Meet our Staff

Student Health Center Staff

 

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Rich Bodony, MD, Student Health Center Medical Director
Dr. Bodony has been the Medical Director of our Student Health Center since 2010. In addition to seeing students in the clinic, Rich also serves as our on-call consultant. Rich is an Emergency Room physician and former Medical Director at the Novato Community Hospital Emergency Dept. He is originally from New York, did his undergrad at the University of Vermont and then attended New York Medical College for medical school. He moved to California and did his Emergency Medicine residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he met his wife, Michelle, who was his Pediatric ER attending! He also works at Sutter Terra Linda Urgent Care. His interests include everything outdoors, music, comedy and travel. He truly enjoys working with Dominican students as well as interacting with staff and faculty.


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Susana McKeough, RN, MS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Student Health Center Director
Susana is a Family Nurse Practitioner working at our Student Health Center since 2004. Her bachelor’s degree is from UC Berkeley and she has a Masters in Nursing from UC San Francisco. Her passion is working with students to optimize their feeling of wellness, whether that means brainstorming ways to have more energy, helping students protect themselves from illness, STI’s or unwanted pregnancy, or treating medical problems that arise. She has a special interest in asthma and skin issues, and believes strongly in the preventive and curative powers of sleep, good nutrition, exercise, friendship, and maintaining a sense of humor whenever possible. When she isn’t working she can usually be found on the trails of Mt. Tamalpais with her two sons, her pals, and her dog or working with her partner on never-ending home maintenance, gardening, and repairs.


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Mary Vidal, Health Services Coordinator 
Mary has worked in Student Health for many years both at College of Marin and since 2006 at Dominican as an EMT, coordinator, health educator and assistant to both the FNP and MD. She has a background in health & safety, emergency planning and preparedness, nutrition, HIV testing, counseling and first aid training. In her role in Student Health she values the opportunity to work one on one with the students as they navigate their unique journey into adulthood and learn to take care of themselves in a holistic way, including their physical and emotional wellbeing. She was born and raised in Marin, has a 23 year old son and loves nature, exploring, archaeology, gardening and hiking. Mary also believes that laughter is good medicine!


University Counseling Services

 

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Diane Suffridge, Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Department 
Dr. Diane Suffridge directs and supervises University Counseling Services, which is staffed by graduate students in the Counseling Psychology Department. She has supervised and trained numerous people in the field of counseling and psychotherapy for over 25 years and was Clinical Director at two nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area before coming to Dominican. She is deeply committed to supporting trainees to provide high quality counseling that is responsive to each individual's need.