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Our Team

  • ​Lisa Joyner

    ​Lisa Joyner

    Interim AVC- Student Wellness and Director of HPS
    (858) 534-2419

    Lisa earned her B.A. in Health Education and her M.A. in Health Education from Sam Houston State University. Lisa is from Dallas, Texas and joined the staff of Health Promotion Services in January of 2020 and brings over 15 years of experience in health and well-being. Lisa started her public health career focusing on alcohol, tobacco and drug education and worked with universities and state and local officials. While Lisa is passionate about helping those who suffer from substance misuse she seeks to provide support to individuals in their holistic well-being. Professional interests include: Mental Health, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, Health Equity, Healthy Relationships, Resilience, Trauma Informed, Collegiate Recovery, Nutrition, and Health Disparities. In her free time, Lisa enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with loved ones.

  • Jeanette Cruz

    Jeanette Cruz

    Administrative and Operations Assistant
    (858) 534-2134

    Jeanette Cruz has a B.A in Human Development from UCSD and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Healthcare Administration from Cal State Long Beach. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and brings her professional experience from UCLA Health. Her hopes are to use her experience from a large healthcare organization and patient care to the department in order to best service UCSD students. Jeanette is excited to move back to sunny San Diego, but still cheer on her LA sports teams! During her free time you can find her at the beach, on an airplane or the Dodgers stadium.

  • Jimmy Alvarado

    Jimmy Alvarado

    Registered Dietitian
    (858) 822-0085

    A naturalized Californian, Jimmy hails from San Antonio, Texas, where he completed his B.S. in Dietetics at the University of the Incarnate Word. After working in a few practice settings, Jimmy found his home serving students and brings to UC San Diego five years of professional college health experience in both health promotion and clinical nutrition. Understanding firsthand how holistic well-being can transform the college experience, Jimmy is passionate about creating equitable programs that reduce barriers to nutrition care, particularly among first-generation students and students of color. To unwind after a hard week, Jimmy enjoys singing badly in his car, using power tools, and pretending he’s on Food Network’s Chopped.

  • Bryan Galcik

    Bryan Galcik

    Marketing and Communications
    (858) 246-4696

    Bryan Galcik is the Marketing and Communications Specialist for UCSD Student Health and Well-Being. He has a diverse background in marketing, design, communications, and digital media. Prior to his position at UCSD Health, he was a marketing coordinator for HED, a national architecture firm. Before his move to San Diego, he lived in Boston and worked for Harvard University as a communications coordinator for the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and the Harvard Project Climate Agreements, two organizations focused on global climate change policy and environmental efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from SUNY Oswego. Bryan is originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, and enjoys golfing, hiking, water sports, and volleyball in his free time.

  • Christine Glissmann

    Christine Glissmann

    Health Educator: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs
    (858) 534-3874

    Christine has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from the University of Missouri and a M.S. in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University. She has experience as a health professional in multiple settings including: Higher Education, mindfulness research, and the health and fitness industry. Christine is passionate about helping to guide others to develop the skills and mindset needed to reach their health goals and discover a healthier relationship with substances. Christine is from Omaha, Nebraska and cannot be convinced that the San Diego Zoo is better than the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. She loves spending time outside and lifting heavy things and putting them back down.

  • Morgan Humberger

    Morgan Humberger

    Collegiate Recovery Coordinator
    (858) 534-2158

    Morgan has a B.A. in Professional Writing and Rhetoric from Baylor University and is pursuing a MSW at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been working with recovery populations since she was an undergraduate with the Baylor University collegiate recovery program. Morgan aims to provide trauma informed support for people seeking recovery from substance use disorders and help them find recovery and holistic wellbeing in a supportive community. In her free time, Morgan enjoys gardening, reading, and engaging in advocacy work.

  • Taylor Lewallen

    Taylor Lewallen

    Registered Dietitian

    Taylor Lewallen (she/her) earned her B.A. in dietetics from Central Michigan University, where she was also a student athlete on the softball team. Taylor is originally from Phoenix, Arizona but has lived in NM, AZ, NJ, MI, and PA. She spent time in her life suffering from an eating disorder, so she knows firsthand what that feels like. Her passion is to help young adults learn about the connection between their mind and body so they can feel amazing inside and out. Taylor is a HAES and intuitive eating aligned dietitian that focuses the attention on attainable health promoting behaviors. She loves to play and watch sports, hike, relax on the beach, spend time with friends, family and dogs, travel, or just watch a good show!

  • Melissa McGuire

    Melissa McGuire

    Health Educator: Women's Health/Non-Binary
    (858) 822-0455

    Melissa McGuire (she/her/hers) earned her B.S. in Health Science from San Diego State University. She began her career in public health in the nonprofit sector, where she coordinated Title X family planning program services and performed community sexual health education and outreach throughout San Diego. She has a passion for health education and aspires to create an inclusive environment to help UC San Diego students improve their sexual health, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ health, and prevention of violence. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, traveling, and spending time with her dog.

  • Laura Ross

    Laura Ross

    Health Educator: Peer Health and the Zone
    (858) 822-7618

    Laura has a B.S. in Health Science from Long Beach State and earned her Masters in Public Health from Cal State Fullerton. Laura has achieved many years of experience working in diverse public health organizations including non-profit and private sectors, secondary high school, and higher education. She is passionate about growing young adults and supporting them in making healthier choices. Laura has spent the majority of her career serving in the topic area of Alcohol and Other Drugs and training others on evidence-based, harm reduction programs. Laura loves spending time hiking with her kids and watching sunsets.

  • Jae Taylor

    Jae Taylor

    Health Educator: Mental Health

    More information coming soon.