Staff and Health Care Clinicians


Lynne Landeta, DNPLynne Landeta, DNP
Interim Student Health Center Director

Lynne Landeta, DNP, is the Interim Director, Klotz Student Health Center. Dr. Landeta received her Doctorate Nursing Practice (DNP) from Duke University and a Masters in Nursing from UCLA. She has served as a Nurse Practitioner for over 15 years until her role evolved into Clinical Education and Assessment, and Health Informatics. In addition to supervision of Clinical Services, Billing, Financial Services, and Health Promotion, Dr. Landeta has also taken on a host of other special roles including co-chairing accreditations teams, coordination and implementation of Family PACT, implementation of an Electronic Health record, and she serves as a member of the SHC Operations, Quality Improvement/Risk Management and Infection Control committees. As Interim Director, Dr. Landeta will be responsible for the overall administration and delivery of SHC services, including the assessment of student health care needs; development of appropriate programs and policies; management of a complex budget; and supervision of the SHC’s large staff.

Dr. James MerrinDr. James Merrin
Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr. James Merrin received his medical degree from Louisiana State Medical Center-New Orleans and completed his residence at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has been a physician at the Klotz Student Health Center for 15 years and is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine. He is also certified in Travel Medicine, including global infections. Dr. Merrin provides and oversees the delivery of health care services by our clinical staff (MD, DDS, and NP) such as medical, diagnostic, and treatment activities of general primary care physicians as well as refer to and consult specialty physicians, dentists, and nurse practitioners at the SHC to ensure high standard of medical care that meet college student health needs. He works collaboratively with Dr. Lynne Landeta, Interim Student Health Center Director and Assistant Director Marianne Link to advance SHC initiatives and ensure high quality services that support student wellbeing and success.

Marianne Link, MPH, CHESMarianne Link, MPH, MCHES
Assistant Director, Health Promotion and Administration

As Assistant Director, 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-informed 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 Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She and the Health Promotion team have a passion for helping students reach their highest potential academically, personally, and professionally.

Klotz SHC Clinicians and Staff

Jesika Babajanian, DC

Ellen Bauersfeld, RD
Registered Dietitian, MS

Kathleen Besas, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner 

Areas of interest: Primary Care, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mental Health

Anna Chaparyan, Pharm D
Lead Pharmacist

Sandra Darden, MD
Primary Care

Area of interest: Family Medicine

Marisol Garcia, MSN, RN-BC, PHN
Lead Registered Nurse/ Nursing and Clinical Support Unit

Mandeep Ghuman, MD
Sports Medicine

Lina Gurgenian, CLS

Corey Hidalgo, Certified Radiologic Technologist

Valerie Ipatzi, BSPH
Health Promotion Specialist

Joo Kim, LAC
Asian Medicine, Acupuncture

Esther Jun, MD
Primary Care

Area of interest: Smoking Cessation

Aimie Kachingwe, DPT
Physical Therapist

Beth Kautzky, RNP
Nurse Practitioner

Areas of interest: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Healthy Eating, Fitness, Travel Medicine, Infertility

Breanna Langel, DPT
Physical Therapist

Sandra Lin, OD

James Merrin, MD
Primary care, Travel Medicine Internal Medicine

Areas of interest: Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia

Shirley Ho Navarro, RNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Areas of Interest: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender Affirming Care

Gabriella Nguyen, MPH, CHES
Senior Health Promotion Specialist

Meha Patel, MD
Primary Care

Areas of Interest: Sexual and Reproductive Health, LGBTQIA+ Health, Gender Affirming Care

Amy Reichbach, CHES
Clinical Patient Health Educator

Contraception, Pregnancy Options Counseling, Birth Planning, Lactation Education, Sex Education, Advance Directives, STD counseling

George Sarka, MD
Primary Care, Internal Medicine

Areas of Interest: Occupational Medicine, Public Health, Rheumatology, Neurology

Jody Sawyer
Lead Health Information Management/ Emergency Response Management Coordinator

Eric Sletten, MD
Sports Medicine, Podiatry, Laceration Repair, Minor Office Surgery

Jeffery Steinberg, MD
Gynecology, Endocrinology

Monica Tantraphol, MD
Primary Care, Sports Medicine

Areas of Interests: Healthy eating and lifestyle, intermittent fasting, sports injuries, primary care

Jenna Tarkela, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Areas of interest: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Adolescent Medicine, School Based Medicine and Pediatric Primary Care