Facilitator Spotlights

Andrea Weiss

Andrea Weiss, M.S, N.C.C., M.C.C.

A National Certified Counselor and Master Career Counselor, Andrea has over 20 years of experience in career counseling, executive recruitment and training. As a career counselor she has helped hundreds of individuals by providing personalized confidential career counseling services to identify and pursue satisfying careers, manage successful career transitions and take advantage of new opportunities. In addition, she is an expert in all phases of the recruitment process, having conducted a wide range of executive recruitments for public, nonprofit and higher education clients. Andrea’s experience also includes designing and delivering employee development workshops on a variety of career and personal growth topics; she is a Master Myers-Briggs Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator. Andrea earned a master’s degree in career counseling from CSU Sacramento and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from UC Davis. She is a graduate of The Management Center’s Packard Foundation Nonprofit Executive Search Institute and has served on the board of the Child Abuse Prevention Center.

Jenine Smith

Jenine Smith Jenkins, PHR, ACC - J. Smith & Company

A graduate of Kent State University, Jenine is an HR Professional with over 10 years of on-the-job experience, a blogger, Executive Coach and public speaker. She has served as the leader on HR Teams in local Fortune 100 companies and Non-Profit organizations. In these positions she managed teams and worked with high level organizational leaders to create high performing teams that were almost always successful. Mrs. Smith is no stranger to audiences as she has presented on topics such as interviewing skills, dressing for an interview on a budget, personal branding and other pertinent leadership and personal development topics. Her approachable style combined with her expertise as an HR Professional and her understanding of human nature, allows her to connect authentically to any audience. She has worked with organizations such as The Sacramento Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Tau Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., California State University – Sacramento, Center of Praise Ministries (Sacramento, CA) and various professionals across the Sacramento region on a host of topics designed to promote self-improvement. Jenine is also the founder of J. Smith & Company, a woman-owned small business. Based in Sacramento, CA, J. Smith & Co. can most accurately be defined as an “HR Concierge” providing services to small and medium sized organizations in all aspects of Human Resources.

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Laurie Stillman, Student Development Consultant

Laurie Stillman is a Student Development Consultant who provides dynamic group and individual facilitation for members of higher education communities. Laurie develops and teaches courses and seminars for students, faculty and staff in the areas of multicultural competence, advising, leadership, professional development, and communication. Prior to private work, Laurie served UC Davis as Honors Counselor / Program Specialist for the Davis Honors Challenge, where she facilitated faculty and student development through teaching, training, curricula, and one-on-one advising, and as a departmental adviser working with both undergraduate and graduate students. She is a member of the UC Davis Diversity Trainers Institute and the Center for Leadership Learning facilitation team, and serves as a trainer for the LGBTI Speaker’s Bureau. Laurie studied college student development at Ohio University and public administration at James Madison University. Laurie’s professional background includes academic advising, orientation, social justice education, leadership development, student staff supervision, and residential education.

Sandy Holman

Sandy Holman, Founder and Director - The Culture C.O.-O.P.

Sandy Holman has presented to thousands of youth and adults on a variety of topics such as the achievement gap, early childhood education, literacy, resiliency, addressing the whole child and character education. She has focused special attention on the importance of culturally relevant and responsive services and materials as well as increasing cultural competency in educational and service oriented settings.

Student Interns

Student Interns, Multicultural Immersion Program - Student Health and Counseling Services

The Multicultural Immersion Program (MIP) promotes intercultural dialogue and seeks to promote mental health among marginalized communities. It has an academic and an internship/peer educator component. The MIP academic component is an intensive educational experience made possible through a partnership between SHCS Counseling Services and the Department of Sociology. The sociology 30 series help students apply concepts they are learning in the classroom to their lives. The goal is that students acquire knowledge, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills that facilitate their functioning in a multicultural society. The internship component has peer educators who are passionate about social justice and facilitate workshops that help promote mental health, particularly for students who have had felt oppression in the past.