WorkAbility III Staff
Jenny Nominni, M.S., CRCC
Coordinator / Vocational Specialist (Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialization)
Jenny Nominni completed her B.S. degree from San Diego State University, majoring in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Deaf Education. She continued on at SDSU and graduated in 2011 with her M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a specialization in Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened Adults. Jenny has also received her Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and completed extensive coursework in the American Sign Language/Interpreting Program. She has experience working in both educational settings and rehabilitation counseling settings. Since moving to San Diego in 2002 Jenny has been well connected with the Deaf Community and currently is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee with the Department of Rehabilitation, and on the board for the Parsons Buchanan Trust Committee.
Darren Walters, Graduate Intern
Darren is completing his last year of the Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling program with a specialization in cognitive disabilities at San Diego State University. He is a 20 year U.S. Air Force retired veteran and is focused on continuous learning of new counseling skills, acquiring knowledge specific to disabilities and demonstrating respect and sensitivity to all individuals. Darren is committed to assisting others through self-advocacy and aiding Veterans and people with disabilities in maximizing their independence and employability. His background makes him a great asset to the Southwestern College and the WorkAbility III Program.
Kim Letendre, M.S., CRC
Kim completed her Master’s Degree at SDSU in the Rehabilitation Counseling program with an Advanced Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has an extensive background in business working with both large and small companies. Kim has also had her own business offering marketing services to business owners. These skills provide an advantage while working with students on their career plans. Kim assists with interest assessments, career research job search strategies, interview preparation, and job retention strategies. Kim is also very active with the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability remaining current with changing laws and trending issues on campuses.