan, Care Management, Training
  • Michelle Fox
    Graduation Date: 2009
    Organization: St. Joseph Heritage Health
    Title: Social Worker
    Responsibilities: Medical Social Worker
  • Ruth Ledesma
    Graduation Date: 2009
    Organization: Adult Protective Services
    Title: Senior Social Worker
  • Anne Uhlig
    Graduation Date: Fall 2009
    Organization: (unemployed in profession of either OTA or MSOT)
    Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Responsibilities: Teach Tai Chi in community


Graduating Class of 2008 

  • Lauren Anderson
    Graduation Date: Spring 2008
    Organization: South County Adult day Services
    Title: Geriatric Care Manager
    Responsibilities: Social services and referrals for older adults in a supervised setting and their families
    Email: n/a


Graduating Class of 2007 

  • Susie DiGiovanna
    Graduation Date: Spring 2007
    Organization: City of Newport Beach OASIS Senior Center
    Title: Social Services Supervisor
    Responsibilities: Information and Referrals, Transportation Program, Education and Outreach
  • Rosaneli Loza
    Graduation Date: 2007
    Organization: SCAN Health Plan
    Title: Geriatric Care Manager
  • Benjamin Surmi
    Graduation Date: Spring 2007
    Organization: Washington State Vancouver; Koelsch Senior Communities
    Title: Professor; Director of Life Improvement; National Program Specialist


Graduating Class of 2006

  • Yun Choi
    Graduation Date: 2006
    Organization: Project Access Senior Resource Center
    Title: n/a
  • Di Patterson
    Graduation Date: Spring 2006
    Organization: Success in Aging Centers, Inc.
    Title: CEO; Gerontologist
    Responsibilities: Job description and Bio at:


Graduating Class of 2005 

  • Marcia Williams
    Graduation Date: Spring 2005
    Organization: LOMCO
    Title: Property Manager for Affordable Senior Housing (Retired)


Graduating Class of 2004 

  • Katherine Herreid
    Graduation Date: Spring 2004
    Organization: Alzheimer's Association-South Dakota Chapter
    Title: Program Director