SPRING 2017 ELI Presenters
EOPS Counselor/CalWORKs Facilitator
- Leadership Styles
Director of Student Life & Leadership
- Ethical Decision-Making
College Counselor & Coordinator for the Umoja Program at MiraCosta College
- Leadership Styles
Don is the counselor/coordinator for the Umoja Program at MiraCosta College and also serves as an associate counselor at Grossmont College. Prior to transitioning into education he worked for 15 years in the audiovisual systems industry managing a sales department that assisted clients to more effectively communicate with staff and clients through technology. He holds a bachelor's of science in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University and a Master’s of Arts in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. Vision: To touch the lives of college students — young and the young at heart— empowering them to achieve personal and career happiness and success.
Instructor of Sociology
- Leadership & Life Balance
Instructor of Communication Studies
- Leadership & Diverse Communities
Dr. Mark Orlando
Coach and Profesor of Creativity and Leadership
- Creating Networks, Communication & Conflict Resolution
Mark Orlando is a goal-driven professional with several years of significant, progressive marketing and management experience. With a master’s degree in Sport Management (University of San Francisco) and current doctoral student in Organizational Leadership (Pepperdine University), Mr. Orlando is a highly effective and innovative leader tailored in conceptualizing and facilitating efficient working environments that enhances organizational health and prosperous growth.
Currently, Mr. Orlando is a coach and professor of creativity and leadership for various organizations and universities. In addition, Mr. Orlando is the Assistant Editor of Marketing for the Journal of Non-Significant Differences and Multimedia Editor for Elsevier’s Technology in Society International Journal. He is soon launching his own non-profit on financial assisting extracurricular activities (academics, music, sports, etc.) for children.
Director of Service Learning
- Community Service, Community Leader
Bea Palmer: Bea Palmer is the Coordinator of the Service Learning & Volunteer Center at MiraCosta College. She has worked in the public education sector and with non-profit social service organizations for more than 25 years. Bea, an advocate for civic engagement, is passionate about her community and its resources. A few of the local organizations she has volunteered and served at are: local churches, Brother Benno’s Foundation, Operation Hope-Vista, North County Lifeline, local public schools, City of Carlsbad City Stuff Program (teaches democracy and economics to 3rd grade kids), Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation, and local food banks. Her work as an advocate for community engagement allows her to inspire students and future leaders to engage in their community through service learning, thus giving them an opportunity to apply their academics, to find their voice through service, to learn about community resources and issues, and to become civic minded leaders.
Dean, Counseling and Student Development
- Time Management