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Meet the Staff

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 earned a BS 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 graduated from Wheaton College with a BS 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.
Hannah Tsai graduated with a BS in Physiological Science from UCLA in 2007 and an MSN with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner from CSULA in 2013. Hannah joined the APU Student Health Center team in 2017. Previously, she served in primary care at community outreach clinics and at private practices. She also worked at Cerritos College Student Health Center before coming to APU. Hannah enjoys working with the college student population and teaching them more about their health.
Brandon Gonzalez attended Azusa Pacific University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2016 and his Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2022. Previously, Brandon had worked within the family medicine setting that focused on preventative medicine, chronic conditions, as well as acute and pediatric care. He enjoys mentoring and building meaningful connections with students as well as offering guidance and support that empowers them to establish a solid foundation for their overall health and well-being. In his free time, Brandon enjoys his family trips to Disneyland, serving in the worship ministry at his local church as a keyboardist, and watching/playing basketball.
Mondai Keene joined the Student Health Center in February 2023. She has Certificate Degrees as a Medical Assistant, Dietitian Assistant, Certified Professional Coder. She worked for Kaiser Permanente asa Medical Assistant and at the Vanderbilt University Clinical Research Center as a Dietitian’s Assistant. She lived in North Carolina for 15 years with her Husband, Professor Christopher Keene APU Theatre Arts and two daughters. She performed as part of a drama missions ministry and enjoys historical reenacting and above all spending time at the BEACH. She has a heart for students and likes bringing a smile to everyone.