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Meet the Team

Diane Podolske, Director

Diane Podolske

Phone: (909) 537-7483
Faculty Office Building - Room 228

Diane Podolske, Ph.D. is the Director of the Office of Community Engagement. One of Diane's responsibilities is to connect CSUSB students and faculty with local nonprofits, schools and government agencies for service learning and community-based research projects. She is originally from Minnesota and studied Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A fun fact to know about Diane is that she worked as a "secret shopper" for McDonald's to help pay for her college expenses.

Teresa Dodd-Butera, Faculty Associate

Teresa Dodd-Butera

Faculty Associate (part-time)

Phone: (909) 537-5793
Faculty Office Building - Room 227

Teresa Dodd-Butera is a registered nurse and a board-certified toxicologist (Diplomate, American Board of Applied Toxicology/ DABAT). She is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nursing. Her research addresses acute and chronic exposures in pregnancy, maternal-child and family health - with a focus on families with children with special health care needs.  Dr. Dodd-Butera is interested in public health policy and equity issues and was previously a Co-Director for CSUSB's Center for Health Equity.

Juan Ochoa Staff Photo

Juan Ochoa

Administrative Coordinator for Faculty Initiatives

Phone: (909) 537-5345
Faculty Office Building - Room 227

Juan Ochoa is the Administrative Coordinator for Faculty Initiatives of the Office of Community Engagement. He serves as the first point of contact for faculty who are engaged in community partnership development, service learning and/or community-based participatory research. Juan also serves as a primary coordinator of the CSUSB President's Volunteer Service Award program for faculty and staff. A fun fact about Juan is he will go to outrageous lengths for good pizza.

Office of Community Engagement

5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Main Line: (909) 537-5793