Director of Field Education
Audrey Cristobal focuses on strengthening academic-community partnerships and enjoys collaborating with public health professionals to enhance their contributions to our public health field and workplaces. She received her doctorate in clinical-community psychology from DePaul University and masters degree in public health from UC Berkeley. Audrey also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. She has worked extensively on research related to HIV risk and resiliency and on community-research partnerships. Her projects have focused on diverse populations—including youth and young adults—and she has worked in the United States, the Philippines, Kenya and Botswana. Audrey's research and evaluation work includes working with diverse organizations such as the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Harder+Company Community Research, and local public health agencies. Through these cross-sector experiences, she has contributed to issues related to low-income families, health and human services, immigration, and child welfare. Audrey is also currently a board member of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic in San Francisco.
Director of Career Services
As Director of Career Services, Caitlin Green is passionate about facilitating growth and connections for SPH students and alumni. Before joining the School of Public Health, she supported thousands of students as a Career Counselor and Pre-Health Advisor in the UC Berkeley Career Center, where she earned a Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award for a large-scale initiative with her colleagues. Caitlin is active in professional associations and has presented at the regional and national levels around developing a pre-health advising program and supporting underrepresented students in STEM. She received her master's in higher education administration from Boston College and her bachelor's in sociology from UC Berkeley. A proud Cal alumna, Caitlin volunteers with the Cal Alumni Association and is continually exploring ways to support Cal students and alumni in reaching their fullest potential at Berkeley and beyond.
Ruthann M. Haffke
Ruthann Haffke has over 20 years of experience coaching and counseling career clients at UC Berkeley. Throughout her career, Ruthann has led workshops and guided students, alumni, faculty and staff in the process of career exploration, successful career change, and leadership/team development. While at UC Berkeley, Ruthann established the career services program for SPH graduate students, developed career programming for professionals in transition at UCB Extenstion, and delivered leadership/team development programs across campus. For her work at Cal, Ruthann has received the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award and the Distinguished Service Award. She is a Gallup trained strengths coach, is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and received her master's in counseling from San Francisco State University and a BA in sociology from UC Santa Barbara. In addition to her work at UC Berkeley, Ruthann has served as a lecturer in the San Francisco State University Career Counseling program and mentored/supervised career counseling interns.
Manisha Salinas is a Field Consultant who is focusing primarily on supporting students in the Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Public Health Nutrition concentrations as they prepare for and learn from their summer internships. She received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Texas A&M University with a concentration in Health Promotion and Community Health Science. She also holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of Hawaii with a focus on health and medical sociology. Manisha is an advocate for social justice in public health and has worked with indigenous communities, refugee groups, and various vulnerable and minority populations. She has training in public health course instruction and community health development, and applies a socio-ecological approach to promote health equity. Her work emphasizes a practice-based approach to public health and student success.
Harry M. Snyder
Advocacy Leader in Residence
Harry Snyder is the advocacy leader in residence at the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership, and a lecturer for the Division of Health Policy and Management. He has been an on-the-ground advocate for the public interest for over 40 years. Harry teaches two courses, PH 220 Health Policy Advocacy and PH 298.015, a group study/action learning class placing students with organizations advocating for better public health issues. He also administers the distribution of funds from class action lawsuits and has been responsible for the making and accountability of $70 million of grants from health-related state and multistate cases.
He was the director and senior advocate for the West Coast office of Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, from 1976 until June 2002. In that capacity, he represented consumer interests on state and national issues and was responsible for many advocacy projects, including the distribution of surplus food to low-income people, and the passage of federal and state legislation to establish Certified Farmers Markets. He was also responsible for the publication of many studies providing research and analysis of issues such as campaign finance reform, redlining of inner-city communities, the effectiveness of the California Department of Insurance, and the conversion of nonprofit health care providers to for-profit publicly traded corporations. He co-authored “Getting Action,” a booklet on how to use legal administrative petitions to advocate for policy change by government agencies. He supervised the creation of Patient’s Rights Advocacy Services, the organization that protects the rights of mental health patients in the City and County of San Francisco. He represented Consumers Union either as a party or friend of the court in legal actions, and as a lobbyist in local, state, and federal legislative bodies and administrative agencies. Prior to joining Consumers Union he was the Peace Corps director in Nepal and Western Samoa and associate Peace Corps director in India. In all Peace Corps positions, he worked with government officials to design, implement, and support local programs.
Harry is an attorney, licensed to practice law in California. Before moving with his wife and children to India he practiced law in Los Angeles, representing individuals and businesses including IBM, Security Title Insurance, Century Bank, Wilshire Insurance Co., Transamerica Computer Leasing, KNOB-FM, and Olympic Gas Company.
Director of Leadership & Professional Development
Grace Turkis is a co-director of the Kaiser Scholars Program and brings more than 14 years of experience in leadership development in both university and health care settings. Most recently, Grace was the director of operations at the Institute for Physician Leadership and the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at the UCSF Center for Health Professions, where she focused on the development and delivery of leadership programs for clinical leaders across California. Prior to UCSF, she served as the co-director of the San Francisco chapter of Cru, a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides leadership and spiritual development for college students. Grace received her master of public administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Grace is also a Certified Professional Coach and certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.