Program Faculty & Staff

Tim Berthold, Faculty and Program Coordinator
Telephone: (415) 452-5266
B.A., Brown University
M.S.P.H., Harvard University

Tim joined City College as a full-time Instructor in 2001, and served as department chair for ten years.  Tim has taught a variety of courses, including Health 38: Trauma, Response and Recovery; Health 66: Chronic Conditions Management; Health 67: HIV and Hepatitis Navigation; Health 91C: Introduction to the Mental Health Recovery Model; and Health 201 & 202: Community Health Worker Principles & Practice 1 and 2. Tim is the editor of the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook, and the companion Training Guide published by Jossey-Bass in 2016.

Tim has experience working with community-based health and human rights projects and with diverse communities in the Bay Area and internationally. He is interested in popular education and motivated by the desire to educate and support CCSF students to advocate for health and social justice in their own communities.

Andrew Ciscel, Associate Coordinator
Telephone: (415) 452-5202
B.A., University of Tennessee

Andrew Ciscel worked in health systems navigation and community mental health before joining the Health Education Department as full-time staff in 2016. Andrew is currently the Associate Coordinator for the Community Health Worker (CHW) certificates and leads programming at the Link Center, a peer-run resource center in MUB 301. Andrew’s interests include hunger-free campus initiatives, transgender ally work, economic human rights, and treatment as prevention for HIV and Hepatitis C.

Carol Badran, Faculty
Telephone: 415-452-5867
B.A. UC Davis
MPH, UC Berkeley

Carol teaches H64 – Health Education Practices, and H65 – Youth Development & Leadership.  Prior to teaching at CCSF she worked for the San Francisco Department of Public Health for two decades.  Carol’s work with SFDPH included AIDS surveillance, running an HIV prevention education program for middle and high school aged youth, and working with the Tobacco Free Project.

Carol has also done extensive community health work internationally, from working with families in the slums of India and in remote regions of Nepal on an oral health project, to training health workers in a new STI clinic in Guatemala City, to helping coordinate a national response to HIV focusing on children and families in Ecuador.  Carol is especially passionate about youth work, recognizing youth as a population that presents challenges for many adults.

Pau I. Crego, Faculty
B.A., UC Santa Cruz
M.P.H., UC Berkeley

Pau Crego is an educator and community advocate whose work centers on social justice and access to health for underrepresented populations. He brings over a decade of experience working in community organizing, policy advocacy, and social services in the Bay Area and internationally; he is also experienced in providing technical assistance to social service organizations on cultural humility, trauma-informed care, program design and social justice policy. Pau has been a leader for social change locally and internationally; most recently, in collaboration with staff, faculty and students, he successfully advocated for a chosen name system at City College of San Francisco to make education safer and more accessible for transgender, gender nonconforming, and immigrant students. In addition to serving as faculty at CCSF, Pau is currently the Director of Policy and Programs at the Office of Transgender Initiatives (City and County of San Francisco).

Pau has taught at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and has extensive experience as an educator in community health settings. At City College, Pau teaches Health 67: HIV & Hepatitis Navigation Skills, and Health 95: Transgender Health: Working with Clients and Communities. Pau is invested in education as a transformative and collaborative practice with everyone in the classroom. He integrates popular education, trauma-informed principles, social justice and student-centered activities into his courses with the goal of empowering students to make change in their own communities. Pau is a published author and translator in the fields of transgender health, gender diversity and public health.

Jul Custodio, Faculty
B.S. San Francisco State University
MPH San Francisco State University

Jul Custodio is a passionate educator and collaborative community leader who is committed to advocacy and social justice to achieve health equity for underrepresented communities.  For the past six years, she has been working towards decreasing the educational achievement gap, organizing around land and education rights, and promoting health and wellness among youth and young adults.  She deeply values community voice as the foundation of her work to ensure spaces exist for underrepresented voices to be heard and to have those voices influence program planning.

Jul started as an educator in the public schools teaching topics such as health in relationship to the environment, positive ethnic identity, and conducted community-based participatory action research projects. She worked for Tulay Filipino American Student Success Program at City College of San Francisco and now she is the Mental Health Educator at San Francisco State University.  As an alumni of CCSF, she is thrilled to be teaching in the Health Education Department!.

Jamie Lavender, Faculty
Phone: 415-723-0563
B.A., Drew University
M.A., John F. Kennedy University

Jamie Lavender is an instructor in the CCSF Health Education Department and teaches in several certificate programs. He’s also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who started by working as an HIV Test Counselor at Glide Health Services, and has been working in community mental health ever since. Currently he supervises MFT trainees and interns and Community Health Work interns, including in his role as mental health program coordinator at Maitri Compassionate Care, which provides transitional and end of life care for people with HIV.

Jamie spent thirteen years at the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (now the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy) first as an MFT intern and then as a staff psychotherapist and Community Program Coordinator. Working at HRTC, he engaged in individual and group psychotherapy with people with unresolved substance use issues, in low-threshold community mental health settings and in private practice, and provided training and clinical consultation for staff at a variety of community-based organizations.  He has also worked with children and families in schools and family service agencies, with adults navigating the criminal justice system at a jail diversion program, and with opiate users accessing opiate replacement treatment. He was a therapist in the Office-Based Opiate Treatment (OBOT) Program, run by Community Behavioral Health Services at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, during the program’s inception as a pilot study in 2003 to 2005, and after its transition to a permanent program from 2007 to 2015. 

Ida McCray, Faculty
B.A., San Francisco State University

Ida is the Executive Director of Families With a Future. A large part of the mission involves maintaining a state certified Batterers Intervention Program for perpetrators of domestic violence. She currently is a Rehabilitation Specialist for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and a member of the San Francisco’s Family Violence Council. Ida is a former California Wellness fellow, recipient of the Cheyenne Bell Award, Resistance Award, and instrumental is building a program for veterans using Restorative Justice principles.

Ida teaches classes on Trauma (Health 90C), and on the Health Impacts of Incarceration (Health 110). Ida is committed to educating people to work for change and elimination of oppressive forces that dehumanize and divide us.

Lisa Nerenberg, Faculty
Telephone: 415-452-4828
MSW, MPH University of Minnesota

Lisa teaches Health and Aging, Elder Abuse, and Ageism/Adultism at CCSF. She is Executive Director of  the California Elder Justice Coalition, which was formed in 2009 and a consultant to local, state and national organizations. Her clients have included the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, the National Indian Council on Aging, the San Francisco Superior Court, the National Adult Protective Services Association, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the California Medical Training Center. She was the founding director of the San Francisco Consortium for Elder Abuse Prevention, which piloted the nation’s first elder abuse multidisciplinary team and other widely-replicated services.  She has presented at hundreds of professional forums, testified before Congressional committees, served on governmental advisory committees, and written extensively about elder abuse and related issues. Her book, Elder Abuse Prevention: Emerging Trends and Promising Strategies (Springer, 2008) describes what agencies, communities, tribes, states, and national organizations can do to prevent abuse, treat its effects, and ensure justice. She is currently writing a book on elder justice, which is scheduled for publication in spring of 2019 (Springer, 2019).

Abby Rincon, Faculty
Telephone: TBD
BA - Community Services, Health Education, California State University Chico
MPH - Community Health Education, UC Berkeley

Abby brings over 30 years of professional experience as a public health practitioner working in a variety of settings, with diverse populations addressing a broad range of public health topics. Some highlights of her career have included, developing a broad-based health education program for migrant farmworkers, developing and teaching peer education programs for college students, working with a community health worker program to conduct an evaluation of an HIV/AIDS program in Zimbabwe, researching neural tube defects in the Latino community, developing, implementing and evaluating a strategic plan on diversity, inclusion and equity on a college campus. Currently, in addition to serving as faculty at CCSF, Abby is the Assistant Dean in the Office for Graduate Diversity at UC Berkeley.

Abby has taught public health courses at San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, Berkeley City College and 12 years at CCSF in the CHW program. She teaches Health 59; Health 201; Health 202 and Health 203. Abby loves teaching and everything that public health encompasses such as social justice, community engagement and empowerment, community based participatory research and is guided by being a culturally humble practitioner. Her passion is teaching (especially the CHW program courses) and supporting students who want to become change agents in their communities. She considers the students her teachers and highly values their "expertise" of their unique life experiences.

Robin Roth, Faculty
Telephone: 415-452-5153
B.A., Antioch University
M.S., San Francisco State University

Ms. Roth has been teaching at CCSF since 1978. She believes that good health is the foundation of happiness, and that everyone can learn the knowledge and skills to improve their health and the health of their families, contributing to the health of our communities and nation. With information and experiential activities, Ms. Roth tries to provide a lively mix whereby students can take charge of their health as well as understand important issues in public health. Her approach is holistic and feminist, honoring the body, mind and spirit, investigating diverse approaches to health and health care, helping students become wise health care consumers.
She is a long-time member and previous precinct representative of AFT 2121, and a member of the Women's Caucus. She is a previous Faculty Sponsor of the Safe Sex Club, CCSF AIDS Advisory Board and has been a Flex Day speaker. Ms. Roth is a member of the Women's Health Educators Network, Women's Health Rights Coalition Teleconference Educator/Speaker, and Women's Health series, University of Texas. She is a former Board Member of the Min An Health Center, Women's AIDS Network, and San Francisco Women's Health Center. Ms. Roth is also listed in Who's Who in American College Teachers.

Jill R. Tregor, Faculty
Telephone: 415-452-4732
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
M.P.H., San Francisco State University.

Jill Tregor has been proudly teaching at City College of San Francisco since 2010. She has taught in many of the Health Education Department’s programs, including the certificates for Drug & Alcohol, Community Health Workers, HIV and Hepatitis Navigation, and Re-entry. She has also taught Women’s Health, Basic Health Research, Human Sexuality, Harm Reduction, Grants Management, and many other courses.

Jill has thirty years of experience working in the fields of women’s health, HIV prevention, domestic violence policy, and hate violence prevention and victim assistance. Both then and now, her passion is eliminating health disparities by identifying and removing the barriers that keep people from getting the care they need and the best health possible.

Annie Tse, Faculty
(415) 452-5180
A.S., City College of San Francisco;
B.S., San Francisco State University;
M.P.H., San Jose State University

Annie Tse began teaching at CCSF part-time in 1990 and full-time since 1994, and served as Director of the CPR, First Aid and Safety Program for eighteen years. Annie teaches in multiple health areas including HLTH 25 (Women’s Health) and HLTH 10 (Health and Aging).

Annie has professional experience working with the private health sectors as well as community based-organizations. She was the health educator for Bridgeway which later became QualMed Plan for Health. And while she worked for the San Francisco Department of Public Health she was assigned as the geriatric health educator for North of Market Senior Services.