Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) 2016 -2017 Officers

Vickie Melus

My name is Vickie Melus, I’m pursuing my BS in Neuroscience and Behavior. After I graduate from FAU, I plan to further my education by attending medical school to become a primary care physician, with intentions to impact underserved communities both locally and globally. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family, and traveling. As SHAC president, I hope to help strengthen students’ understanding of health care and their health information. I also hope to serve as an advocate for my peers to the health care providers of FAU’s Student Health Services.

Onur Basman

My name is Onur Basman, I’m a junior pursuing my BA in Management with Applied Managerial Skills & Leadership. I currently serve as the President and co-founder of Active Minds FAU Chapter, the Vice President of OΔE Economics Honor Society, and in the Student Government Boca Raton House of Representatives. This fall I will be leading a Camp Owls trip with Campus Recreation. As an international student I have also enrolled and serve as a peer buddy in the International Friends Program where I volunteer and help international students with any issues they may encounter on or off campus. As SHAC Vice-President, I hope to be the voice of the students and create a channel between the students and the student health services.

Yaimi Garcia

My name is Yaimi Garcia, I'm a senior pursuing a BS in Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Health Administration. I'm from Cuban and I have lived in the United States for about 8 years now. My goal is to be a Physician Assistant and work in the pediatric field. I was APAP Director of Media last semester and it was a wonderful experience. As SHAC Treasurer, I hope to promote the work that the clinic offers and to increase the size of SHAC’s membership.

Erica Landau

My name is Erica Landau I’m pursuing my BSN in Nursing. In my free time, I love to work out, babysit, and relax at the beach. In 5 years, I hope to see myself as a successful nurse. As SHAC Secretary, I hope to recruit more members and I hope to improve the organizational structure of SHAC.

Reina Valdez

My name is Reina Valdez, I'm a senior pursuing a B.S in Neuroscience and Behavior. After I graduate from FAU, I plan to go to Dental school to accomplish my main goal which is to be a general Dentist. I enjoy volunteering, team work, and family time. As SHAC Director of Records, I hope to encourage our members to be involved in upcoming events to promote FAU's Student Health Services Clinic.

Samantha Pinard

My name is Samantha Pinard. I am a senior here at Florida Atlantic University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics . After I graduate from FAU, I hope to further my education by attending graduate school. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and lounging by the pool with a good book. In 5 years, I hope I am surrounded by loved ones and thriving in a career that I am passionate about. As SHAC’s Director of Records I hope to encourage students to adopt health habits, and I hope to maintain The SHAC’s records.

Melany Santana

My name is Melany Santana. I’m a senior Biology pre-med student here at FAU. After I graduate, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in Medical Science at The University of South Florida. Following the completion of my masters degree I plan to apply to medical school , where I will become a MD or DO. My career goal is to become a cardiovascular surgeon. In my free time, I love to travel, volunteer and I am involved in different activities here at FAU. Last year, I was The SHAC’s president, and this year I hope to continue to encourage SHAC members to participate in the different events we have planned this academic year. As the Director of Marketing, I hope to promote our events on our SHAC social media accounts and around campus.

Mariana Coelho

My name is Mariana Coelho, I’m pursuing my BS in Biology with a pre-medical concentration. After I graduate from FAU, I plan on attending medical school. I am currently, a registered Nurse Neuro Stepdown, Cardiac Stepdown, Telemetry, Clinical Preceptor and Coach. In my free time I enjoy modeling. As SHAC Historian, I hope to make students more aware of the many services that the health clinic, the dental clinic and the pharmacy offer to students.

 Last Modified 11/9/16