2014 Classification Review Committee Election

Candidate Statements

Candidates | Description and Duties

abarragan   Aimee Barragan
Administrative Secretary
Nursing and Allied Health
Oceanside Campus

Hi! My name is Aimee Barragan. I am a former MiraCosta College student and have worked in various positions in many departments on campus, including Human Resources, Athletics and Instruction. I am currently the Administrative Secretary in the Nursing and Allied Health Department. In recent years, I have served on multiple hiring committees and Classified Senate Council committees. I believe my experience at MCC and commitment to student success and collegial governance would make me the perfect fit to be a representative on the Classification Review Committee. It would be an honor to represent my colleagues on this important committee.

bblahnik Brandi Blahnik
Writing Center Specialist
Writing Center
Oceanside Campus

Thank you for this nomination! It has been an absolute pleasure to work at MiraCosta’s Writing Center for the last 9 years. It my would be a pleasure to serve on our Classification Review Committee, as I’ve been through the process of reclassification myself and understand where the process can get tricky for classified staff advocating for themselves. I’ve served on a number of district committees during my time here, as well as on Classified Senate, and I currently work at both the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses. I think this experience will help me represent our diverse staff, and I appreciate the opportunity to do so!

kbrown Karen Brown
Network Specialist
Academic Information Services
Oceanside Campus

Hello! I’m Karen Brown. I work as a Network Specialist in AIS and have been with MiraCosta since 1994. During this time, I’ve been active in collegial governance, sometimes as a member of the Classified Senate Council, other times as a committee member, and always as a voice offering my input. I’ve served as a Senator, as a member of CRC, as a member of the Outstanding Employee committee, and led the Holiday Party planning for the 2005 party which, btw, I thought was one of the really good ones : - )

When I served on CRC previously, I realized how crucial the work done by the CRC is to Classified. In my mind, CRC is one of the most important representations Classified have related to governance. For that reason, I took it very seriously and thoughtfully considered each case with great care. If I am chosen to serve in that capacity again, please know I will bring high standards to the work I do on the committee.

edonze Erich Donze
Systems Administrator
Academic Information Services
Oceanside Campus

I’ve been at MiraCosta College for 16 years.  I’m currently in my 3rd term (non-consecutive) as CSC senator, in addition to having served one term as VP.  I’ve been an alternate on CRC before and am currently an alternate as well.

bfitzwater Brian Fitzwater
Network Specialist
Academic Information Services
Oceanside Campus

Thank you, I am very honored to be nominated for the classification review committee (CRC). I have worked at MiraCosta College for 8 years as a Network Specialist for AIS serving all three campuses.   I would like to have the opportunity to serve on this committee. I believe my time spent self-employed and working for a corporate fortune 500 will give me some additional perspective for this committee.  In addition, I am a native San Diegan.  I hope to be here at MiraCosta College for many years to come.  I see this as a very desirable experience in remaining involved and useful to the Classified community that we all benefit from.

Again, thank you for your consideration.


Lucy Fonseca
Financial Aid Technician
Financial Aid
Oceanside Campus

Thank you for nominating me as a candidate for the CRC!  It would be an honor and privilege to serve my colleagues in this capacity.  My journey here at MiraCosta College began in 1993 as a student financial aid recipient and a student worker.  This evolved into several temp positions on campus, ultimately resulting in the full-time Technician position I hold today.  CRC plays a key role in MiraCosta’s effort to achieve equity and balance in compensation, as it relates to the knowledge, duties and skills outlined in our job descriptions.  I look forward to participating in this continued effort, and again, thank you for this opportunity.

jhackett Joan Hackett
Wellness Center Coordinator/Student Employment Specialist
Wellness Center/Career Center
Oceanside Campus

Joan Hackett has been Wellness Center Coordinator and Associate Faculty in the Kinesiology department for 10 years.  She also works in the Career Center assisting students with resume building and internship placement.  It would be a great opportunity to serve my fellow colleagues on the Classification Review Committee.

nlovejoy Nina Lovejoy
Career Studies & Services Coordinator
Career Center
Oceanside Campus

Nina Lovejoy is currently the Career Studies & Services Coordinator.  Her main responsibility is arranging internships for MiraCosta students to gain valuable work experience in their major.  She connects students with employers and faculty mentors to ensure they are working toward their academic and career goals.  She has been in this role for nearly a year.  Before that she spent six years as an Associate Faculty member in the Business Department here at the college teaching Marketing, Sales, Advertising and Promotion.  Prior to coming to MiraCosta Nina had numerous marketing and sales roles in the healthcare, biotechnology and high tech industries.


John Permetti
Material Management Specialist
Purchasing and Material Management
Oceanside Campus

My name is John Permetti. I’ll keep this short and sweet. I love my family, the Chargers, and Zombie Films. Let me make this perfectly clear. I won’t promise you the world if I am elected, I’ll only promise you one thing. One thing you can take straight to the bank. Read my lips, I will not raise your taxes! I’m John Permetti and I support this message.

stirona Sinclaire Tirona
Library Technician I, Public Services
San Elijo Campus

My name is Sinclaire Tirona and I work as a Library Technician I, Public Services at the San Elijo Campus library. I was hired at MiraCosta in 2013 as a Library Clerk, and I have been working in my current position since September. MiraCosta has played a significant role in my life since attending as a student while also working as a student worker. My current position at the San Elijo Library offers me the opportunity to work with students, faculty, staff, and community members, connecting them to library resources as well as addressing their requests and library-related needs. I am very interested in the possibility of serving on the Classification Review Committee and welcome the opportunity to further engage with the greater campus community while learning more about collegial governance and our wonderful staff that make MiraCosta College such an excellent institution. ​

cwilder-stern Camille Wilder Stern
Library Technician I, Technical Services
Academic Information Services
Oceanside Campus

It’s an honor to be nominated to serve fellow classified staff on the CRC.  I have past work experience in creating and revising job positions and understand the issues and constraints involved in that process. Since being hired full time at MCC in 2010, I have served on two hiring committees and was recently appointed to serve as a classified member on the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEOAC).If selected to serve on the CRC, I’ll work hard to ensure the accurate and equitable application of policies affecting classified staff positions. I appreciate your consideration.