Program Co-Chairs

Mary Sessom, J.D.

mary.sessom@gcccd.edu

 

Patricia Newman, M.S. Ed

pat.newman@gcccd.edu

Full-Time Faculty

 

Michael Aubry

D.B.A., Alliant International University
M.B.A., National University
M.S. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, National University
B.S. Finance, San Diego State University
A.S. Business Administration, Grossmont College
U.S. Air Force Reserve– Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant 
 
Christopher O’Byrne
M.S. Financial and Tax Planning, San Diego State University
M.B.A., Lehigh University
B.S. Finance, Lehigh University
B.S. Economics, Lehigh University 
 
Mary Sessom
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
M.S. Political Science, San Diego State University
B.A. Anthropology, CSU-San Bernardino
A.S. Child Development, Cuyamaca College


Part-Time  Faculty


Tracy Branton
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
M.S.A. (Master of Science in Accountancy), University of Phoenix
 
Julie Ducharme
D.B.A. Leadership, University of Phoenix Graduate School of Business
M.B.A. Marketing, National University Graduate School of Business
B.A. Communications, Christian Heritage College

 

Rachel Farris,CMA
M.B.A., National University
M.H.R. (Masters in Human Relations), University of Oklahoma
B.S. Finance/Accounting, Illinois State 

Dana Fitch
M.B.A. International Business (with honors), Tuoro University International
B.S. Philosophy (Pre-Law), Northern Arizona University
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (retired)

John Hafner
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law
B.S. Finance, Fairfield University
State Bar of California
Kentucky Bar Association
Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaBar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit
Kentucky Real Estate Commission—Licensed Broker (escrowed) 
 
Jennifer Newmann
EdD Educational Leadership, UC San Diego/CSU San Marcos
M.B.A., National University
B.S. Psychology, Arizona State University

 

Rick Pacco, CPA
M.S., San Diego State University 
 
Judge Harold Rucker
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
M.A. Political Science, San Diego State College
B.A. Political Science/Public Administration, California State College Long Beach
Administrative Law Judge
Deputy District Attorney
Judge Pro Tem of the Municipal and Superior Court

Shawn Spaulding
LL.M, Master of Laws in Taxation, University of San Diego School of Law
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law (cum laude)
B.S. Business Administration, Trident University (cum laude)
State Bar of California, Certified Tax Law Specialist
United States District Court – Southern District of California
United States Tax Court 
 
 Al Taccone
Ph.D., Management and Decision Sciences, Walden University
M.B.A., Anna Maria CollegeB.S.
Business Education, Bryant University
 
 

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