Meet the Staff

  • Gidget Wood, RN, MSN, FNP-C
    Administrative Director
    Nurse Practitioner

    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., ABFP
    Medical 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-C
    Physician 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-C
    Nurse 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.

  • Rosemarie Santiago, RN, MSN, FNP-C
    Nurse Practitioner

    Rosemarie Santiago joined the Student Health Center in 2008. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from UCLA and worked 25 years in multiple inpatient specialties. She finished her master’s degree from a nurse practitioner program at UC Irvine and CSU Fullerton in 2007. She also works as adjunct faculty for Community Health Nursing during the Winter Outreach Homeless program. Santiago enjoys precepting graduate nurse practitioner students and serving on medical mission trips to Asia.

  • Wendy Martinez, RN
    Registered 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, MA
    Medical 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.

  • Cheryl Holland
    Office Manager

    Cheryl Holland has been with the Student Health Center since 1996. Prior to coming to APU, she directed the front office operations for an oral surgeon for five years, and a dental practice for nine years. Holland enjoys working with APU students as well as communicating with offices across campus. She has a heart for student workers and investing in their personal growth.

  • Joyce “Tickie” Moline
    Insurance Consultant

    Tickie Moline was born in Glendora and raised in Azusa. She graduated from Citrus Union High School and attended Citrus College for a year. She came to APU in 1999. Prior to that, she worked 28 years for a medical group billing insurance and spent eight years working with insurance at an orthopedic office. Moline enjoys assisting students with navigating their health insurance.

  • Veronica (Monica) French
    Medical 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.