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Meet our Team

Griselda Ramirez, Administrative Specialist: CalWORKs

My name is Griselda Ramirez, and I am the CalWORKs Administrative Specialist. I have been working in EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs programs since 2008. I enjoy hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with family. One thing that I truly enjoy working in EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs is to be a part of our students’ growth and academic success.

Christina Dawber, Counselor: CalWORKs

My name is Dr. Christina Dawber and I am the CalWORKs Counselor. I have been serving CalWORKs students for over a decade and love my job. As a single mother myself, I feely deeply connected to the student parents I guide, support, and root for. Like many of you, I also started my higher education at Palomar College. From there, I went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, a Master of Arts in Multi-Cultural Counseling from SDSU, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Social Justice from UCSD. My doctoral research explored self-compassion in BIPOC CalWORKs single mother students. When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling the world with my seven year-old son.

Lorraine Lopez, Supervisor: EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/FYRST

My name is Lorraine Lopez and I am the EOPS, CARE & CalWORKs Supervisor. I have been working in the EOPS department since 1994. Prior to coming to Palomar College, I was a Bank Manager of a local Bank. My customer service experience, finance background and my passion for helping others brought me to Palomar. One thing I enjoy about working in EOPS is serving students, watching them grow in confidence and reaching their education goals. In my spare time, I love spending time with family and friends, kayaking and hiking.

Steven Salter, Director: EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/FYRST

My name is Steve Salter and I am the Director of EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs and FYRST. I earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. I have worked in EOPS since 2018 and prior to that, worked in Post-Secondary Disability Support Services for approximately 12 years. I love to cook, travel and run to stay healthy. I love working in EOPS, because I have an opportunity to remove barriers for students as they continue on their educational journeys.