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For more information,
please call the EOPS /
CalWORKs office at:
(408) 848-4740


Anne Ratto

Anne J. Ratto
Associate Dean, EOPS/CalWORKs
(408) 848-4772

It is a pleasure to lead the EOPS and CalWORKs programs. We are here to provide an accessible and rewarding college experience for eligible students. The services we offer, which include books, grants, counseling, priority registration and transfer assistance are designed to help you reach your personal, academic and career goals. We have several talented and knowledgeable staff who understand your needs and are willing to assist you. If you would like to know if you qualify for the EOPS or CalWORKs programs, please stop by our office.

Carla Velarde-Barros

Carla Velarde-Barros
EOPS/CalWORKs Counselor
(408) 848-4747

Hello and welcome to CalWORKs at Gavilan College. As the CalWORKs counselor I am here to assist you in establishing your Educational goal and creating an Educational Plan that helps you achieve it efficiently. I along with the entire EOPS /CARE/CalWORKs team is here to be sure you are getting the support and resources you need to be a successful student and achieve your academic and career goals. I look forward to working with you.

Mari Garcia

Mari Garcia
EOPS Counselor
(408) 848-4853

Hello! Welcome to the EOP&S Office at Gavilan College! My name is Mari Garcia and I am an EOP&S Counselor. I am so excited to be a part of the EOPS/CalWORKs/CARE family and am looking forward to meeting you, developing your educational plans, and assisting you along the way to help you achieve your academic goals. It is very exciting and rewarding to be able to assist you in reaching your dreams!

Annette Gutierrez

Annette Gutierrez
CalWORKs Program Services Specialist
(408) 848-4798

Hello! I am so pleased to have the opportunity to serve CalWORKs, CARE, and EOPS students. I am here to assist you in developing and/or updating your TBA schedule, providing job listings as well as work related information, or if you are in need of suggestions or assistance in navigating through Gavilan College as a CalWORKs student. I am a graduate of Gavilan College as well as a former CalWORKs, CARE, and EOPS student. I currently attend San Jose State University where I am working on my bachelor of arts in Business Management. I am familiar with the obstacles CalWORKs, CARE, and EOPS students face and I am happy to assist you, ensuring your success while balancing you personal and academic life. I am doing it, I know you can too!

Gloria ManceraGloria Mancera

EOPS/CARE Program Specialist
(408) 848-4790

Welcome to EOPS, CARE and CalWORKs. I am available to assist in eligibility and financial aid. If you are a single parent or grandparent receiving cash assistance through the Department of Social Services, you may be eligible for services through the CARE program. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you in any way I can. I am a Gavilan College graduate and former EOPS/CARE student. For more information regarding eligibility and services, please stop by the office or give me a call. I look forward to meeting you.

Norma NajarNorma Najar

EOPS Office Assistant
(408) 846-4905

As the Office Assistant and first contact, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the EOPS/CalWORKs office. We can assist you with various resources provided for our EOPS/CalWORKS students. Our staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Please do not hesitate to stop by or contact our office so that we can serve you and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you and sharing our program information.

Lucy Olivares

Lucy Olivares
EOPS Senior Program Specialist
(408) 846-4904

Welcome to the EOPS/CalWORKs programs at Gavilan College! Our staff is here to provide and assist you with various quality student support services so that your stay at Gavilan is a positive and successful experience. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, financial aid, or any other student services, please do not hesitate to contact us or stop by our office for assistance. I have been part of the Gavilan Community since 1999 and am very proud of our many wonderful student success stories and welcome you to become part of our EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs family.

Adriana Martinez

Vania Parakati
EOPS Counselor & Foster Youth Support
(408) 848-4775

Hello! My name is Vania and I am a counselor on the EOPS team. I am here to help you create an educational plan, determine your major, or address other academic or personal concerns. I am also here to provide support to our foster youth. Along with the EOPS team, I am invested in our students' success and feel honored to be there with all of you, every step of the way. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you reach your goals.

Olga Rodriguez

Olga Rodriguez
CalWORKs Office Assistant
(408) 848-4740

My name is Olga Rodriguez and I am excited to be part of the Gavilan College CalWORKs team. I have also previously been a Gavilan College Student as well as a CalWORKs participant. I feel that because of my experience as a student and a CalWORKs participant I will be able to understand and assist you better. My past work experience includes working with children and college students. I have worked the past few years at Gavilan College in different departments such as the Non Credit office as an ESL teacherís assistant, and in the TRiO department as an office assistant/peer leader/tutor. My experience in working with the public has taught me how proper support and hard work can lead to success for those in need. I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Gavilan College CalWORKs team.

Susan Sweeney
"All of us do not have equal talent,
but all of us should have an equal
opportunity to develop our talents."
John F. Kennedy




Susan L. Sweeney
CalWORKs Director
(408) 848-4813

Our focus is to offer an equal opportunity for CalWORKs students to develop the skills necessary to earn a living wage through education. Our services include: priority registration, books, counseling, child care, and assistance with county services.

I am excited to be part of the exceptional EOPS/ CARE/CalWORKs team. Our office is extremely student friendly! If you would like more information about CalWORKs, please contact me by phone or e-mail. We look forward to meeting you!


Last modified: July 23, 2015
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