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Work experience

Jul 2008Present


California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Oct 2007Jun 2008

Lead Psychologist

The Rehabilitation Institute

Lead neuropsychologist for the pediatric/adolescent program.  Conducted team conferences, treatment planning with multidisciplinary team, behavioral management, program development, individual and group therapy.

Dec 2005Sep 2007

Lead Psychologist

Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center

Lead neuropsychologist for the psycho-social team of this non-profit organization. Served as a Board member, ran interdisciplinary team meetings, created research program, delivered educational conferences for parents, spoke to professional groups, supervised interns, developed new programs, and wrote grants.

Jul 2000Jul 2005

Senior Psychologist

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Staff and Senior Psychologist performing mental health and administrative duties in the Infirmary, coordinating medical and mental health staff.  Trained and supervised all new psychologists,  managed a team of  6-8 staff members, and supervised four interns/year.  Coordinated Sacramento mandates with CMO and mental health staff. Worked collectively with nursing, psychological technicians, medical, dental, education, and custody.

Jul 1991Jun 2000


Norma J. Riedman, Ph.D.

Private practice in independent office, requiring marketing, networking, and collaboration with medical and mental health professionals. Negotiated contract agreements with insurance companies, provided educational seminars to school districts, presented local television lecture series for the Seal Beach Police Department.


May 2009Jun 2011

M.B. A.

Western Governors University


Successful negotiations with union representatives, created an MOU with a community hospital for out-patient services, and payment and service negotiations with insurance companies.
Quality Management
Created audit instruments for various programs to track compliance rates, improve services, and meet statewide mandates.
Program Development
Developed research programs and protocols, brought pilot national program to the prison setting, and developed a national search internship program.
Leading mental health and multidisciplinary teams in corrections, rehabilitation, and hospital settings. Increased compliance ratings, developed quality control measures, and brought teams to a higher level of performance.


All activities associated with the water, including scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, and swimming.  Cross-country skiing, hiking, and biking.  Continued learning experiences, traveling, cross-cultural exposure, and music, especially jazz and classical.


To play a key role in providing mental health and medical services to the community by serving in a senior executive position.


California license in psychology

Board of Psychology