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Director of Drug & Alcohol Studies
Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone:  (415) 452-5160

Tandy Iles is a full time faculty member and has been the Director of the Drug & Alcohol Studies Program since its inception in 1998. She has over twenty-five years in the field with an emphasis on community health and cultural competency.  She currently teaches Beginning and Advanced Fieldwork classes, Introduction to Drug & Alcohol Studies, and College Success courses.  She is the co-author of "It's All About Us" African American Women Fighting Against Tobacco.  Tandy also serves on the board of the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Educators (CAADE).


Associate Director of Drug & Alcohol Studies
Phone:  (415) 452-5159

Craig Wenzl joined the Drug & Alcohol Studies Program as Associate Director in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing/Communication from the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to City College, Craig worked for ten years as the Director of Programs at the Monterey County AIDS Project in Monterey and Salinas, California.  In addition to program coordinating, Craig also worked as a community health outreach worker, HIV testing counselor, and group facilitator, with a focus on substance use and sexual risk.

Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone:  (415) 452-7477

Edith Guillén-Núñez has a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and is a Marriage Family Registered Intern.  She also has a Juris Doctor and is licensed attorney in California and Florida.  Edith has been working as a therapist with children and families for approximately ten years.  As a bilingual, English/Spanish therapist, Edith's area of focus has been working with low income, culturally diverse people specifically in the areas of domestic violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, child abuse and neglect and homelessness.  In her legal practice, Edith also specializes working with children and families.  Edith's experience has included working within the dependency, juvenile system representing children, and family court.  Currently as a family law attorney Edith works primarily with low-income, limited English speaking people who have been affected by domestic violence.

Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone:  (415) 452-5852

Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone: (415) 723-0563

Jamie Lavender is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He works as a staff psychotherapist and Community Program Coordinator with the Harm Reduction Therapy Center, where he has worked for nine years.  He provides individual and group psychotherapy to people with unresolved substance use issues in low-threshold community mental health settings and in private practice, and provides 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. With a background in transpersonal/integral and somatic psychology, music, and hospice chaplaincy, he uses dreamwork, drumming, and ritual in personal and professional practice.   

Director, Mental Health Certificate
Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone:  (415) 452-7387

Sal Núñez is a full time faculty member and has been teaching in the Drug & Alcohol Studies Program since 2000.  He teaches Treatment Modalities, Physiological Effects of Addiction, Drugs & Society, Cultural Aspects of Addiction and other related courses.  Dr. Núñez is a practicing clinician, researcher, and consultant with over 14 years of experience in the field of professional psychology.  His interests lie in cultural clinical practice, neuropsychology, chemical dependence, pediatric health, indigenous medicine, and therapeutic drumming as a treatment modality.  Dr. Núñez has been investigating the medicinal properties of rhythmical patterns for over a decade and is the founder of the Healthy Drumming Institute


Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone:  (510) 506-0775

Bruce Occeña has over twenty years of experience in the field of public health focused primarily on substance abuse prevention and treatment, HIV outreach and counseling, and homeless services.  His overarching focus has been increasing access to care for marginalized populations.  His current efforts are focused on increasing access to interpreter services in public health settings.  In the area of substance abuse services, he has a full range of experiences as a clinician, planner, evaluator and administrator.

Instructor, Biology Department (Also teaches Drug & Alcohol Studies HLTH 70)
Phone:  (415) 239-3581

Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone:  (415) 452-5833

Tiffany Totah began her career in the field of Human Resources having obtained a Masters of Science degree in Human Relations before transitioning into the field of counseling.   She completed a Masters of Science degree in Counseling and became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has extensive experience working with at-risk youth and their families in multiple types of settings throughout various communities in San Mateo County.  She has been instrumental in program development for various juvenile probation and youth mental health initiatives to reduce recidivism and maintain viable community resources for continued growth and success of underserved and underrepresented communities, particularly African-American, Latino, Pacific Islander and mentally ill clients.

Instructor, Health Education
Phone:  (415) 452-5268

Instructor, Drug & Alcohol Certificate
Phone: (415) 934-3459

Mena Zaminsky holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC).  Mena is an adjunct faculty in the CCSF Drug & Alcohol Studies Program.  Mena is also a member of the Drug & Alcohol Studies Community Advisory Board and a past Board member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, where she previously served as the Publications Committee Co-Chair, Newsletter Editor and Artist Committee Co-Chair.  Mena has also taught at JFK University, as well as provided trainings on Using Expressive Arts Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions.