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.

Daxle Collier, MA

Health Educator

Health coaching
Student-parent wellness

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Daxle Collier joined UHS in 2017 as a Health Educator and Health Coach. She received her MA in Health Education from JFK University and has a special clinical interest in mindful/intuitive eating, body image, mindfulness, stress reduction, and self-care. Prior to joining UHS, Daxle was health coaching, teaching, and parenting. Daxle sees clients for wellness issues including healthy eating, physical activity, procrastination, time management, stress management, and general wellness.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” (Audre Lorde)

Additional languages: some Spanish

Karen Hughes

Karen Hughes, MPH

Health Educator

Health Worker Program

Pronouns: she/her/Karen

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

See Karen's Staff Highlight.

Cathy Kodama

Cathy Kodama, MPH


Organizational development
Public health strategies

Pronouns: she/her/hers

"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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Health Educator

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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Meckell Milburn joined UHS in 2013 as a Health Educator. She has a passion for helping people become healthier versions of themselves in ways that feel good for them. Her philosophy is that the whole person (mind, body, spirit) must be considered to reach optimal wellness. She has a special clinical interest in healthy eating, physical activity/exercise, mindfulness, and meditative practices, and 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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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.

Cristóbal Olivares

Cristóbal Olivares

Office Manager

Educational materials
UHS volunteer program
Workshop requests

Pronouns: he/him/his

Cristobal worked for UHS from 1994-2007 as a health educator and returned to UHS in his current capacity in 2015. He has a passion for working with new students in particular and helping them understand how to leverage the most from their time at the University - and how to maintain wellness and balance in the process.

"We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong." (unknown)

Additional languages: Spanish