Meet the Counselors

Guidance & College Counselors

Hector Camacho
Director of Guidance and College Counseling
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 250

Prior to joining the faculty at Saint Francis, Mr. Camacho served as a teacher and academic/college adviser at Canada Middle College and Menlo-Atherton High School. Mr. Camacho earned an undergraduate degree in history and theology/religious studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., before completing his graduate degree at Stanford University. He holds a certificate in College Counseling from the University of California, San Diego, and as well a School Counseling Legal and Ethical Specialist certificate from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). Mr. Camacho also serves on the Leadership Team, Operations Team, Curriculum Committee, Educational Technology Committee, and CORE Team. 

Dona Mason
Guidance & College Counselor 
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 223

Ms. Feizzadeh received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis. Her strong interest in counseling led Ms. Feizzadeh to obtain her masters in counseling from Harvard University. She also holds a California State Pupil Personnel Services Credential. She was a guidance counselor at Saratoga High School and worked at charter schools in urban areas before her career at Saint Francis. In addition to her counseling duties, Ms. Feizzadeh is the moderator of mock trial.

Katrina Fox
Guidance & College Counselor
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 688

Ms. Fox attended California State University, Chico where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Health Science. Ms. Fox developed a passion for working with students through volunteering as a tutor and a high school retreat leader during her college years.  She attended California State University, East Bay where she received a Master’s Degree in Counseling with emphasis in School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Ms. Fox holds a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential. During her two years of graduate studies, Ms. Fox completed hours working at Edendale Middle School, Hillsdale High School, and the CSU East Bay Community Counseling Clinic. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). In addition to her counseling duties, Ms. Yanez runs the drug and alcohol program and serves as sophomore class moderator.

Laurel Goycoolea
Guidance & College Counselor
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 227

Prior to joining the St. Francis community, Ms. Goycoolea spent three years working for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where she taught English, provided academic guidance, and managed academic interventions for students with special needs. A proud Loyola Marymount University lion, Ms. Goycoolea received her undergraduate degree in English and education. She then joined the LMU Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education (PLACE) Corps post-graduate service program and completed her master’s degree in guidance and counseling. Ms. Goycoolea holds a California state teaching credential in English. In addition to her counseling duties, Ms. Goycoolea is also an assistant coach for the Speech and Debate team.

Carrie Jorgenson
Guidance & College Counselor
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 268

Ms. Jorgenson  attended California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly, SLO) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and minored in psychology. Ms. Jorgenson developed an interest in counseling from her introduction to psychology, which led her to pursue and obtain her master's in counseling psychology and California State Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Jorgenson also holds a certificate in college counseling from UCLA and she is a member of NACAC and WACAC. Prior to joining the Saint Francis community, Ms. Jorgenson worked as an educational advisor for a private college counseling firm, as a freshman admission reviewer for UC Santa Cruz and counseled for two years in San Francisco Unified School District. In addition to her counseling duties, Ms. Jorgenson is the Safe Spaces club moderator and Holy Cross Achievers College Counselor.

Annette Nassir
Guidance & College Counselor
Email, Phone:  650-968-1213, ext. 222

Ms. Nassir has extensive experience in college admissions, most recently at the University of California at Berkeley and previously at Drexel University and Wesleyan College. She also served as a college advisor at Palo Alto High School. She graduated from Wesleyan College with a B.A. in history and sociology and has completed course work at the University of Chicago in social sciences. Mrs. Nassir is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). She also serves as moderator of the National Honor Society.

Dan Quinn
Guidance & College Counselor
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 679

Mr. Quinn splits his time between the Guidance and Counseling office and the English department. Mr. Quinn has garnered much success as the Advanced Placement English Language teacher at Saint Francis High School. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in English and holds a M.A. in English literature from San Francisco State University. Mr. Quinn is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and the National Council of Teachers of English. In addition to his counseling and teaching responsibilities, Mr. Quinn coaches football and works with the track and field team.

Sherrie Tasnady
Guidance & College Counselor
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 224

Mrs. Tasnady completed a bachelor of science degree as well as teaching credentials in both English and social sciences at the University of California, Davis. Aspiring to understand the psychological and social needs of children of all ages, Mrs. Tasnady completed a master's degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College. In her role as College Counselor at Saint Francis Mrs. Tasnady has toured hundreds of colleges and universities in an effort to assist her students in making the best college match. She is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and holds a College Admissions Specialist certificate from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).  Mrs. Tasnady is a trained Consultant for the University of California Berkeley Bay Area Writing Project.  She also moderates the Stock Market Club.

Anya Ishida
College and Career Coordinator
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 215

Ms. Ishida comes to St. Francis from Honolulu, Hawaii where she served as a college counselor at Moanalua High School for three years. Before moving to California, she served as council member on the Hawaii State ACT Organization and was a member of the Hawaii Association for College Admissions Counseling. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and later her master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in school counseling from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Ms. Ishida is also a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.

Freshman Guidance Counselors

Allison Baumann
Freshman Class Counselor
Email, Phone:  650-968-1213, ext. 693

Ms. Baumann has worked as a social worker with children and families for the past 7 years, in a variety of clinical settings. She attended Oregon State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development. Ms. Baumann went on to obtain a Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University, where she specialized in school counseling and received her Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Ms. Baumann has extensive experience in domestic and international adoption, school social work, and hospice. She has provided therapeutic counseling to children and families in areas around attachment, relationships, grief and loss, and life transitions. In addition to her counseling duties at Saint Francis, Ms. Baumann is the CSF moderator.

Sally Leitch-Holden
Freshman Class Counselor
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 251

Mrs. Leitch-Holden joined Saint Francis in January 1995, first as a social studies and English teacher and then as part of the counseling department. She graduated from Cedar Crest College with a B. A. in English and holds a M.A. in counseling from Seton Hall University. Mrs. Leitch Holden is a member of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling. In addition to her counseling duties, she also serves as moderator of the Teen Awareness Program (TAP).

Resource Center

Peter Collins
Learning Resources Teacher
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 627

Mr. Collins comes to Saint Francis from Gateway High School in San Francisco where he taught Special Education - Academic Resource and worked with students with various learning, attention and processing difficulties. His education includes a B.A. in international relations from Gonzaga University and dual teaching credentials in single subjects - social studies and special education - from Dominican University in San Rafael, California. Mr. Collins has also taught high school economics and worked with at-risk youth and foster children with serious learning and behavior challenges. Mr. Collins works with our Learning Specialist Katherine Fischer in the academic resource lab located next to the counseling center. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Collins coaches water polo.

Katherine Fischer
Learning Specialist
Email, Phone: 650-968-1213, ext. 226

Before coming to Saint Francis High School, Ms. Fischer worked in schools as a therapist for six years, where she helped students with learning disabilities get necessary testing and accommodations. Her education includes a B.A. in psychology from Syracuse University, a M.S. in educational psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology. Ms. Fischer also coaches the Varsity softball team.

 

 

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