Ohlone Health Center Logo 2018 Our Mission

The Ohlone College Student Health Center champions student success by promoting the physical and emotional well-being of the campus community.  As advocates for a healthy campus environment, the health center provides primary care and mental health services and health education to students in a safe and confidential manner.
 

Our History

Opening in January 1997, the Student Health Center is a collaborative effort with Washington Township Hospital Health Care District and the Ohlone Community College District, the first collaborative effort of its kind in California. Ohlone has served as a model for several other California community college health centers and hospital partnerships, including Las Positas College and Chabot College Student Health Centers. The Ohlone Student Health Center is supported, in whole, by a student health fee which is currently $20 per fall and spring semester, and $17 during the summer session.

The Ohlone Student Health Center is staffed by a group of dedicated professionals who are committed to promoting student health and wellness. We are a tight-knit family who take care of each other and are here to do the same for the Ohlone campus population.

Staff Title Email Phone
Catherine Hayes Director/Family Nurse Practitioner chayes@ohlone.edu 510.659.6258
Janet Quijas Office Manager/Front Desk jquijas@ohlone.edu 510.659.6258
Jessica Lopez Medical Assistant jlopez@ohlone.edu 510.659.6258
Rosemary O'Neill Mental Health Counselor roneill@ohlone.edu 510.659.6258
Sang Leng Trieu Project Director strieu@ohlone.edu 510.659.6258
Julie Navarro Mental Health Counselor jnavarro@ohlone.edu 510.659.6258


About Our Staff

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Catherine Hayes, BSN, MPH, FNP

Catherine Hayes is the new director of Student Health at Ohlone College. 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.

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Rosemary O’Neill, MA, MFT

Rosemary is a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, and Professional Certified Life Coach. Rosemary developed this program and is now in her 15th year at Ohlone College, providing support and services to students. 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.

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Janet Quijas

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 five.

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Jessica Lopez

Jessica has been the Medical Assistant/ Birth control Counselor/ HIV tester at Ohlone Student Health Center since 2004.  She works at both the Fremont and Newark campuses.  Working Front and back office duties. She loves to help Ohlone students and staff with any questions regarding the Health Center. Jessica received her Medical Assistant Certificate with ABCi: American Business College International in 2003. She Received a Family planning Basics Certificate with Center for Training in 2008. She also received a Certificate with dealing with difficult people in 2016.   She received a certificate for Mental First Aid 2016. She is also a Mother of three and is very busy when she is not working. She plays Coed Soccer with her Spouse and her boys play soccer as well. On the weekend they are usually on the soccer fields or spending time with family and friends.

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Sang Leng Trieu, Dr.PH

Sang is the Project Director for STEP Up Ohlone Mental Health Program 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 19 years has held several roles leading health education and research activities. Her work in institutions of higher education spans five campuses in Northern and Southern California, serving as faculty and in student affairs roles. She holds two graduate degrees (MPH, DrPH) in public health. Sang is a marathon runner and enjoys traveling, reading, and getting her daily dose of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

Julie Navarro, LCSW Julie Navarro

Julie Navarro is a Mental Health Counselor who joined Ohlone in the Fall of 2018.  She is passionate about creating a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment to foster connection and change. Julie is committed to the concept of authentic connection, which can lead to a more fulfilled life, and looks forward to continuing to help students achieve this at Ohlone. She is the clinical supervisor for graduate student trainees and interns who are themselves on the journey to become licensed mental health professionals. Julie is also fluent in American Sign Language, and works to provide the most accessible and comfortable communication for counseling sessions. She has spent the past 20 years serving both the hearing and Deaf/HH communities in b oth the Social Work and Mental Health field. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from SFSU in 2001, and her Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2009. When she isn't at work, she is a busy mom of two teen boys, who play a variety of sports! She enjoys travel, swimming, hiking, reading, playing games, yoga and her mindfulness practice.