David Morrison, EdD 

Educational Psychologist, License LEP3175

Executive Director/Founder

Dr. David Morrison is a licensed Educational Psychologist who has over 30 years of experience working with children and young adults with developmental disabilities.  He is Chair and Professor for the department of Counseling /School Psychology at Azusa Pacific University.  He has a doctorate in Educational Psychology with a post doctorate specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology.  He has been actively involved in educational research for the past 30 years. His research interests are in the area of disability and higher education. In addition to his faculty duties at APU, he is the Executive Director of College Connect. Dr. Morrison presents at international, national as well as state and local conferences. 


Christopher Morrison, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY29585

Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Christopher Morrison is a clinical psychologist who received his PsyD at Azusa Pacific University.  He completed his APA accredited internship at Florida Atlantic University and post-doctoral experience at Mount Saint Mary’s University providing student mental health services. He currently serves as the clinical director for College Connect. He has provided therapy at educational, inpatient, outpatient, and in-home settings. His practice has specialized in collegiate mental health services and acute crisis intervention. He has supervised masters and doctoral level clinicians and currently teaches graduate courses at Azusa Pacific University. His current research focus concerns mental health and dual diagnosis related to developmental disabilities.

Jeanette Cabrera, PsyD

Senior Vice President

Dr. Jeanette Cabrera received her PsyD at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Applied Clinical Psychology. She received internship and post-doctoral training at Mount Saint Mary’s University Counseling Center in where she provided mental health services. Dr. Cabrera is bilingual with extensive experience in applied behavior analysis in the area of developmental disabilities. She currently serves as the senior vice president for College Connect. In her capacity as senior vice president, she conducts new hire interviews, training and supervision. In addition, she acts as liaison with our campuses and community. She reviews new student intakes and community outreach events, and communicates with our partnering Regional Centers. 

Jianne Gonzales, BS

Office Administrator 

Jianne Gonzales received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health at California State University, Los Angeles. She is the office administrator at College Connect where she provides support to the executive leadership team and program support staff while managing the day-to-day workflow and various projects. Jianne has experience in the health and medical services field, providing administrative support for non-profit, private, and public health organizations. She plans to receive her Master’s Degree in Public Administration to undertake positions that involve structuring, planning, and implementing public policies to serve the vulnerable and underserved communities.  


Justin Morrison, MA

Regional Manager

Justin Morrison received his Master’s Degree in Educational and Clinical Counseling. In addition, he has a Pupil Personnel Service credential with the California Department of Education and is a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. Justin has over 12 years’ experience working in the field of special education in the K-12 and college settings. Justin has worked with a variety of students with a range of disabilities including, emotionally disturbed population and has several years of experience working with individuals with autism and related disabilities. As the College Connect Regional Manager, Justin provides oversight to all campuses served, conducts new student intakes and participates in various outreach and community events. 

Deja Duong, BA

Campus Lead

Deja Duong received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Human Development from the University of La Verne. Deja is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Service Credential. Deja has 12 years of experience working with children, youth, and families in the educational and behavioral field. She has worked with students with autism, emotional disturbance, down syndrome, and learning disabilities. She is currently the Campus Lead for Mt. San Antonio College and Cal Poly Pomona at College Connect, where she facilitates and provides oversight to individual and group sessions, and empowers students academically and socio-emotionally. 


Kristina Soken, MS

Campus Lead

Kristina earned her Associates degree from Mt. San Antonio College and transferred to the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior with a minor in Sociology. In addition, she earned her Master's degree in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne. Kristina is a Student Facilitator for Rio Hondo College. Kristina has over five years of experience supporting college students with their academic, personal, and career goals. Kristina hopes to continue creating positive relationships with her students and supporting them with their personal, academic, and career goals.

Cecilia Mendoza, BA

Student Facilitator

Cecilia Mendoza received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at California State University, San Bernardino. She has experience as a behavior therapist in applied behavior analysis in the school and in-home settings, with children and young adults who have autism or related disabilities. Cecilia currently works with College Connect as a student facilitator at the Rio Hondo College Campus where she provides academic, vocational, or social-emotional support services.

Selena Pasillas, BA

Student Facilitator

Selena Pasillas earned her Associate’s Degree in Psychology at Citrus College and transferred to California State University, Los Angeles in where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Selena serves as a student facilitator with College Connect in where she has used her own college experiences to help provide academic and social-emotional support to the students. Selena hopes to continue coaching students to help them grow and reach their academic goals so that they can be prepared for life after college.


Chelhsy Garcia, BA

Student Facilitator

Chelhsy Garcia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at University of California, Riverside. Chelhsy has three years of experience providing behavioral services with site based clinics and in-home services. Chelhsy serves as a student facilitator with College Connect, where she works closely with our students to support them in achieving their optimal level of experience, both academically and personally. Chelhsy believes that supporting college students in all aspects of life in an optimistic and valuable way can create a positive experience for our students’ life. 

Araceli Larios, BA

Student Facilitator

Araceli Larios earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Araceli has several years of experience serving at-risk students. Araceli’s hope is to promote holistic useful skills that enhance student academic/occupational success, increase opportunities, and overall greater life satisfaction. Araceli optimistically believes that every member of this society has value, worth and potential to be successful in their own unique way that meets their needs, values and passions. 


Megan Genna, BA

Student Facilitator

Megan Genna earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Megan works as a student facilitator with College Connect where she provides students with resources- whether they be academic or social-emotional. Previous to her time at College Connect, Megan worked as an Older Youth Leader in Azusa, holding various workshops; including applying for scholarships, FAFSA and workforce readiness, directed towards high school seniors. Megan's passion is to help students achieve their highest potential. 


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