Karen Boyce, LCSW (she/her/hers)
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!
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!
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!
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!
Elizabeth Gandara, MPH (she/her/hers)
Interim Assistant Director for Basic Needs Initiatives
Liz works to support and promote student health and wellbeing at San Francisco State University. She is passionate about basic needs and linking students to on-campus and community resources.
Fun Fact: Liz enjoys exploring different hiking trails and foods from different cultures throughout the Bay Area.
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!
Vincent Lam, MPH (he/him/his)
Senior 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.
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!
Martha Mellblom (she/her/hers)
Martha provides administrative support for our Health Promotion & Wellness team.
Fun fact: Martha has walked almost every public stairway in San Francisco!
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!
Mina Hernandez (She/They)
Health Communications Specialist
Mina works with each of the health educators to develop strategic health messaging and marketing for campaigns and initiatives.
Fun fact: Mina taught a class about fruit history!