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Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB)

Every year SHAC has a Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) where students are able to work directly and advise SHAC staff on policies, student issues, budgeting, insurance, and outreach. To contact the board please email

Current Members of the 2014-15 Student Health Advisory Board

Cody Graham
Cody is a non-traditional student-veteran studying health sciences with a concentration in community health education. As a third year board member and chair, he hopes to lead SHAB in a direction that results in increased advocacy and improved health policy on PSU’s campus. After he completes his degree he hopes to work for a non-profit. When not studying or in school he likes to spend time with his wife and dogs. Cody likes exercising, gaming, and being in the outdoors.
Dechen Dolkar
Dechen is a senior, pursuing a B.S in Community Health Education while taking the necessary prerequisites required to apply to Osteopathic schools. She was born in Bylakuppe, India and at the age of six, emigrated to the United States with her father. Life experiences from that pivotal moment to present gravitated her towards pursuing a career that intersects public health with medicine. In addition to being a member of the SHAB, she is currently committed to a public health research internship at PSU. During her free time she enjoys reading memoirs or non-fiction in general, listening to her favorite podcasts, or learning a new cooking recipe. She is very excited to develop and utilize her public health skills towards enhancing the well-being of my fellow students!
Barb Payne
Barb has been active on nonprofit boards for the last 15 years, starting her career during her undergrad here at PSU in 2000. Currently, she is a Masters Candidate in Public Administration where she is active on the Public Administration Student Association Board and also serves as the Vice-Chief Justice for the ASPSU Judicial Review Board. Barb will complete her studies in 2016.
Erica Lee Barrios
Erica is originally from California, but is a proud Oregonian, having called Oregon home since kindergarten. Erica began her college journey at Portland Community College Rock Creek and now is at Portland State pursuing a health sciences degree. In this position, she looks forward to serving and representing her fellow peers. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her family and friends, shopping, bike riding, and taking care of two pet bunnies.
Carina Guzmán
Carina is a senior in the Community Health Education major. She is originally from Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Portland about five years ago. She began her college journey at Mt. Hood Community College in 2010 and then transferred to PSU. Carina was drawn to the Public Health field for its social justice focus and she seeks to further her studies in Global health and Reproductive Justice. Among her interests are community organizing, policy work, and community education. Carina spends most of her time at SMSU in community and loves her position as the Vice-director of Las Mujeres; a Latina empowerment organization, along with he involvement with the Interfaith Leadership Team. In her free time you can find her salsa dancing, enjoying a good cup of coffee, or reading a book in Spanish.
Picture forthcoming Justin Mquiston
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Picture forthcoming Bri Garcia
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Picture forthcoming James Ling
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Kelly Simpson
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