Meet the Staff

Medical Staff

Emil Asadulla, M.D., M.S.

Director of Student Health Services

UC Davis - BS, Biochemistry
CSU, Hayward - MS, Chemistry
St. George’s University - MD
SHCS Staff Member since 2008

Spencer Wong, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Physician

San Jose State University - BS, Systems Physiology
St George's University - MD
San Joaquin General Hospital: UC Davis Affiliate - Family Medicine Residency
SHCS Staff Member since 2022

Jennie Cheng, D.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

University of San Francisco - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
San Jose State University - Post-Master Family Nurse Practitioner
University of California, San Francisco - MSN in Nurse Midwifery
Sonoma State University-BA in Biology
SHCS Staff Member since 2007

Traci Ginsberg, N.P., C.E.N.

Family Nurse Practitioner

California State University Northridge - BSN in Nursing
University of California, Los Angeles - MSN in Advanced Practice Nursing

Matthew Lojo, EdD, MSN, BS, RN, CEN, NPD-BC, CNL

Nurse Lead/Supervisor

University of the Pacific - Doctor of Education
University of San Francisco - MS in Nursing
Mission College - AS in Nursing
California State University East Bay - BS in Health Sciences
SHCS Staff Member since 2022

Evelyn Aquino

Medical Assistant

Chabot College Medical Assistant
BS Chemistry in Manila, Philippines
SHCS Staff Member since 2000

Brigida Carbajal

Medical Assistant

Western Career
SHCS Staff Member since 2010

Hieu Do

Health Services Assistant

Bio Chem / Biology, California State University, East Bay
Dental Hygiene California State University, East Bay
SHCS Staff Member since 2003

Psychiatry

Ulka Agarwal

Psychiatrist


Chicago Medical School
University of Washington, residency

Pharmacy

Anthony Hong

Pharmacist

Idaho State University
SHCS Staff Member since 2010

Nguyet Vo

Pharmacist

Touro University California - PharmD 
University of California, Berkeley - BA in Integrated Biology 
SHCS Staff Member since 2022

Laboratory

Shontai Johnson

Phlebotomist

SHCS Staff Member since 2022

Wellness Services

Jennifer Luna

Jennifer Luna, MPH, CHES

Director, Recreation, Student Wellbeing, & University Unions 
California State University, East Bay - B.S. Health Science
San Jose State University - Master in Public Health 
SHCS Staff Member since 2004
Janice Bulayo

Janice Bulayo, MPH, CHES

Wellness Services Coordinator
California State University, East Bay - B.S. Health Science
San Jose State University - Master in Public Health
SHCS Staff Member since 2007
Jul Custodio

Jul Custodio, MPH

Health Educator
San Francisco State University - B.S. Health Education 
San Francisco State University - Master in Public Health
SHCS Staff Member since 2022
Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney

Clinical Health Educator
Sacramento State University - B.S. Family Studies
SHCS Staff Member since 2022
Ashley Hanson

Ashley Hanson, MS

Health Education Assistant
University of California, Davis - Clinical Nutrition, DPD
Bastyr University - M.S. Nutrition for Wellness
SHCS Staff Member since 2022

Counseling Staff

Shauna Hong, LCSW

Director of Counseling Services

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS24276
San Jose State University

SHCS Staff Member since 2009

Academic Training: San José State University, MSW, 2003

Areas of Special Interest: First Generation College Students, Identity Development (Ethnic, Sexual, Gender, Spiritual), Relationships, Couples, Social Justice

Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

Personal or Professional Quote: “The soul speaks its truth only under quiet, inviting, and trustworthy conditions. The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy.”
- Parker Palmer

Colleen Arnold, Ph.D, LMFT

Lead Counselor

Meet the Counselor - Colleen Arnold video

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 36921
California School of Professional Psychology

SHCS Staff Member since 2016

Academic Training: San Jose State University, MS in Clinical Psychology, 1992; California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2002

Areas of Special Interest: Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Crisis Intervention

Personal or Professional Quote: “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” - CG Jung

Kathryn Kirkpatrick, LCSW

Counselor Faculty

Meet the Counselor - Kathryn Kirkpatrick video

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 60751 Columbia University

SHCS Staff Member since 2018

Academic Training: Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, 2008

Areas of Special Interest: First Generation Students, Undocumented/"Dreamer" Students, Relationship Issues, Social Justice, Coping with trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, and Women's Empowerment.

Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

Personal or Professional Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Please note that Kathryn will be on leave until Fall 2021.

Erin Harrell, Psy.D

Counselor Faculty

Meet the Counselor - Erin Harrell video

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY #27303

SHCS staff member since 2021

Academic Training: California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Doctor of Psychology, 2013.  University of California San Diego, Human Development and Critical Gender Studies, BA 2003.

Areas of Special Interest: LGBTQIA Community, Identity (Especially Gender and Sexuality), Social Justice, Life Transitions, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Relationships. 

Personal/Professional Quote: “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” - Brené Brown

Chetina Guadalupe, LMFT, APCC

Counselor Faculty
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT116335
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC3110
SHCS Staff Member Since 2019
Academic Training: Holy Names University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, 2016
Certificate in Traumatology and Treatment, 2016
Areas of Special Interest: Mindfulness/Meditation, Trauma, Self-Care, Positive Self-Talk, Personal Growth and Identity Development, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Anger Management, Somatic Awareness, Expressive Arts
Languages Spoken Other Than English: Beginner to Intermediate American Sign Language
Personal/Professional Quote: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."- Dr. Maya Angelou

Benedicta (Bunny) Ott, LMFT, APCC

Counselor Faculty

Meet the Counselor - Bunny Ott video 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 116068

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC 3500

SHCS Staff Member since 2019

Academic Training:  Regent College, MA in Theological Studies, 2002

Western Seminary, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016

Areas of Special Interest: PTSD, Trauma Relief utilizing EMDR, Family Relationships, Spiritual Integration, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem/ Identity Development and Stress Management

Personal or Professional Quote:  “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” - Frederick Buechner

Rosa Mora, Ph.D.

Counselor Faculty

Meet the Counselor - Rosa Mora video 

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY #23233

SHCS staff member since 2021

Academic TrainingUniversity of Illinois-Chicago BA in Clinical Psychology, 2000

Illinois Institute of Technology, MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, 2002

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2007.

Areas of Special Interest: Crisis Intervention, First Generation Students, Undocumented/"Dreamer" Students, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Anger management and Substance Issues.

Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

Personal or Professional Quote: “To make a dream come true, the first requirement is a great capacity to dream. The second; is persistence.” - Cesar Chavez

Adrian Eraslan, LMFT, APCC

Counselor Faculty
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT123936
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC2458
SHCS Staff Member Since 2021
Academic Training: John F. Kennedy University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy, 2015
Areas of Special Interest: Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, Sexual Identity, Perfectionism and Self-Criticism, Codependency, Coping Skills and Self-care, Expressive Arts, Positive Body Relationship
Personal or Professional Quote: "If I'm shining, everybody gonna shine." -Lizzo

Sophie De Pillis, LMFT

Counselor Faculty

Meet the Counselor - Sophie De Pillis video

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT122245

SHCS Staff Member Since 2021

Academic Training: The Wright Institute, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, 2018

Areas of Special Interest:  Trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, identity development, substance use, body image, stress management 

Personal or Professional Quote“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  - James Baldwin

Michele Adkins

Michele Adkins, AMFT

Associate Counselor

Meet the Counselor - Michele Adkins video

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #115769

SHCS Staff Member since 2021

Academic Training: Santa Clara University, MA in Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Corrections, 2019.  California State University, San Bernardino, BA in Criminal Justice, 2006.

Areas of Special Interest:  Foster Youth/Former Foster Youth, Reentry/Probation, PTSD, Trauma, Trauma Informed Systems, Self-Care, Skill Development, Stress Management, Self-Esteem/Self-Concept, Mindfulness.

Personal or Professional Quote: "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

Laura Rea

Laura Rea, AMFT

Associate Counselor
Meet the Counselor - Laura Rea video 

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #123489

SHCS Staff Member since 2021

Academic Training: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, MS in Psychology, 2020.  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, BS in Psychology, 2018.

Areas of Special Interest: Mindfulness, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Identity Development, Crisis Intervention, Stress Management, Anxiety and Depression

Personal or Professional Quote: "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." - Carl Rogers

Chanda Watson, ACSW

Associate Counselor in Housing
SHCS Staff Member since 2022
Academic Training: Holy Names University Oakland, CA - BA Psychology, 2014.  California State University East Bay - Master of Social Work w/ concentration in Community Mental Health, 2018.
Areas of Special Interest:  Effective Communication Skill Building, Coping/Healing Trauma, Relationship issues, Couples, Creating Healing Narratives, Insight Coaching, Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Self-Care.
Personal or Professional quote: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dahlia Case, AMFT

Associate Counselor
Meet the Counselor - Dahlia Case video

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #96795

SHCS Staff Member since 2022

Academic Training:  Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, 2010. The Wright Institute, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2016

Areas of Special Interest: Faith/Spirituality, Self-esteem, Identity Development, Trauma (PTSD and Generational Trauma), Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Negative/Positive Self-Talk, Rejection/Abandonment, Couples and other Relationship Dynamics, Communication, Forgiveness, Parenting, Issues Pertaining to the Black Experience, Healthy Boundaries

Personal or Professional Quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Andres Gonzalez, AMFT

Associate Counselor

Meet the Counselor - Andy Gonzalez video

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #134229  

SHCS staff member since 2022

Academic Training: Santa Clara University, MA in Counseling Psychology (LGBTQ+ emphasis), 2022

Ithaca College, BAs in Psychology & Theatre Studies, 2016

Areas of Special Interest: Life stress and transitions, personal growth, increasing self-awareness, emotional regulation, relationship issues, authenticity/identity development, spirituality, grief & loss, depression, anxiety, shame, sex/intimacy, LGBTQ+ community 

Languages spoken other than EnglishSpanish

Personal or Professional Quote: “Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” – Eckhart Tolle

Simon Bin

Case Manager

SHCS Staff Member since 2022

Administrative Staff

Irene Bangi

Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator
Student Health & Counseling Services

Cathleen Coulman, M.D.

Quality Consultant

Flora Salas

Administrative Assistant

Clinical Records Staff

Teresa Maglalang

Clinical Assistant


SHCS Staff Member since 2005

Angela de Lara

Clinical Assistant

SHCS Staff Member since 2022