Student Health Advisory Board

Want to get involved and have an impact on student health and well-being?

The Student Health Advisory Board is currently recruiting members for the 2017-2018 academic year.

About SHAB

The Student Health Advisory board serves the following functions:

  1. Evaluate proposed budgets of Student Health Services (SHS) and recommend an annual budget to the SHS Executive Director. 
  2. Recommend the SHS health fee to the Student Incidental Fee Committee (SIFC). 
  3. Evaluate and recommend changes to SHS programs and services based on the best interests of OSU students. 
  4. Serve as a liaison between the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU), SIFC and SHS. 
  5. Identify initiatives that promote a healthy university community. 


To be eligible to apply for the SHAB, the applicant must:

  1. Be a health fee-paying student. 
  2. Achieve and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate) or higher.
  3. Be available for one hour per week for SHAB meetings. 


  1. If selected, you must commit for at least a one-year term.
  2. You will be expected to attend regular meetings and/or participate on subcommittees for a total of 1-2 hours per week. 
  3. SHAB meetings are held every other week in fall and spring terms and every week during winter term. Meeting times are based on student schedules.

Learn more

Undergraduate Student Informational Sessions

  • April 25th, 10am, Student Health Services Plageman Building 322b
  • May 9th, 10am, Student Health Services Plageman Building 322b 

Graduate Student Informational Session

  • April 25th, 2pm ASOSU Lounge, SEC

To apply

  1. Fill out an application
  2. All applicants must have an informal meeting with a current SHAB member (at an informational session or on their own). 


Recent involvement and ongoing projects

  • Prepared and distributed flyers to inform students of the Affordable Care Act and OSU student insurance options.
  • Assisting in the planning of the conceptual design for a possible new Student Health Center in future years.
  • Developing a more positive view of Student Health Services by students.
  • Forming connections with other health groups on campus.
  • Strengthening the health alliance of SHS, CAPS and Recreational Sports.

2016-2017 SHAB committee members

(NOTE: More members to be determined)


  • Rishi Seshadri, Chair 

  • Rae Madison, Vice-Chair

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Voting faculty

  • Alex Beck, Advisor, Health Professions, Microbiology

  • Karren Cholewinski, Executive Assistant, Budget/Fiscal Planning

  • Kenny Maes, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department

  • Tay McEdwards, Manager of Access Services, Disability Access Services

Non-voting faculty

  • Jenny Haubenreiser, Executive Director, Student Health Services


For more information about SHAB or about becoming a member, email

SHAB Membership and Meetings

Access the SHAB application here.

Questions about the annual budget FY17 should be directed to Kathi Carley telephone 541-737-3106.

All About the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB)

Student Health Advisory Board membership consists of both voting and non-voting members.

Voting Members

  • ASOSU Director of Wellness
  • ASOSU Director of Non-Traditional Affairs
  • ASOSU Director of International Affairs
  • One student representing Disability Access Services
  • Six undergraduate students at-large
  • Two graduate students at-large
  • Four faculty members not directly associated with SHS appointed by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Non-Voting Members

  • Three ex-officio members: the SHS Director, the SHS Associate Director of Administrative Services, and the SHS Insurance Liaison
  • Other committee participants, involved by arrangement or invitation from the Chairperson

2016-2017 Student Health Advisory Board Meetings

FALL 2016 meetings

Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
MU207 Allworth Room
  • Week 2: Sept. 27, 2016
  • Week 4: Oct. 11, 2016
  • Week 6: Oct. 25, 2016
  • Week 8: Nov. 8, 2016
  • Week 10: Nov. 22, 2016

WINTER 2017 meetings

Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
MU 212 Martin Luther King Room
  • Week 1: Jan. 10, 2017
  • Week 2: Jan. 17, 2017
  • Week 3: Jan. 24, 2017
  • Week 4: Jan. 31, 2017
  • Week 5: Feb. 7, 2017
  • Week 6: Feb. 14, 2017
  • Week 7: Feb. 21, 2017
  • Week 8: Feb. 28, 2017
  • Week 9: March 7, 2017
  • Week 10: March 14, 2017

SPRING 2017 meetings 

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
SHS 322B
  • Week 1 April 4, 2017
  • Week 3 April 18, 2017
  • Week 5 May 2, 2017
  • Week 7 May 16, 2017
  • Week 9 May 30, 2017

Minutes from Past Meetings

2015-2016 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year

2013-2014 Academic Year

2012-2013 Academic Year

2011-2012 Academic Year


2016-17 Chair Rishi Seshadri at

2016-17 Vice-Chair Rae Madison

Contact SHAB

For more information about SHAB or about becoming a member, email

2016-2017 Leaders

  • Chair: Rishi Seshadri
  • Vice-Chair: Rae Madison