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Jeanette Bemis

Consumer Education Department

B.S., Eastern Washington University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Professor Bemis has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 1993.

She states that "learning occurs when questions are asked. The beauty of teaching non-credit courses is the ability to tailor the content to what the participants want to learn . Health and nutrition information in the media can often be confusing so my role is clarify and simplify. I use the participants' questions to gauge their understanding and determine topics to cover."

Professor Bemis has been involved in the California Nutrition Council-Committee for Nutrition Education and Marketing Policy and the San Francisco Active Aging Committee Task Force.

She is very active member of Girl Scouts of Northern California and is a founding member of the Girl Scouts Alumnae. Currently she is a Council Learning Facilitator, and a member of the Heritage Committee.

In her leisure time, Professor Bemiks enjoys tap dancing.

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Jo E Brothers

Consumer Education Department

B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia; M.P.H., San Francisco State University

Biography will be forthcoming.

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Frances C. Chan

Consumer Education Department

B.S., California Polytechnic State University

Biography will be forthcoming.

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Lynn L Fang

English as a Second Language (ESL) Department

Consumer Education Department


B.S., Marycrest College, Davenport, IA


Professor Fang has been a member of the CCSF faculty for the past 26 years.

Her goal is to increase the knowledge of health and nutrition for seniors, and to help new immigrants enroll in training classes to be able to find jobs and become self-reliant in American society.

She has published the following: "Seniors Guide To Using Over-The-Counter Medications and Chinese Remedies (1984); "Practical Child Nutrition", Section 3 Protein, Section 5 Fat, Section 6 Carbohydrate (1960); "Present Knowledge in Nutrition" (translated from English to Chinese)(1984); "Age Page" (20 topics, translated from English to Chinese)(1986); "Chinatown Disaster Response Plan" (translated from English to Chinese)(1990); "Physiology of Fungi" (translated from English to Chinese)(1970); "The Application of Chemical Additives in Food Technology" (translated from English to Chinese)(1960); "Quality Control Handbook" (translated from English to Chinese)(1980); "Salisbury's Manual" (translated for CTPS)(1981); "American Litigation" (translated for CTPS)(1982); "Phonic Ear" (translated for CTPS)(1982) and translation of brochures (from English to Chinese) for the American Cancer Society (1985).

Professor Fang is a member of the Chinese Nutrition Association and Chinese Biochemistry Association. She won a cancer control recognition award for translation of epidemiology questionnaire (1984) and a "Women Who Make a Difference" award from the Commission and Department on the Status of Women (2001).

Professor Fang enjoys oil paintimg, tutoring Chinese, and doing translation and interpretation from English to Chinese and Chinese to English.

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May Fong

Chair, Consumer Education Department

B.A., University of San Francisco; M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley

Biography will be forthcoming.

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Cathryn Givens-Tolson

Consumer Education Department

B.A., M.S., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Josephine C. Lee

Consumer Education Department

B.S., San Francisco State University

Ms. Lee has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 1998.

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Teresa C Leu

Consumer Education Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Beverly K Mack

Consumer Education Department

B.S., San Francisco State University

Biography will be forthcoming.

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Valorie L Villela

Consumer Education Department

B.S., Whitworth College, Spokane, WA

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Lisa Yamashiro

Consumer Education Department

Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction; B.S., R.D., Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, University of California, Berkeley

Lisa Yamashiro has been teaching at CCSF since 1995. In 2004 she became the Program Coordinator of the Nutrition Assistant Program.

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Aimee Y Yan

Consumer Education Department

M.S. Health Science, San Francisco State University
B.S., Clinical Dietetics, University of California at Berkeley
R.D., Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association

Professor Yan has been teaching at CCSF since 1991.

She believes that learning is a lifelong process that continues to enrich one's life throughout their lifespan.

Professor Yan is a Board Member of the Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula.

She loves traveling.


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