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Meet the Staff

Academic Advising and Achievement Center Staff

  • Everil Robertson, Director of AAAC
  • Kristen Coleman, Coordinator of Learning Center
  • Todd Herriott, Director of Disability Services
  • Jeane Redsecker, Director of Adult Degree Completion Advising, ADC Advisor
  • Lisa Haydon, Director of Prior Learning Assessment, ADC Advisor
  • Christina Mayes, First-Year Undeclared Advisor






    Everil Robertson, MS, Director of the Academic Advising and Achievement Center 

    Everil (Small).jpgEveril earned a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University, and her MS in Counseling Psychology from Dominican. For over 15 years, she has guided Dominican students in their academic endeavors; her greatest professional joy is helping students succeed in reaching their academic goals. Advises students in transition: those deciding on a major, changing majors, looking at minors, or needing to discuss life events that might be affecting their academic progress. Advises students in the development of Interdisciplinary Majors. Counsels students on Academic or Financial Aid Probation, or referred by faculty, including the creation of Academic Recovery Plans. Manages advisor training and development. Collaborates with Registrar staff and academic departments in degree planning and advancement to candidacy.

     Phone: 415-257-1388  Fax: 415-257-0177 Email: 


    Kristen Coleman, Coordinator of Learning Services, Teaching and Learning Center

    Kristen Coleman ImageKristen earned a BS in Mathematics from Dominican. She has worked for Dominican for 15 years. She started as Dominican’s first professional tutor and now manages the Teaching and Learning Center. Supervises learning-resource technologies in the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC, Bertrand 110) Arranges for tutors in writing, math, science, and other subjects as available. Manages drop-in tutoring in the TLC, the Science Center, and other campus locations. Manages administration of placement tests, including collaboration with Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and IT. Tutors in Mathematics Collaborates with faculty across all departments to ensure a high standard of tutoring services.  

    Phone: 415-257-0153   Fax: 415-257-0177 Email:


    Todd Herriott, Director of Disability Services

    Todd McEwing-Herriott.JPGPhone: 415-257-0187 TTY: 415-482-1975 Fax: 415-257-0177 Email:

    Todd brings more than 10 years of higher education experience working with students, faculty and staff members with disabilities. He earned his BS in Political Science and BA in Sociology from Drake University, and is completing his MS in Education Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) at Iowa State University. Prior to entering higher education, he worked as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor, with a primary focus on dual-diagnosed adults. Todd has spoken at numerous national conferences, and has multiple publications covering issues of social justice, access for persons with disabilities, student identity development, and student affairs best practices. Advises both undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities regarding disability assessment, documentation, and academic accommodations Reviews documentation and works with students to determine appropriate academic accommodations. Consults with faculty and staff to facilitate implementation of students' accommodations. Consults with prospective students and their families about disability-related issues Investigates and implements various forms of assistive technology. Staff Advisor for the Black Student Union and PRIDE student associations.


     Jeane Redsecker, PhD, Director of Adult Degree Completion Advising, ADC Advisor 

    Jeane pix.jpgJeane earned a BS and MS in Education from Indiana University, and a PhD in Integral Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She brings 40 years of experience in adult education as a teacher, academic and career advisor, and program administrator. Her areas of expertise include adult students, veterans’ services, unsponsored learning, diversity issues, and transformative learning. Advises Adult Degree Completion/Pathways students who intend to major in Management and Psychology. Provides professional adult advising support to faculty. Manages adult degree completion course scheduling and new student orientation. Serves as liaison to student veterans. Offers safe, confidential advising to LGBT students and those exploring/questioning affectional preference and gender issues. Teaches Lifespan Development in the Psychology Department.

     Phone: 415-458-3705  Fax: 415-257-0177 Email:

    Lisa Haydon, Med, Academic Advisor, CLEP Administrator, Director of Prior Learning Assessment 


    Lisa earned a BS in Occupational Therapy and a MEd from Dominican, a Master's Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University, and a Master's Certificate in Prior Learning Assessment from DePaul University. She has experience in the academic, psychological, and physical aspects of student need. Her areas of expertise are college level and international student learning. Teaches Mastering College, a one-unit course which develops the skills necessary for academic success in college. Teaches OTL 5115, a graduate occupational therapy lab in which she trains graduate students to be academic mentors for the Academic Mentoring Program (A.M.P.). Advises Adult Degree Completion/Pathways students who intend to major in Humanities, English Literature, and English Literature with Writing Emphasis. Administers academic excellence workshops on study skills, time management, stress management, how to write a research paper, reading for meaning, test-taking strategies, and other topics. Oversees all Prior Learning Programs including the CLEP Program. Other areas of expertise: Students with learning disabilities and those needing help learning study and life skills for academic success. 

    Phone: 415-257-1317  Fax: 415-257-0177 Email: 


    Christina Mayes, MS, First-Year Advisor  

    Christina Jimenez.jpgChristina earned a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara and a MS in Counseling Psychology from Dominican. She brings 11 years of professional higher education experience in working with both public and private sectors. Christina’s training includes case management, treatment planning, diagnosis, individual/group counseling with adolescents and suicide crisis counseling. Her areas of interest include positive psychology, solution-focused strategies, student-centered advising and diversity issues. Advises Undeclared Day Program students. Instructs HCS 1000.1: Vision Quest Seminar, a freshman experience course for Undeclared students. Oversees advisement and scheduling of all entering first-year students each summer. Advises and counsels students on academic probation and warning. Serves as Staff Advisor for Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Freshman Honor Society. Coordinator and Co-Founder of Dominican's First-Generation Peer Mentorship Program. Organizes annual Dominican Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Participates as a member of Dominican Toastmasters.

    Phone: 415-458-3781  Fax: 415-257-0177 Email:

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