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WorkAbility III Staff
Jamila DeCarli, M.S.
Jamila grew up in the Salinas Valley (Northern California) and attended Hartnell College before transferring to San Diego State University, where she received her B.S. in Communicative Disorders. Intrigued after taking a class on Deaf Culture for her undergraduate studies, she continued in the Rehabilitation Counseling program at SDSU with an emphasis in working with Deaf, Late-Deafened, and Hard of Hearing Adults. Shortly before graduating with her Master's degree, she became employed as a Vocational Specialist with the San Diego Community College District's WorkAbility III program. After four years with WorkAbility III, she took the opportunity to work as a counselor for Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) within San Diego Continuing Education, along the way earning a tenured position as a DSPS Counselor/Associate Professor. She also worked for Southwestern College for six years as a counselor for Disability Support Services, specializing in providing services to their Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. In 2013, Jamila became the coordinator for the WorkAbility III program, returning to her roots within SDCCD.
Debbie Emery-Flores, B.A.
WorkAbility III Intern
Debbie Emery-Flores completed an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology at Southwestern College, transferring to San Diego State University to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology. She is currently a graduate student at SDSU working toward her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, with a specialty in Assistive Technology. Since joining WorkAbility III and the San Diego Community College District, Debbie has been working with staff and students to assist them in reaching the goals of the program-to help students with disabilities prepare for and find the right employment situation for them.
Wendy Hanna, M.S.
Wendy Hanna holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as a professional certificate in Assistive Technology from San Diego State University. While pursuing her Master's degree, she completed an internship with WorkAbility III. She worked with and taught students with disabilities for the San Diego Community College District in Continuing Education for over 8 years. Prior to her current position, she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf for the Department of Rehabilitation in Kern County and Riverside County.
Rusty Krumm, M.S.
Rusty Krumm completed his B.A. in Business Administration from Husson University, in Bangor, Maine and graduated with a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University. He worked four years with the San Diego Housing Commission developing career assessments for housing residents and has worked with the San Diego Community College District as a Vocational Specialist for over ten years. Mr. Krumm also worked at Access to Independence, a State independent living agency specializing in disability issues. Mr. Krumm has experience as a presenter at San Diego State University, San Diego Community College District and the state conference for California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities. In addition, Mr. Krumm served as member on the City Heights Town Council and was a committee member on the Disability Day Committee and San Diego Justice Center Steering Committee. Rusty also brings over 40 years of personal experience as an individual with a disability who has successfully transitioned from Social Security Disability benefits to self-sufficiency, adding to practical work experience as a career counselor in the field of disability.
Stephanie Leuer, M.A.
Stephanie Leuer completed her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Davis and her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs from San Diego State University. Stephanie has worked as both an Employment Training Specialist at Goodwill Industries and an Employment Specialist at the Dayle McIntosh Center assisting individuals with disabilities prepare for and obtain employment within the San Diego community. In addition, Stephanie has worked as an Advising Assistant for the Career Services Center at the University of California, San Diego assisting students with their graduate and professional school aspirations as well as their career goals. As a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Student Involvement at San Diego State University, Stephanie acted as a community partner liaison and planned campus-wide outreach to the community. Stephanie first started at the San Diego Community College District as an Educational Coach assisting individuals with disabilities within the College 2 Career Program.
Isabelle Martin, M.A.
Isabelle Martin completed a B.S in Education with an emphasis in Vocational Guidance Sciences and a M.A. in Vocational Guidance Sciences at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. She recently obtained a Certificate in Human Resources Management at University of California San Diego. Isabelle started her career working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the workers' compensation industry in Canada. After relocating to California, she transitioned to the higher education system and worked as a Vocational Specialist first with WorkAbility IV program at California State University, Northridge and now for the WorkAbility III program at the San Diego Community College District. Isabelle has developed an expertise in assisting people finding a career path that suits their needs and fulfill their aspirations at every step of their professional journey. She also has experience serving on various local and statewide committees, as well as conducting presentations and workshops to various constituents in the higher education setting and in the community.