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Meet the Team

Mr. Harris has developed and refined specialized interdisciplinary programming for children with learning, social-emotional and attention challenges at Children's Health Council for 15 years. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the Graduate School Special Education Department at San José State University. In the past, Chris has also served as Executive Director at The Janus School, Pennsylvania, The Chartwell School, Monterey, California, and Children's Health Council.

Nicole Ofiesh, PhD is a cognitive behavioral scientist with expertise in the intersection of learning and adulthood. With a focus on “the missing middle”, the time between high school and retirement, she believes an understanding of how cognition and the brain is associated with learning and performance is critical to preparing people for the needs of the 21st and 22nd centuries.

She has been in hundreds of K-college classrooms and corporations over the years teaching and mentoring educators, administrators and professionals from line workers to medical doctors. She is Director of the Schwab Learning Center at CHC. Dr. Ofiesh has taught classes on assessment, instruction, design thinking and neurodiversity, and universal design for learning at the University of Arizona, Stanford University, Cal State East Bay and Providence College.

Prior to joining the The Schwab Learning Center at CHC as Associate Director, Nancy was the manager of marketing, user experience and outreach for the Schwab Learning Center (SLC) at Stanford. Her focus for the past 4 years has been to increase awareness and market the SLC to campus groups that interact directly with undergraduate and graduate students and to measure and analyze student feedback on SLC services.

Nancy loves helping young adults with learner variability to maximize their potential in school, the workplace and beyond. Before joining Stanford, Nancy held positions in marketing, logistics and strategic planning for Sun Microsystems, Inc. (now Oracle Corp.) and leadership positions in the community at the Menlo School, Common Ground speaker series, and as a member of the Duke University Northern California alumni board and Peninsula Women's Forum. During her free time, Nancy loves to play tennis, cook, read and spend time with family and friends.

Rosinel is excited to be a Senior Learning Specialist at the Schwab Learning Center at CHC. She draws from her experience as a Learning Specialist at the SLC at Stanford University and as Accommodations Coordinator at the Disability Resource Center (now known as the Accessible Education Center) at San José State University.

Rosinel understands the challenges and strengths of individuals with learning disabilities and believes learner variability and cognitive diversity enrich our communities with innovation, creativity, originality, and empathy. She embraces the opportunity to engage individuals and their strengths, understand their needs and challenges, and empower them with effective and creative tools and individualized strategies to help them reach their goals across the lifespan. Rosinel realizes that each person has unique preferences and experiences; she uses a collaborative yet self-reflective approach to foster self-awareness and agency and to determine optimal and workable solutions.

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