Rhonda Lee Petrini, Ed.D. has joined Tarzana Treatment Centers College (TTCC) as Dean of Academic Affairs (Program Operations Supervisor II). Dr. Petrini was hired to provide administrative oversight to the Academic Department at TTCC. She will be responsible for leading our full-time faculty/trainers and the academic support team. Dr. Petrini is also the primary resource for our educational programs and curriculum management for the SUD Certification Program and impending Peer Support Certification Program. We are very excited that Dr. Petrini is undertaking the development and launch of Project Open Doors, our brand-new educational program which will provide GED classes and testing to our community members, with emphasis on underserved communities—re-entry, people experiencing homelessness, at-risk youth, and LGBTQ+.
Dr. Petrini earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership, master’s degree in executive leadership, and doctorate in adult education while raising two daughters as a single mom. Her doctoral research was a program evaluation of a tutoring program focused on helping culturally diverse, lower socioeconomic, marginalized, inner-city youth become first-generation college students. She has served as an Urgent Care Center Manager, Medical Assisting Instructor, Director of Education at a Medical Careers College, Director of Education & Team Development at a hospital, GED Program Administrator, and Quality Assurance & Education Program Administrator.