Meet the Team

Hatching Results® has provided training, grant writing, evaluation and consultation for school counselors, administrators and school districts for over 15 years. Dr. Hatch has trained thousands of school counselors in data-driven practices. The latest round of grant awards and the release of Dr. Hatch's textbook, The Use of Data in School Counseling, has led to a marked increase in requests for training and consultation. Hatching Results® now offers a variety of educational services delivered by expert trainers, consultants, grant writers, and evaluators. Our goal is to help school counselors, site administrators and central office leaders match their needs to the talents of experts on our team.


+ TRISH HATCH, Ph.D. (President & CEO)

Trish is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the founder and President/CEO of Hatching Results®. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2013), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (ASCA, 2003; 2005) and Evidence-Based Practice in School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices (Dimmit, Carey & Hatch, 2007) are used throughout the world in professional development and preparation of school counselors. Trish has trained school counselors and administrators nationwide for over two decades.

Trish serves as a national consultant to The White House and the US Department of Education. Recently she co-led the organization and planning of the “invitation only” White House Convening on School Counseling at San Diego State University. A former school counselor, site and central office administrator, state association president and ASCA Vice President, Hatch has received multiple state and national awards including the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Administrator of the Year Award and their highest honor, the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement Award.

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+ LISA DE GREGORIO (Director of Operations, Trainer/Consultant)

Lisa brings her unique skill set as a former leader of over 750 K-12 school counselors in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the 3rd largest school district in the nation, to Hatching Results, where she is currently the Director of Operations and an Expert Trainer. A former K-8 school counselor, Lisa effectively built a school counseling program and led many school climate, attendance, and career readiness initiatives that earned her the Oppenheimer Recognition Award in 2007 and contributed to her school’s selection as one of only ten to become a ‘model elementary school’ in Chicago.

During more than six years as a Lead School Counselor, Lisa coordinated and delivered professional learning and developed resources for K-12, managed staff and special projects, conducted site visits, and implemented initiatives for systemic change. An Education Pioneer Visiting Fellow and a current Board Member of the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA), Lisa received the inaugural “Golden Child” Award for the Office of College and Career Success and was the ISCA School Counselor Advocate of the Year (2015).

+ DANIELLE DUARTE (Director of Professional Development, Trainer/Consultant)

Danielle trains school counselors and administrators as the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results. A former school counselor, she successfully wrote the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant for her past district. As the Grant Project Director, Danielle assisted the district in hiring, training, and supporting new school counselors. Danielle has experience at all levels and earned RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) status.

Danielle currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) where she was former President (2015-2016) and has also been involved in Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, attending all national convenings and participating on California’s Reach Higher Team. As an adjunct faculty member in San Diego State University’s School Counseling Department, Danielle teaches graduate level courses and supervises school counseling practicum students. Danielle is an AVID Staff Developer, frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and author of multiple school counseling articles.

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+ JULIE HARTLINE, Ed.D. (Trainer/Consultant)

Julie Hartline is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of North Florida's School Counseling Program. A former parole officer, she served as the school counseling chair at Campbell High School for 14 years where her department became one of the first high schools in Georgia to receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) award from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

While at Campbell, Julie was named the 2009 ASCA School Counselor of the Year. She earned an Educational Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision in 2011 and became the School Counseling and Advisement Consultant for the Cobb County School District where she assisted 23 school counseling programs in receiving RAMP. She served as the 2014-2015 Georgia School Counselor Association President during which she was actively involved in changing legislation, certification requirements, and policy impacting school counseling. She is currently a Lead RAMP Reviewer for ASCA.


+ VANESSA GOMEZ, Ed.D. (Trainer/Consultant)

Vanessa Gomez, Ed.D. has been an advocate for students, parents, and the school counseling profession for the past 22 years. As the Lead Counselor/TK-12 Support in San Jacinto Unified School District, Vanessa oversees the development and implementation of the TK-12 school counseling program, which received the Golden Bell Award sponsored by the California School Board Association as well as the Riverside County Model of Excellence and Innovation Award in 2017. Vanessa has developed comprehensive school counseling and student assistance programs and co-created the New Insight Group Curriculum and suicide protocols.

Vanessa has served as the president of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) and worked as adjunct faculty at San Diego State University (SDSU) in the School Counseling and School Psychology Department. In 2011 Vanessa was awarded the Most Influential Faculty Award and was the recipient of the American School Counselor Association’s 2009 top 10 school counselors. Vanessa recently earned her doctorate degree in Education Leadership in 2017 from San Diego State University where she completed her dissertation on implementing Trauma Informed Practices in Schools.


+ PAUL MEYERS (Trainer/Consultant)

Paul is currently a District Superintendent in California and has over 30 years of experience as a successful administrator, counselor, and teacher. Paul is an experienced trainer and consultant and uses a systems-approach to solving problems, specializing in policy development and district-wide program implementation. Paul has served as the School Counseling Consultant for the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Standards for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, along with many legislative proposals.

Paul is a “systems-thinker” with a talent for simplifying complicated issues. Paul has experience in all areas of school and district administration, including curriculum and instruction, special education, business services, human resources, technology, facilities, and community relations. As an administrator, Paul earned a California Distinguished School Award, Golden Bell Award, and has been recognized as both Principal of the Year and Principal/Superintendent of the Year.


+ ASHLEY KRUGER (Trainer/Consultant)

Ashley is currently an elementary school counselor with extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive programs that show improvement in students’ academic and behavioral outcomes. As a leader, she has trained school counselors nationwide about best practices in creating ASCA-aligned programs.

Ashley has a unique expertise working with and supporting foster youth. As Program Specialist for the Culturally Affirming and Responsive Education Specialists (CARES) Grant, Ashley provides training to help improve outcomes for children in foster care in partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU) as well as at state and national conferences. Ashley is currently the Elementary Level Vice-President for the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) and teaches school counseling graduate students at San Diego State University in courses such as small group counseling, practicum, and professional seminar.


+ WHITNEY TRIPLETT (Trainer/Consultant)

Whitney has served multiple school districts across both North Carolina and Illinois. Whitney is currently at Chicago Public Schools as a School Counseling Specialist, in which she contributes to policy formation and development of strategic plans to confront school-based challenges and district goals. Whitney regularly facilitates trainings and coaching around Chicago’s ‘School Counseling Evidence-Based Implementation Tools,’ a school-level system for supporting comprehensive, data-informed school counseling programs and the ‘Chicago College and Career Advising Credential.’ Having received RAMP in 2011, Whitney serves as a Lead RAMP Reviewer for the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and manages the district’s RAMP pipeline.

A presenter at state and national conferences, Whitney serves on the Board of the Illinois School Counselor Association and is an adjunct instructor for school counseling students at Loyola University Chicago. Whitney received an Oppenheimer Recognition Award for her work in developing a Freshman Seminar Program and a Counselor Leadership Award. An Education Pioneer Visiting Fellow, Whitney is passionate about school reform, closing achievement gaps, and the role of school counseling in promoting equity, access, and success of ALL students!

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+ NICOLE PABLO (Trainer/Consultant)

Nicole is a practicing middle school counselor with experience in facilitating the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (ESSC) federally funded grant to create a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program from ground up, where none previously existed. Her work and outcomes on the grant led to sustainability after federal funding had ended.

An adjunct faculty at San Diego State University, she has been a site supervisor for practicum students and has taught Evaluations, Group Counseling, and Practicum for the Counseling and School Psychology Department. Nicole has trained and consulted across the nation on implementing the ASCA National Model and federally-funded school counseling program facilitation in elementary, middle, and high schools.


+ FELIPE ZAÑARTU (Trainer/Consultant)

Felipe is a practicing elementary school counselor with experience in the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (ESSCP) federally funded grant to create a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. He has over six years of experience working in public schools in California and Arizona in the K-8 Level and specializes in creating and implementing data tools that demonstrate accountability and results of a school counseling program. Felipe has presented at state and national school counselor conferences and has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University around use of data, technology, and efficiency.

As producer of the monthly “Hatching Results Podcast,” Felipe implements his skills with media and technology and contributes with his own personal experience as a practitioner, implementing a school counseling program to its over 200 listeners. Having a grasp of how to use media in a school counseling context, Felipe incorporates technology into teaching and engagement of not only students but community stakeholders. Through presenting on his work, Felipe demonstrates how school counselors are indispensable members of a school community and have a reach far beyond a classroom lesson or small group environment. He works with districts and schools to develop customized solutions to track process, perception, and outcome data with ease. One of the more popular tools he developed is a time tracker, a widely used tool that helps track and analyze school counselor delivery in order for counselors to be the most effective. Using the latest technology that is free or affordable for individual school counselors, Felipe trains on how to be effective, efficient, and fun!


+ FRANCIENE SABENS (Online Course Facilitator)

Franciene was Illinois’ 2014 High School Counselor of the Year & Illinois state representative at the 2016 ASCA School Counselor of the Year ceremony. She co-authored the 2014 Developmental Counseling Model for Illinois Schools, serves on the Illinois School Counselor Association board, has earned multiple ASCA specialist certifications, and presents regularly at conferences. Most recently, she served on a state-wide committee focused on the promotion of successful student transitions from high school and contributed to a statewide Postsecondary and Career Expectations framework. Franciene was a reviewer for The Use of Data in School Counseling text prior to publication and was instrumental in launching the first Hatching Results online learning opportunities. She is currently a practicing school counselor at Carbondale Community High School in Illinois.