Don Burns

(1970) I worked from 1970-1997 at Camarillo State Hospital as a Program Director and Community Liaison. I transferred to Atascadero State Hospital and worked as a Staff Programmer Analyst (database software) until December, 2004. I am semi-retired now and still work a few days a month as a Staff Programmer Analyst. I moved to Ventura when I graduated in 1970 and still love living here by the beach. burns_donald@sbcglobal.net.

Jim West

BA Psychology and Master’s Counseling Psychology 1974), retired from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria after 17 years as a counselor, Counseling Department chair and Dean, Counseling and Matriculation. During his tenure there he served on the California Community College Matriculation Advisory Board to the Chancellor’s Office and was Co-Chair for three years. Jim also served on the Counseling Advising Committee to the Chancellor’s Office for several years and was Chair of the Region 6 Community College Counseling Committee. Jim was the driving force behind bringing computerized placement testing and computerized educational planning to Hancock College. After retiring, he continued as a part time instructor and faculty advisor to the Associated Student Government Program for two years. He is now an assistant football coach at Orcutt Academy High School.

Jim Witmer

BA. Jim is a Real Estate Broker in Santa Barbara with Village Properties. He received his license in 1972, and used his double major degree in psychology and economics to work with people and help them make financial and emotional decisions. He lives in Summerland with his wife Lucy, and has two grown kids. He enjoys tennis and soccer, and the Santa Barbara lifestyle.

Saeed (Heidar) Modaresi

Lived on 6th floor of San Miguel with Randy Umland, Dan Thistlewait, Herb Weingart, Lester Powell, Fred Buddinger, and Bill Greenwalt. International student from Iran; girlfriend was Gayle Eipper. Received Ph.D.in experimental psychology from UCR, then 15 years later went back and got a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from U of South Carolina. Is now a clinical psychologist and university professor in South Carolina, married to Ingrid, and has two daughters, Anahita and Shirin, and two grandchildren, Cyrus and Kai. modaresih@winthrop.edu.

Gayle (Ginthner) Kehrli

I obtained a Masters degree from San Diego State in Counseling and Guidance, and have been working as a School Psychologist for the past 25 odd years. I married a fellow UCSB graduate and have two children who also graduated from UCSB (my son just last year). I suppose we are all Gauchos. When my daughter entered in 1996, Dr. Sherman – with whom I’d done a project as an undergraduate -- served on the orientation panel. As a school psychologist, I certainly used much of my early training. My specialty is behavioral analysis as well as diagnostics of disabilities in school age children. As I am nearing retirement age, I elected this year to be a part-time school counselor, assisting students to go to the university.

John (Jack) Walker

BA, Psychology, BA, Dramatic Art. Immediately after graduation I got a California secondary teaching credential, then moved to Los Angeles and became an actor. I was under contract to Universal and worked in a number of movies and TV shows. Subsequently, I traveled the world as a photographer, living in Russia two years. I also got a Masters in Educational Administration and worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I now live in Burbank, CA and work as a photographer.


Paul Kimoto

I went to work for DHL Worldwide Express (unable to find gainful employment in the field of psychology). In 1983 I opened my own business as a Customs Broker working for international importers. I married in 1979, divorced in 2000, raised two daughters. The older one (UCSD 1997) works for Organic Style magazine. The younger daughter is a UCSB sophomore, paying $1200 a month for an apartment in good old Isla Vista. My old apartments are still there looking exactly the same as they did 30 years ago. I'm currently a consultant for international importers and serve on the Board of Directors for the Hillblom Foundation which provides grants & fellowships in the fields of diabetes and aging research. The foundation recently provided funding for a new research building at UCLA.

Susan (Susie Lukes) West

After working for about two years at Goleta Elementary School as an instructional specialist, Susie took a job teaching third grade at Monica Ross, a private school in Ojai, Ca. While there she completed her elementary teaching credential and obtained a position as a sixth grade instructor at Woodland School in Mariposa California. In 1989, she moved with her husband Jim to Santa Maria, CA where she obtained a position teaching sixth grade for the Orcutt Union School District. She continues to teach at May Grisham Elementary School. Susie has two children: Rusty (29) and Joe (27).

James Livingston

Ph.D., Psychology. First posting was to Livingston College(!) of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Using the skills developed at UCSB, I built a computer-controlled lab for gathering human response-time data to various stimulus presentations, funded by a NSF grant. The time spent completing that, and administering it in support of the research of my colleagues, may have made a contribution to my moving into the computer industry; I enjoyed 40+ years as a system software engineer in various roles, and I am now an Adjunct Faculty Instructor, teaching beginning Computer Science courses at Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA. I have two daughters, four granddaughters, a wonderful wife of 53 years, and we all live within a few miles of each other in Sammamish, WA.

Michael P. Levine

BA, 1971, Ph.D., 1979, Psychology (Levine@kenyon.edu). After 33 years of teaching psychology at Kenyon College, Ohio, I, along with my wife (Mary Suydam, BA, Medieval Studies, UCSB, 1973; Ph.D., History, UCSB, 1993) have retired to Goleta. I continue to do writing, speaking, and advocacy work in the prevention of eating disorders.

Doug McCormick

I lived in Canalino Hall my freshman year and did more surfing that year than any year before or since.  In my sophomore year I moved to San Raphael which was brand new.  I saw the Bank of America burn twice and watched the riots and the marines landing on the bluffs.  They told our RA that they were lost and stopped to ask for directions. In 1983 I received my Masters and PhD in Quantitative Psychology from USC. Shortly before I graduated, I was offered a job at AT&T and for eighteen years I developed aptitude and knowledge tests for technical jobs at AT&T. In 2001 I retired, sold my house in New Jersey and moved to Honolulu.  I own a small condo next to Diamond Head and if all goes well I will soon break my freshman record for most days surfed in one year.

Michael P. Levine

Is currently Samuel B. Cummings Jr. Professor of Psychology at Kenyon College. Next year he will be retiring after 33 years at Kenyon. He continues to work in various aspects of the fields of body image and eating disorders.

Joe Newman

I received a MS in Counseling from Univ. of Arizona 1979 and was a rehab counselor and hospital administrator for Sharp Hospital in San Diego until 1984. Moved into commercial real estate 21 years ago and am now Managing Director for CB Richard Ellis in San Diego—the world's largest commercial real estate services company. I manage a brokerage Downtown and the Asset Management Division in SD. My wife Mary and I live in Scripps Ranch (SD). We have 2 daughters, one (Mackenzie) married in San Luis Obispo, one (Marissa) in her Sophomore year at UCSB. Paul Kimoto, ‘1971 I went to work for DHL Worldwide Express (unable to find gainful employment in the field of psychology). In 1983 I opened my own business as a Customs Broker working for international importers. I married in 1979, divorced in 2000, raised two daughters. The older one (UCSD 1997) works for Organic Style magazine. The younger daughter is a UCSB sophomore, paying $1200 a month for an apartment in good old Isla Vista. My old apartments are still there looking exactly the same as they did 30 years ago. I'm currently a consultant for international importers and serve on the Board of Directors for the Hillblom Foundation which provides grants & fellowships in the fields of diabetes and aging research. The foundation recently provided funding for a new research building at UCLA.

Michael A. Leonard, Esq.

BA, Psychology. Following graduation, I taught mathematics and English at a Philadelphia Junior High school, then attended law school at Temple University. I have practiced veterans’ law for almost 40 years, and am in the process of gradually reducing my workload toward full retirement, and relocating from Wilmington, NC to North Myrtle Beach, SC. For the last seven years, I also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, and as its Vice President for the last four years. I am married and have four children, the oldest of whom was born shortly before I graduated from UCSB. I still miss the beauty of Santa Barbara, the challenge of UCSB and the excitement of Isla Vista in the late ’60s and early ’70s!


Susan (Barr) Davis

BA Psychology. I received a MS in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Credential for School Psychology from CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay) in 1975 and worked as a School Psychologist until I retired in 2010. I especially enjoyed coordinating and supervising in an early intervention mental health program in the schools. I also obtained a Certificate in School Neuropsychology from Texas Woman’s University in 2006, which aided in my assessment of students. I live in Livermore with my husband, Greg, also a UCSB alum. We have two grown daughters and are expecting our first grandchild in August. We are enjoying retirement by staying active with a local hiking group and traveling

Jonathan Eymann

BA. Jonathan has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor part time in the clinical psych graduate program at Antioch University in Santa Barbara for the last two quarters He is also continuing as Team Supervisor, Marriage and Family Therapist, in the County of Santa Barbara's Adult Outpatient Clinic.

Jon (Jonathan) Eymann

Married Juliette Griffing, '72 in their senior year and still enjoys her company, living together in Camarillo. Their three grown sons all still live in Goleta and all graduated from UCSB. Jon and Julie were ordained as Christian ministers in 1974 and began a non-denominational charismatic Protestant church in Goleta, which they continue to pastor. Jon earned an MA in clinical psychology in 2003 and has become licensed as a marriage and family therapist, with a private practice in Goleta in addition to his role as practitioner and clinic manager for SB County Mental Health's adult outpatient clinic.

Candace (Weisshart) Kamm

is Director of Research at FX Palo Alto Laboratory, a small information technology research lab. After earning a MA in Audiology at CSULA, I worked at UCLA School of Medicine for 8 years while completing a UCLA Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Psychology. In 1982, I joined Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, working on speech recognition and synthesis technologies, and later focusing on user interfaces to voice-enabled telephone services. In 1984, I joined the Speech Recognition Applications Research Group at Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies). I returned to AT&T Bell Labs in 1995, and was a department head at AT&T Labs - Research until moving back to California in 2002. I am a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and ACM.

Michael Salerno

I attended graduate school in Law and Society at UC Davis (1972-73), was a consultant to the California State Senate (1973-76), and returned to law school at Davis (1976-79-- served on the UC Board of Regents 1977-78). I married Kathleen Turney (1979) and now have two children (Gian 1985, Giuliana 1997). After graduation, I commenced work for the Legislative Counsel. I taught at the UC Davis School of Law (1993-96), was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy (1995), and started teaching at UC Hastings in 1999. I now teach courses and supervise a legislation clinic. I have published articles concerning the legislative process, regulating the financial interests of public officials, influencing legislation, amending constitutions in the US, and am coauthor of Legal, Legislative, and Rule Drafting in Plain English (West 2005).

Susan LaCava

I am a lawyer in Madison, Wisconsin specializing in plaintiff's class actions. Most of my cases are antitrust actions alleging price fixing conspiracies, but I also represent defrauded investors and consumers. My most recent case is against the alcoholic beverage industry alleging that its members have deliberately targeted minors in their advertising. sl@susanlacava.com.

Andy Arkin

owns an agency called BLAH BLAH BLAH which represents companies that do animation/design/visual effects for TV commercials. andy@blahusa.com

Steven Ross

is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in San Ramon, CA. In addition, he has been teaching a variety of psychology classes at California State University East Bay in the undergraduate and graduate departments.


Keith Witt

BA Psychology 1973, MA Counseling (Dept. of ED), 1975, Ph.D. (Fielding Institute) Clinical Psychology 1982. I've been in private practice, taught at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, published five books (the latest is Integral Mindfulness), and have lectured around the country. My wife Becky and I have lived and worked in Santa Barbara and raised our two children here.

Terry J. Tibbetts

MA. While obtaining his M.A. degree in 1973, Terry was also involved in community work through the Sociology department, and became interested in educational psychology and gestalt therapy through the Confluent Education program in the Education Department. As a result of those interests, Terry also became a community social worker and a gestalt therapist while completing his doctoral psychology degree. Since that time, Terry has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings involving students with emotional disturbance, and has recently published a book entitled Identifying and Assessing Students With Emotional Disturbance. He currently works for the State of California, where he is responsible for the psychological evaluation of adjudicated adolescents. virgorising50@gmail.com

Robert Most

Got a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit. For 10 years was VP of R&D for Consulting Psychologists Press (now CPP, Inc.) and in 1994 started Mind Garden, Inc. in Menlo Park, CA. Mind Garden publishes psychological assessments instruments and provides tools for psychological assessment. bobmost@msn.com

Bruce Shapiro

In Psychology and Zoology completed MS in Biology at the University of Nevada, medical degree at University of Nevada School of Medicine, residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital, fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University, and Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is sub-specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He established and is the director the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He founded and is Medical and Laboratory director at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas.

John N. Gardi

Ph.D. from UCSF 1978, D. ABNM, F. ASNM, CCC-A. NIH post doctoral fellow 1978-1980; UCSF Dept. of Otolaryngology Assistant Prof. 1980-1987. Since 1988 he has served as Chairman and CEO of Evoked Potential Associates, Inc., a small private medical company in Northern California that provides intraoperative neuromonitoring services to patients undergoing difficult surgical procedures that place nervous system tissue at risk during surgery (e.g., brain tumors, spinal cord deformity corrective surgeries, brain aneurysm coiling or clipping procedures, etc). They physically go into the OR and stimulate and record from nervous system tissue in such patients receiving surgical procedures in hospitals throughout the greater Bay Area. gardi@cnsiom.com

Judith Lee-Squire

also received an elementary teacher credential from UCSB in 1975; LH & SH teaching credentials, 1977 and M.S. Educational Psychologist from Cal State Hayward, 1982; M.S. School Psychology San Jose State, 198. She is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and currently lead psychologist, Santa Clara Unified School District.

Richard S. Marken

was Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and consulted at Honeywell on statistical, methodological and human factors issues related to workspace design and human-computer interface technology. He was an engineering specialist at The Aerospace Corporation, where he did human factors engineering for satellite control systems and a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA where he did policy research on health care and national security issues. He currently works as a statistical consultant and lecturer in Psychology/Statistics. He is the author of three books and over 50 papers on the application of control systems theory in the behavioral sciences.

Janet Benner

(I graduated so long ago that brain science was not part of the curriculum). I have three books in print, one about parenting, one about stopping smoking and one about football. I am a smoking cessation specialist but now mostly operate Joelle Olive Oil….growing and retailing a splendid extra virgin olive oil at the farmers’ markets.


Fred Holmes

Even before graduating I took a position with SB County Probation, working in the local Juvenile Hall.  The next 10 years included positions as Juvenile Probation officer in San Luis Obispo County, Executive Director of a non-profit shelter care program for adolescents, and a couple of years as a crosscountry truck driver. The last two decades I’ve been self-employed in various marketing endeavors, giving me the time and money to be more involved with my children.  Although never married, I have been blessed with two wonderful sons, now 25 and 22.  As my younger son became a very young single father three years ago, I had the opportunity to live with him and my grandson for much of my grandson’s life.  Today, I travel to Reno every other week from my home in Ventura  to visit with my grandson (check out the cutest and smartest grandbaby in the world at  www.fredholmes.com).  I’ve taken a break from business to pursue real estate investment in the Reno area.

Joanne Kay Jordan

Went to CSU Long Beach to earn two teaching credentials in special education.  Worked with Severely Handicapped students for 10 years and then went to Learning Handicapped, Resource level, where I am today.  I am teaching in the Chaffey High School District in California where I have 
been for 29 years and have a Master's from Cal Poly, Pomona and I have 4 teaching credentials and two vocational certificates.  Married, with two children, ages 21 and 17, and two step children ages 36 and 32, one grandson age 10.  I still get to Santa Barbara once in a while for a weekend.  I just moved to Corona, CA.

Jan Grossman

Thought he had graduated in 1973 as he boarded an Icelandic Airlines flight out of JFK to spend a few months bumming around the continent, only to find that he was 2 classes and 4 units short of graduation. A quick stint at UCLA summer school made the world right. Subsequently went on to law school in L.A.; member State Bar of CA since 1981; member State Bar of Arizona since 1996; currently residing with wife, Gayle (married 1983), and practicing law, in Scottsdale, AZ. Boy-girl twins, Bryan and Erica, born June 4th, 1986; and, younger sister, Mallory, born June 4th, 1987; (yes, you read that correctly). Notwithstanding, memories of the entire UCSB / Isla Vista experience continue to haunt this writer who may and wants to be reached: (480) 226-9067 jan.grossman@azbar.org.

Kathleen (Budke) Gates

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont, 1980. Currently in practice at 644 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001. Practicing full-time in private practice since 1982. Practice is limited to adults. Certified as a Psychoanalyst by the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, now the New Center for Psychoanalysis in 1999. Husband is Robert Gates. Our daughter, Sarah Gates is graduating from UCSB in Anthropology in June, 2007.

Marc Axelrod

I got an MA in Occupational and Environmental Health from CSUN and work in industrial hygiene and safety for Boeing in Anaheim. My psychology degree from UCSB was a great foundation for my career – I still remember learning about Mazlow’s 'need hierarchy' as Safety was right there on the bottom after physiological needs - I apply this everyday. I am married - 23 years - to another former UCSB student Elizabeth Gross, a pharmacist. We have three children - Julia, a sophomore SFSU, Jack, a freshman at UCSC, and Joseph, a sophomore at Beverly Hills High School. I love baseball - I am immediate past president of our local Little League and I was recently on a National Championship 'over 48' team.

Richard Allan Gardner

Greatest accomplishment: Still married to my first wife. Owner of 2 Management Companies that specialize in Homeowners Associations. Avid horseman, skier and golfer. Two children, one son who works with me and one married daughter employed as a food scientist. No grandchildren yet, maybe in a couple of years. We have lived in Truckee, CA for the past 26 years.

Ruth Wilson

has been in private practice as an MFT since getting her MA in counseling psychology in l976. For thirteen years she had the Christian Emotional Therapy Center next to San Francisco Hospital where she helped train several therapists. We had many dynamic relationship groups. For the past 15 years she has been actively practicing in her home. She is slowing down now but still counsels in the Christian community as well as a few clients and one group at home. She has written three books, The Gift of Anger, The Gift of Hurt, and The Gift of Love. She has been married to Jack for 55 years, has five married children and 14 grandchildren!

Michael Schorr

married, divorced, living in Modesto, CA.


George E. Murphy

I obtained my J.D. from Golden Gate University in 1979 and moved to Sacramento where I served as Research Attorney for the State Court of Appeal. In 1982 I was hired by a Sacramento firm to start their appellate department. In 1994 I founded Farmer & Murphy with another UCSB alumnus--Craig Farmer. We now have 11 attorneys, specializing in civil appeals. I have been involved in hundreds of appellate cases in California including the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. I have over 40 published decisions. What I learned in Psychology at UCSB has made me a much better lawyer in many ways. I am married and have three children. Lauren, 17, wants to go to UCSB and major in Psychology. Mike, 16, is not sure where he wants to got to college. Shane is 13 and college is not even on the radar screen. I have taken them by the UCSB campus. It has changed significantly since I went there, but I think I could still find my way around. I am waiting for UCSB to launch a law school -- it would be great to be back on campus again. I have missed it all these years.

Darlene Fogal

B.A., Psychology. After graduating from UCSB I worked with persons with disabilities, obtained my Masters in Art Therapy (ATR-BC), became certified in Hypnotherapy, and worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. In the past 10 years I have been semi-retired. I am traveling, finishing up an art studio, taking webinars to get back into doing my own art work, playing with my grandson, and enjoying life. Have many goals yet I hope to accomplish!

Keith Witt

Ph.D. (from the Fielding Institute) 1975, MA, Counseling Psych, UCSB. I'm a psychologist in private practice (have done 60,000 therapy sessions), and the author of six books--Waking Up, Sessions, The Attuned Family, The Gift of Shame, Integral Mindfulness, Shadow Light. I give talks and keynote addresses around the world. I live in Santa Barbara with my wife Becky and have two grown children.

Mary McGrath

BA. Retired from the advertising business in 2003 to pursue her loves for writing, photography and music. Some of her credits include: Westways.com, Wall St. Journal, Newsweek.com, LA Times, and many other publications.

Mary McGrath

Is a freelance writer, photographer and musician based in Los Angeles. Some of her credits include: Newsweek, AOL, Good Housekeeping, LA Times, and many other publications and web sites. Recently, she was profiled in the Wall Street Journal regarding her creative efforts. She specializes in fine dining, soft adventure, personality profiles, and humor. grathy@aol.com

Joyce Dudley

UCSB was the 5th college I attended in 3 years. I had a great time everywhere but ended up graduating with Honors in paradise. From UCSB I went on to earn a MA, MEd, JD. I am now a Sr. DDA in Santa Barbara County. I am also an author of a crime novel Justice Served, a statewide lecturer, and law school professor. Most importantly, I am happily married to a hydrogeologist and we have 4 sons ages 25-17 - thankfully they all still live in town - one is a Senior at UCSB - GO GAUCHOS!! I find I use many experiences I had a UCSB (including the knowledge I gained in class) in my every day life both professionally and personally. I can be reached via my website Dudleybook.com.

Van Riley

My wife, Mary, also graduated UCSB in 1975. After working in a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children, I began a teacher credentialing program at UCLA. After teaching math and science, I completed an MA in Education Administration from SDSU. In Encinitas, I worked up the administrative ranks from principal through assistant superintendent. In 1995, I obtained my first superintendent position in Carpinteria where I completed my PhD from UCSB in Education Leadership. I assumed superintendent positions in Ojai Unified followed by Huntington Beach Union High School District. I have thoroughly enjoyed every position I have held in public education. Providing avenues for young people to better their lives has been a rewarding career for me.

Linda Kropp

attended Santa Barbara College of Law from 1981-84, and has been practicing public interest law in the area since then. From 1986-1989, she was staff attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation, where she also earned a certificate in mediation from the State of California. Since 1989, she has been working at the Environmental Defense Center, representing environmental and community organizations throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. She currently teaches Environmental Law at UCSB, and occasionally at SB College of Law. She was named a Conservation Champion by U.S. Senator Boxer in 2005.

Randy Kado

After completing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles in 1980, I served five years on active duty U.S. Navy Reserves. Since then I have worked for Kaiser Permanente, Department of Rehabilitation and Department of Psychiatry. I am currently working at Montclair Mental Health testing outpatients, testing inpatients at Canyon Ridge Hospital, and evaluating patient's at the Ontario Emergency Department.

Sybillyn H. M. Jennings

is Professor and Chair of Psychology at The Sage Colleges, where she has been teaching since 1976, except for a year at The University of Denver where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive development, with leaves to work on various projects at Rensselaer (RPI) in mathematics and physics education, and materials handling engineering. She coordinates the WORLD general education program at Russell Sage, which focuses on women’s lives globally and human rights in the local community. Syb has had the great pleasure to connect with Linnda Caporael, Professor at Rensselaer, in studying the relation between evolutionary and developmental psychology.


Paula (Lapinski) Loehr

After graduation I became a Registered Nurse.  My nursing career has spanned hospital-based and community health clinic/field positions including orthopedic, pediatric and emergency specialties, school and college health assignments, as well as instruction of nursing students. Since 1996, I've worked as a home-based freelance writer.  My articles about health, family travel and nature have been published in several national and regional magazines. Fortunately, I married Dennis Loehr (1979 UCSB Chemistry Ph.D.) 29 years ago and we have three sons.  For the past 25 years, we've resided on Florida’s Atlantic coast, in Key West and currently in Fort Pierce. dloehr7312@aol.com.

Melanie Ito and Charles (aka Bud) Wilkinson

We married in 1973 while psych grad students.  In 1976, Melanie entered the UC Berkeley graduate program in genetic counseling, and Charles began a post-doctoral fellowship in physiology at UC San Francisco.  In 1978, Melanie took a genetic counseling position at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, while Charles stayed in San Francisco.  Melanie returned to take a counseling job at UCSF later that year.  In 1980, Charles took off for another post-doc -- in endocrinology -- at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  Yes, Melanie stayed in San Francisco.  For most of two years we saw each other as often as possible on weekends on one coast or another.  Then Melanie took a counseling position at the University of Utah.   In1982, Melanie began work at the University of Washington, and Charles found a research position at the Seattle VA Medical Center with an academic appointment in psychiatry at UW.  Together again -- but not for long.  Melanie decided to try medical school and was accepted at UW in 1984.  In 1988, she left for a residency in pediatrics at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital.  (Yes, Charles stayed in Washington -- commuting yet again.)  In 1991, Melanie returned to Seattle, first to a research fellowship at UW before settling into a position with the Seattle/King County Public Health Department as a primary care pediatrician.  And, with a series of loving cats, they lived happily (together) ever after.

Joel Moskowitz

PhD, Psychology. I direct a research center in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. I'm an authority on the effects of cell phone and other wireless radiation on human health. I produced an award-winning documentary film, "Mobilize," and run an Electromagnetic Radiation Safety web site.

Judith (Malmin) Weber

Earned an MBA in Market Research from UMass, Amherst; has spent 30 years working as a market research consultant in the SF Bay area (Weber Associates, in Portola Valley). Married to Joe Weber 1976 UCSB Chemistry graduate, has three children, one grandchild.

Ann Lowell Leatherbury

I loved going to UCSB but the in the very difficult job market of the mid 70s moved to LA where my husband found work. I had past retail experience so was hired by Bullocks (Federated) department stores (now Macy's), became a department manager, and worked for them for about three years. I moved to Robinsons and became a shoe buyer. Over the years I have sold just about everything. In 1995 I was asked to sit on the board of the Henry L. Guenther Foundation. We review grants and distribute money to worthy hospitals, research facilities, and philanthropies in the Greater LA area. I have been married to Chuck for 37 years and have two great daughters. Because there used to be dog shows on the UCSB campus, I have showed and trained Golden Retrievers since college, just recently switching breeds to Havanese.

Paula Lapinski Loehr

In Psychology and Anthropology and husband Dennis Loehr *1979 Chemistry have lived in coastal Florida since 1980; have three sons. Paula is a registered nurse, writer and teacher. Her primary writing interests include family travel, camping, and health/wellness. Her work has appeared in national magazines such as Child, Family Circle and Highways. Currently produces monthly travel articles for Camp Club USA and CyberSam online, as well as a quarterly column for Radius Magazine - a print publication written by healthcare professionals. Paula is an adjunct faculty member for Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences online Bachelors degree programs for nurses and radiologic technologists. PLoehr777@aol.com.

Lisa Horelick

My junior and senior year at UCSB was certainly the pivotal point for me in realizing that my passion was psychology. Excellent professors, courses and classmates contributed to the excitement of learning about myself and others in a new and deep way. I received a masters in School Psychology and then a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (in New York, at Yeshiva University). As I began working in the field I felt the desire to learn more about psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and graduated from the 4 year program at Adelphi University (NY). I have now been in private practice for over 20 years, working with adolescents, adults and couples. I am on faculty at a psychoanalytic institute (SIPP) where I teach, supervise, and enjoy the stimulation of working with fine clinicians and good friends. As I enter a more "senior" level of involvement in this profession, I particularly enjoy the opportunity to give back, by training new candidates in the field.

Michael Doughton

I now live in Sacramento and am a Senior Staff Counsel for the California Energy Commission.

Neil Resnick

is Executive Vice President / National Director / Transaction Services, in the West Los Angeles office of Grubb & Ellis. Neil started his career in commercial real estate in 1985. In 2004, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis. In this role he was responsible for two consecutive years of unprecedented growth. In 2007 Neil re-joined the ranks of transaction professionals and now focuses on the representation of office users with their renewal and relocation needs. Neil is sought out by local and national media, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Business Journal, to share his perspectives on the state of commercial real estate. neil.resnick@grubb-ellis.com

Michael Doughton

Mike is happily employed as Senior Staff Counsel for the California Energy Commission in Sacramento. On a personal note, his 6th CD of original music was released in May 2008, entitled "Orange Morning".

Peter Benjamin

After working for Dr. Jacobs, Peter started several outdoor chains and companies: Granite Stairway Mountaineering in 1971; Granite Wholesale in 1974; and Black Ice in 1978. In 1984 he moved to Hong Kong and then Japan where he founded Odyssey Japan, manufacturing and sourcing products for the Japanese outdoor markets. In 1988 on New Year's Eve he married Miyuki Nakamura in SB and they'll celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. In 1991 he sold Odyssey and became COO for The North Face, Inc. In 1999 he joined Deckers Outdoor first as COO and then President. Since 1993 he’s also owned Pacific Resources, a brand, sales, and sourcing agency for the Japanese and Asian markets. Miyuki and Peter currently split their time between Sausalito and Tokyo, getting to SB a few times a year to see his mother and sisters.

Andrea Berman Matis

received an MA in Movement Therapy at Immaculate Heart College and a Certificate of Dance from the Laban Centre at the University of London. She has been a professional dancer, mime, teacher, and choreographer for the past 30 years. Her diagnosis of scleroderma didn't stop her from founding the Universal Scleroderma Foundation and working for the Arthritis Foundation and the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Andrea has written a book, Serenaid, about how her illness led to the adoption of her first child and a relationship with his birth mother. She lives with her husband and children in Oak Park, California. andreamatis@sbcglobal.net


Larry “Hy” Doyle

I received an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from UCLA in 2004.  I've been a Learning Skills Counselor in the School of Medicine at UCI, U. Nevada, UC Davis, U. Washington, and UCLA.  I've designed educational computer software and served as Assistant Head of Math and Computers at the Basic University Education Center of the United Arab Emirates University. I've worked extensively in programs (like Job Corps, Upward Bound, McNair Scholars, MESA, Health Careers Opportunity Programs, and Hispanic Centers of Excellence) to help disadvantaged students to enter medical careers or to serve in medically underserved areas. I am currently Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for the Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program, serve on the faculty of both the UCLA School of Medicine and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and am Assistant Director for the UCLA/Drew Center of Excellence.

Stephen Newman

(double major with biology). I went to George Washington University Med School then completed a family practice residency at UCSF/SF General. I’m now in private practice in Vacaville CA. I miss the beach, Isla Vista Open Door Clinic, and Harry Carlisle.

Dana (Rosenthal) Thurm

I got a UCSB Teaching Credential from UCSB 1978 and a Masters in the Psychology of Child Development from the College of the Center for Early Education.  I married my college sweetheart and moved to Los Angeles, where I worked at a private elementary school. Seven years and one child later... I divorced and moved back to my home town of San Diego, where I am happily living on the beach and teaching first grade in the Encinitas Union School District. My son is now 24 years old and I am still single!  firstdana@aol.com

Mike Stuart

BA Psychology, 1977. I am married with 6 children. I own an insurance consulting firm in Valencia CA. In addition, I run a Sports Recruiting website and manage our family owned Movie Ranch in Southern CA.

Theresa Jennings Stuart

BA Psychology, 1977. I furthered my education by securing two Masters Degrees and a lifetime teaching credential. Raised one girl & five boys ages 34, 32, 30, 27, 24, and 22. I continue to teach as a Studio Teacher on our family’s Movie Ranch in Southern CA.

Jess Perlman

BA, Psychology. After managing a law firm for many years, I have spent the past 20 + years as an independent Auto Broker (New & Used Car Sales & Leasing) in Los Angeles, but serving most of the country. In my free time, I like to visit my daughter in Colorado, golf, hike or walk my dog. I live in L.A and try to visit UCSB at least once a year.

Tom Eschenfelder

BA, Psychology, is completing his 28th year teaching music at Andrew P. Hill High School in San Jose, where he has developed a student-centered program focused on developing creative, focused and caring adults in a warm, familial community. His daughter, Cindy, also graduated from UCSB with a BA in Psychology in 2012, and his other daughter, Lin, graduates as a Gaucho this Spring.

Mindy Grout Flanagan

just relocated back home to La Jolla, CA from Danville, CA. She launched her career in real estate in the East Bay area and just recently joined Prudential California Realty in La Jolla. Prior to real estate, she was a career coach and corporate trainer. So now instead of helping people find their dream job, she helps them find their dream home!

Diane Lovko Premeau

received an MBA, RHIA. She is currently Director Health Information Management Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and President California Health Information Association since 2009.


Charles DeCarli

Charles is happily married with two children finishing college and the third entering high-school. He spent 20 years on the East Coast getting his MD, completing medical training and doing research at the National Institutes of Health. He returned to California with the family in 2000. He is Professor of Neurology at UC Davis and directs the Alzheimer's Disease Center and the Imaging of Dementia and Aging Laboratory. His research interests focus on studying factors related to cognitive decline associated with aging, vascular and Alzheimer's disease. He is the recipient of numerous research grants, awards and was recently featured in the HBO Documentary, "The Alzheimer's Project, Momentum in Science". cdecarli@ucdavis.edu.

Mary E Solis

B.A. 1978 Psychology UCSB, received her MSW in Social Work from UC Berkeley in 1981, became a licensed clinical social worker in 1984, received the Oncology Social Worker of the Year in 2004, and a Lifetime Achievement Award-NASW, local chapter 2018. She retired in 2018 after 34 years as an oncology social worker for the local Cancer Center. The  Cancer Center created a Social Work Endowment Fund in her honor upon retirement.

Robert N. Renard

BA, Psychology. I continued to work in the mental health field after graduation. I returned to graduate school at Sac State, where I received my MSW in 1981. I have worked in mental health as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1984 and have been in private practice for 15 years. I live and work with my wife in Ventura. I have recently completed my second book of poetry, entitled In Someone Else’s Skin.

Marilynn (Payne) Gottlieb

After graduating, I continued my schooling  - getting my pilot's license, then an AA degree in Medical Photography. I worked as a medical photographer for over five years, earning the professional certification, until becoming an at-home mom. In my free time, I took up creative writing, which allowed me to return to Santa Barbara to attend the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference. A few years ago, I rejoined the work force as a researcher for a commercial real estate appraiser, where I find my scientific and statistical background is helpful. I've also taken real estate appraisal courses. Our education is never complete! mpgottlieb@msn.com

James Morgan

I am the Executive Director of the Southwest Family YMCA in Temecula, California (I moved from Santa Ynez wine country to Temecula wine country). I have been in YMCA work for 20 years, and am now primarily a fund raiser. I have raised a few million dollars in the past year to build a new YMCA locally. I started my Master's Degree in German in West Berlin, and finished in Southern California with a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management.

Burt Romothsky

After a year off I completed a Masters in Social Welfare at Berkeley in 1981, then worked for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties providing clinical and managerial services to both adults and children. I am now employed here at UCSB Student Health as the Campus Social Worker providing assessment, linkage and support for students. I have been married for five years, and we enjoy traveling, biking, hiking, and living in Santa Barbara.

David A. Thomasco

received an MA in Counseling Psychology from the Fielding Institute and became a licensed MFT in 1981, getting a Ph.D. in Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1990 from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. In private practice in Santa Barbara since 1981, he currently maintains a small practice and does forensic psychology work in alcohol, drug, and other legal issues. He has 4 children, 18-26 years, and has been married to Carole for over 22 years. They own the Medicine Shoppe Uptown Pharmacy, 3 “Unique Tan” tanning salons, and the “Art Int’l” art gallery in SB. They also own Desert Breeze Properties in La Quinta CA although they are winding that down due to the economy. David still loves to ski, fish, hunt, dance, play racquet ball, and travel.

Terri L. Needels

earned an MA in Counseling Psych at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Duke University. Living in Hawaii, she worked as a Psychologist for a Medical Clinic, began private practice, then served as Dean of the American School of Professional Psychology for 9 years. She is now in private practice full-time, consulting with private schools, the Family Court, and the Social Security Disability organization. Terri served as President of the Hawaii Psychological Association, chaired the Legislative Committee, co-chaired the Hawaii Licensing Board for 8 years, and was a member of APA’s Ethics Committee for 2 years. She continues to surf, play beach volleyball and compete on a master’s tennis team. She is married and has a 15 year-old daughter and a 30 year-old step-son.


Bob Preston

B.A., Experimental Psychology. I’ve utilized my psychology studies at UCSB by combining it with an MBA with a marketing concentration from UC Irvine. I’ve had a successful business career as a technology Chief Marketing Officer in Silicon Valley and now own a successful Real Estate and property management company in Del Mar, CA.

Michael P. Levine

BA 1971, MA 1975, Ph.D.1979. Retired in July 2012 after 33 years of teaching psychology at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. He continues to write and speak about a variety topics related to body image and eating disorders, most notably prevention and sociocultural factors such as mass media. In 2015 he and his wife Dr. Mary A. Suydam (BA in Medieval Studies, UCSB '73; Ph.D. in Medieval History, UCSB, '91) plan to move back to Goleta, where they own a condo not far from UCSB.

Tara Framer

moved to NYC and started a PhD in Clinical Psychology but decided instead to pursue a career in graphic design and is now Creative Director in her own company, Tara Framer Design, developing identity programs, promotions, trade shows, Web sites, magazine editorials, packaging, and presentations. Clients include ConEdison Solutions, Westchester Children’s Association, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and The Children’s Aid Society. She’s held senior positions at Scholastic, Reader’s Digest, MacMillan-McGraw Hill Publishing, and Chase Bank and taught at The New School, School of Visual Arts, and Westchester Community College. Tara resides in Tarrytown, spends her nights Salsa dancing and weekends volunteering at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. tara@taraframer.com