Kim Marquardt (she/her/hers), MSN, RN, PHN
Director, Health Services
Adela Sanchez (she/her/hers), BSN, RN
College Health Nurse - Oceanside Campus
Fao Safotu (she/her/hers)
Health Services Assistant - Oceanside Campus
Olivia Dalton (she/her/hers), AGPCNP-C, DNP
Nurse Practitioner - Oceanside Campus
I came to San Diego from the Central Valley in 2011 and have been at MiraCosta College since 2014. During my tenure, I have served as an associate faculty member in Nursing and Allied Health, transitioning into Student Health Services as a Nurse Practitioner in 2021. My nursing background includes acute care nursing in telemetry and step-down/observation, medical-surgical patient education, and nursing academia.
Michael Truong (he/him/his), MSW, ASW 104814
Clinical Case Manager
Michael is an Associate Clinical Social Worker and proud North County San Diego native who attained his Master’s of Social Work (MSW) at California State University San Marcos. Michael's approach revolves around meeting individuals where they are at, moment to moment. His focus on building a supportive therapeutic relationship underscores a commitment to prioritizing his client's health, safety, and overall well-being. As a second-generation Vietnamese-American, Michael's personal journey as a child of refugees during the Vietnamese diaspora has enriched his perspective with cultural humility, fostering inclusivity, and emphasizing the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. With over 3 years of hands-on case management experience in San Diego County's Child & Family Well-Being Department, Michael served as an Emergency Response Social Worker. In this role, he assessed safety, responded to crises, and facilitated connections to a plethora of community resources for families in need. Michael's clinical orientation is a mindfulness based and trauma-informed therapeutic approach utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Also drawing from over 5 years of experience in mentoring, instructing, and training, he intentionally focuses on developing meaningful and empowering partnerships with those he works with. Michael is driven by a sincere and passionate drive to holistically serve and advocate for those in the MiraCosta college community. Outside of his professional work, he enjoys training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, plants and nature, coffee/tea, technology, video/tabletop games, and learning new hobbies.
Jenny Russell (she/her/hers)
Administrative Assistant - San Elijo Campus
Ben Augustine (he/him/his), BSN, RN
College Health Nurse - San Elijo Campus
Colleen Veneri (she/her/hers), FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner - San Elijo Campus
I received my Master's in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) certification from the University of California San Francisco in 1991. I worked in the Community Clinic system for over 23 years and I have worked in MiraCosta Health Services for over 25 years. My approach in providing medical care to our students is to listen carefully, obtain a complete mental and physical health history, and establish a treatment plan together with the student. In addition to my training as an RN and FNP, I received academic training in Fine Arts with a focus on Painting and Life Drawing. I balance my NP medical work with art and each of these fields favorably influences the other.
Abigail (Abby) Burd (she/her/hers/ella), MSW, LCSW
Full Time Mental Health Counselor
Ghada Osman (she/her/hers), PhD, LMFT
Full Time Mental Health Counselor