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Taft College, Center for Independent Living

Mission Statement
The Transition to Independent Living Program endeavors to provide an environment with:

  • Enriching collegiate experiences
  • Interactive and inclusive environments
  • Learning outcomes transferable to lifelong productivity
  • Career education resulting in gainful employment
  • Self-determination and knowledge of individual strengths
  • Empowerment through education
Employee:Title / Office:Phone:E-mail:
Victoria WaughIntake Technician, (tours, applying, etc.)
CIL 716
661 763-7775vwaugh@taftcollege.edu
Carey CarpenterProgram Director, Interim
CIL 707
661 763-7773ccarpenter@taftcollege.edu
Jamia MarcellTransition Specialist
CIL 715
661 763-7803jmarcell@taftcollege.edu
John DodsonDirect Support Facilitator
CIL 712
661 763-7770jdodson@taftcollege.edu
Susan WellsCareer Education Facilitator
CIL 714
661 763-7834swells@taftcollege.edu
Robin PolskiProfessor, Learning Support Division
CIL 709
661 763-7835rpolski@taftcollege.edu
Lee SchryverVocational Specialist
CIL 714
661 763-7918lschryver@taftcollege.edu
Paula PattersonTransition Specialist Assistant
CIL 717
661 763-7848ppatterson@taftcollege.edu
Rick HawkinsMaintenance Specialist
CIL 905
661 763-7763rhawkins@taftcollege.edu
Jose (Phil) CentenoDorm Staff / Maintenance
CIL 705
661 763-7784jcenteno@taftcollege.edu
Debra EkdahlSr. Secretary
CIL 701
661 763-7769dekdahl@taftcollege.edu
Brooke AmbroseInstructional Assistant
CIL 711
661 763-7922bambrose@taftcollege.edu
Krystal UnruhWellness Support / Life Skills Aide
CIL 708 / 713
661 763-7859kunruh@taftcollege.edu
Gabriel GonzalezCareer Education Assistant
CIL 702 J
661 763-7842ggonzalez@taftcollege.edu
Jeanette DavisJob Trainer / Career Education Assistant
CIL 702 I
661 763-7842jdavis@taftcollege.edu
Patty OwensWeekend Supports
CIL 901 B 1
661 763-7963powens@taftcollege.edu
Trista ReichLife Skills Aide
CIL 702 O
661 763-7770treich@taftcollege.edu
Pearl RamirezLife Skills Aide
CIL 724
661 763-7720pramirez@taftcollege.edu
Alex GonzalezDorm Staff/ Maintenance
CIL 705
661 763-7784agonzalez@taftcollege.edu
Donna LewisWeekend Supports
CIL 901 B 4
661 763-7963dlewis@taftcollege.edu
Cindi PowellLife Skills Aide
CIL 702 P
661 763-7770cpowell@taftcollege.edu
Warren OwensLife Skills Aide
CIL 702 F
661 763-7770wowens@taftcollege.edu
Ramona CartyLife Skills Aide
CIL 702 K
661 763-7770rcarty@taftcollege.edu
Michael ChiaramonteLife Skills Aide
CIL 702 L
661 763-7770mchiaramonte@taftcollege.edu