OCREP Project Director

OCREP Advisory Committee
Bob Roll
Onesimus Mentoring, Inc., Cofounder & Program Director

Bob has over thirty six years of personal recovery which includes over thirty years' experience working with individuals reentering society from incarceration. His resume includes working as an ordained minister, volunteer prison chaplain, drug and alcohol counselor, and an anger management instructor, all of which help drive his passion of helping others. Through his extensive work with the faith-based community, Bob has operated numerous re-entry homes and programs while working in conjunction with jail chaplains, parole, probation, and the courts. Bob joined OCREP in 2013 as a General Member which coincided with being asked by the Orange County Jail Chaplains to start a mentoring program. The vision of this program was to link up with inmates when they made a decision to change their lives while in custody and continue to work with and mentor them after their release back into the community. In 2014, Bob, along with Gene Miles (Gleaners Executive Chaplain/former OCREP Board Member) founded Onesimus Mentoring, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to transforming lives after incarceration. What began as a simple mentoring program of connecting an inmate wanting to change with a volunteer from the community, has now evolved into re-entry planning lessons and classes, collaborating with other agencies and resources, and support groups for newly released individuals and their families. Bob envisions increased community interaction as more transitional housing, educational and employment opportunities for the men, women and families we serve.

Karyn Mendoza, MSW, LCSW
Hope Builders, Sr. Director of Programs & Evaluation

Karyn works as Senior Director of Programs & Evaluation for Hope Builders. Her primary responsibility it to provide leadership for the high-quality delivery of all programs and services, including program design, implementation, and operations; program data and evaluation; staff management, supervision and development; budget and contract management. Karyn earned her BA in Sociology from California State University Long Beach and her MA in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She is a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about social justice issues. She joined OCREPs Advisory Committee in August of 2018 because she believes strongly in working to create a more just society; she understands how critical re-entry support services are to prevent recidivism and to ensure all returning citizens have an opportunity re-build a life with dignity. Karyn previously held a board position on the Orange County Mental Health Board from 2013-2018. She is a trained Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) trainer through ACES Interface. When she is not working or volunteering, Karyn enjoys spending time with family, reading and listening to her favorite podcasts.

Lori Fasbinder, Ed.D
Santiago Canyon College, Dean of Instruction and Student Services Continuing Education

Lori Fasbinder has over 20 years of experience serving socio-economically disadvantaged adults as an administrator of community college continuing education noncredit programs, including Adult High School Diploma, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Career Technical Education, Health & Safety, Parenting, Older Adult, Students with Substantial Disabilities, and Workforce Preparation. Prior to her administrative work in community college, for 12 years she was a tenured faculty member and coordinator for the International Teaching Assistants Training Program at Arizona State University and a corporate trainer at Intel, Motorola and Honeywell-Bull. In her volunteer service to the community, she has served as a local Tough Love Coordinator, Boy Scout leader and committee member, Girl Scout leader, Days for Girls facilitator, and a member of the Interfaith Council. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Cal State University Fullerton and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.

Agency Representatives
Geoff Henderson, MS.Ed.
Orange County Sheriff's Department, Programs and Services Manager

Geoff Henderson has over 25 years of experience in the substance use disorder and mental health services field. As a graduate from treatment and longtime dedicated clinician, hes aware of the potential that treatment holds for changing lives. He currently serves as Program Services Manager at the Orange County Sheriffs Department, leading the Inmate Services Divisions In-Custody Programs and Reentry Services. Previously, Mr. Henderson served as Regional Administrator for Telecare Corporation- managing several mental health treatment programs in the Ventura County area; and Vice President, Director of New Business Development, Government Affairs and Marketing for Phoenix Houses of California. Mr. Henderson served many years as the Chairman of OCREP and has also aided similar advocates in LA and Ventura counties to establish a reentry council- the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) and reentry coalition in Ventura County. Mr. Henderson holds a Masters of Science degree specializing in Special Education and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Management and Organizational Leadership at the University of Phoenix.

Steve Sandoval
Orange County Probation Department, Assistant Division Director

Steve Sandoval is currently an Assistant Division Director with the Orange County Probation Department assigned to Adult Field Supervision Division. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University in 1995, he began his career as a Deputy Probation Counselor working at juvenile institutions and the Juvenile Court Work Program. In 1998, he promoted to Deputy Probation Officer and worked a juvenile supervision caseload and also as an armed officer in the Gang Violence Suppression Unit. In 2005, he was promoted to Supervising Probation Officer where he was assigned to the Secured Electronic Confinement (SEC) Unit where he supervised SEC, Welfare Fraud, Adult Administrative and Dispatch Center. It was there that Steve was instrumental and a driving force in planning, implementation and continuing development of the departments first ever GPS Monitoring Center. During his time in SEC he also served as President of the California Electronic Monitoring Association, which looked to address GPS related issues and solutions involving corrections and law enforcement professionals. In March 2012, Steve ventured on to a new Division, the newly created PCS/AB 109 Division and was tasked with creating an Intake Unit to address the offenders released from Prison under AB 109. In this new Unit, he developed an outstanding working relationship with CDCR, Division of Parole Operations (DAPO) and coordinated all prison releases to the Probation Department.

Latisha Fairley
Division of Adult Parole Operations, Parole Service Associate

Ms. Fairley acts as liaison between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and contracted resources of the Department of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) to ensure the successful reintegration of newly released inmates and parolees into the community. She works to identify program placement for eligible parolees to assist with their criminogenic needs with a primary focus relating to social readjustment in employment, education and substance abuse. She has over 18 years with CDCR and is currently assigned to the Adult Program Unit, South Coast District. Ms. Fairley also has expertise working in the Parole Planning and Placement Program, now called the Community Transition Program at the California Institution for Men (CIM) located in Chino, California. She attended Mount San Antonio College and later transferred to Arizona State University majoring in Sociology.

Interested in becoming an Advisory Committee Member? Please contact info@ocreentry.com.