The @ONE Team

Autumn Bell

Autumn Bell

Chief PD Officer,
California Online Education Initiative (OEI)

Autumn (@AutumnJBell) earned her Master’s in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology, with an emphasis in Distance Education from the University of New Mexico. Autumn joined the Training Institute at Fresno City College, moved into a tenured faculty role, and also became the college’s first Director of Distance Education and Instructional Technology. In her current position, Autumn ensures CCC faculty, staff, and administrators have access to professional development that supports student access to, and success in, high-quality online courses. Email Autumn

Stacey Carrasco

Stacey Carrasco

Program Manager

Stacey earned her Master's from the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She has served as a student services professional working with international students in the community college systems of Texas and California, as an international student advisor and most recently as an International Education Program Coordinator with San Mateo County Community College District. She has expertise in developing and coordinating new programs, working with administrators and students to build efficient systems, and providing guidance to others regarding policy and procedures. Email Stacey

Helen Graves

Helen Graves

Instructional Designer

Helen brings a diverse background in education, Adlerian psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to her passion for effective instruction. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies, earned her teaching credential at CSU Fullerton (both too long ago to mention dates!) and completed UC Irvine's eLearning Instructional Design program. Having been a "Canvas Ninja" at Santa Rosa Junior College since mid-2015, Helen enjoys showing instructors how to apply best pedagogical practices in Canvas to create dynamic courses that keep their students engaged. Email Helen

Autumn Bell

Shawn Jordison

Accessibility Specialist

Shawn loves what he does! Shawn is a full-time faculty member at Santa Monica College, where he teaches basic computer courses integrated with Assistive Technology and helps with accommodations for students with disabilities in the classroom.  Prior to that, he spent five years as an Alternative Media Access Specialist. Shawn is married to his high school sweetheart and they just had their first baby girl together!

Marisa McNees

Marisa McNees

Accessibility Specialist

Marisa received her Master's in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University and has focused her career on increasing access to higher education for all learners. Her passion for accessibility in the e-learning environment is strongly influenced by the Universal Design for Learning framework. Marisa also has experience working within Student Affairs practice and providing faculty support.

Liezl Madrona

Liezl Madrona

Instructional Designer

Liezl (@MadronaLiezl) earned her Master's in Instructional Design from San Diego State University. In 2014, she co-authored a scientific research publication which defined new species of barnacles from a genus that Charles Darwin discovered! Liezl's passion for educational outreach lead her to @ONE, where she works closely with faculty to support effective online course design, use of Canvas, the course exchange, and accessibility. Email Liezl

Mark Mintz

Mark Mintz

Accessibility Specialist

Mark is a step dad, nerd and banana slug. He has been providing accessibility alternate media services for the past 6 years for Allan Hancock College and Pasadena City College.

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation

Michelle (@brocansky) earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University and her Master's in Art History from UC Riverside. She is a teacher at heart with a passion for humanizing online learning and has held faculty and staff roles in the CCC and CSU systems. She is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, a blogger, a columnist at EdSurge and has an abundance of love for mini dachshounds. In her role with @ONE, Michelle engages emerging technologies to create community-rich professional development for the CCC's diverse group of faculty. Email Michelle

Lené Whitley-Putz

Lené Whitley Putz

Faculty Mentor, Instructional Design

Lené (@LeneWP) earned an MA in Composition from CSU, Chico, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Lené has supported the training and course quality goals of the OEI for a number of years as the Training and Development Coordinator for @ONE.  In addition to teaching for @ONE, she develops courses and workshops for CCC faculty focused on effective online teaching and course design. She has completed training with Quality Matters and the Online Learning Consortium, and brings insights from these nationally acclaimed programs to continually improve professional development for CCC faculty and staff. Email Lené