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Alumni Council

The Alumni Council is the governing body of the Alumni Association.  It is comprised of up to 10 graduates of PAU – PGSP programs serving voluntary, one-year terms to support the efforts of the Office of Alumni Relations in developing and executing events that are engaging, beneficial, and enjoyable for our widely diverse alumni.  

The PAU – PGSP Alumni Council is charged with the following duties:

  • Serve as a liaison between PAU Administration and its graduates 
  • Provide current information to Alumni about University news and events
  • Provide opportunities for Alumni to interact socially and professionally
  • Engage Alumni in current University events 
  • Provide Alumni opportunities for continued professional growth
  • Uphold and promote the mission and values of the University
  • Represent the interests of Alumni in planning activities and events

Learn more, provide feedback, or join the Alumni Council:

Kemper Mitchell, kmitchell@paloaltou.edu

Council Members

Charles Reed, Ph.D.

Charles Reed, Ph.D., Founding Member, PGSP

Dr. Reed developed an academic college readiness program for returning Vietnam veterans with an intensive counseling component. He is a professor emeritus and was a founding member of the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. He also served as the first chairman of the Board of PGSP and was the founder of a company that produced continuing education programs for psychologists aboard cruise ships. His current interests include biopsychosocial treatment programs for migraines and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Michael Frese, Ph.D.

Michael Frese, Ph.D., '08

Dr. Michael Fresé is a clinical geropsychologist in private practice in Los Angeles. He is a consultant medical staff member at both the Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Medical Center and the Brandman Center for Senior Care at the Los Angeles Jewish Home, and provides individual and group psychotherapy at independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, locked psychiatric facilities, and skilled nursing facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, Dr. Fresé provides staff consultation and in-house trainings at various facilities, which often involves identifying ways to address and implement non-pharmacological behavioral interventions for dementia care as well as teaching coping strategies to address compassion fatigue and grief among nursing and social services staff members. Dr. Fresé is an active member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, and is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association where he serves as board representative to the California Board of Psychology. 


Jodi Pinn, Ph.D.

Jodi Pinn, Ph.D., '00

I currently work as an Attending Psychologist/Neuropsychologist in the Behavioral Health Services department at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. Additionally, I am a neuropsychologist and partner at NeuroPsychological Assessment Group in San Jose, CA, a private practice with three other PGSP alum! Last (but certainly not least) I work as a backup neuropsychologist for professional sports teams: San Jose Sharks (NHL), San Jose Barracuda (AHL) and San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) as part of their concussion programs. I was added to the team, which included another PGSP alum, last year by a former practicum supervisor from the Palo Alto VA (I did practicum there 1996-1997).









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