Campus Health and Wellness Advisory

About the Committee

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The advisory collects and analyses unique and peer-reviewed information on both individual mental and physical health as well as the health of the built, open space, social and academic environments of Bakersfield College. This process ultimately advises and recommends to the college initiatives which operationalize the Core Value of Wellness and the mandates of the college Strategic Direction.

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The mission of Student Health and Wellness Services at Bakersfield College is to further the health equity of the educational opportunity. This is accomplished by providing access to high value, student centered and culturally competent health services. Services which promote the physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of its students and their academic environment. This wellness contributes to the educational aim of our college by promoting student persistence and academic success in congruence with the college’s mission, core values and strategic directions.

Bakersfield College Core Value of Wellness

We believe health and wellness to be integral and foundational elements, and we understand that a holistic education improves all aspects of the individual and the society including the mind, body, and spirit; through education, we will positively impact the health of the natural environment and the global community.


Role Name
Interim Director Student Health & Wellness Services: Cindy Collier
Studen Health and Wellness Advisory Committee Representative: Josephs Morris
Campus Nurse: Debra Strong, RN
Allied Health (Nursing Representative):  Sandy Davis RN
Public Health Sciences: Sarah Baron Phd Edu
Classified Representatives: Vacant
DSPS, Student Services Catherine Ryan
DSPS, Student Services Elvira Martinez
Faculty Representatives:  Vacant
Sociology David Riess LMFT (Sociology)
Athletics & Kinesiology Matthew Moon  
Administration: Vacant
Community Representatives: Vacant
Kern County Public Health Kim Hernandez
Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Jeanette Zaragoza
Administrative Support: Stella Ponce


Meeting Times

Monthly, Second to last Friday 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Last Meeting

Campus Health and Wellness Advisory Meeting - March 23rd, 2018