Meet the Healthy Campus Advisory Committee

Members Representing Administrative Units

Alan Sahussanun

Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

Department: USC Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Expertise: Food safety, injury prevention, workplace safety

Interests: Foodie at heart, hiking, traveling, spending time with family

Alice Chen

Assistant Vice President

Department: USC Health Plans

Expertise: Employee health and well-being in higher education, employee health insurance benefits, managed care, healthcare administration

Interests: Running, hiking, baking, nature and outdoors, and traveling

Andrea Bennett

Senior Manager, Communications

Department: University Communications



Andrea Moore

Assistant Director, Community Engagement

Department: Office for Health Promotion Strategy, USC Student Health

Expertise: Health promotion, community-engaged research

Charles Britton

Director, Client Services

Department: Human Resources, Equity & Compliance

Expertise: Employee relations, leadership coaching, learning and development, customer service, HR operations and optimization

Interests: Cooking, cycling, sewing, and his dogs!

Chris Shea

Special Project Manager

Department: Office of Culture, Ethics & Compliance

Expertise: Organizational culture strategies, resources, and best practices

Interests: Restaurants (Just moved to Pasadena and looking for recommendations), flea markets/good deals, all things sci-fi/fantasy, and extroverting with my friends on the weekends

Cortney Montgomery

Director of Clinical Nutrition

Department: Keck Medicine of USC

Interests: Hiking/walking, kickboxing, gardening, spending time with my dog (Remy), live music, good conversation, wine tasting

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Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., MFT, CEAP

Associate Director, Clinical Services

Department: USC WorkWell Center

Expertise: Strength based coaching and leading with emotional intelligence

Interests: Family time, renovating classic car, volunteering

Cynthia Valencia

Member Engagement & Operations Specialist

Department: USC Recreational Sports

Expertise: Engagement, Marketing, Social Media & Outreach

Interests: Reading, writing, plants, mental health, baking

Dan Stimmler

Vice President, Auxiliary Services and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Department: USC Auxiliary Services and LA Memorial Coliseum

Interests: Live events, anything outdoors, family and friends

Dara Weinraub, MSW

Program Manager

Department: Care for the Caregiver

Expertise: Developing sustainable programs to support the mental health and well-being of caregivers

Interests: Time spent with family and friends, hiking with my dog, exercise, reading, and reality television

Dick Sun

Deputy Director

Department: USC Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Expertise: Environment/ occupational health and safety in higher education 

Interests: Exercise, snowboarding, foodie, and family

Edgar Palmer


Department: Department of Public Safety



Emily Bond

Senior Learning and Development Specialist

Department: University Advancement

Expertise: Education, talent management, and experiential learning

Interests: Running, hiking, reading (especially sci-fi/fantasy), and exploring bookstores

Gary Marschall

Director of Campus Dining

Department: USC Hospitality

Expertise: Customer service, guest relations, food and beverage

Interests: Travel, music, theatre, movies, hiking, biking and F1!

Janette Brown, Ed.D. 

Assistant Vice Provost, Adjunct Faculty

Department: USC Emeriti Center, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology 

Expertise: Intergenerational wellness programs, retirement advisement and research, career and life coaching, experiential learning

Interests: Photography, hiking, healthy aging education including nutrition and exercise, dance classes

Karla Sifuentes

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Department: USC WorkWell Center

Expertise: Marketing strategy, health communication, social media management

Interests: Nature, hiking, reading

Lily Ledesma

Engagement Specialist

Department: USC Office of Sustainability

Expertise: Sustainability engagement and outreach in higher education

Interests: Exercise, hiking, baking, healthy cooking

Lindsey Pine, MS, RDN, CPT

Dining Dietitian

Department: USC Hospitality

Expertise: Nutrition science, allergen management, recipe development, general wellness, Mediterranean dietary pattern, heart healthy lifestyles

Interests: Fitness, cooking, travel, jewelry making, Disney theme parks

Luis Canton

Sr. Health & Well-being Specialist

Department: USC WorkWell Center

Expertise: Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, program evaluation, health and well-being in higher education

Interests: Family, foodie, baking

Lynette Merriman, Ed.D.

Associate Vice Provost, Assistant Clinical Professor

Department: Campus Support and Intervention

Expertise: Campus support, postvention crisis support/response coordination, Student Affairs, educational leadership

Michael Burroughs

Executive Director, Organizational Change, Ethics, and Culture

Department: Office of Culture, Ethics, and Compliance

Expertise: Organizational change and culture, ethics education, change management, and public humanities programming

Interests: Hiking, continual learning, cooking, mindfulness, soccer, and beekeeping

Michael Munson

Associate Director

Department: USC Recreational Sports

Interests: Golf, pickle ball, basketball referee

Nichelle Huizar

Sustainability Administrator

Department: USC Auxiliary Services

Expertise: Guiding the Auxiliary Services business units on their sustainability programming, operational efficiencies, engagement, and communications; partnering with campus partners supporting the university’s overall goals and initiatives

Interests: All things music/film/art, aquafit, Yelp enthusiast, and any form of giving back

Nick Malos

Associate Director

Department: USC Health Plans

Expertise: Healthcare, employee wellbeing, health insurance

Interests: Travel, foodie, cooking

Paula Swinford

Director, Office for Health Promotion Strategy

Department: Office of Health Promotion Strategy



Quade French

Associate Dean & Chief Diversity Officer

Department: Dornsife College

Expertise: Intergroup relations; intragroup relational dynamics; cultural equity; power and privilege in relationships; leadership; adoption/ adoptive families

Rick Calderon

Crisis Intervention and Unhoused Liaison Officer

Department: USC Department of Public Safety

Expertise: Community outreach, student & public safety, relationship and trust building

Scott Teves

Senior Fitness Programs Advisor

Department: Recreational Sports

Expertise: Exercise science and public health

Interests: Music and martial arts

Suzanne Huynh

Suzzane Huynh

Health & Well-being Program Coordinator

Department: USC WorkWell Center

Expertise: Health promotion and strategy, project coordination, clinical administration

Interests: Baking, reading, journaling, family

Members Representing Schools

Angie Young

Instructional Designer

Department: USC Bovard College

Expertise: Designing, implementing, and evaluating health policy, system, and environmental changes in universities; environmental sustainability; employee wellness; health and wellness for remote workers

Interests: Yoga, meditation and mindfulness, travel

Burçin Becerik-Gerber

Dean’s Professor & Department Chair

Department: Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: Human-building interaction, health and sustainable buildings, impact of built environment on health and well-being

Cary Kreutzer

Professor, Instructional and Clinical Gerontology and Pediatrics

Department: USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Expertise: Healthspan/ longevity, nutrition counseling/ coaching, public health nutrition education, health literacy, nutrigenomics

Interests: Hiking, swimming, travel, dog rescue, youth soccer

Chantal Sheridan

Director, Office of Well-being, Keck School of Medicine

Department: Keck School of Medicine

Expertise: Organizational, systemic, and policy changes that make academic medical centers more sane and humane places to work; psychological safety; brave leadership; self-compassion for high achievers; building coalitions of passionate change-makers

Interests: Salsa dancing, backpacking in the wilderness, cycling, creative writing, cats

Chantelle Rice Collins, OTD, OTR/L, CDCES

Director of the Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice

Department: USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Expertise: Lifestyle redesign, well-being, workplace culture, weight management, diabetes management, mental health

Interests: Beach, travel, restaurants, family and friends, nature 

Cheng Yu Hou

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: USC Bovard College

Expertise: Mental health, faculty/staff campus health, equity and belonging

Interests: Yoga, meditation, outdoor activities

Daniel Pecchenino

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing and Immediate Past President of the Academic Senate

Department: Writing Program

Expertise: Shared governance; composition and rhetoric; faculty affairs

Interests: Faculty work/life balance, student wellness, destressing education

Diana C. Beltran

Faculty Adjunct Assistant Professor, MS of Hospitality and Tourism Chair, Faculty Council of USC Bovard College Senator, USC Academic Senate

Department: USC Bovard College

Expertise: Sustainability development & management, hospitality and tourism management, hotel and lodging operations, training, learning and development, social responsibility, hotel operations, higher education

Interests: Tango/ salsa dancing, gastronomy, traveling, French language, exercise and wellness, nature

Elizabeth O’Toole

Special Projects Manager

Department: Office of the Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Expertise: Diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging; employee well-being; restorative practices

Glenn Fox

Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

Department: USC Marshall School of Business



Greg Harlan

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medical Education and Co-Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Department: Keck School of Medicine

Expertise: Professional identify formation, faculty development, the business of medicine, lifestyle medicine and culinary medicine

Janna Wong

Senior Lecturer

Department: Department of Business Communication, USC Marshall School of Business

Expertise: Professor in Marshall’s Department of Business Communication; also a writer, editor, and editorial consultant, specializing in subjects concerning the film industry. Chair of USC’s University Student-Athlete Advisory Council and Faculty Advisor for the Marshall Entertainment Association

Interests: I love sports (especially cheering for Trojan teams), reading and listening to books, and cooking. I’m a very curious person!

Jessica Parr

Professor (Teaching) of Chemistry

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences



Kim Goodman

Associate Professor of Social Work Practicum Education

Department: USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work



Kyra Guy

Project Specialist

Department: Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Expertise: Global health education, community based participatory research  

Interests: Beaches, walking, trying new restaurants in LA

Linda Bazilian

Academic Program Director

Department: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Expertise: Student and faculty affairs for Biological Sciences, long-term planning for facilities

Interests: Physical fitness, animals, nature

Meghan Hoover

Associate Director, Annual Giving and Stewardship

Department: USC Gould School of Law

Expertise: DEIB advocate & leader, community builder, collaborative space creator, impact storyteller

Interests: My nieces, completing my Masters in HRM, surfing, experiencing life to the fullest

Patrick Cates, EdD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Department: USC Marshall School of Business

Expertise: Workplace climate and culture, psychological safety, leadership, organizational change

Interests: Running, VR fitness, crosswords, Charles Dickens

Patricia Graberek

Adjunct Professor

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences



Peter Cardon

Professor of Clinical Business Communication

Department: USC Marshall School of Business



Renee Almassizadeh

Assistant Director for Operations and Programming

Department: USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Expertise: Organizational culture and culture change, employee engagement, relationship-building, well-being, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and facilitation and training

Interests: Travel, bookstores, museums and galleries, live music, walking, and Australian Shepherds

Robbin Howard

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Department: USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Expertise: Physical therapist, movement expert promoting health and wellness, strategic planning, business and clinical administration

Interests: Hiking, traveling, tennis, gardening, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and reading

Shawn C. Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS

Associate Professor

Department: USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Expertise: Worker health, worker well-being, occupational performance, ergonomics, work systems, health and well-being in built environments

Stacey Croomes

Contracts and Grants Manager 

Department: Sol Price School of Public Policy

Expertise: Qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, research design, project management, collaboration

Interests: Spending time with my family, crafting (spinning yarn, knitting, and weaving), and reading

Susan Berg

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: USC Bovard College

Expertise: Transition expert, managing change, strengthening leadership, building inclusive workplaces

Interests: Teaching, mentoring, family, community

Tina Paddock, MSW, LCSW

Associate Professor of Social Work Practicum Education

Department: USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Interests: Child care, caregiving, public child welfare, neurodiversity, mindfulness, expressive arts and social work


Tom Valente, PhD

Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

Department: Keck School of Medicine

Expertise: Social network analysis, program evaluation, health promotion, diffusion of innovations 

Interests: Designing and evaluating network interventions, understanding network influences on health behaviors

William Kanengiser

Professor of Practice, Classical Guitar

Department: USC Thornton School of Music

Expertise: Chair of the Musicians’ Wellness Committee, classical guitar recitalist and recording artist

Interests: Musicians’ wellness: hearing protection, performance anxiety, injury prevention and recovery, mindfulness, vocal health, etc.

Yogi Matharu

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy; Director of Physical Therapy Clinical Services

Department: USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy



Community Members

Telma Menendez

Health Program Analyst

Department: LACDPH – Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention



Previous Members:

Atia Sattar

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Department: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Expertise: Mindfulness; gender, race, and health; medical humanities 

Interests: Meditation, cooking, restaurants, exercise

Kevin Corbett

Sr. Executive Director of Learning & Performance

Department: University Advancement

Expertise: Talent management, fundraising and alumni engagement

Interests: Running, hiking, skiing, cycling, independent coffee shops, reading, journaling, and the occasional Sunday afternoon nap