Grossmont-Cuyamaca Corporate College


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 worked in the disability and education field for more than 25 years. She has worked in residential, educational, and day program settings, supporting people with developmental disabilities. She has coordinated state and federally funded training and dissemination programs employing individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and has taught Disability Services courses since 2004. Janice is passionate about lifelong learning, and is very responsive to student needs- especially those who are first time distance learners. 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.

Deborah Serban- Lawler: Since 1998, Debbie has been a motivational leader and instructor in the health, wellness and disability field in the state of California. She is the Founder and owner of Serban Wellness & Fitness. Debbie is a Certified Personal Trainer, Rehabilitation Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and holds both Master and Bachelor Degrees. She is an enthusiastic professional who consistently motivates, energizes and encourages confidence in her students and clients. She is known for how she uniquely supports each person she works with. Debbie is an avid learner and loves to challenge herself and her clients of any age to grow, learn and improve their quality of life. Debbie sees the importance and value in dissecting the wealth of information in this huge industry and is known for bringing key state of the art information to her clients to support maintainable lifestyle changes.