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STAFF BIOS

Lauren Wetzler
Lauren is the ATEC Manager. She has worked at ATEC since 2007. Lauren's responsibilities include the overall management of ATEC's services and operations. Lauren also chairs the Orange County and Los Angeles County AT Collaborative groups as well as the ATI Steering Committee which hosts an annual conference on Assistive Technology. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton and she is also has her Assistive Technology Applications (ATACP) Certificate from California State University, Northridge. Prior to working at ATEC, Lauren was a behavior therapist/program specialist who worked with children with Autism. She also has prior experience in administration and working with people with disabilities.

Faridé González
Faridé is the Services Assistant II who has worked at ATEC since 1998. Her primary responsibilities include the coordination of services for the School Districts/SELPAs, Regional Centers, Department of Rehabilitation, Worker’s Compensation, SCI, ALS, Private Pay and Non-Profit funding agencies. She is also responsible for the billing, terminations/outcomes of the ATEC services as well as assisting with the Assistive Technology Loan & Re-use program and various other administrative duties. Prior to working at ATEC, Faridé worked for an imaging software company as a Financial Accountant for four years. She also has prior experience in administration, accounting and inventory control.

Kevin Daugherty
Kevin is a Rehabilitation Engineer, and he has worked at ATEC since June 1998. He provides assessments and trainings for clients in the areas of computer access, blind and low vision, home or worksite evaluations, and technology for students with learning disabilities. Kevin has a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and a master's degree in Rehabilitation Engineering, both from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is a certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Association of North America (RESNA). Prior to working at ATEC, Kevin worked two years for a private assistive technology company in Ohio.

Marjorie Sara Gell
Marjorie is a Speech and Language Pathologist who has worked at ATEC since 2008. She provides assessments, trainings and consultation for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has provided speech and language services in various settings with both children and adults in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas. She holds the California License as an SLP, the Certificate of Clinical Competence in SLP from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds membership in the ASHA Division 12/AAC.

Randi Wasano
Randi Wasano is a speech-language pathologist who has been with ATEC since 2011. Her responsibilities include evaluations, trials, and trainings for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), including professional development training. Randi received her Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Science, and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, from the University of Northern Colorado. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a state licensed speech-language pathologist. Prior to working at ATEC, Randi was the primary diagnostician for a non-profit speech and hearing clinic in addition to providing individual and group therapy to children with Autism, craniofacial abnormalities, articulation disorders, and receptive/expressive language delays. She also has prior experience providing services to children in the Hawaii public school system.

Ivan Medina
Ivan Medina is a Technology Specialist who has been with ATEC since 2014. His responsibilities include management of the Assistive Technology loan and reuse services, including coordination, marketing/outreach, technical support and inventory control. Ivan is currently a student at California State University, Los Angeles where he is studying Rehabilitation Services and Counseling, with an anticipated graduation date in 2015. Prior to working at ATEC, Ivan was a student advisor and tutor at local Orange County high school and has prior administrative and customer service experience.

 

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