The Resilience and Well-Being Task Force (RWB-TF) has been established to seek campus feedback and suggestions to better support campus faculty, staff, students and administrators as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the task force is to consult broadly with the campus and to research other campuses for suggestions on how to better support our campus community’s sense of resilience and mental health and to learn how to best promote well-being during and after the pandemic.
To accomplish this goal, the RWB-TF will identify and examine potential frameworks and/or evidence-based outcome models.
To that end, it may host various Zoom meetings and focus groups, conduct online surveys and study other RWB-TF websites to gather feedback to compile and present ongoing recommendations to the President.
The RWB-TF shall report to the President’s Office, the Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Equal Opportunity and Compliance; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The RWB-TF's main focus will be recommending support for:
- The implementation or expansion of existing programs to help our campus individuals cope more effectively with immediate negative stressors related to COVID-19. These programs may include structural support and psychological support programs;
- Implementing or expanding new programs that foster and promote greater positive well-being;
- Creating programs to help students, faculty, staff and administrators build resilience.
- Exploring other emerging areas that may arise.
Task Force Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stakeholders Committee and Task Force Members
||Faculty Co-Chair, Criminal Justice
||Staff Co-Chair, Academic Success Center
||Student Co-Chair, Associated Student Inc. President
||Senior AVP Human Resources, Equal Opportunity & Compliance
||Provost and VP Academic Affairs
||Interim, AVP Faculty Affairs
||VP Student Affairs
||Interim, VP Business and Finance
||Communication & Public Affairs
||Director, Presidential Initiatives
||Director, Administrative Operations
||Staff support to the Task Force
|Cynthia Borges O'Dell
||Director, Psychological Counseling Services
|Dr. Navid Javan
||Physician, Student Health Center
||Health Education and Promotion Health Educator
||Counselor Education Program Coordinator
||APC Rep., Male Success Coordinator
||Human Resources Representative
||SUPA Rep., University Police Dept. Representative
||Disability Resource Services Representative
||Psychology, Faculty "Expertise"
||Kinesiology, Faculty "Expertise"
||Kinesiology, Faculty "Expertise"
||Gender Studies, Faculty "Expertise"
||Social Work, Faculty "Expertise"
|Jamie Foltz & Ari Carlos (alternate)
||Peer Health Educator Student Representatives
||Student Health Advisory Committee Representative
||ASI Board of Director, College of Science
||ASI Board of Director for Stockton Campus
||ASI Board of Director for Housing and Residential Life
Meet the Co-Chairs
Destiny Suarez, Student & ASI President
Destiny's Bios »
It is such a privilege to sit on this committee that is aimed toward the resilience and well-being of the campus community. As a student advocate, I’ve listened to many stories of overcoming the struggles students face daily, as well as understanding the many barriers students may face in their college journey. As a first-generation Latina student in my family, I also can connect on a personal level to the barriers to resilience. I am excited to work with such diligent, welcoming, and driven staff, faculty, and administration to serve our campus community!
Tammy Giannini, Staff
Tammy's Bios »
Tammy Giannini is a proud graduate of Stanislaus State and the staff co-chair of the Resilience and Well-Being Task Force. She has been a staff member at Stanislaus for the last 25 years, after starting as a student assistant in the Associated Students. She has also been a union steward for APC for the last seven years, representing Stanislaus staff who belong in Unit 4. Currently, she is the Lead Advisor in the Academic Success Center. She finds her work with students incredibly rewarding, especially working with students experiencing academic challenges. She is looking forward to the work of the Resilience and Well-Being Task Force and the positive effects this could have on the lives of students, staff and faculty.
Steven Wood, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
Steven's Bios »
Steven Wood, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, is the faculty co-chair of the Resilience and Well-Being Task Force. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at Stanislaus State, including courses on research methods, policy and program evaluation, criminological theory, the history of police and prisons, crime victims, forensic psychology, and scientific evidence and the law. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the City University of New York’s (CUNY) John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the CUNY Graduate Center. As a doctoral student studying prison oversight and reform in post-apartheid South Africa, he was the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Student Award. Wood has worked in several research settings in New York City including the New York State Psychiatric Institute, NYU School of Social Work, Vera Institute of Justice, and as a post-doctoral fellow in substance abuse research at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. His scholarly interests are in the areas of prison oversight mechanisms and prisoner violence as evidenced by publications in the International Criminal Justice Review and International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Crime and Delinquency, and The Prison Journal.