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About Weiland Health Initiative

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We are a collective of medical providers, mental health professionals, staff, students, and community leaders that represent a partnership between multiple campus departments including Vaden Health Servies and Queer Student Resources.

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Ric Weiland and partner, Mike Schaefer.

About Ric Weiland

Richard "Ric" Weiland (class of '76), was a pioneering advocate for queer rights and Microsoft founder who entrusted Stanford University with funds to support queer health. Some of these funds helped create the Weiland Health Initiative, a collective of queer clinicians providing queer-centered clinical services, advocacy, and education to the Stanford community and beyond. As members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, the Weiland Initiative aims to continue to honor his legacy.

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Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about our current projects.

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Weiland Health Initiative

Marissa Floro, PhD*

Interim Co-Director

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Weiland Health Initiative

Deb Schneider, LCSW, PPSC*

Interim Co-Director

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Medical Services Partner

Robyn S. Tepper, MD, FAAFP

Director of Medical Services

Weiland Health Initiative & CAPS

Sam del Castillo, PhD

Gender & Sexual Identities Postdoctoral Fellow

Weiland Health Associate 2022-2023

Jonathan Arnold

Hi! I'm Jonathan Arnold (he/him) and I'm a Latine senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Human Biology. I also hope to complete an honors arts thesis this year. I'm excited to learn more about queer health as a Weiland Health Associate and I want to tackle issues that affect people in racial/ethnic minority groups as well as trans/gender nonconforming folks. (If you have any ideas, shoot me an email!) In my free time I can be caught checking out a new movie, traveling to a new corner of the globe, or ranting at length about nothing in particular. Excited for the school year ahead!


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Weiland Health Associate 2022-2023

Aylee Wu

My name is Aylee Wu (he/they/she), and I'm so excited to be working with Weiland. I'm studying Product Design and Art Practice, where I explore queerness through drag, costume design, and film. Gender and sexuality have been some of the biggest adversities of my life as someone who grew up in a non-denominational religious practice due to assimilation and being a person of color. As a Weiland Health Associate, I'm open to talk and have discussions about anything -- provide unconditional support to those who are questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation! I'm also open to being friends and talking about art, anime, and the process of acceptance and self-love. I hope to be a part of this INCREDIBLE and BEAUTIFUL community.

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Queer Student Resources

The professional staff of Queer Student Resources are proud to act as directing partners with the Weiland Health Initiative.