In Memoriam: Roger Frank
May 8, 1955 - October 20, 2012
Remembrances and Condolences
Counselors at Cascade Campus
Cascade Counseling Services | SS 150 | 971-722-5271
- Pamela Miller-Tatro, M.A.
Pam has been counseling and teaching at Portland Community College for over 20 years. She began her career as a counseling intern at PCC when she was pursuing her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark College. She specializes in personal and academic counseling and particularly enjoys assisting students who experience difficulties in the study of math and science. She teaches CG courses each term as well as Abnormal Psychology and Human Sexuality.
- Simone Frank, M.A.
Simone has been with PCC since 1990. She has held a number of positions at the college including Counselor for students in the Steps to Success Program, High School Completion Specialist, and Technical Learning Skills Specialist. Simone joined the Counseling team at Cascade Campus in 1998. Simone earned her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 1988.
Counselors at Rock Creek Campus
Rock Creek Campus Counseling Services | Bldg. 9, Rm. 118 | 971-722-7300
- Jim Earley, MA
Jim Earley received his MA in counseling and guidance from New Mexico State University, but before that he was an assistant professor in Developmental English and College Studies at a community college in southern New Mexico. He enjoys working with students to create and meet career and life goals through times of change, and has worked extensively in the area of alcohol and drug treatment. He specializes in the use of cognitive strategies and motivational interviewing to help people to assess readiness for personal, family, and career change and to assist in the process of taking steps toward meeting goals in these areas.
- Adrian Rodriguez, M.Ed.
Adrian Rodriguez is the Counseling Department Chair at Rock Creek. He received his M.Ed. in Counseling at Northern Arizona University in 1995. Through teaching, counseling, advising, and service, he enjoys working with students holistically supporting their personal and educational goals. His areas of interest include college and life transitions, identity development, multicultural perspective, GLBT identity, language development, retention and study skills.
- Nancy Stoutenburg, M.A.
Nancy Stoutenburg received her M.A. in Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle at Bastyr University. After working part-time at Rock Creek, Cascade and SE Center, Nancy has now happily returned to Rock Creek in a counselor job-share position. She has taught New Directions, Project Independence, and Life Tracks at Rock Creek, St. Helens, and SE for students in transition. Before coming to PCC, Nancy was the career counselor at Pacific Northwest College of Art, as well as enjoying a private practice as a life/career coach. With her past experience coaching, Nancy enjoys working with students on career, academic, and personal issues using an action oriented approach.
- Dawn Tsongas, M.S., LPC
“My favorite part about working at PCC is the diversity of students I have the privilege of working with and getting to know. Everyone who comes through my door has their own unique story to tell and their own set of dreams they want to achieve. My job is to help each student achieve those goals.”
Dawn is a licensed professional counselor and has been counseling and teaching at PCC since 1984. She started her own education at a community college and received her Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin. She enjoys working with students in career decision making, personal counseling, and helping students with study skills, test taking and test anxiety.
Counselors at Southeast Center
Southeast Center Counseling Services | MTH 152 | Appointments made through Information Desk:971-722-6240
- Shannan Fasold, M.S.
Shannan completed her Master’s degree from Colorado State University in 1994 and since then has worked in a variety of educational settings including large public universities, small liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. “Once I started working at a community college, I knew that I found my ‘home.’ I enjoy working with the diverse student population, helping them to identify their unique strengths and to apply those talents to their educational and career choices.” Shannan has interests in personal and career counseling and has served as adjunct faculty, teaching Human Development classes including career exploration, college success, relationships, stress management and assertive communication.
- Catha Loomis, Ed.D.
In her 30+ year career, Catha has worked in higher education, private industry, government and social agency settings. She has been a community college counselor and instructor for over 20 years. Catha retired from Mt. Hood Community College in 2003 and works part-time for PCC, primarily at the Southeast Center. She has masters and doctoral degrees in counseling.
Counselors at Sylvania Campus
Sylvania Campus Counseling Services | CC 216 | 971-722-4531
- Sonya Bedient, M.A.
Sonya Bedient began as an intern with PCC and has been working in the counseling department since 1998. Sonya completed her Associates of Arts degree at Clark College, a B.A. in Psychology from Western Washington University and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. She has interests in personal and career counseling. In addition Sonya can draw from her own personal experience as a community college student in assisting others at PCC.
- Jackie Elliott, M.S., NCC (On sabbatical 2012-13)
Jackie Elliott earned a Masters degree in counseling from Portland State University in Counselor Education in 1999. She has several years’ experience working with students in different college settings. Some of this work includes teaching ESL, coordinating Literacy volunteers to tutor students, working with students with disabilities, and advising students in the Sylvania ROOTS Program. In her current role as a counselor, Jackie particularly enjoys working with students who are new to the college experience. She has counseling experience in areas of career, life transitions, school issues, domestic violence, self-esteem, stress management, women’s issues, depression, grief/loss, cognitive/communication skills, and GBLT issues.
- Hal Lee, M.A., LPC
Hal has worked at PCC for 25 years, initially as an instructor in the Professional Music program. Since then he has worked in Student Services as an Academic Advisor, High School Completion Specialist, and more recently as a member of the Sylvania campus Counseling staff. He currently teaches an online class in "Career and Life Planning." Hal received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College.
- Tera Hoffman, Ph.D.
- Tera Hoffman is a Counselor/Clinical Psychologist Resident at Portland Community College. She earned a M.S. in Community Counseling from Portland State University (1998) and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon (2010). She has worked in the field of higher education for 17 years and has provided personal and career counseling services to college students, taught undergraduate and graduate courses, and conducted research in the fields of Counseling and Special Education. She has experience working with adolescents and adults focused on depression, anxiety, adjustment, interpersonal issues, career exploration & decision-making, and stress management & self-care. Her interest areas include multicultural counseling, prevention of mental health issues, wellness education, international social and environmental justice, and the positive effects of natural settings on human well-being. She is a fifth generation Oregonian and enjoys trail running, traveling, gardening, backpacking, writing, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.
- Anne O'Reilly, MA
- Anne O'Reilly has been with the college since 1993. She has worked in a variety of settings at PCC, providing academic advising, case management and crisis intervention to a diverse group of students. Anne earned her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005 and has served as a Mental Health Therapist at the YWCA of Greater Portland for six years, both as an intern and a volunteer. Anne uses a holistic approach in working with students and is interested in providing both personal and career counseling. She has experience working with students in the midst of life or career transitions, sexual minority/LGBTQ identified students, and students experiencing crisis, depression, or anxiety.