About Our Staff - Student Health Center

  • Catherine Hayes, BSN, MPH, FNP
    - Director, Student Health Center

    Catherine Hayes is the new director of Student Health at Ohlone College, a community college located in Fremont, CA. Catherine studied nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Sciences before serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Nurse Corps for seven years. In 2010 upon completion of her Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health she accepted a position with the Non-Governmental Organization Doctors Without Borders, and completed emergency humanitarian missions in Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Syria, and Haiti. In 2014 she relocated to Boston, MA where she worked with the non-profit organization Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program. She completed her Masters of Nursing at Boston College in 2017. Catherine’s professional interests include health equity and health education. At Ohlone College she hopes to expand mental health services, sexual and reproductive health services, and preventative care.

  • Rosemary O'Neill, MA, MFT, Certified Life Coach
    - Coordinator of Personal Counseling and Life Coaching Services

    Rosemary is a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, and Professional Certified Life Coach (PCC). In 2004, Rosemary was hired to develop and coordinate a mental health counseling program. Since then she continues to provide support services to students, faculty and staff. Rosemary has a breadth of experience working with and supporting students, who want to embark on a positive course of personal discovery, overcome blocks to achievement, realize goals and successfully navigate transitions and change. If everything is going great, students may want to see Rosemary for Life Coaching, to help you stay on your course of action and plan for future success.

  • Jessica Lopez
    - Medical Assistant / Family Planning Counselor / HIV Screener

    Jessica Lopez is a Medical Assistant / Family Planning Counselor / HIV screener. She has been working at the Ohlone Student Health Center since 2004. She works the front and back office such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, rooming patients, collecting and sending out specimens, counseling patients on Family Planning, STI’s and HIV, ordering medical supplies and immunizations. Jessica loves to help students and staff with any questions regarding the Health Center. She is always ready to help. Jessica received her Medical Assistant certificate with ABCI, American Business College International, in 2003. Jessica has certificates in Family Planning Basics from Center for Training with the California Family Health Council, Mental Health First Aid, and Dealing with Difficult People. She utilizes these skills on a daily basis. She is the mother of a lovely daughter and 2 adorable sons that mean the world to her. She loves to spend time with her family. Jessica works hard to stay healthy and fit and is a great role model for other student health center staff members. She plays community co-ed soccer, has done a few “Mud Runs” Bay to Breakers, 5Ks and 10Ks. She is always way ahead of the other staff with her Fit Bit steps!!!!

  • Janet Quijas
    - Office Manager

    Janet has been the Office Manager at Ohlone College Student Health Center since 1998. As the first contact for most students who walk through the door, she is responsible for ensuring that our operations run smoothly and students are able to been seen for health care services in a timely manner. Janet was part of the first graduating class of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose where she majored in Speech Pathology. She enjoys working at Ohlone and witnessing the growth of students, especially as they matriculate to 4 year universities and pursue their career goals. Janet is the proud mother of 5 children, several of whom attended Ohlone College, and an even prouder grandmother of four, with another on the way.

  • Sang Leng Trieu, Dr.PH
    - Program Director

    Sang is the Project Director for STEP Up Ohlone where she oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program. She started her tenure at the Ohlone Student Health Center in 1999, and in the last 15 years, has held several roles leading health education and research activities. Her work in institutions of higher education spans five campuses. She is a leader in college health, currently serving as President of the Pacific Coast College Health Association (a regional affiliate of the American College Health Association), and is a member of Health Services Association of California Community Colleges. Sang also serves on the steering committee of the California Adolescent Health Collaborative. She holds two graduate degrees (MPH, DrPH) in public health. Sang is a marathon runner and enjoys traveling, napping, and getting her daily dose of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.