EOPS - Staff

The EOPS staff consists of five full-time and several part-time academic and classified employees. The office is staffed year-around, with the full compliment of our services being available August through May.


Richard Alfaro- Director of EOPS/CARE & ACCESS
tel: 408-855-5190
The EOPS/CARE Director is responsible for fiscal management, program and policy development, program compliance, staff supervision, and the overall effective operation of EOPS. The director prepares and submits the EOPS Program Plan and Budget to the State Chancellor's Office, which then becomes the guide for program implementation.


Carina Cisneros- Assistant Director of EOPS/CARE
tel: 408-855-5062

The EOPS/CARE Assistant Director develops, organizes, directs and coordinates the activities and day-to-day operations of the EOP&S/CARE department to ensure efficient delivery of services to students.


Vicky Franco - EOPS/CARE Specialist
tel: 408-855-5057
email: vicky.franco@wvm.edu
The EOPS/CARE Specialist coordinates the CARE program and delivers EOPS support services such as the book service, tutorial assistance, and child care service. This position is also responsible for outreach activities to recruit potentially eligible students, and assist them with the admissions process.


Abdishakur Omar - EOPS Counselor
tel: 408-855-5058
email: abdishakur.omar@wvm.edu
EOPS Counselors determine students' EOPS eligibility, develop individualized educational plans, review completion requirements for AA/AS degrees, certificates, and transfer, and provide recommendation for students.

Theresa Tran- EOPS Counselor
tel: 408-855-5061
EOPS Counselors determine students' EOPS eligibility, develop individualized educational plans, review and monitor requirements for AA/AS degrees, certificates, and transfer and provide letters of recommendation for students.

  Amanda Marshall - EOPS Program Assistant
tel: 408-855-5055
The EOPS Program Assistant acts as the initial contact for students requesting service from the EOPS Office and ensures they obtain the necessary assistance. Monitoring student progress within the program, supervising Student Assistants, tracking the program budget, overseeing special projects, and providing direct assistance to the EOPS Director are some of the primary duties.