New Faces On Campus

Jo-ann Dapiran, Assistant to the Provost

On March 3, Jo-ann Dapiran became the new assistant to the provost. She is taking over from Shawn Kilat who is now Director of Budget for Academic/Student Affairs. Jo-ann comes with a wealth of relevant experience. She has been office manager at the Student Health Center for the past eight years where she served as assistant to the director, managed staff, handled budgeting, and interfaced with students on a daily basis. Jo-ann has an A.S. degree in accounting from Indian Valley College and a B.S. degree in business administration/accounting from Sonoma State University. Jo-ann says she looks forward to working with faculty, staff and students in her new role.

Tammy Kenber, Senior Director, Human Resources

With more than 20 years of experience in human resources, in both the public and private sectors, Tammy Kenber has developed extensive knowledge and a successful track record in both employment and education-related issues. Tammy holds multiple professional certifications, a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is two quarters away from her master’s degree in human resources at Drexel University. She is experienced in state and federal employment law, as well as California’s State Education Code, which governs K-14 and the State University/UC systems. Her areas of expertise include contract negotiations/language interpretation, certified and classified compensation, recruitment and EEO compliance, evaluations and employee leaves.
She’s a creative problem solver whose sense of humor, genuine appreciation for people, and resourcefulness in finding cost-effective solutions have helped her to succeed and forge solid, lasting, positive relationships. Tammy just moved from the Sacramento area to Rohnert Park with her husband Dan, and youngest daughter Sydney. Her older daughter, Mariah, attends UC Davis. Her favorite places in the world are Kona, Hawaii and Sea Ranch, California.

Linda Baggett, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Linda is the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Trauma Specialist and is an expert in trauma assessment and treatment, though she also works with other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and many others in her role as a licensed psychologist. In Linda’s capacity as the Trauma Specialist, she is committed to helping individuals heal and recover from traumatic experiences and/or PTSD, including sexual trauma (adult or child), combat/military trauma, and other interpersonal trauma (e.g. domestic violence, child abuse). Linda received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Memphis and has experience working in university counseling centers, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, in the VA system, particularly in the areas of PTSD, women’s health, HIV/HCV, primary care, sexuality, outpatient mental health, and spinal cord injury. She completed her APA pre-doctoral internship at the Long Beach VA Medical Center and her APA post-doctoral fellowship at the Santa Rosa VA Outpatient Clinic, specializing in providing comprehensive general and trauma-related mental health services to veterans and their families living in Sonoma County, particularly OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Linda’s clinical interests include working with those affected by trauma, supporting Veteran students with mental health and readjustment to civilian life, gender and sexuality, mindfulness, and multicultural psychology.