The Career and Leadership Development Team
Director of Field Education
Audrey Cristobal focuses on strengthening academic-community partnerships and enjoys collaborating with public health professionals to enhance their contributions to our public health field and workplaces. She received her doctorate in clinical-community psychology from DePaul University and a masters degree in public health from UC Berkeley. Audrey also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. She has worked extensively on research related to HIV risk and resiliency and on community-research partnerships. Her projects have focused on diverse populations—including youth and young adults—and she has worked in the United States, the Philippines, Kenya and Botswana. Audrey’s research and evaluation work includes working with diverse organizations such as the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Harder+Company Community Research, and local public health agencies. Through these cross-sector experiences, she has contributed to issues related to low-income families, health and human services, immigration, and child welfare. Audrey is also currently a board member of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic in San Francisco.
Director of Career Services
Caitlin Green is driven by the opportunity to develop potential, identify new insights, and facilitate meaningful connections for Berkeley Public Health students. She enjoys dynamically serving students, alumni, and employers/community partners to advance the public health workforce. She came to the School of Public Health from the UC Berkeley Career Center, where she earned a Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award with her colleagues for a large-scale technology initiative to strengthen the student experience connecting with employers and applying to opportunities. Caitlin is active in professional associations and has presented at the regional and national levels around scaling career advising programs and supporting underrepresented students in STEM. She earned her master’s in higher education administration from Boston College and her bachelor’s in sociology from UC Berkeley.
Ruthann M. Haffke
Ruthann Haffke has over 20 years of experience coaching and counseling career clients at UC Berkeley. Throughout her career, Ruthann has led workshops and guided students, alumni, faculty and staff in the process of career exploration, successful career change, and leadership/team development. While at UC Berkeley, Ruthann established the career services program for Berkeley Public Health graduate students, developed career programming for professionals in transition at UC Berkeley Extension, and delivered leadership/team development programs across campus. For her work at Cal, Ruthann has received the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award and the Distinguished Service Award. She is a Gallup trained strengths coach, is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and received her master’s in counseling from San Francisco State University and bachelor’s in sociology from UC Santa Barbara.
Harry M. Snyder
Advocacy Leader in Residence
Harry Snyder is the advocacy leader in residence at the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership, and a lecturer for the Division of Health Policy and Management. He has been an on-the-ground advocate for the public interest for over 40 years. Harry teaches two courses, PH 220 Health Policy Advocacy and PH 298.015, a group study/action learning class placing students with organizations advocating for better public health issues. He also administers the distribution of funds from class action lawsuits and has been responsible for the making and accountability of $70 million of grants from health-related state and multistate cases.
He was the director and senior advocate for the West Coast office of Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, from 1976 until June 2002. In that capacity, he represented consumer interests on state and national issues and was responsible for many advocacy projects, including the distribution of surplus food to low-income people, and the passage of federal and state legislation to establish Certified Farmers Markets. He was also responsible for the publication of many studies providing research and analysis of issues such as campaign finance reform, redlining of inner-city communities, the effectiveness of the California Department of Insurance, and the conversion of nonprofit health care providers to for-profit publicly traded corporations. He co-authored “Getting Action,” a booklet on how to use legal administrative petitions to advocate for policy change by government agencies. He supervised the creation of Patient’s Rights Advocacy Services, the organization that protects the rights of mental health patients in the City and County of San Francisco. He represented Consumers Union either as a party or friend of the court in legal actions, and as a lobbyist in local, state, and federal legislative bodies and administrative agencies. Prior to joining Consumers Union he was the Peace Corps director in Nepal and Western Samoa and associate Peace Corps director in India. In all Peace Corps positions, he worked with government officials to design, implement, and support local programs.
Harry is an attorney, licensed to practice law in California. Before moving with his wife and children to India he practiced law in Los Angeles, representing individuals and businesses including IBM, Security Title Insurance, Century Bank, Wilshire Insurance Co., Transamerica Computer Leasing, KNOB-FM, and Olympic Gas Company.
Director of Leadership and Professional Development
As the Director of Leadership and Professional Development at CPHPL and co-director of the Kaiser Permanente Scholars Program, Grace brings more than 15 years of experience in leadership development in both university and health care settings. She is passionate about developing others and helping students integrate their unique experiences, interests, and talents to reach their maximum professional potential. Prior to UC Berkeley, Grace served as the Director of Operations at the Institute for Physician Leadership and the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at the UCSF Center for Health Professions, where she focused on the design and implementation of leadership programs for clinical leaders across California. Grace received her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner. Grace also serves on the Advisory Board of Home for a Home, a nonprofit organization that partners with socially conscious real estate professionals who donate a portion of their commissions to sustainably fund the construction of homes for people in need.