meet Our Team

 

Elizabeth Rehfeld, MFT

Founder and President

 
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Elizabeth is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Dominican University in 1990 and has been working with adolescents and their families for over twenty five years. She founded Bound4College™ in 2004 because of her belief that higher education is a right of all children; including those who have struggled academically due to learning differences, familial issues, psychological issues, or because they are the first generation to be educated in the US. She is an expert on working with students with diagnosed learning and/or psychological challenges. She has facilitated numerous workshops and seminars on college preparation, selection, and admission and has dedicated her professional life to advocate for students to ensure that they make well informed choices about their future.

Liz is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and was a Big Sister with Big Brothers, Big Sisters for over eleven years. Before starting Bound4College™ she voluntarily helped many children pursue their educational goals. Elizabeth has researched and visited colleges and universities throughout the country. Her experience as a therapist, counselor, educator, mentor, Big Sister, mother of three, and grandmother of three, has provided her with ideal skills to help high school students prepare for the next phase of their lives.

 
 

Rebecca Rehfeld

Director, Southern California Region

 
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Rebecca Rehfeld has been working with adolescents in the Los Angeles area for over a decade. She began her career working as a director for several prominent test prep and tutoring companies, and then earned her Masters in Education with an emphasis in Special Education. Rebecca worked within the high school system as a high school post-secondary counselor, teacher, and mentor while at the same time developing her own private counseling service. Rebecca decided to establish Bound4College Southern California in order to be able to fully meet the needs of students from various high schools through the Los Angeles area and the country. Rebecca is a passionate advocate for high school students with learning differences as well as typical learners who have fallen through the cracks. She has developed an in-depth knowledge of colleges that serve students with various needs, and loves helping students craft dynamic essays that reveal their true selves to their top choice schools. She approaches the college counseling process with passion, understanding, and humor while building lasting relationships with students and their families. When she is not researching colleges or editing application essays, Rebecca can be spotted throughout the LA area walking the B4C mascot, Delilah the pitbull (@Delilah.the.doggo), cycling, rock climbing, and buying carloads of hay for her three guinea pigs.

 
 

Roni Stimell

Associate Director

 
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Roni Stimell has worked for Bound4College for six years assisting students with all aspects of the college selection and admission process, along with all operational and administrative responsibilities for the company.  An east coast native, Roni graduated from the State University of New York At Binghamton with a degree in Political Science. She brings a background in administration, marketing and sales to Bound4College™. Roni is the proud mother of three daughters: twin college students, and a high school senior.