Staff and Health Care Providers
Yolanda “Linda” Reid Chassiakos is the Director and Medical Chief of Staff of the Klotz Student Health Center at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Chassiakos is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She received her M.D. from Georgetown University and is a graduate of the Physicians Executive Program at UCLA. After 13 years at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health Center, Dr. Chassiakos came to CSUN in 2000 to serve as the Student Health Center director. Dr. Chassiakos is honored to serve as a member of the Student Affairs Management Council under Vice President of Student Affairs, William Watkins, and as the Vice Chair of the CSUN Institutional Review Board. In 2006, Dr. Chassiakos was the recipient of the CSUN Presidential Award. She is the co-author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and the co-editor of Collaboration Across the Disciplines in Health Care and New Leadership of Today’s Health Care Professionals. In 2013, Dr. Chassiakos was appointed to the Executive Council on Communications and Media of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Monica Y. Cuthbert is the Assistant Director of Ancillary Services. She first came to CSUN 32 years ago and became the laboratory supervisor four years later. She earned her clinical laboratory science degree from the University of Utah. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the COLA-accredited laboratory, overseeing x-ray services, cashier services and the ancillary reception area.
Michelle K. Runkle is Assistant Director of Health Information Management. She has more than 20 years of experience within health information management and is the HIPAA privacy officer for the Klotz Student Health Center. She has been at CSUN since 2001. Michelle is responsible for the implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) record-keeping and scheduling. She also oversees front desk reception, appointment scheduling, and patient records and information.
Lynne Landeta, MN, FNP
Assistant Director of Nursing, Clinical Education and Assessment
Lynne Landeta, MN, FNP, is Assistant Director of Nursing, Clinical Education and Assessment. She has served as a nurse practitioner at Klotz Student Health Center for more than 15 years. She serves as a clinician, a Nurse Informaticist for Student Health Center IT initiatives such as Electronic Health Records implementation and a coordinator for the implementation of health programs such as Family PACT/Medi-Cal, which enhance health care services for students. She also serves as the Student Health Center liaison with multiple academic programs, including Health Administration and Nursing, to coordinate nursing and medical service learning programs at the Klotz Student Health Center.
As Assistant Director of Health Promotion, Marianne Link provides leadership and direction for Health and Wellness education at the Klotz Student Health Center and beyond. Health promotion programs deliver evidence-based prevention initiatives that support wellness, student learning and leadership. Marianne earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Health from CSUN. Marianne is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She and the health promotion team have a passion for helping students reach their highest potential academically, personally and professionally.
Mercedes Gallup is the Nursing and Clinical Support Unit Supervisor for the Klotz Student Health Center and provides leadership for our registered nurses and medical assistants. In addition to her nursing leadership role, she serves as the immunization coordinator for the Klotz Student Health Center. Ms. Gallup graduated with a bachelor’s in nursing from California State University, Bakersfield and is certified as both a college health and public health nurse. She has been at CSUN with the Klotz Student Health Center since 2006, and was a CSUN Merit Award recipient in 2012.
Assistant to the Director
Health Educator, FYE, Projects & Outreach Services
Sagir Bera, DO, Sports Medicine
Ellen Bauersfeld, RD, Registered Dietitian
Alysha Brady, LMT, Massage Therapist
Natalie Bresson, LMT, Massage Therapist
Anne Eipe, Ph.D, Psychologist
Stan Edick, PharmD, Pharmacist
Arthur Fass, DPM, Podiatry
Mandeep Ghuman, Sports Medicine
Kristal Gordon, PharmD, Pharmacist
Victoria Graham, DPT, Physical Therapist
Cory Hidalgo, Certified Radiologic Technologist, X Ray
Aimie Kachingwe, DPT, Physical Therapist
Dennis A. Kelly, M.D., Men's Health
Joo Kim, Acupuncturist
Sandra Lin, OD, Optometrist
Robert Patterson, DC, Chiropractor
Sher Peermahomed, M.D., Gynecologist
Ramin Ram, M.D., Dermatologist
Amy Reichbach - Clinical Patient Health Educator
Eric Sletten, M.D., Sports Medicine
Jeffrey Steinberg, M.D., Gynecologist
Thomson Sun, D.D.S., Dentist
Monica Tantraphol, MD, Sports Medicine
Christopher Wilson, LMT, Massage Therapist
Rita Wolf, LMT, Massage Therapist
Primary Care Providers
Howard Bliman, M.D.
Samia Boctor, M.D.
Melda Buslon, RNP
Sandra Darden, M.D.
Christina Jones, M.D.
Esther Jun, M.D.
Beth Krautzky, RNP
Kevin Kwak, M.D.
Lynne Landeta, RNP
James Merrin, M.D.
Shirley Ho Navarro, RNP
George Sarka, M.D.
Carmella Sawyers, M.D., Faculty Affiliate
Monica Tantraphol, MD