Meet the Counselors

Harlan Lee

Harlan Lee

Faculty/Counselor-Program Chair

  • Email: harlan.lee@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-4042

  • Bio:

    Harlan’s career in higher education began in 1991 as an academic advisor in a TRIO program. Since that time he has worked in multiple departments at three different colleges in a variety of positions such as a program coordinator, transfer specialist, faculty counselor, and department chair. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rowan University, […]


Gaelyn Henkel

Gaelyn Henkel (Extended leave for 2014/2015)

PT Faculty/Counselor

  • Email: ghenkel@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2523

  • Bio:

    Gaelyn has been working at BC since 2006. She is actually a  former graduate of BC, transferring to WWU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. She continued her education at Mars Hill Graduate School where she completed her Master’s degree in Counseling. She teaches a variety of […]


Beth Luzzi

Beth Luzzi

Faculty/Counselor

  • Email: bethanne.luzzi@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425)-564-2153

  • Bio:

    Beth holds a BA in History and Secondary Education from Muhlenberg College. After teaching 10th grade American history for two years she found an interest in helping students on a more  personal level. She moved to Seattle, WA to pursue her Masters degree in counseling at Seattle University and currently holds a MA Ed. in Counseling with […]


Steven Martel

Steven Martel

Faculty Counselor

  • Email: steven.martel@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425)-564-2405

  • Bio:

    Steven Martel holds a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Seattle (AUS) where he focused on sexuality and multicultural issues. He also holds a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from AUS, a B.S. degree in psychology from Western Oregon University, and an A.A. degree from Highline Community College where he was […]


Belle Nishioka

Belle Nishioka

Faculty/Counselor

  • Email: b.nishioka@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2152

  • Bio:

    Born and raised in Seattle, Belle Nishioka earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs/Japanese Language from the University of Puget Sound. She is thrilled to be able to pursue her passion of supporting students in their pursuit of their academic and […]


Ron Taplin

Ron Taplin

Faculty/Counselor

  • Email: ron.taplin@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2905

  • Bio:

    Ron Taplin, a native of Seattle,  joined the Administrative staff of then Bellevue Community College in January of 1992 and served as a Associate Dean for 12 years. He joined the Counseling staff in 2006. He received his BA (Sociology) from WSU in 1972 and the M. Ed. in 1973 from Idaho State University. Ten years later he […]