The dedicated staff of the Ohlone Student Health Center is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the STEP up Ohlone initiative.  We are a tight-knit family who take care of each other and are here to do the same for the Ohlone campus population. 


Director, Student Health Center


Rosemary O'Neill, MA, MFT, Life Coach

Coordinator of Personal Counseling and Life Coaching Services

Rosemary O'Neill

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.



Julie Navarro, LCSW

Mental Health Counselor

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 both 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.


Janet Quijas

Office Manager

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.



Jessica Lopez

Medical Assistant/Birth Control Counselor/HIV Tester

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.



Sang Leng Trieu, DrPH

Project Director - STEP Up Ohlone

Sang Leng Trieu

Sang is the Project Director for STEP Up Ohlone Mental Health Program where she oversees mental health education and student engagement programs.  She has been working at Ohlone since 1999.  Her work in institutions of higher education spans seven campuses in Northern and Southern California, serving in faculty and student affairs roles. She holds two graduate degrees in public health. Sang is a marathon runner, a Sanrio/Hello Kitty fan, and enjoys traveling, reading, and getting her daily dose of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.



Harrison Lok

Digital Content Coordinator - STEP Up Ohlone

Harrison Lok

Harrison Lok is the Digital Content Coordinator for the Ohlone Student Health Center. He oversees and coordinates social media and website maintenance for the Student Health Center and STEP Up program. Harrison is currently attending his third year at San Jose State University where he is pursuing his undergraduate degree in management information systems with a minor in computer science.  Harrison's favorite hobbies include playing video games, cheering on the Golden State Warriors, and most importantly, traveling to DisneyLand.



Caroline Cardenas

Mental Health Intern

Harrison Lok

Hello My name is Caroline Cardenas
I am a MSW student studying via online at Campbellsville University. I grew up in the East Bay and have been here ever since. Right after high school I didn't know where I was going to go so I decided to go to Ohlone. During my time at Ohlone I fell in love with the campus and the amount of resources offered. Once going into SJSU I began to miss the small Ohlone campus and always wanted to come back. I am so excited to be part of this amazing team and help students that are struggling. I am thankful to be here and excited for what is to come!




Kennya Manzanares

Mental Health Intern

Kennya ManzanaresHi everyone, my name is Kennya Manzanares and this will be my first internship for my MSW program and I am very excited to work with and learn with you all! I am passionate in supporting first generation students through their academic journey but I am equally as passionate in perinatal and maternal mental health. I hope to one day have my own private practice focusing on maternal mental health. I am the mom to a very strong willed and empathetic 21 month old girl who keeps me on my toes. On days off you can find me spending quality time with my little family!





Sharon Vizcarra

Mental Health Intern

Sharon HeadshotMy name is Sharon Vizcarra and I am excited to intern at Ohlone College for my final year of my MSW program. I have a passion for working in mental health with adolescent and young adults. Another passion of mine is advocating for first generation college students. I am a first generation college student myself and would love to provide resources and tools to help students achieve their goals. When I’m not doing homework I am busy with my 3 month old baby boy! My husband and I welcomed our son in March and he definitely keeps us busy. We are new to the Bay Area so every chance we get we love to take trips to San Francisco. I am excited to connect and learn from all of you.