Staff Profiles

Andrew Stenhouse, EdD

Dean, School for Graduate and Professional StudiesAndy
Andrew drives the growth of high-quality, mission-focused, market-responsive programs in organizational management, ministry and leadership, human development, nursing, early childhood education, clinical psychology, education, theological studies, and leadership studies.  Andrew earned his Ed.D. in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology; his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University; his M.A. in Leadership Studies and B.A. in Cross Cultural Studies from Southern California College.  Andy may be contacted at astenhouse@vanguard.edu or 714-668-6130.

Kristi Starkey, MS, LMFT

Director of Recruitment
Kristi manages the recruiting and marketing departments for the Professional Studies Programs.  She oversees a staff of four who recruit and meet with prospective students for Business, Psychology, Religion, Early Childhood Education, and the RN to BSN programs.  Kristi completed her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology and her Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology, both from Vanguard University. Kristi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Kristi may be contacted at kstarkey@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6109.

Justin Moschina

Director of Student Services and Veterans Resource Center
Justin oversees the student services coordinators, the Veterans Center, and works closely with student issues to ensure student retention. Justin is also the Chair of the Admissions Committee as well as the Student Advisory Board. Justin received his BA in Business – Organizational Management through Vanguard University’s Professional Studies program and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Executive Leadership at USC. He brings to the team, seven years of management experience from several service-driven industries. Justin is driven to provide each and every student with a memorable Professional Studies experience. Justin may be contacted at justin.moschina@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6115.

Dominica Scibetta

Faculty Services and Veteran’s Coordinator
Dominica manages faculty payroll, oversees curriculum support, builds relationships with publishing companies, coordinates with various departments for all new hire documentation, and works with Professional Studies Associate Chairs in coordinating faculty meetings. Recently, Dominica became Vanguard’s V.A. Certifying Official. She processes all paperwork for students receiving V.A. Education Benefits. Dominica completed her BA in Communication Studies and Sociology from Vanguard University and is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Counseling, Student Development in Higher Education at Cal State Long Beach .  She is passionate about diversity programming and student development in higher education. In her spare time, Dominica enjoys traveling abroad, volunteering, painting, and film. Dominica may be contacted at dominica.scibetta@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6108.

Mia Grajeda

Admissions Counselor
Mia tracks and follows up with prospective Professional Studies students through the application process and is responsible for student recruitment at college fairs and corporate events.  Mia also interviews and guides students through the steps necessary to starting the Professional Studies  program by performing comprehensive education counseling and providing transcript evaluations. Mia has earned her BA degree in Psychology from Vanguard University. Mia may be contacted at mgrajeda@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6112.

Kenia Cueto, MAEd

Admissions Counselor
Kenia Cueto is the admissions counselor for the Early Childhood Education
(ECE) Program. She is the initial contact person for new students who are interested in the ECE certificate program, AA and BA degrees. By executing comprehensive transcript evaluations, academic counseling, Kenia guides her students through the initial admissions process. She is also responsible for off campus recruitment at college fairs, consortiums, conferences, corporate and faith-based events. She earned her BA in Art from Cal State University Long Beach with an emphasis in Photography and Graphic Design. She also holds  a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Kenia may be contacted at kenia.cueto@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6117.

Amanda Rippee

Admissions Counselor
Amanda serves as the admissions counselor to the Early Childhood Education students who are seeking Student-At-Large courses or interested in the Certificate program. She also assists the Professional Studies admissions team with events and recruiting. Amanda graduated from Simpson University, a small private Christian college located in northern California.  She graduated with her degree in psychology.  Amanda may be contacted at amanda.rippee@vanguard.edu or 714-668-5424.

Laurie Davis, MS

Admissions Counselor Laurie Davis
Laurie attends recruiting events at the local community colleges, follows up with students interested in the Professional Studies Programs, and assists students in completing their admissions items. Laurie helps guide students in understanding the program in more detail, scheduling meetings with the Professional Studies counselors, and communicating with students on a regular basis. Laurie completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2009 and completed her Master’s Degree in Vanguard’s Clinical Psychology program and is working towards her 3,000 hours for her Marriage and Family Therapy License. Laurie may be contacted at 714.668.6119 or emailed at laurie.davis@vanuguard.edu

Christy Peters

Graduate Admissions Counselor Christy Peters
Christy is originally from Placentia, CA.  She graduated from Azusa Pacific University in May of 2011 with a B.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a minor in Business Administration. Christy is now pursuing her M.A. in Leadership Studies from Vanguard, expecting to finish in December of 2014.  In her spare time, you will find Christy running at back bay, reading at a local coffee shop, or planning her next travel abroad. Christy may be contacted at christy.peters@vanguard.edu or 714.966.5406.

Tiffany Hervey, MAEd

Business Student Services CoordinatorTiffanyH for web
Tiffany serves as the counselor and academic advisor for our Professional Studies Business degree students.  Tiffany earned a BA in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.  She also holds a Master of Arts in Education with a Counseling option from California State University, Dominguez Hills.  In addition to her experience in higher education, Tiffany brings to the team thirteen years of experience in the field of Human Resources Management.  Tiffany may be contacted at tiffany.hervey@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6114.

Annette Metten

Psychology/Online Student Services Coordinator
Annette serves as an counselor and academic advisor for the Professional Studies Psychology students. She also interviews and advises visiting students in Professional Studies through the Student at Large program. Annette is also responsible for assisting students with their online classes though Professional Studies.  Annette graduated with high honors from Chapman University with her BA in psychology. Annette may be contacted at Annette.metten@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6111.

Inna Link, MS

Religion Student Services Coordinator and Student IntegrationInna Link, MS
Inna serves as the advisor for the students in the Religion program.  She advises incoming and continuing students on course registration and academic degree progress.  Inna also supports traditional undergraduate students with cross-registration in the Professional Studies courses and develops special services to enhance student integration at Vanguard University.  Inna has prior experience serving undergraduate, graduate, and international student populations at two public higher education institutions.  She is passionate about empowering students and developing new programs to promote student success. Inna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from California State University Fullerton.  She can be contacted at inna.link@vanguard.edu or 714-668-6116.

Terri Quinones

Nursing Student Services Coordinator
Terri brings her passion to come along side and guide those who’ve made a decision to commit themselves to start and finish their educational degree. Terri intimately knows the challenge of working, balancing home life and finishing her degree, as she is a graduate of Vanguard’s Professional Studies. She finished her Business degree with an emphasis in Organizational Management in 2006. She understands the value of a degree as she has an extensive career history in both business and academic administration. Terri believes that Vanguard offers students the opportunity to be taught by excellent professors and adds to that value, rich classmate discussions, with those that are in your same career network. Terri may be contacted at tquinones@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6120.

Paris Clark

Nursing Student Services CoordinatorParis
Paris joined Vanguard University in May of 2012 and comes to Vanguard with paralegal experience. She is not new to Vanguard, however; she earned her BA in Business from Southern California College, the prior name of our school. Paris is excited to be giving back to her alma mater by assisting the nursing students in her role as Student Services Coordinator. She is passionate about lifelong learning, both personally and professionally. One of her favorite quotes by Abraham Lincoln is “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” Paris may be contacted at paris.clark@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6105.

Wendy White

Graduate and Professional Studies Data Coordinator
Wendy is a native southern Californian. She was born in Laguna Beach, raised in the same home her parents still reside, and graduated from Laguna Beach High School. She continued her education at Westmont College, earning a BS in Business/Economics and graduating Cum Laude. Wendy and her husband of more than 25 years, along with their 2 sons, have lived in Aliso Viejo since 1988. Being grateful for 17 years as a stay-at-home Mom and open to the Lord’s prompting a new adventure, she joined the Vanguard family in 2011. Wendy may be contacted at wendy.white@vanguard.edu or 714-966-5408.

Anne Do

Graduate and Professional Studies Data Coordinator
Anne serves as the Data Coordinator for the School for Graduate and Professional Studies. She manages all data processing for prospective students interested in the Graduate and Professional Studies programs, and she also provides various data support for the admissions and student services team. She has prior experience working in educational research and providing data and technical support for a non-profit organization in Orange County.  Anne graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is working towards continuing her education for the pursuit of Master’s degree. Anne may be contacted at anne.do@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6113.

Christie Hastie

Sr. Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Christie serves as the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School for Graduate and Professional Studies. Prior to coming to Vanguard, Christie served as an office manager and administrative assistant for a financial services company in Orange County.  Christie graduated from Vanguard with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.   She has a deep love for Vanguard and is thrilled to serve her alma mater. Christie can be contacted at christie.hastie@vanguard.edu or 714-668-6107.

Nancy Harris

Administrative AssistantNancy Harris
Nancy greets you at the front desk as you enter the Professional Studies office or call us on the phone. She provides administrative support to our student services team. Her responsibilities include coordinating student events, such as New Student Orientation and the Graduation Celebration. Nancy is a student in our Professional Studies Psychology program and will be happy to use her first-hand knowledge to help answer your questions. She may be contacted at nancy.harris@vanguard.edu or 714.668.6106.