2016 Classification Review Committee Election

Candidate Statements

Candidates | Description and Duties


Debby Adler
Administrative Secretary
Academic Senate
Oceanside Campus

This is the beginning of my 12th year at MiraCosta College and I currently serve as Administrative Secretary for Academic Senate, FLEX/PDP, SLC, and SAC. My work home is in the 4600 building on the Oceanside Campus.

I am, once again, honored to have been nominated for a spot on the Classification Review Committee (CRC). I have been serving as an alternate on the committee this past year, but I am now seeking the position of committee member. I have actually served on CRC in the past and I am very aware of the importance of this committee serving our classified constituents. I would love to continue to be a part of the committee and help the process continue; as well as, be a representative for my colleagues!

Additionally, we are in the throes of the classification and compensation review and I feel it is vital for CRC to continue its very important work and have representatives who can help maintain the role of this committee.

I appreciate and thank you for your vote!


Anthony (Tony) Brown
Instructional Associate
Oceanside Campus

Hello everyone, My name is Anthony J. Brown, but I usually just go by Tony. I am an OIF2 veteran and an alumni of both MiraCosta College & Fresno State. I have been a classified employee since 2009. This is my first experience participating in a classified committee. Please feel free to contact me if you have any problems or questions.


Miguel Castillo
Secretary Clerk III
College Police
Oceanside Campus

Hello MiraCosta,
My name is Miguel Castillo and I am a Secretary Clerk III for the (Awesome!) College Police Department in building 1100. I started my journey at MiraCosta College as a student in spring of 2008 and started working as a campus aide I in the summer of 2011 until I became permanent in 2014.

I have an associate's degree in Administration of Justice from MiraCosta College and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Social Justice with a minor in Sociology from Cal-State San Marcos. At this point, I want to pursue a Master’s in Spanish and become a part-time instructor here at MiraCosta College, which I call home. 

I would like to mention that I have never served for the classified review committee. However, I will work tremendously hard to learn the system, and indeed, I will definitely commit to this assignment in order to make a difference and represent our staff members.  I’m so excited for this opportunity, and you all have my word that I will give my full commitment.

Thank you all in advance for your support and consideration!        


Tori Fishinger
Development Services Analyst/Events Specialist
Office of Development & College Foundation
Oceanside Campus

I’m a first time mom, to a beautiful little girl, and a proud MiraCosta College alumna. I graduated in 2012 with an AA in Liberal Arts, and have not left MiraCosta since. I have been working in the Development and Foundation office for about five years, first as a campus aid, and for almost two years in my current position as Development Services Analyst/Events Specialist. I graduated from CSUSM in 2014, receiving my BA in Communication. I love the beach, running, and of course being a momma!


Lori Schneider
Administrative Secretary
Oceanside Campus

Hello, my name is Lori Schneider, and I am the Administrative Secretary to the Dean of AIS. I have worked at the College since 1992. It is an honor to have been nominated by my Classified constituents to serve on the Classification Review Committee (CRC). During the 2015-16 year, I served as an alternate member of the committee. Additionally, I have served on this committee before as both a member and committee chair and it would be a privilege to once again formally serve on your behalf.

I believe that my past experience and knowledge on this committee can now be best utilized. I feel it is extremely important to continue to be involved this coming year as the committee may transition to a new ‘tool’ and/or be affected by changes to the existing reclassification process after the Classification Study is complete. I have always been a proponent of shared governance and the collegial process especially with matters and issues that affect Classified. I believe that I can bring a well-rounded understanding, commitment and perspective to the committee and would be honored to do so.

If selected, I will endeavor to continue to support and serve all Classified employees to the best of my ability. Thank you for your consideration.


Sinclaire Tirona
Student Services Specialist
Student Success and Testing
Oceanside Campus

I have been employed at MiraCosta College for three years; most recently as  Student Services Specialist for Testing and SSSP at the Oceanside campus and previously as a Library Technician at the San Elijo campus. I currently serve as a Classified member of the Courses and Programs governance committee as well as the Events committee.  I know the work of the CRC is crucial to all Classified and its vital representation in collegial governance. If I am selected to serve our Classified constituents, I will apply myself to best support and serve my Classified colleagues through dedication to the diligence and effort needed to be an effective contributor to the classification review committee and a thorough attention to detail.

Thank you for your support.


Janine Washabaugh
Retention Services Specialist
Tutoring and Academic Support Center
San Elijo Campus

My name is Janine Washabaugh and I’ve worked in the Tutoring & Academic Support Center here at MiraCosta for the past 23 years.  I work at both Oceanside and San Elijo which grants me a unique and broad perspective.   I’ve been on CRC in the past and would be honored to serve again. 

Thank you.