Our Staff

Karen Boyce

Karen Boyce, LCSW (she/her/hers)

Director

Karen is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in health education for 14 years both in schools and health departments. Her specialties are in sexual health and health equity.

Fun Fact: Karen has won two competitive bocce trophies!

Contact: boycek@sfsu.edu

Diana Cardenas

Diana Cardenas (she/her/hers)

CalFresh Outreach Coordinator

Diana Cardenas works to promote SF State's Food+Shelter+Success Basic Needs Initiative and its response to food insecurity among students through the CalFresh Program. She believes that student's food security status is essential to student mental health, academic success, and overall well-being!

Fun Fact: Diana enjoys making Polymer Clay and Resin earrings in her spare time! And her favorite time to go grocery shopping is at night!

Contact: dycardenas@sfsu.edu

Priyam Das

Priyam Das, MPH (she/her/hers)

Senior Health Communications Coordinator

Priyam works with each of the coordinators to develop strategic health messaging and marketing for events, campaigns, and initiatives.

Fun fact: Priyam has over 40 houseplants, but her monstera named Cheese is her favorite. Don't tell the rest of them!

Contact: pdas@sfsu.edu

Taylor Davies

Taylor Davies, M.A. (she/her/hers)

Sexual Health Education Coordinator

Taylor works towards fostering a sex positive community at SF State and ensuring sexual health programming is inclusive and accessible to all here at campus.

Fun Fact: Taylor loves Disney movies and British comedy game shows!

Contact: tdavies1@sfsu.edu

Denmark Diaz

Denmark Diaz (he/him/his or they/them/their)

Men’s Health and Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator 

Denmark works to promote healthy masculinity and collaborates across different areas of health to prevent sexual violence on campus.

Fun Fact: Denmark is an ardent lover of memes and Shoegaze music!

Contact: denmarkd@sfsu.edu

Liz Gandara

Elizabeth Gandara, MPH (she/her/hers)

Substance Use Education Coordinator

Liz works to promote the health and well-being of all San Francisco State students and is passionate about prevention and treatment of problems associated with substance use.

Fun Fact: Liz is a long distance runner and enjoys running Lake Merced at least once a week!

Contact: egandara@sfsu.edu

Jewlee Gardner

Jewlee Gardner, MPH (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director for Basic Needs Initiatives 

Jewlee Gardner collaboratively leads San Francisco State University’s response to food insecurity and housing instability. Jewlee believes that in order for students to survive, thrive and reach their full potential at San Francisco State, students need access to stable, meaningful, and dignified fundamental resources including quality food and housing.

Fun Fact: Jewlee is a double alumni of San Francisco State University, she studied a B.S. in Health Education and a Masters of Public Health!

Contact: jewlee@sfsu.edu

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Victoria Gimm, EdM (she/her/hers)

Basic Needs Program Coordinator

Victoria is joining us from Oregon to support visibility and implementation of SF State's basic needs programming. She believes accessible, affordable, equitable education is a human right, and that it is key to a more Just world.

Fun fact: Victoria has a file for "fun facts" for moments like these... Victoria memorized all the U.S. State capitols in 4th grade and never forgot them!

Contact: vg@sfsu.edu

Vincent Lam

Vincent Lam, MPH (he/him/his)

Mental Health Education Coordinator

Vincent works to promote mental health and wellness through culture, community, and creativity. He aims to foster a culture of care that destigmatizes mental health, normalize seeking support and cultivates self/community care.

Fun Fact: As a music lover and former hip-hop dancer, Vincent is an expressive arts and culture enthusiast, who enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, like Outside Lands.

Contact: vlam@sfsu.edu

 

Danielle Lundstrom

Danielle Lundstrom, MPH, RD (she/her/hers)

Nutrition Education Coordinator

Danielle is a Registered Dietitian and is passionate about creating environmental changes that support healthy eating habits. She also enjoys helping students learn and feel confident in making healthier eating choices.

Fun fact: Danielle did a global health field experience in Ethiopia!

Contact: dlundstrom@sfsu.edu

Martha Mellblom

Martha Mellblom (she/her/hers)

Administrative Analyst

Martha provides administrative support for our Health Promotion & Wellness team.

Fun fact: Martha has walked almost every public stairway in San Francisco!

Contact: marthamellblom@sfsu.edu

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen, M.A. (she/her/hers)

Peer Health Leadership Coordinator

Kim focuses on elevating student’s leadership through the peer health leadership program which includes the Student Leader program and Ambassador program.

Fun fact: Kim participates in an annual river cleanup with her family and friends in Petaluma!

Contact: kimn@sfsu.edu