Meet Our Staff

  Dr. Ali- H&W DirectorDirector- Alireza Rezapour, MD

Dr. Rezapour (or "Dr. Ali" to many students) is a physician, graduate of the American University of the Caribbean, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF Fresno in 1996. He's been with Saint Mary's College ever since 2008. As a lifelong learner, he enjoys having conversations with students-- "One of the most endearing parts of my work is the interaction with the youth, their openness to new ideas and information, and the energy and eagerness they show in changing the world." His passion lies in social justice and peace, striving towards access to quality health care, education, and economic equity.

Rachel Garcia- H&W Assistant DirectorAssociate Director- Rachel Garcia, NP

Rachel Garcia studied Psychology at Saint Mary's and is an alum to the College. After graduating she ventured off to Columbia University to study Nursing. She really enjoys helping students navigate this unique time in their lives and teaching them how to be advocates for their health. Rachel loves to travel and really enjoys time spent with family and friends.

Erin Perkins- Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner- Erin Perkins, NP

Erin started her career in college health at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where she worked as a nurse practitioner and associate director of student health services. She loves all aspects of working with the college population, but is especially interested in women’s health, sexually transmitted infection counseling and treatment, and anxiety and depression management. Erin is also a writer and performer. You can see some of her work at www.strindbergandhelium.com

Sue Peters

Nurse- Sue Peters

Sue Peters began her college health nursing career in 1977 at the University of Michigan Health Center where she worked until 1984. She began working at Saint Mary’s College in 1989 and has helped to foster the services we provide today! She enjoys working with the students and watching them mature as they learn to make healthy choices and lifestyle changes. In her free time, Sue enjoys her travels to Michigan’s UP during the summer, playing with her grandsons and cooking and treating her family to good eats.

Jennifer Berten

Jennifer Berten RN

Jenny Berten obtained her BSN from St. Mary's College, and prior to that, studied Biology and Art at UC Davis. Jenny worked at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital as an Adolescent Medical-Psych, Oncology, Solid Organ Transplant and Medical-Surgical nurse. Jenny prioritizes supporting St. Mary's students as they advocate for their health needs and access preventive care. Beyond her clinic work, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, hiking local Lamorinda trails with her golden retriever, and visiting Bay Area modern art museums. 

  Kim RodriguezKim Rodriguez RN

Cindy  Cynthia Fogarty MA