Meet the Student Life Staff

Fall and spring services and ID cards are offered M-Th, 9-5 pm and Friday 10-2 pm.  The Food Pantry is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30-4:30 pm in the Student Union Building, first floor. Summer hours are M, T, Th 9-3 pm and Wednesdays 9-4 pm.


Todd Farr, he/him
Program Manager


Advisor for Associated Student of Diablo Valley College and co-Advisor for Inter-Club Council. "The BEST part of my role is that I have the pleasure of working with students daily and supporting Student Life at DVC." Check out our Student Union services and get connected on DVCsync today!


Wynona Jordan-Thomas, she/her
Administrative Assistant II


Supports the Student Life Office, the Brown Bag lecture series and accounting for student organization financial transactions. Provides cash handling training and processes ASDVC check requests.


Renee Savage, she/her
Program Coordinator

Renee is the Advisor for the Inter Club Council and supports the clubs program. She is passionate about helping students reach their educational and personal goals and strives to create a fun, open, and productive environment conducive to leadership development and growth. Renee has been working in Student Services at DVC for 14 years and most recently served as Coordinator and Advisor in the International Student Office. She has a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of CA and Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from San Francisco State University. Renee also attended DVC during her educational journey and it was her positive experience as a student that inspired her to pursue a career here.


Richard Stanfield, he/him
Program Assistant - Food Pantry


Richard left a lifetime of work with law firms to pursue and obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Management emphasis from San Francisco State University. He also minored in Communications at Los Medanos College, where he was a debate champion, very active in Associated Students, and an officer of several clubs.  His recent position was Program Assistant at Los Medanos College where he provided administrative support for the tutoring program.


Frances, they/she/he

Student Worker

Frances is currently pursuing a Library Technology Associates at DVC, with the further goal of becoming a librarian. They are excited to work with the Food Pantry and Student Life Office to help fellow students. 


Karina, she/her/they/them

Student Worker

Karina, native to the bay area, is currently attending DVC with the goal of pursuing a master’s degree in social work and becoming a licensed therapist. Karina enjoys the opportunity to put into practice her desire to help by serving fellow students at the front desk and food pantry at DVC’s Student Life Office. 

Tara, she/her/they

Student Worker

Tara is studying to get her AA in Addiction Counseling and loves working with her fellow students and giving back to her educational community. 


Kat Vaino, they/them

Program Assistant, CalFresh Outreach

Kat is a Canadian born first-generation college graduate from DVC, acquiring their English Degree for transfer Summer 2022. They are finishing up their second degree in Social Justice at DVC, then transferring to Cal-State East Bay for Spring 2023. Kat is passionate about creating food security and utilizing the CalFresh resource to support DVC students as they pursue their academic goals. Kat has worked at DVC in. many roles including English tutoring, Supplemental Instructor Leader, and Instructional Assistant for Disability Services. At the center of all the support that Kat offers is the belief that we all do better when we are being supported by our community. As Program Assistant for Student Life Kat brings together community and resources.