Meet the Staff
Christy Ferrato, BFA, MS, MFA, Director of Advising
Counseling & Disability Services
Christy has worked at San Juan College for 6 years. She
served as the EDGE Director before coming to the ACC in
August, 2013. Christy holds Bachelor degrees in Art and Art
Education, and Master degrees in Special Education and
Creative Writing. She is committed to doing whatever is
needed to support student success, and especially loves being
of service to students. Her heroes are the Dalai Lama and
Coordinator of Disability Services
Laura Pate, B.A. Coordinator of Disability
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts In Human Services from Western
Washington University. She has worked with people who have Severely
Disabling Mental Illness, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Developmental
Disabilities, and individuals with adult onset of disabilities. She
has worked with people with disabilities in the institutional and
community settings for over 26 years. She believes that individual,
person centered support is crucial. Laura advocates for Academic
Accommodations with Accountability.
Taylor Haskell, M.A., L.P.C.C. #0095111, Counselor/Academic
Taylor is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and
holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University
Seattle. As a Mental Health Counselor, his focus is on helping
students work through the multitude of life issues they face as
they go through their college careers. Relationships, family
concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress are some of the
issues with which he is experienced. He is a Level II EMDR
therapist and an EFT practitioner.
Sherrie Benally, M.S.W., Counselor/Academic Advisor
Sherrie has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the
University of New Mexico and a Master’s in Social Work from
the University of Denver. She is a licensed LMSW in New Mexico. She
has experience working with individuals who are homeless and have
substance abuse or mental health challenges.
Stacey Bradley, B.A., Academic Advisor
Assiniboine (Ft. Belknap)
Stacey has a B.A. degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in
Family Relations and Early Childhood Education, from the University
of Montana. She also holds a Family Development Specialist
Certificate from the University of Iowa School of Social Work and
the National Resource Center on Family Based Services. Stacey
particularly enjoys working with first-generation college students.
Susan Grimes, B.A., Academic Advisor
Susan is a graduate of San Juan College and holds a B.A.
degree in Humanities with a minor in Business Administration from
Fort Lewis College. She has worked at San Juan College over the
past 16 years in adult literacy, tutoring, and now academic
advising. She enjoys working with all San Juan College students on
their journey through higher education.
Amanda Robles, B.A. Online Academic Advisor
Amanda holds a B.A. in Business Administration with an
emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Accounting from Fort Lewis
College. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Liberal Arts in
Social Sciences from Baker University as an Online Student. Amanda
is following her passion for working with Adult Learners in post
secondary education. She enjoys inspiring and advising all San Juan
College students to reach their full potential, and especially
enjoys connecting with distance students through online advising
using current technology.
Stacie Chambers, Advisor, B.A.
Originally from Glendale, AZ, Stacie holds a B.A. in
Psychology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Arizona.
She attended SJC from 2012 to 2013, completing the Alternative
Licensure Program for Secondary and Special Education and was a
Gifted Education/Psychology Teacher at Farmington High School from
2011-2014. She is working on a M.A. degree in Professional
Counseling through New Mexico Highlands University. Stacie enjoys
working with students and helping them get to the next level with
their academics and in some cases to pursue athletics.
Office and Support Staff
Lilly Douglass, Administrative Assistant, A.A.
Lilly is a graduate of Farmington High School and San Juan
College. In 2005, she earned an Associate of Arts degree with a
concentration in English. Lilly has ten years of office work
experience. Lilly enjoys working with students and staff at San
Juan College. Lilly is the friendly face greeting visitors at the
Kathryn Monahan, Senior Administrative Assistant,
Dina Tingley, Instructional Assistant, Disability
Core Faculty Advisors
Specialty Program Advisors