Parent Involvement and Community Outreach Staff
Director of Parent Involvement & Community Outreach: Jose Campos
Jose Campos serves as Director of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach / Behavioral Health "PICO" for the Jurupa Unified School District. In this capacity, he works with several non-profits and public agencies coordinating and expanding services throughout the community. These services include mental health, medical access and coverage, early childhood programs, case management services, and various parent engagement and parenting programs. In 2012 he co-founded the Jurupa Valley Collaborative (a 2015 Riverside County Office of Education Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation program) to better coordinate services in school communities and in 2013 was instrumental in opening the school district's first school-based health center operated by Borrego Health. He continues to work towards expanding health and dental services in the area as well as focus on increasing opportunities and education in the school communities. By 2019 access to mental health services for Jurupa students increased 1600% from being scarce to increasing funding for providers and partnering with providers for school-based services as well as launching a master level intern-based program. In 2020 JUSD became a contract mental health provider for Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health adding to the menu of direct service provide by PICO. PICO receives over $3,000,000 annually in grants and contracts to provide services to the community from two locations.
Additionally, Jose Campos serves(d) on the following boards:
- Riverside First Five Commission: Commissioner and Past Chair
- Riverside Community Health Foundation: Chair
- Borrego Health: Board Member
- Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce: Past President
- Riverside County Behavior Health Commission: Commissioner
- Past Board Member, HOPE Collaborative (Child Abuse Prevention Collaborative)
- Past advisory board member, Rubidoux Family Resource Center
MSW- Family Partner: Jennifer Briseño
Jennifer Briseño is the Social Worker for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at California State University, San Bernardino where she earned her BA in Sociology-Social Service track and received a minor in Ethnic Studies. She continued her education at San Diego State University where she earned her MSW and gained experience in home-visiting and child welfare. She spent time gaining social work practice at San Diego County’s Child Welfare Services and at North County Lifeline’s CSF department, a non-profit organization that provides in-home parenting curriculum to families in the child welfare system. Currently, she oversees our 0-4 programming which includes center-based and in-home programs. Jennifer also functions as the field instructor for Social Work interns within the department and is a member of the First 5 Riverside Advisory Committee.
Parent Engagement Coordinator: Sandra Rodriguez
Sandra Rodriguez serves as the Parent Engagement Coordinator where she coordinates and facilitates parent programs throughout the district and works with Parent Leaders (PALs). She has over 19 years of experience in the Education Field. Sandra has served on ELAC, SSC and the DADS board committees. Sandra Rodriguez holds a BS in Child Development from the University of La Verne. She has lived in Jurupa Valley for 23 years and is passionate about working with the community and supporting parents in their child’s success.
Assistant Parent Engagement Coordinator: Giovanna Luviano
Giovanna Luviano is Assistant Parent Engagement Coordinator at JUSD. Giovanna is a longtime resident in Jurupa Valley and started her interest in early childhood by participating in ABC Music & Me and Dinosaur School with her child. She then joined the Department of Parent Involvement & Community Outreach as a HIPPY Home Visitor and Outreach Worker. Passionate about her work with children 0-5 she is currently pursuing an Education in Early Childhood Development to better serve families in our community. Currently Giovanna is the Assistant Coordinator to the HIPPY program and facilitates early childhood prevention and intervention programs including; Dual Immersion HIPPY, and Dinosaur School.
Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor: Crystal Garcia Ruacho
Crystal Garcia Ruacho is the Behavioral Health Therapist II for Jurupa Unified School District, Behavioral Health Services. Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with experience providing psychotherapy services in school, outpatient, and home-based settings. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she double majored in Psychology and Latin American and Latino Studies. She then pursued her graduate degree at San Jose State University, where she earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and gained practice working in adult residential substance abuse programs and Santa Clara County Mental Health Outpatient Services. Since then, Crystal has spent time working with children and families through San Bernardino County’s Behavioral Health Department, as well as school-based mental health services with Ontario-Montclair School District. Crystal is currently providing oversight to Jurupa Unified School District’s System of Care (SOC) contracts with Riverside University Health Systems (RUHS). Programs include Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) and Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT), providing trauma-focused groups for students in the CBIT’s program, as well as psychotherapy/counseling services to eligible students and Jurupa Valley community members. In addition, Crystal provides clinical supervision to JUSD’s pre-licensed associate social workers and marriage and family therapist, as well as oversees and provides field instruction to social work master’s level interns providing mental health services through the Student Assistance Program (SAP).
Behavioral Health Therapist I: Antonia "Eli" Mast
Eli Mast is a Behavioral Health Therapist I coordinating early childhood prevention and intervention programs, as well as being a practicing therapist for families with children 0-5 years old. She studied at California State University San Bernardino for both her undergraduate and graduate degree. Eli has a BA in Human Development, BA in Psychology, and an MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Eli began her experience in early childhood education as a Preschool at Van Buren elementary. While completing her master's program, Eli gained experience in Family Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Positive Psychotherapy, and Quantitative Psychology. Currently, Eli oversees many of our early childhood programs including, SET 4 School, HIPPY, ABC Music & Me, Pre-K STEM, and LENA.
Behavioral Health Therapist I: Lizet Rios
Lizet Rios is a Behavioral Therapist for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at California State University, San Bernardino where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She continued her education at the University of Southern California where she earned her Master of Social Work degree. Currently, Lizet supports the following programs: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPDST), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Parents as Teachers (PAT) and 2nd year MSW intern field placement.
Behavioral Health Therapist I: Yvette Castanon
Yvette Castanon serves as a School Mental Health Therapist for the department. In this role, she provides mental health services and support to our students. Primarily, she supports Glen Avon and Ina Arbuckle Elementary. Yvette holds a Pupil Personnel Service Credential specializing in School Social Work and is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW). Yvette graduated from La Sierra University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She continued her education at California Baptist University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Over the years, Yvette has worked as a social worker within our community in a variety of settings, providing both long-term and brief interventions. Mental Health is a strong focus for Yvette as it continues to evolve throughout our district.
Assistant Parent Engagement Coordinator: Audriana Santana
Audriana Santana is an Assistant Parent Engagement Coordinator with the department. She is certified as a facilitator for the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITs) program and serves as a parent educator in the Parent as Teachers (PAT) program. She has past experience during her internship serving as a Community Outreach Specialist for the department. During that time she focused on parent and student engagement by attending collaborative meetings, coordinating events, and running the P.A.S.S (Peer Assistance for Student Success) math tutoring program. Audriana studied at California Baptist University for both her undergrad and graduate degrees. She earned a BA in sociology, a BA in psychology and her MSW degree.
School Mental Health Therapist: Debbie Molina
Debbie Molina is an Associate Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from California Baptist University. Debbie, received a Bachelor in Social Work from La Sierra University, where she interned for the Parent Involvement Community Outreach (PICO), for her BSW and MSW. She served the community by providing home visitations and working with students as a SAP counselor for the Jurupa Unified School District. Debbie, is bilingual in Spanish and English and is passionate about serving her community. Debbie, believes gaining trust is essential for achieving goals with families. She is dedicated toward helping parents and children 0-5 years of age, by equipping them with developmentally appropriate tools that assist families develop skills and overcome the challenges they may face. Since then, she has served many families in need of services within Riverside County. Currently, Debbie supports the Parents as Teachers program by focusing on positive parent interactions, improve parenting skills and increase school readiness and success.
School Mental Health Therapist: Ashley Vidaurri
Ashley is a School Mental Health Therapist with the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at California Baptist University where she received her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. Ashley is registered as an Associate Clinical Social Worker. Currently, Ashley is involved in the Parents as Teachers Home Visitation Program and working with families and children ages 0-3. Ashley serves families through out Riverside County and is dedicated to equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to be successful.
Outreach Worker/Case Manager: Ofir Adams
Ofir Adams serves as the Outreach Worker for the department where she provides resources and guidance to families that are in need of emergency services such as; food, clothing, shoes, & housing/shelter. She also provides case management for all Behavioral Health referrals that are received by the department. Ofir has over 12 years of experience in case management from working with AmeriCorps, DPSS LA County, local city governments and non-profit organizations and she holds a BA in Criminal Justice from California State University, San Bernardino. Her years of experience in working with at-risk youth and families has given her the knowledge to understand the community we live in and how best to support them during their time of need.
Translator Clerk-Typist: Morena Diaz
Morena Diaz has served the Jurupa Unified School District for 18 years as a Translator Clerk-Typist. She started at Stone Avenue Elementary where she made a lot of wonderful friends with the teachers, parents, and staff members. Now as a staff member of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach, she translates print media for the department and has been an interpreter for programs like Protecting Our Youth and others. She also coordinates registration for the programs her department provides and oversees the Clothing Closet at the TSSC. Most importantly, Morena finds joy in helping the members of her community by addressing their immediate needs and connecting them with valuable resources.
Outreach Worker/ Translator Clerk-Typist: Norma Fenner
Norma serves as an Outreach Worker and Translator Clerk-Typist for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She became involved working with the community with Claremont University where she became a Lifestyle Coach. She worked with the Diabetes Prevention Program where she coached parents on making healthy choices, encouraging physical fitness and monitoring their sugar levels. Norma has been working with the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach for 6 years. She has assisted with the Harvest of the Month and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Currently Norma, serves in the 0-5 Home Visitation Advisory Committee, Cal Fresh Healthy Living Program and JUSD Wellness Committee. Norma has experience working with families of young children and has provided services through the ParentChild+ Program, First Steps and currently is a Certified Parent Educator for the Parents As Teachers Program. Supporting families and helping their children become successful is what Norma finds rewarding.
Outreach Worker: Analynn Baptist
Analynn Baptist, is currently an Outreach Worker for PICO. She began with PICO in November 2018, providing home visitations, co-facilitating monthly parent group meetings, assisting with community events such as food drives, and many other clerical duties and tasks. . Before joining PICO she worked in the medical field as a Licensed Vocational Nurse where she provided skilled nursing care to home-bound patients for 4 years. She is currently a student at Riverside City College where she is pursuing her education in Early Child Education.
Outreach Worker: Destiny Vazquez
Destiny Vazquez serves as an Outreach Worker for the Department of Parent Involvement & Community Outreach. She studied at Ashford University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and Development. Destiny began her journey with the department in November of 2018 where she provided home visitation for HIPPY, Parent Child+ and facilitated Dinosaur School. Today, Destiny continues to provide home visitation services for Parent Child+, Co-facilitates the Incredible Years program and serves as the department's Parent Partner, where she provides support to parents who have children with behavioral or emotional challenges.
Outreach Worker: Veronica Vargas
Veronica Vargas is an Outreach Worker for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at California State University, San Bernardino where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. She is currently working towards her Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling at California Baptist University. Here at PICO, she has gained experience in both early childhood prevention and intervention programs including home visitation. Currently, Veronica teaches PreK STEM, ABC Music & Me, and facilitates Dinosaur School.