Education Associates Leadership


PresidentRenn Amstead 

President Elect

Dan Lopez


Before becoming president of TurnAround Schools, Dr. Dan Lopez spent 14 years in public education. Decorated with administrator of the year awards in San Diego County, Dr. Lopez worked as the principal of Abraxas High School for four years. As former president of the California League of Middle Schools, Dr. Lopez is well recognized as an expert in the field of middle school reform. He blends his knowledge of education along with a degree in business to TurnAround Schools. Dr. Lopez (BA 92, MA 96) lives in Ramona, CA with his wife Michelle (BA 97) and their two sons Jake and Nate, where he currently serves as president of the Ramona Unified Governing Board.

Past PresidentDon Cotten 
Vice President

Pat Haney


 Pat lives in Upland, CA and is an active member of the Ontario Church of the Nazarene.  She also plays first violin in the Claremont Symphony in Claremont, CA and enjoys being a grandparent to five lovely grandchildren, ages 13 to 2. She is a graduate of PLNU with an M.A. in Educational Leadership and earned a B.A. in German from San Jose State University.  Pat retired as an elementary principal in 2005 after working 30 years as a teacher and administrator.  She now works part-time as an adjunct professor for PLNU in the Inland Empire Regional Center, supervising administrative fieldwork for Preliminary Administrative Credential candidates.   Pat has been on the EDUCAP/Education Associates Board since 1990 and currently holds the office of Chaplain and Historian.  She previously held offices for President, President-Elect, and Vice President.

SecretaryCharles Ikerd 
TreasurerDr. Laura Amstead 

Pat Haney





Term Ending 2013                 



Dr. David Haney


David is a general board member for Education Associates, term ending 2013. David lives in Upland, CA and is an active member of the Ontario Church of the Nazarene.  He and his wife Pat have two daughters, two sons-in-law and five lovely grandchildren. He is a graduate of PLNU with a B.A. in Education and M.A. in Educational Leadership. He earned an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 1993 and served for 30 years as a teacher and administrator, retiring from public education after 20 years as a school superintendent. He then assumed the position of Administrative Director of the Pasadena/Arcadia Regional Center for PLNU and opened the Inland Empire Regional Center in 2005. After retiring for the second time in 2007, he continues to work part-time as an adjunct professor for the Inland Empire Regional Center. David has been a member of EDUCAP/Education Associates for more years than he can count, but most of them were in the capacity of ex-officio director.


Carol Hockenbery


Dr. Art Prescott


Paul Berry


Dr. Jill Hamilton-Bunch



Term Ending 2014                



Kevin Ogden


Karen Vogt


Karen earned her Liberal Studies degree (B.A. '90) and teaching credential ('91) from PLNC. She continued her education at CSUSB (M.A. '99), earning a degree in Science Education and Instructional Technology. She spent 12 years teaching middle school math and science in Menifee and Temecula. She left the classroom for 7 years to become a TOSA and successfully wrote and managed several technology integration grants (EETT) for Temecula. She is currently back in the classroom teaching lower elementary (K-1).

Ellen Gould


Ellen (Rhone) Gould was one of the first psychology majors to graduate from Pasadena College in 1959.  She went to Cal State L.A. for an MA in psychology, then worked at Pacific State Hospital for the mentally retarded, now known as Lanterman.  After marrying an Atlantan, Jim Gould, and moving to Georgia she worked for the Atlanta Public Schools and obtained an Educational Specialist degree from Georgia State University.  In Georgia, and later in California, she did occasional contract work for various school systems and a community-based MR center, while raising two children (they are currently a web-site administrator and a high school art teacher).  After starting as a school psychologist in East Los Angeles, she found it expedient to enhance her high school and college Spanish, so she traveled to Mexico to attend language school sessions.  She retired from the L.A. Unified School District after nearly twenty years' service in September 2007.

Since retiring Ellen has become involved with Court Appointed Special Advocates, an agency that provides mentoring for individual children who are wards of the juvenile dependency court.  She also volunteers at her church, Rose Drive Friends in Yorba Linda, and enjoys being a grandmother of two.  She recently went to China to meet her third grandchild, whose arrival in California is eagerly anticipated in a few months.  Ellen and husband Jim are also looking forward to their third cruise in Europe.  Ellen’s parents, Bill and Thelma Rhone, long-time residents of Pasadena, CA, bequeathed and established an endowed scholarship for Education Associates that benefits graduate education students at the Arcadia Center. 


Linda Talbert


Gary Talbert



Term Ending 2015



Marge Morwood


Dr. Robert Morwood


Jeff Fechner


Chuck Hart


Rosalind Weatherby