Vaden Staff: Health Promotion Services (HPS), I Thrive @ Stanford
Carole Pertofsky, MEd
Education: MEd, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Professional Affiliations/Certifications: Certified Health Education Specialist, ACHA, NASPA, APHA
Professional Interests: Science of Compassion and Positive Emotions, college health, women's issues, leadership coaching, enneagram studies
Personal Interests: Scuba diving, writing, hiking
Peer Health Coordinator
Education: BA Human Biology- Health and Human Development, Stanford University
Professional Interests: Quality of Life optimization, happiness, social connection, physical fitness, nutrition, meaningful relationships, and love
Personal Interests: Playing, entertaining, frolicking, laughing, singing, performing, running, moving- all with friends, family, and strangers on the train
Vivian H. Crisman, MPS, RD
Education: MPS in Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
BS, RD in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Professional Affiliations/Certifications: Registered and Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Professional Interests: College health and nutrition related to disordered eating/eating disorders, weight management, vegetarianism and general wellness
Personal Interests: Enjoys spending time with family, community volunteering, movies, and hiking.
Donnovan Somera Yisrael ('89),
Manager of Relationship and Sexual Health Programs
Education: MA, Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, BA, Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Professional Interests: In my work, I answer the question, “Why do people do risky things?” That is, help people to understand how culture/society/institutions affect our health decision-making (and ultimately our health) and what we can do about it. Over the last 5 years, with Carole's support and guidance, I have heavily integrated the tenets of Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology into my work with students to hopefully add happiness to their healthiness. Related to this, I have a passion for teaching people about the skill of grieving death/loss.
Personal Interests: Being with, my wife, Aly (Stanford ‘95) and daughters, Isaiah and Avishai, as well as participating in other activities that invigorate the heart and the spirit. I am a big proponent of adoption. Ask me about it! I am also a self-proclaimed skating, skateboarding, and hockey (ice and roller) fanatic. Wear your helmets!
Jennifer Waldrop, MPH, RD
Education: MPH Nutrition, University of Michigan; RD, University of Michigan; Certified Nutritionist, Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts; BS Biology, New Mexico State University
Professional Affiliations/Certifications: : Registered, American Dietetic Association, Board Certified Sports Dietitian
Professional Interests: Disordered eating/eating disorder treatment and prevention, enjoyment of food, performance nutrition, weight management, vegetarianism, hyperlipidemia, intuitive eating, behavior modification and healthy cooking.
Personal Interests: Enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, swimming with sea turtles, hiking on the Peninsula, preparing and eating spicy food with Hatch green chiles.
Education: BS, Human Resource Management, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Professional Interests: Administration of student health, graphic design, and health and wellness
Personal Interests: Travel, hiking, spending time with spouse and my three children.