Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Health Advisory Committee is an advisory board to University Health Services, Tang Center and campus administration that represents the entire student population at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) meets 3-4 times per semester and makes recommendations to the Assistant Vice Chancellor and senior management team of University Health Services, Tang Center (UHS). The specific functions of SHAC are to:

  • Create an organized dialogue between students and administration about student health and counseling needs, and UHS programs and services.
  • Provide program and service advice/consultation.
  • Identify educational/informational needs of students.
  • Address barriers related to seeking care and provide feedback around accessibility and ease of use.
  • Assess emerging student issues and keep UHS connected to student life and campus.
  • Give campus administrators planning advice given student needs and budget constraints.
  • Assess perception of UHS services.
  • Provide student input through additional channels such as hiring and other Tang Center committees.


SHAC strives to reflect the diversity of the student body and includes representatives from the ASUC, bridges Multicultural Resource Center, Committee on Student Fees, Greek Community, Graduate Assembly, Health Worker Peer Education Program, Immigrant Student Issues Coalition, international students, multiple recruitment and retention centers, National Pan-Hellenic Council, queer and transgender students, Residence Hall Assembly, Student Parent Association, Students with Disabilities (DSP), Transfer/Re-entry Student Association, Underground Scholars, University Students Cooperative Association and at-large undergraduate and graduate students.

Joining SHAC

The official SHAC membership recruiting period begins at the start of each fall semester. Open positions for specific communities can be filled throughout the academic year.

Make a Positive Impact on Campus Health: Apply for SHAC

Interested in student health? Do you want to voice the health issues of your communities? The Tang Center/University Health Services is looking for both undergraduate and graduate / professional students to join the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC).  SHAC fosters an organized dialogue among students, communities, and the UHS Assistant Vice Chancellor / senior managers about student health and well-being needs. Members consult and provide feedback on accessibility, health care programs and services and emerging student needs.

  • MEETING TIMES | SHAC meets three times per semester on Tuesdays from 5-7pm on Sept. 24, Oct. 22 and Nov. 21 (Thursday from 5-8pm) for Fall 2019; Feb. 11, Mar. 10 and Apr. 14 for Spring 2020. There is a mandatory New Member Orientation on Tuesday, October 1 from 5-7pm. 

  • APPLY/DEADLINE | SHAC applications for 2019-20 is closed. Questions? Contact SHAC student coordinator Mariah De Zuzuarregui at

  • Download the flier here (PDF).

For more information, contact SHAC student coordinator Mariah De Zuzuarregui at

Contact Us
Staff to the Committee: Bene Gatzert, (510) 642-3629 and Tami Cate, (510) 664-7168

SHAC 2019-20 Membership Listing

Photo Name/Community

Mariah photo

Mariah De Zuzuarregui

Student Coordinator

Suzana Beyene

Suzana Beyene

First-Generation Students

Raj Fadadu SHAC

Raj Fadadu

Graduate Assembly

Kaitlyn Hodge



Sam Ku


Zac Lingas SHAC

Zac Weiner

Student Parents

Dani McMillion

Dani McMillion

African-American/Black Students

Gabby Paras

Filipinx Community

Maude Tipton

Maude Tipton

Committee on Student Fees

Andrea Tirado SHAC

Andrea Tirado

Raices Recruitment and Retention Center

Morrise Richardson

Graduate Student At-Large

Zac Murphy

Zach Murphy

Greek Commuity/ HFAB

Julio Romero Coreas

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Ben Iwaszewicz

Benjamin Iwaszewicz

Graduate Student At-Large

Alena Iris Basa Morales

ASUC Disabled Students Committee

Karina Rosales

Undergraduate Students At-Large

Michael Savides


Sandeep Sabapathy

Graduate Assembly

Non-voting members

Tami Cate - UHS Tang Center
Bene Gatzert - UHS Tang Center
Guy Nicolette, MD - UHS Tang Center

SHAC 2019-20 group photo

SHAC committee group photo 2016-17

SHAC 2015-16

SHAC 2014-15

SHAC 2013-14

SHAC 2012-13

SHAC 2011-12

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SHAC 2010-11

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SHAC 2009-10

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SHAC 2008-09

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SHAC 2007-08

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