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, Transfer/Re-entry Student Association, 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 students to join the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). SHAC fosters an organized dialogue between students and the Tang Center Executive Director and senior managers about student health and counseling needs. Members consult on programs/services, student health insurance and budget issues, informational needs of students, accessibility and ease of use, and emerging student issues.  

  • MEETING TIMES | SHAC meets three times per semester on Tuesdays from 5-7pm on Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 (5-8pm) for Fall 2018; Feb. 12, Mar. 19 and Apr. 23 for Spring 2019. There is a mandatory New Member Orientation on Tuesday, October 2 from 5-7pm. 

  • APPLY/DEADLINE | The SHAC application period for 2018-19 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 2017-18 Membership Listing

*=Grad student

Francess Odibo

SHAC Photo - Francess

African-American/Black Students

Ali San

SHAC Photo - Ali

MENA-RRC (Middle Eastern and North African Recruitment and Retention Center)
Raj Fadadu ASUC

Hope Henderson*

SHAC Photo - Hope

At-large Graduate Student

Katelynd Todd*

SHAC Photo - Katelynd

At-large Graduate Student

Sarah Stoller*

SHAC Photo - Sarah

At-large Graduate Student
Vishal Dhruva At-large Undergraduate Student

Joseph Avila-Vargas

SHAC Photo - Joseph

Chicanx Community

Julia Lee 

SHAC Photo - Julia

Committee on Student Fees

Leigh Ann Llarena

SHAC Photo - Leighann

Educational Opportunity Program

Diana Dombrowski*

SHAC Photo - Diana

Graduate Assembly

Riley Brown

Greek Community 

Evelyn Goh

SHAC Photo - Evelyn

International Students

Skyler Wang*

SHAC Photo - Skylar

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning Students

Paolo Joaquin

SHAC Photo - Paolo

Pilipinx Academic Student Services (PASS) 

Heeral Shivnani

SHAC Photo - Heeral

Multicultural Community Center 

Michelle Chang

SHAC Photo - Michelle

Re-entry Students/REACH! Asian Pacific American Recruitment and Retention Center

Katie Klein

SHAC Student Coordinator photo

SHAC coodinator
Open  Students with Disabilities

Mariah De Zuzuarregui

SHAC Photo - Mariah

Transfer Students
Open  Transgender, gender non-conforming, gender queer students
Non-voting members
Bene Gatzert University Health Services, Tang Center
Anna Harte University Health Services, Tang Center
Tami Cate University Health Services, Tang Center

SHAC 2018-19 Student Coordinator Mariah De Zuzuarregui 

SHAC 2016-17

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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