Nancy Safinick, PA, Health Center Consultant
Nancy Safinick graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies. She has over 35 years of clinical experience and was the Director of Pepperdine University's Student Health Center for 25 years. She has held leadership positions and has been a major influence on both state and national protocols for Physician Assistants and Allied Health Professionals.
Lucy Larson, MD, MPH, Board Certified Pediatrician, Medical Director
Dr. Lucy Larson graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and also has a Master's degree in Public Health. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has been the Student Health Center Medical Director since 2006. She has practiced in both hospital and community health settings. Dr. Larson works closely with multiple departments on campus including Insurance and Risk, Department of Public Safety, Student Counseling Center and with the American College Health Association to ensure students' safety and well-being on campus.
Monica Waterloo, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Monica Waterloo graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies and a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. With over 8 years of clinical experience, she has practiced in hospital, surgical and private practice settings in specialties of family medicine, urgent care, pain management and ophthalmology. She has been a staff practitioner and outreach coordinator at the Student Health Center since 2014.
Arleen Fernandez, RN, MSN, Registered Nurse
Arleen Fernandez graduated with her Bachelor's in Nursing from San Francisco State University and her Master's in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. She has experience in urgent care, surgery, hospital administration, and college health. Before becoming the Registered Nurse at the Student Health Center in 2008, she was the Director of Mount St. Mary's Student Health Center.
Marvelia Montes, RN, Registered Nurse
Marvelia Montes graduated from Moorpark College of Nursing. Preceptorship training included Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), Simi Valley Hospital, West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, Los Robles Transitional Care Unit, Ventura County Medical Center; Psychiatric Unit, and Vista Del Mar Behavioral Hospital. Marvelia is a Certified Medical Interpreter and provides services for programs such as Women Infant and Children, Refugee Screening, Community Access and Outreach and Family Support Services. Marvelia has worked at the Student Health Center since 2009.
Rebecca Roldan, Interim Director
Rebecca Roldan graduated from InterCoast College as a Certified Paralegal Specialist and is currently furthering her education at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business. She has a wide variety of work experience including Legal, Business Sales, and Medical Records. She has been the Staff Advisor for the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) for the past 5 years. Rebecca was promoted to Operations Manager after being the Office Manager at the Student Health Center since 2008.
Joanne Wills, Front Office Assistant and Insurance Coordinator
Joanne Wills graduated from New England School of Natural Health Care with a diploma in Natural Healthcare Science and is a certified Alexander Technique teacher. Her work experience includes small business management, chiropractor office management, and insurance coordinator for a major insurance company. Joanne coordinates the Student Health Insurance Plan for students and is the Health Center's Front Office Assistant.