SHS staff

Meet the SHS Staff

Committed to promoting the physical health and wellness of all students at The Claremont College.

Dr. Nayan Shah, M.DDr. Nayan Shah, M.D.
Clinical Lead/Staff Physician| Email

I am thrilled to be the new Staff Physician for The Claremont Colleges and have a strong interest in primary care, preventive medicine, sexual health, women’s health and urgent care issues. I completed my residency in family medicine from the UCLA-Drew Medical School and have been working as a Family Physician for the last 10 years. Some of my best times professionally, is when I can either teach medical students in the clinic setting to giving guest didactic lectures to allied-health care students to simply precepting student-run free clinics.
On a personal level, I find my time away from medicine rejuvenating as well. Spending quality time with my wife and our thriving 6-year-old son, to traveling the world, trekking around, watching live art performances and simply going out to a nice restaurant with family and friends enables me to return to work refreshed.

 

Louise Haas Louise Haas
Administrative Services Manager | Email

I was born and raised in Oxford, England but have called California my home for almost thirty years. Prior to joining The Claremont University Consortium I worked in the medical field for over twenty-five years and have had experience in a variety of different roles. I am a proud “mum” to two daughters who are both college students themselves. My time away from work is spent with my family; we love to camp at the beach and explore the outdoors

 

Maria Dunton, D.O.Maria Dunton, D.O.
Staff Physician | Email

I have spent most of my life along the foothills of Southern California. I attended medical school locally at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. I then moved to Central California and completed a family practice residency in Salinas. After residency, I worked at a community health center that focused on migrant worker healthcare in the Salinas Valley. Returning home to Southern California, I established my own private practice for over ten years, specializing in family practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine. I have worked in various urgent care centers both in Central California and locally. I enjoy my family time, reading and learning new things, especially through my kids’ activities.

 

Kathy King Kathy King
Nurse Practioner | Email

I am a native Californian. I graduated from CSULB with a Masters of Science in Nursing degree and my family nurse practitioner certification. I interned at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey and Friendly Hills Medical Center in La Habra. I have been at the Claremont College Student Health Center for 18 years as a staff provider. My areas of interest are disordered eating, sexual health, preventive and travel medicine.

 

Cindy Chu Cindy Chu
Family Nurse Practioner | Email

I was born and raised in Florida and attended the University of Florida to obtain my BSN. After graduation, I joined the Peace Corps and worked on a maternal child health program in Yemen. This experience encouraged me to go on to earn my Master of Science in nursing degree and family nurse practitioner certification at the University of California, San Francisco. I am board certified as a family nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. My interests include women’s health, primary care and transcultural nursing. When not at work, I enjoy cooking, knitting/crocheting, taekwondo and hiking.

 

Nancy Aceves Nancy Aceves
Nurse Practioner | Email

I am really excited to be a part of the Student Health Services team! I received my Masters of Science in nursing and family nurse practitioner certification from CSULB. I am also board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. I have worked in family medicine, anticoagulation management, internal medicine and urgent care. My interests are focused on health education and promotion, as well as disease prevention. In my free time, I have two young children and enjoy spending time with my family and traveling when possible. We especially love going to Disneyland!

 

Susanne HoisingtonSusanne Hoisington
Registered Nurse | Email

I was born and raised in sunny Southern California. California has a great abundance of incredible things to do and I love the outdoors. I have been a nurse for 21 years. Most of my career has been working in the hospital in maternal child health working with young adults. The Claremont Colleges is a beautiful place and I really enjoy the student population of all the campuses.

 

Simone KimSimone Kim
Registered Nurse | Email

I was born and raised in Germany. My family and I moved to the United States when I was young and have been in sunny California ever since. I obtained my Bachelors of Science in nursing and love being a nurse. I am excited to be working with this particular age population. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

 

Aida Salas Aida Salas
Medical Assistant-X-ray/Lab | Email

As the medical assistant supervisor, Aida Salas is responsible for managing all lab procedures including Clia waived testing, collection, and handling of routine capillary and venous specimens for testing as requested. In addition, she supervises all medical assistants and prepares patients for X-ray procedures. Having more than 25 years in the medical field, Aida holds licenses as limited X-ray technician, certified medical assistant and phlebotomist. She is a native Southern Californian and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

Esmeralda Mejia
Medical Assistant | Email

I was born and raised in sunny Southern California. I have worked with several medical offices with physicians specializing in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Endocrinology. I have experience with patients of all ages. My thirteen years of experience as a Medical Assistant has helped me grow as an individual and find a passion in helping others. I strive to help my community and those that surround me. I’m thrilled to be joining the SHS team and look forward to sharing these passions! In my free time, I love spending time outdoors with my family.

 

Carolina Gonzalez, Medical AssistantCarolina Gonzalez
Medical Assistant | Email

I was born in beautiful Los Angeles, California, but raised in the Inland Empire for most of my youth. I have 6 years of Medical Assisting experience. I have a lot of experience working with young adults, children and elderly. My goal is to make my patients feel like family and feel welcomed every time they step into the doors of SHS. I love serving my community, and educating my peers as much as possible. My life time goal is to become an RN and continue my career in the medical field. In my spare time I like to spend time with my beautiful daughter and my family. I love football and baseball, and exploring my community as much as possible. I’m thrilled to be part of the SHS team!

 

Vicky Bushman Vicky Bushman
Medical Receptionist | Email

I have worked for Student Health Services for seven years. When I am not working at Student Health, I enjoy traveling, college football and spending time with my family. We love to camp at the beach and fly fish in Montana and Mammoth Lakes. My outside interests also include boating, travel, hiking and playing with my two grandchildren. I love my work and I believe our students are our future.

 

Peg RogersPeg Rogers
Medical Receptionist | Email

I am a Maine native and moved to SoCal about 15 years ago. I have worked in the medical field in various positions for many years. I am excited to work in this setting and truly enjoy the interaction with the students. I am happily married and have a wonderful daughter who is in graduate school. I have four rescue dogs and we enjoy taking them along when we go camping at the beach. My family and the dogs will spend summers at our lake house in Maine.

 

Tanya Quiroga Tanya Quiroga
Medical Records Specialist | Email

I was born and raised right here in the City of Trees and Ph.D.s! I grew up playing soccer and a few years of basketball. I’ve traveled a couple times to Mendoza, Argentina to visit family and hope to visit again. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my dachshund, Toby, taking trips to the beach or mountains, and spending time with friends and family. I have been working for The Claremont Colleges since 2011 and I am very excited to join Student Health as the medical records specialist!

 

Kristi Martinez Kristi Martinez
Student Accounts/HIPPA Compliance Officer | Email

I started working in student accounts here at SHS in 2006. I have several years of experience in medical insurance billing and more than 20 years as an accountant.

 

Staci Pineda
Office Assistant | Email

I am so excited to be a part of the Student Health Services team! I was born and raised in sunny Southern California and have worked in customer service for thirteen years. I am really enjoying the environment here at SHS, and I can’t wait to continue to grow in my skills here! In my free time, I enjoy spending time my family, watching my kids play soccer, reading, and playing with our dog.