Our Team



Audrey Cristobal PhD, MPH

Audrey Cristobal
Director of Field Education
(510) 642-2084

Audrey Cristobal is the associate field supervisor for the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership (CPHPL). 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.

Ruthann HaffkeRuthann M. Haffke
Director of Career Services 
(510) 642-0431

Ruthann Haffke is the career services manager for the School of Public Health. She has more than 15 years of experience working in career services and helping students achieve their life goals. She has worked with college students in a variety of settings including UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, and California College of the Arts. In her role as the career services manager for the School of Public Health, Ruthann develops and implements customized career services for SPH students and alumni including workshops, online job listings, individualized appointments, and industry information. She assists students with resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, job search strategies, career exploration, and decision making. Before working for the School of Public Health, Ruthann spent nine years providing career counseling at the UC Berkeley Career Center. While employed at UC Berkeley, she has received the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Ruthann is a National Certified Counselor and received her master's in career and college counseling from San Francisco State University, and a BA in sociology from UC Santa Barbara.

Harry Snyder

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.

Grace Turkis - CHL Fellows Director

Grace Turkis
Director of Leadership & Professional Development
(510) 666-3737

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.