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Basic Needs Committee

On April 27th, 2016 the Basic Needs Committee was charged by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs to specifically assist the campus with the following priorities:

  • A definition of food and housing insecurity that suits our campus’ unique needs
  • Identification of prevailing challenges associated with accessing affordable and sustainable food and housing
  • Creation of an inventory of all existing campus programs and services in support of housing and food security
  • Provide recommendations for further coordination and collaboration and possible new initiatives aimed at addressing food and housing insecurity
Mary Anan Assistant Director / Attorney, Student Legal Services
Mary Anderson  Director, Case Management 
William Armstrong Director, Student Research & Information
Nathaniel Badii Andy's Pantry
Karla Barron Galvan Project Analyst, Student Affairs 
Heather Belk Director, AS Administration 
April Bjornsen Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Affairs 
Lakshmi Chilukuri  Provost, Sixth College
Breana Clark Graduate Student Advisor, Graduate Student Association 
Guadalupe Cruz Director, PATHS 
Cong Dinh Graduate Student Association
Judy Fermin Clinical Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services
Kimberly Giangtran President, Associated Students 
Hana Haddad  Financial Specialist, Graduate Student Affairs 
Yvonne Hernandez Friedman Associate Director, Residential Success & Community Development
Shawna Hook-Held Engaged Learning Tools Specialist, Teaching & Learning Commons
Andrew Hua Case Manager & Outreach Specialist, Case Management 
Andrew B. Kahng Faculty - Computer Science and Engineering
Diane LeGree Dean, Sixth College, Student Affairs 
Leslie Lewis Faculty - Urban Studies & Planning
Nydia Lopez Food Security Programs Coordinator, The Hub Basic Needs Center
Reuben Lumaban
Tiffany Le Commuter Events/Program Manager, Student Affairs 
Alicia Magallanes  Director, The Hub Basic Needs Center
Patty Mahaffey Committee Chair / Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life
Christine McNamara Nutritionist, Student Health Services
Olivia Michael 
Shannon Milligan Director, Assessment, Evaluation & Organizational Development, Student Affair
Kia Neri Community Events/Program Manager, Student Affairs
Kathleen Phan   AVP of Food & Housing Resources, Associated Students 
Dana Pysz Associate Dean, Director of Residence Life, Student Affairs
Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell Faculty - Urban Studies & Planning
Chelsea Richardson Basic Needs Programs Coordinator, The Hub Basic Needs Center
Maria Rodriguez  Student Success Coordinator, Chancellor's Association Scholarship Program
Damian Ruiz Off-Campus Housing Coordinator, The Hub Basic Needs Center 
Jon Carlos Senour Director / Attorney, Student Legal Services
John Smart Police Sergeant, Police Department 
Nicolette Solarez Advisor, AS Administration
Karyn Speidel  Campus Transform Project Manager, Resource Management Planning
Timothy Stempel Clinical Social Worker, Student Health Services
Teresa Stanley Assistant Director, Enrollment Management 
Meiyu Su
Vivian Than
Laura Trax Financial Aid Officer, Enrollment Management 
Vianey Valdez Co-Lead Pantry Manager, Triton Food Pantry 
Cindy Villaflores Confidential Advocate, CARE at SARC
Christian Walker Executive Assistant, Associated Students
Lori Weiner Clinical Social Worker, Counseling & Psychological Services
John Weng Assistant Director, AS Administration 
Alexis Wesley  Co-Lead Pantry Manager, Triton Food Pantry 
Michelle Zive Pediatrics, Center for Community Health