Meet Your Facilitator Trainers

carolyn-brothers-head-shotCarolyn Brothers


Carolyn Brothers is a second generation Angelino, who graduated from Taft High School in the San Fernando Valley, UC Irvine and the University of La Verne. Her teaching experiences include assignments in San Jacinto USD and Garden Grove USD; and Ballroom Dance for both Coastline Community College and Chapman University. She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of O.C., starting the Resource Library for the Boys & Girls Club in Garden Grove, and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Carolyn seems to get involved wherever she goes!

leah-jordan-head-shotLeah Jordan


As a second generation Angeleno, Leah Jordan grew up in SW Los Angeles, graduated from Dorsey HS and CSULB, then taught for 34 years in the Torrance Unified School District. She also taught English conversation to HS students in Kashiwa, Japan for one year. When early retirement from TUSD was offered, she said “YES!” and moved from Marina del Rey to Irvine 22 years ago. It didn’t take long for her to discover OLLI, Bistango’s, Friends of the Library, and the Irvine Museum.

yves-photo-head-shotYves Newmen


Yves Newmen, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, specializing in victims of trauma.  She has worked at the private, county, state and federal levels with clinical, research, teaching, and policy experience.  She has been with OLLI since 2013, volunteering first as a facilitator and now as a facilitator trainer, program developer in the STEM Committee, and course presenter.




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