Will Baum, MSW ’06, works at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center – Excelsior House in Inglewood, Calif.
Nina Brown, MSW '97, works with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, training staff in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence.
Elizabeth Carranza, MSW '05, is a social worker at the Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, Calif.
Lauren Cohen, MSW ’06, is a clinician at San Diego Youth & Community Services, the city’s only teen shelter, where she works with homeless and runaway youth ages 12-18. She is also part of the ACTION Network, a San Diego program created to assist victims of human trafficking and teen prostitution.
Vander J. Dale, Jr., MSW '04, is a certified drug and alcohol counselor, who works at Long Beach Job Corps as a program coordinator in the substance abuse department. He is a second-year doctoral candidate at Capella University.
Sylvia Fogelman, MSW '71, is president and CEO of Southern California Foster Family & Adoption Agency.
Marianne Fougere, MSW ’01, is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice in Lexington, Mass., specializing in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. She also works for Cambridge Family and Children’s Services, administering a Department of Education program to families who have ASD children.
Jan Frass Fronk, MSW ’70, retired from social work after 28 years in various settings including private practice, mental health, medical and residential settings. She now owns Book Gallery West in Gainesville, Fla.
Petra Galindo, MSW '81, is a psychiatric social worker for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Brenda Quinonez-Garcia, MSW ’03, is a clinical social worker at the Cancer Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where she works with leukemia/lymphoma patients. She is also running a “Look Good, Feel Better” program for teens.
Kelly Glossup, MSW ’00, is a deputy probation officer/therapist for the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
Linda O’Byrne Hayes, MSW ’89, is a family law specialist for Los Angeles Superior Court, where she works as a family mediator and child custody evaluator. In addition, she and her son started a charity called Teens Against Domestic Violence. Linda lives in Calabasas, Calif. with her husband and three sons.
Kim Isaac, MSW ’97, is director of development and alumni relations at the University of Washington School of Social Work.
Shirley Kim, MSW ’03, is a clinical social worker at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.
Sarah Kong, MSW ’06, is a psychiatric social worker at Long Beach Mental Health. She was married in October 2006 and now lives in San Diego.
Carrie Lew, MSW ’85, was selected by the USC Office of the Senior Vice President of Administration to attend the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia. The curriculum offers intensive training in education administration, preparing participants to work with issues currently facing higher education, with emphasis on the growing diversity of the student body and the work force.
Rebecca Medina, MSW '98, is deputy director at Casey Family Programs, which provides programs and services to foster care youth and alumni. Previously, she was a clinic manager for ENKI Mental Health Clinic in Pico Union.
Carole Metour, MSW '78, is chief executive officer of PM Services Company, which provides facility support services to federal government. She resides in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Robin Rouda Newman, MSW ’96, is a social work clinician at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. Following graduation, she worked at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in the neonatal intensive care unit. She is expecting a baby in July.
Laura Ornelas, MSW ’95, lives in Monterey, Calif., where she started two of the first adoption specialty clinics in the state. Her first article describing the work of the clinics will be published in the Child Welfare League of America Journal in fall 2007.
Tiffany Rector, MSW, JD ’03, is an adjunct professor of criminology and criminal law for Kaplan University School of Criminal Justice and is a psychiatric social worker at Patton (Calif.) State Hospital.
Mya Rosett, MSW ’01, currently resides in Sherman Oaks, Calif. and is a full-time mother of a 23-month-old.
Raymond Scurfield, MSW '67, DSW '79, is associate professor and director of the Katrina Research Center at the University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast in Long Beach, Miss. He has recently published the second and third volumes in a trilogy of books about war trauma and its impact: Healing Journeys. Study Abroad With Vietnam Veterans (Algora, 2006) and War Trauma. Lessons Unlearned From Vietnam to Iraq (Algora, 2006). In addition, he has written an opinion piece that was published in three newspapers in March 2007.
Ann Shaw, MSW ’68, recently received the Community Leadership Award from the Julian C. Dixon Institute for Cultural Studies at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Colette Street, MSW ’06, is a children’s social worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. She also serves as a quality assurance coordinator and staff clinician at Pacific Forensic Psychology Associates, Inc.
Kevin Sweeney, MSW ’00, is director of counseling at Beverly Hills (Calif.) High School.
Justin Weber, MSW ’06, is a clinical social worker at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, Calif., where he works with patients diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Eileen (deGuzman) Whitfield, MSW ’00, is a clinical social worker at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Wood, MSW ’91, is a licensed clinical social worker at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and a field instructor at USC. She was honored in April 2007 at the 15th Annual Angel Gala benefiting The Wellness Community-Foothills, a Pasadena, Calif.-based nonprofit organization that provides services for cancer patients and their caregivers. A member of the board of directors, Joan received an Angel Award for her contribution of time, talent and resources, which have been instrumental to the organization’s success. Her husband Charles and daughter Libby, who is currently completing her MSW at USC, were also honored for their volunteer efforts and support.
Alaina Edwards Zink, MSW ’06, is a clinician at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami.