Meet the Staff
Gidget Wood, RN, MSN, FNP-CAdministrative Director
Gidget Wood graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from Azusa Pacific University. She came to the Student Health Center as the women’s health nurse practitioner in 2005. Wood took on the leadership of the center as administrative director in 2008. She is also an adjunct faculty in the School of Nursing MSN program. Her passion is empowering young women in self-care and influencing the development of women in leadership.
Todd Emerson, D.O., ABFPMedical Director
Todd Emerson earned a B.S. in Biology from Azusa Pacific University in 1992 and an osteopathic medical degree in 1996 from Kansas City University of Health Sciences. He completed a three-year residency in family medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1999 and is board-certified in family medicine. Prior to coming to APU, Emerson practiced in Everett, Washington, for nine years where he had a busy family practice that included sports medicine and obstetrics.
Katie Shubin, MMS, PA-CPhysician Assistant
Katie Shubin graduated from Wheaton College with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2002, and in 2005, she earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Midwestern University in Arizona. She has previously worked in pain and occupational medicine and has served at the Student Health Center since 2008. Shubin enjoys treating students within the health center, participating in medical mission trips, and mentoring female students.
Colleen Montz, RN, MSN, FNP-CNurse Practitioner
Colleen Montz began working at the APU Student Health Center in 2005 as a Registered Nurse, and has also worked as adjunct faculty member at APU. Her main areas of interest include women’s health, tobacco cessation, and patient lifestyle education. She earned a master’s degree and nurse practitioner from APU in 2014.
Wendy Martinez, RNRegistered Nurse
Wendy Martinez graduated from APU with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1993. Prior to joining APU, she worked for 15 years in cardiac rehabilitation, where she developed a heart for the elderly and a desire to educate and encourage others to develop healthy lifestyle habits. Martinez joined the Student Health Center team in 2013. She has a desire to be challenged and enjoys working with college students.
Christina Coates, M.A.Medical Assistant
Christina Coates completed her Medical Assistant Certification at Everest College in 1992. She worked as a medical assistant for an OB/GYN before taking ownership and management of two health and fitness clinics for women. In 2010, Coates joined the Student Health Center team. She enjoys caring for students and serving the APU community.
Lisa Molina, MAMedical Assistant
Lisa Molina joined the Student Health Center team in August 2014. She has worked in primary care as well as with Visiting Angels in Glendora, and has a heart to serve not only to the students at APU, but also in women’s ministry at her church. She completed her Medical Assistant Certification at Northwest College in 1986.
Veronica (Monica) FrenchMedical Receptionist
Monica French joined the Student Health Center team in 2008. Before APU, she worked as a dental assistant for 27 years. She has a great connection with students and parents as she assists with scheduling, navigating insurance, communication between patients and providers, and tracking payments for services.