Meet the Health Promotion Staff

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Health Promotion

The UHS Health Promotion team promotes a campus environment that supports the ability to thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. They educate and advocate for optimal health, from personal wellness improvement to institutional and policy change.

Min Choi Office Manager

Min Choi

Office Manager

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Min Choi joined UHS as the Health Promotion Office Manager in 2019. Prior to assuming this role, Min served three years as the Administrative Assistant in the UHS Administrative department following her graduation from Berkeley with a bachelor's in Public Health. In addition to her role as office manager, Min also coordinates Meyer Lectures, a CME (continuing medical education) series offered to UHS staff.

Karen Hughes

Karen Hughes, MPH

Health Educator

PartySafe@Cal
Health Worker Program
CERC Sub-Committee on Student Risk

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Karen Hughes joined UHS in 2006 as a health Educator. She earned both her BS in Women's Studies and her MPH in Community Health Education from UC Berkeley.

"A small house will hold a hundred friends." (African proverb)

See Karen's Staff Highlight.

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Summer Jackson, MSW

Health Educator

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Summer Jackson joined UHS in 2018 as a Health Educator. She received her MSW from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and has a special clinical interest in perfectionism, self-understanding, and boundary-setting. 

Cathy Kodama

Cathy Kodama, MPH

Director

Grant-writing
Organizational development
Public health strategies

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Cathy Kodama has both an undergraduate and an MPH degree from UC Berkeley, and has worked for UHS for almost 40 years. She has led programming in sexuality, HIV, and alcohol and other drugs, and has a particular commitment to initiatives that address social justice and the campus environment and culture. She has been involved in numerous regional and national organizations, including serving as President of the Pacific Coast College Health Association and on the board of the American College Health Association.

"Be happy. It's one way of being wise." (Colette)
"Life is either a great adventure or nothing." (Helen Keller)

Tiffany Melendez

Tiffany Melendez, MS

Health Educator

Underrepresented communities
Marginalized populations

Balance and wellness

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Tiffany Melendez joined UHS in 2018 as a Health Educator. She received her BA in Psychology from Hofstra University and her MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Tiffany was the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach at MIT in Cambridge, MA. She has extensive prior experience in community nonprofit settings, including working with individuals impacted by domestic violence, HIV, and alcohol/drugs. Tiffany's priorities are to work in support of marginalized/underrepresented communities and to inspire balance and wellness in people's lives.

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." (Buddha)

Meckell Milburn, Health Educator

meckell milburn, MA

Health Educator

Cal Bears Say Hi
Love Cafe at Cal
Pet Hugs
Health coaching
LGBTQ student health

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meckell milburn joined UHS in 2013 as a Health Educator. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and her master's degree in Integrative Health from California Institute of Integral Studies. meckell has a passion for supporting people in becoming healthier versions of themselves in ways that center their needs and individual experiences, with a deep commitment to supporting the black community and queer & trans communities of color. Her philosophy is that the whole person (mind, body, spirit) must be considered in order to reach optimal wellness. She has a special clinical interest in physical movement, eating habits, mindfulness and meditative practices, and spirituality. meckell sees clients for these and other general wellness issues.

"Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible." (Thich Nhat Hanh)

See meckell's Staff Highlight.
Robin Mills

Robin Mills, MA

Health Educator

Sexual Health Education Program
Health coaching
Black student health

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Ms. Robin Sex Goddess logoRobin Mills joined UHS as a Health Educator in 2008. She received her BA in Psychology from Mills College (2001) and her MA in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University (2007). Robin sees clients for sexuality/sexual health issues including relationships and communication, sexual health/birth control education, and sexuality concerns and issues.

"Life is sexually transmitted..." (RD Laing)

See Robin's Staff Highlight.