Support Staff

Will Brady


Lead Custodian

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Will Brady was born in Sacramento and graduated from Las Plumas High School in Oroville. He now lives in Gridley, is married and has three amazing children. Will loves to coach sports, inspire youth to be something greater in life and to fulfill their dreams.


Jana Gosselin

Office Administrator/ Major Coordinator
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Jana has been in the Inspire office since 2012. Jana's background in Environmental Science and Toxicology bring the "Science" to the Inspire support staff. Jana has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University and an M.S. in Environmental Toxicology from Clemson University. She was previously employed as a Contaminant Biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service before taking time off to raise her three children. In her spare time, Jana likes to putter on the three acres she shares with her family, chickens, ducks, turtles, birds and other assorted creatures. 

Lisa Higbee

Senior Office Assistant and Attendance
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Lisa Higbee graduated from CSU, Chico with her BS degree in Mathematics Education in 2011. She lives in Chico with her husband, daughter, dog, and three cats. She loves to garden, read, and chat with Inspire students.

Laura Iannacone

Evening Custodian

Sara Ivey

Registrar / ASB

Sara was born and raised in Northern California and currently lives in Paradise with her husband Ben and her extremely overweight, 3-legged cat.  In addition to working at Inspire, Sara also helps her husband run and manage their glass murrine art business alongside her step son Jake and coworker Shane.  In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and making art.

Jen Josephson

Accounting / Human Resources
Jen grew up here in Chico and graduated from Chico High School. She moved to Las Vegas, NV for 11 years where she worked in the financial industry, obtained a Bachelors in Hospitality Management from UNLV and had 2 more children, to make a total of 3 kids. While there she worked as an accountant for a timeshare company and then went on to work for a major credit card company in the credit department. It is there that she realized her passion for accounting and human resources. Jen, her husband and 2 of their 3 children moved back to Chico in summer of 2017 to be closer to family. Her oldest son stayed in Las Vegas to go to college and pursue his dreams. Her youngest son and her daughter keep her entertained with their humor and knowledge beyond their years.  When Jen isn’t working she loves to spend time with her family creating new memories, explore the outdoors, travel and watch her kids play baseball and gymnastics.

Doris Luther

Chief Business Officer
Doris Luther first got involved in the office as a volunteer during Inspire’s first year and joined the admin team in the summer of 2011. As the Registrar/Fiscal Manager, she manages student records and does the accounting for Inspire’s Student Government and general budget. She has a BA in Accounting and MBA in Finance from Cal State Fullerton. Prior to her work hiatus to spend time home raising her children, she worked for a non-profit in Sacramento and two large international corporations in Southern California. Doris and her husband Clarence have three children: Emma, Sara, and David.

Martha Mendoza

Martha works in the main office where she helps with attendance, the health office and keeping track of textbooks, among other things. She grew up in the Bay Area and attended college in Chico. After returning to the Bay Area for several  years, she missed the relative calm of Chico and decided to move back when her daughter was 6 years old. Martha has worked in the restaurant and landscaping industries, but most of her work experience is in office management. Martha lives with her husband Mark and Tucker the dog. Some say she is a really good cook…Martha, not the dog.
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