Meet the ADA Counselors
Central College, Senta Eastern, EdD, MEd, LPC-S, NCC (she/her)
Dr. Senta Eastern, EdD, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
1300B Holman Street, LHSB 106
Houston, TX 77004
Ms. Senta Eastern is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas and holds National Certification in Counseling (NCC). Senta Eastern joined the Houston Community College family as an ADA Counselor in 2013. She began her career as a counselor after earning her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans (UNO). Her mission to provide services in support of persons who are differently-abled began over 12 years ago. She has served as a re-integration counselor for individuals and families traumatized by natural disasters. She also specializes in student recruitment and retention measures, outreach, career coaching, and life skills training. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education and has provided clinical mental health services in both private and community mental health agencies
Central College, Jette (Yetta) E. Lott, EdS, MA, CRC, LPC, NCC (she/her)
Jette (Yetta) E. Lott, EdS, MA, CRC, LPC, NCC
1300B Holman Street, LHSB 106
Houston, TX 77004
Jette E. Lott has been a Counselor since December 1999. In March of 2008, she began working as the ADA Counselor at Houston Community College Southeast and has been working as the ADA Counselor in the Ability Services Department at Houston Community College Central since September 2012. Jette E. Lott is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling in Higher Education from Western Michigan University in 1999 and earned her Education Specialist Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wayne State University in 2004.
Coleman College for Health Sciences, Brandy Lerman, MEd, LPC (she/her)
Brandy Lerman, MEd, LPC
1900 Pressler Street, Suite 101
Houston, TX 77030
Ms. Lerman brings 11 years of higher education experience to HCC. Previous to education, she provided five years of clinical work in a private practice setting, where therapy focused on children and adolescents struggling with learning and developmental disabilities, behavioral regulation, test anxiety, and confidence building.
As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston, College of Education, Ms. Lerman taught Introduction to Psychological Careers and Development of Social Relations in the Family. She also served for three years as a Co-Lead Academic Advisor over the University's School of Communication.
In her time at UH, she became the primary Academic Advisor for probation, suspension, and readmission students, students in crisis, student veterans, students with disabilities, and FTIC freshmen. Her services were also sought for hiring committees across campus, most often for new Counselors in the Office of Career Services.
Ms. Lerman’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology both from the University of Houston. Ms. Lerman brings with her a wealth of knowledge about serving diverse students, and a passion for serving students in need.
Coleman College for Health Sciences, Registered Nursing Program Counselor, Michelle King, JD, LPC-S (she/her)
Michelle King, JD, LPC-S
1900 Pressler Street, Ste. 308
Houston, TX 77030
I am Michelle King, JD, LPC-S, a Licensed Professional Counselor and legal consultant with 13 years of clinical counseling experience working with adults and adolescents as individuals and groups. My experience has allowed me to serve clients in settings like inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment centers, juvenile, and adult forensics. I was drawn to the field of psychology as more and more people sought my advice and counsel growing up. I look forward to helping others become their best selves through brief solution-focused treatment.
Life can be tough to navigate alone and I’m here to help you! My approach is with empathy and compassion, along with a direct and straightforward style. Together we can challenge negative, ineffective thoughts and patterns and bring positive change to your life. I work with adults, couples, first responders, college and professional athletes, executives, and college students. So, whether it’s work stress, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, adjustment to new transitions in your life, LGBTQ+, or pre/post-surgical counseling, I can help with brief solution-focused treatment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy has had some of the greatest success in research with a wide variety of disorders, from phobias to anxiety to depression. This therapy is one of the few empirically validated therapies on the market today. Does that mean it will work for you? Not necessarily, but it’s probably worth your effort to give it a try.
Northeast College (Learning Hub-Codwell), Cynthia De Los Santos, MA, LMFT
Cynthia De Los Santos, MA, LMFT
555 Community College Drive
Houston, TX 77013
Cynthia De Los Santos has earned her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2004 from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a License in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007. She has been in the counseling field for over 15 years. She has provided psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families involved with Texas Family Protective Services and also, with private insurance. She has also worked with a diverse disability population for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for 8 years and was in an administrative role for 2 years.
Northwest College (Spring Branch), Lisa Parkinson, MEd, LPC (she/her)
Lisa Parkinson, MEd, LPC
1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N.
Suite RC 12
Houston, TX 77043
Lisa Parkinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and a National Certified Counselor. She joined the HCC counseling team part-time in 2008 in Distance Education, now called HCC Online. She became a full-time HCC counselor in 2010 and has been a counselor for Northwest College since September 2012. Lisa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1997, and a Master’s Degree in Education in Counseling in 2008 from the University of Houston.
Lisa also provides accommodations to students through HCC's Ability Services. In addition, she provides short-term personal counseling to enrolled students dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, and academic challenges using preferred counseling techniques including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Lisa is able to provide services to HCC students from application to graduation.
Northwest College (Katy), LaRonda Y. Ashford, Ed.D., LPC
Dr. LaRonda Y. Ashford, Ed.D., LPC
Katy Campus - Counseling Office Rm 130.32 (First Floor)
22910 Colonial Parkway
Katy, Texas 77493
Dr. Ashford earned a Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and a Master’s of Education in Guidance in Counseling from Texas Southern University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts of Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Ashford has served as professional staff in student development for over 13 years and currently, she is an ADA Counselor at the HCC NW- Katy location. Her student development experience includes working with students in multiple areas of advising and counseling, international services, and grants programs. Other counseling services experience for Dr. Ashford includes community mental health, residential treatment facilities, domestic violence, and juvenile offender counseling services.
Dr. Ashford uses a reality therapy approach with a somewhat cognitive behavior therapy slant. Her clinical interests include: career issues, sports counseling, juvenile offenders, and multi-cultural issues. Dr. Ashford discloses her research interest as being: first-generation students, at-risk adolescents, ethical and legal aspects in the workplace, and factors that lead to the selection of college majors.
Northwest College (Alief-Hayes), ADA Counselor (Alief Hayes), Morgan Tuck, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Morgan Tuck, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Alief Hayes Campus
2811 Hayes Rd.
Houston, TX 77082
Morgan D. Tuck is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor in the State of Texas. She joined the HCC counseling team in 2023 as the ADA Counselor for Northwest College. Morgan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio-Television from Sam Houston State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. Mrs. Tuck has over 13 years of Higher Education experience serving students through work in student life, recruitment, admissions, advising, and counseling. Morgan is a National Board-Certified Counselor and Certified Career Counselor. Her specialties include working with adults through career/life transitions, grief, and anxiety. In addition to Higher Education, Mrs. Tuck has worked professionally in private practice, K-12 education, and clinical settings throughout her 18-year career.
Morgan is an active member of the Texas Counseling Association, Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, and past president of the Texas College Counseling Association. She is a Beaumont native, who enjoys volunteering, music, and spending time with her loving husband & friends.
Southeast College (Eastside), VACANT - Please, contact any ADA Counselor at any location for assistance.
ADA Counselors at other campuses:
Southwest College (West Loop), Becky Hauri, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist (she/her)
Becky A. Hauri, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
5601 West Loop South, Rm C-136
Houston, TX 77081
Dr. Becky Hauri completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. She completed a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston. Dr. Hauri has been a licensed psychologist in Texas since 1992. She has worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor in inpatient and outpatient services, served as a Coordinator of the evaluation unit department, and finally was an Outpatient Clinical Supervisor of 5 outpatient clinics prior to joining HCC. Based on her clinical background in substance abuse, she wrote a FIPSE (Funds for the improvement of Post-Secondary Education Grant) for substance abuse prevention at HCC and was a member of the Gulf Coast Consortium Grant. She has served as an Outreach/Recruitment Coordinator, an Academic Advisor as well as an ADA Counselor. She is frequently called upon for crisis intervention and has presented crisis prevention programs at local, state, national, and international conferences. She supervises Master level practicum students from Houston Baptist University. Dr. Hauri has expertise in dealing with depression, anxiety, cross-cultural issues, crisis intervention, family issues, and sports psychology. She has helped thousands of individuals from 8 to 80 overcome obstacles allowing them to reach goals which lay the foundation to create the life they want to live.
Southwest College (Stafford), Roxanne Francis M.A., LPC
Roxanne Francis M.A., LPC
10041 Cash Road
Stafford, TX 77477
F: 713/ 718-7781
Roxanne Francis has a master’s degree in Counseling and is a Texas Board certified Licensed Professional Counselor. Roxanne has over 16 years of experience working in mental health with a strong emphasis on trauma-focused and person-centered care. Roxanne works and volunteers with diverse populations, including individuals with mental health and legal involvement. Roxanne has experience in partnership with the City of Houston, Harris County Juvenile Probation, and Harris County Sex Offenders programs.
Roxanne has provided professional leadership to bachelor’s level, master’s level, and licensed clinicians. Roxanne is committed to providing support to students in need to promote overall wellness.
Meet the ADA Adaptive Equipment/Assistive Technology Technicians
John R. London (he/him) - Central College
John London serves as one of the College’s Adaptive Equipment Technician. John began as a part-time employee and later became the first full-time Adaptive Equipment Technician for the College. John combines his considerable technical skills and experience with computers and his insight as a person with both visual and hearing limitations to accommodate all students with disabilities at HCC. With John’s help, students needing adaptive equipment and software can learn to use these technologies in a relaxed and supportive setting before going on to jobs or regular college credit courses, which are at a much faster pace. John was instrumental in creating HCC’s first Adaptive Equipment Open Lab for Students with Disabilities.
John R. London
Houston, TX 77004
Norma Jean Brand (she/her/hers) - Northwest College
(I am Dyslexic, ADHD, PsA, Fibro, Migraine- Let’s destigmatize disabilities!)
----Norma Jean Brand (hear my name)
Ms. Norma Jean Brand holds a B.A.A.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston Victoria, A.A.S. in Technical Communications, Desktop Publishing and Graphic Illustration, and an A.A. from Houston Community College. Currently employed as an ADA Technician in the Innovative Instructional Technology and Learning Services department, Ms. Brand has been assigned to the Ability Services Office since 2003 as the Assistive Technology Specialist at Houston Community College System. Ms. Brand was instrumental in creating the Assistive/Adaptive Equipment Open Lab for Students with Disabilities at the Spring Branch, Northwest College.
Ms. Brand has worked for HCCS since 1996 in several capacities in technical support, including faculty, staff, and student training on accessibility, hardware, and software that is designed to help students not only as they pursue their educational goals but use over their lifetime. Her goal is to support users needing assistive technology in a relaxed and supportive setting. She is a strong advocate for Universal Design in Learning (UDL) and accessibility in all things.
Over the years, Ms. Brand has provided consultation and training in the use of computers and software in both public and private sectors; and the purchase of computers, software, and special equipment for those with disabilities. She has presented on numerous occasions, locally and statewide, regarding the use of assistive technology equipment, various software packages, and computer technology as tools for those with disabilities.
Outside interests include painting, sculpting, fiction writing, and researching/exploring social media, technology, gaming, sci-fi, and history. She has one child, and two grandchildren, and shares her home with them and one Border Collie.
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Norma Jean (NJ) Brand
1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N.
Houston, TX 77043
Meet the Interpreting/Captioning Services Staff
Brandi Hubert (she/her), Supervisor of Sign Language Interpreters - Central College
You can reach Ms. Hubert at email@example.com
Houston, TX 77584
Mahnaz Kolaini, PsyD., LPC-S
Director of Counseling and Ability Services