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Distinguished Alumni Steve Molina and Lori Brault to be Feted May at Annual Alumni Awards

Lorain ‘Lori’ Brault
Retired Healthcare Executive
1963, Associate of Arts, Nursing, Long Beach Community College
1972, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, CSU, Long Beach
1976, Master of Science in Nursing, CSU, Long Beach

Lori’s professional career in nursing and health care is defined her myriad successes and accomplishments.  In her role as CSULB’s Director of Nursing Master’s Program, Lori wrote and was awarded a federal grant to develop curriculum and accreditation for a critical care clinical specialist program in the Nursing Master’s degree program.  Recognizing the vital importance of giving back, Lori taught in CSULB’s nursing program for several years after graduating.

From that point on, her career catapulted her to phenomenal heights.  In 1979, Lori became the regional Director of Nursing and Support Services at the Hospital Home Care Corporation and was responsible for initiating the Fortune 500 company’s region-wide credibility program.  In 1983, she moved to the vice president position of the company and served on the company’s board of directors.  Here she negotiated partnerships for six national businesses.  Lori then moved on/up to the position of president/CEO of the Hospital Home Health Agency.  At the same time, she became Vice President of the Healthcare Association of Southern California where she created a $12 million home health organization and was instrumental/facilitated $1.2 million in upgrades for 120 Southern California hospitals.  Lori ended her prestigious career in nursing, retiring as the Director of Health Services at Fullerton College where her clinic served the health needs of the college’s 21,000 student population.

Over the years, Lori has shared her expertise and experience in countless ways.  During the Spring 2012 CHHS Wellness Week, Lori gave a well-attended workshop to the campus community and general public on healthy aging.  She has taught nursing classes, advised and consulted on nursing and aging issues and trends, and been a tremendous ally and supporter of the College of Health and Human Services mission to “Connect, Discover, Educate.”  Lori and her husband Don have been long-time supporters of the School of Nursing, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), College of Education and Athletics.  She has been an advocate in the community on behalf of OLLI and the School of Nursing.

Lori is an advocate to the college particularly in the areas of healthy aging and nursing.  Through her involvement in CSULB nursing and her husband Don’s involvement in OLLI, the Nursing, Gerontology, and OLLI programs at CSULB have been positively impacted.  Through Lori’s involvement, future generations of OLLI and CSULB students will benefit and grow immensely from her expertise, experience, and passion.

 

Steven Molina
Co-owner, Workman Molina
1979, Bachelor of Arts, Recreation Therapy, CSU Long Beach
1982, Master of Science , Education Counseling Psychology with a Specialty in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Southern California
1992, Doctor of Psychology with a Specialty in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Throughout his career in rehabilitation counseling, Dr. Molina and his partner in his firm Workman Molina have evaluated and provided services to more than 20,000 individuals with various disabilities.  Their services include vocational rehabilitation counseling, assistance in adjustment to disability issues, case management, cost analysis of future medical needs, and consultation around rehabilitation issues.

In addition to improving the quality of life for each of his clients, Dr. Molina has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations addressing health care, diversity, and therapeutic recreation, including: California State University, Long Beach (Therapeutic Recreation Section); American Cancer Society, (Orange County Region); El Centro Human Services Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; Casa La Merced, Inc. (Independent Living Center), Montebello, CA; Nuevo; Amanecer Services de Salud Mental, Chairperson, Santa Ana, CA; Latino Psychological and Social Services Corporation, Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Molina has been a long-time supporter of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, the department’s Therapeutic Recreation program, and CSULB’s Disabled Student Services.  In addition, he is an avid fan and supporter of the Dirtbags, as well as CSULB’s other sports teams.