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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

Meet the 2016-17 Student Health Advisory Board

Erica Lee Barrios is a senior at Portland State University majoring in Health Studies. She has served on SHAB for over 2 years, and as Chair this year looks forward to advocating for her fellow peers on student health policies and issues, and doing outreach about services. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, taking care of her pet rabbit and browsing the library.

Kate Walford completed her BA in Community, Environment, and Planning from the University of Washington, and is now pursuing a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy at Portland State with a focus on Student Affairs. Kate is is interested in health and wellness in college students and also works as a Graduate Assistant in Student Athlete Support Services. In her spare time, Kate enjoys hiking, biking, camping, travelling, and food.

Barb Payne 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.

Norzom Lala is originally from Tibet and moved to Portland in 2009. She is a senior working towards B.S in Psychology and prerequisites for the medical field. Norzom began taking English as second language courses at Portland Community College when she moved here from Tibet. She is truly excited to be part of student health advisory board and looks forward to getting to know more student and to serve and presents her fellow peers.  One of Norzom’s favorite thing to do is to go camping and sleep in the tent because it reminds her of her childhood life and how she was raised in the nomadic lifestyle in Tibet.  She also loves to learn new things and explore life through connecting with people and new experiences.

Kate Cridlebaugh is a senior working on a B.S. in Public Health: Community Health Education. She is originally from Pittsburgh and earned an Associates degree in Sociology from the Community College of Allegheny County. In addition to SHAB, she also works on the Student Insurance Team. Her hero is Carl Sagan and she loves cats, black coffee, and Electric Light Orchestra.

Justin Mcquiston's personal and professional experiences enable him to bring a strong background in business and knowledge of nutrition and preventative health ideas to SHAB. His professional goal is to complete his MA in Public Administration (Health Admin) and manage a team within the healthcare industry. Either in the scope of the ever-growing health insurance realm or under the umbrella of a large clinic/health care provider. He has a passion for nutrition and preventative medicine and constantly strives to make healthy choices in his day-to-day life, as his SHAB "motto" would suggest: "A healthy choice now, is a healthy you later." He could not be more excited and honored to represent his fellow Vikings on the Student Health Advisory Board, and promises to keep the interest of the PSU student in the forefront on all decisions.

James Ling is a junior, who moved to Portland from the small town of Roseburg with big aspirations. He started out as a chemistry major, but soon found his passion for the Spanish language and is now working toward a B.A in Spanish and prerequisites for allopathic school. Some of his hobbies are hanging out with friends, going on walks with his new German shepherd puppy, and practicing Spanish.

Tom Bartlett is a Biology/Pre-Med student and first year board member of SHAB. In his free time, Tom volunteers at OHSU where he brings enthusiasm and positivity to the pediatric facility.

Eli Matz is involved at PSU in a variety of capacities. In addition to SHAB, Eli plays an active role with both the QRC and ASI here at Portland State.