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Meet the Counseling Staff

   Counseling Departments
VVC Counseling Front Desk

                 Patti Witt - Counseling Office Assistant               

Building 23



Before meeting with a VVC Counselor, be sure to have signed into your WebAdvisor account at Have your log-in information ready for the counselor. Thanks! 

What is Academic Counseling?

Academic Counseling is the on-going process throughout college of clarifying and re-evaluating of academic goals and plans. It helps you to examine your personal, educational, and career goals, and to understand how your courses fit into your goals for the future. Most importantly, it requires active participation BY student. Academic Counseling is mandatory in your first semester at VVC. Your academic counselor is here to guide you throughout your time at VVC, but completing your degree requirements is ultimately YOUR responsibility. Meet your counselors below!

General Counseling Faculty


Yasmine Bachmeier (2019) - Outreach Counselor
      Bilingual - Spanish
  • M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, CSU San Bernardino
  • B.A., Sociology w/ honors, University of California, Riverside  
  • A.A., Chaffee College



Kelley Beach (2003) -  Full Professor / Counselor at Regional Public Safety Training Center
  • M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, CSU San Bernardino
  • B.A., Liberal Studies, CSU San Bernardino  
  • A.A., Liberal Arts, Victor Valley College 



Dr. Lorena Dorn (2015) - Assistant Professor / Generalist Counselor 
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University
  • M.S., Counseling & Guidance, California Lutheran University
  • B.A., Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara



Melanie Dube-Price (2009) - Assistant Professor / Generalist Counselor / Agriculture Instructor
  • M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, CSU San Bernardino
  • B.S., Animal Science, Cal Poly Pomona 



Dr. Lyman Insley (2016) - Assistant Professor / Generalist Counselor / Religious Studies Instructor
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, CSU, San Bernardino
  • M.Ed., Educational Counseling, CSU, Dominguez Hills
  • M.A., Religious Studies, CSU, Long Beach
  • B.A., Religious Studies, CSU, Fullerton
  • P.P.S., Pupil Personnel Services Credential, CSU, Dominguez Hills



 Pamela James (1997) - Full Professor / Articulation Counselor
  • M.A., Counselor Education, CSU San Bernardino
  • B.S., Human Services, CSU Fullerton



Jennifer Law (2018) – Student Equity and Achievement Counselor
  • M.S., College Counseling and Student Development, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., English, Whittier College


Lorena Ochoa (2007) - Full Professor / Transfer Center Counselor
ESL and Transfer; Bilingual - Spanish
  • M.S., Counseling/Student Development in Higher Education, CSU Long Beach
  • B.A., Human Development, CSU Long Beach


Jacqueline Stahlke (2015) - Assistant Professor / Athletics Counselor
Learning Disability Specialist
  • M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lamar University
  • M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, Texas Tech University
  • B.A. Sociology, UC Irvine


Diane Wollan (2003) - Full Professor / Counseling Department Chair 
  • M.S., Counselor Education, San Diego State University
  • B.A., Social Science, San Diego State University
  • A.A., Social Science, San Diego City College


Part-Time GENERAL Counseling Faculty:

Since our part-time counselors are not always on campus, emailing them is the best way to stay in contact! 



Last Updated 6/16/20