Grossmont-Cuyamaca Corporate College

Faculty & Staff

Environment Health and Safety

Alex Dajero:  Alex Dajero, MBA, MA, CSP, CHMM, CFPS, CHPA IV, CSMP, CEAS I & II, COSS, REPA, serves as the Environmental, Health and Safety Professional for an aerospace and defense Fortune 500 company in San Diego and is a Cal/VPP Special Team Member (STM) (Level 3). Alex has over 25 years of experience in the EHS field. He is an Authorized Federal – Cal/OSHA General Industry, Federal – Cal/OSHA Construction, Maritime Industry, and Disaster Site Worker Outreach Trainer. He served over 9 years in the United States Marine Corps.

Tom Evans, MS, CHMM : Tom Evans is an experienced life sciences and laboratory operations professional with specialties in Environmental Health & Safety, Security, and Facilities Management. He has 16 years of industry experience and has been a part-time EHS instructor at Cuyamaca College since 2008.

David Ivester, MS:    Students have stated that Mr. Ivester’s real-world experience from his nearly 35 years in the environmental health and safety profession is invaluable to their learning. A part-time instructor at Cuyamaca College since 1992, Ivester’s day job is as an environmental health and safety manager for a maker of medical diagnostics devices.

Dan Vera: Dan Vera is an EHS Manager for Chromalloy and has over 20 years experience leading large-scale EHS programs for leading industrial and military entities. Dan has his AS in Environmental Science, a Wastewater Management Certificate, and is US Dept of Labor certified to teach OSHA general industry, DOT and 40 Hour Hazwoper.

Automotive Program

Justin Pinnell: Mr. Pinnell is a General Motors certified Master Technician with more than twenty-six years of experience in the automotive industry. He possesses thorough knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to automotive diagnosis, repair and smog check services. He has maintained facilities and performed smog check services for 24 + years in compliance with laws and regulations. Mr. Pinnell is a BAR  Certified Training Instructor and has been teaching SMOG update classes, as well as, Automotive Technology courses at Cuyamaca College since 2013.

Disability Services Program

Janice Melroy: Dr. Janice Melroy has been in the disability and education field for more than 25 years. She has coordinated state and federally funded training and dissemination programs employing individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and taught Disability Services Management courses since 2004. Janice’s educational background includes: an A.S. degree in Disability Services Management from Grossmont College, a Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Education, Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with emphasis on Rehabilitation Technology, and finally a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, with emphasis on Community College Leadership at San Diego State University. Her dissertation included research on the efficacy of Universal Design for Learning.

Employment Opportunities 

Corporate College faculty are industry professionals with specialized  training and certifications. We offer both short and long-term training throughout San Diego County on various dates at various times.   We are we currently updating our database of qualified  instructors with the following expertise:

  •  Environmental Health and Safety
  • OSHA Safety
  • Electrical
  • Auto Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Business management and leadership
  • Real Estate

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