Meet Our Staff
Our Health Promotion team aims at assisting all Lobos be the healthiest version of themselves. By providing resources, programs, and services, we aim at supporting UNM students in their academic, personal, and professional goals. Together, we are devoted to creating a healthier UNM campus for students to be able to build their individual capacity and have full access to everything wellness while attending UNM. In our office, we embrace diversity, social justice, and holistic health and promise to always meet the student where they are at.
Tiffany Martinez-Durant, Health Promotion Manager
Tiffany (she/her/ella), a two-time UNM alum and native New Mexican, has worked at increasing student’s wellness through a public health lens for more than a decade. Starting her career off in substance abuse prevention, she transitioned to general health and wellness focusing on physical, mental, nutritional, and sexual health prevention. As the health promotion manager at SHAC, she guides her team in building an environment where all students have access to free, accessible, and quality prevention and wellness programming. In her free time, you can find her volunteering with national and statewide college health initiatives, capturing photos of our beautiful state, or traveling with her husband.
Benjamin Ferguson, Health Educator
Ben (he/him/his) has been working in the physical wellness field since he graduated from UNM in 2007. As a graduate from UNM, he is aware of the environment students must endure as they continue their academic journey. With the help of physical activity and proper nutrition, Ben is excited to share ideas and education to help students be the most successful versions of themselves. Ben will be planning and programming various student health events throughout campus to increase awareness of all the health improvement benefits the UNM community has to offer. In his free time, you will find him out in the mountains fly-fishing the stress away.
Traye Holland, Mental Health Training and Development Specialist
Traye (he/him/his) has been working in mental health ever since he was twenty years old, starting out in his home state of Oklahoma. An avid lover of mental health, he is happy to bring his experience and skillset to the University of New Mexico. As the Mental Health Training and Development Specialist, he provides outreach, trainings, and activities across UNM and its branch campuses all to promote mental wellness for students, with specialties in stress management, suicide prevention, and TAO. In his spare time, he likes to read or play video games with friends.
John Maguire, Marketing Representative
John (he/him/his) is a Marketing Representative for SHAC and has worked at SHAC in different roles since 1989. He currently maintains the SHAC web site and assists in promotional e-mail marketing. He received his BA from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM. He is now semi-retired and works part-time. He is happy to be part of the Health Promotion staff and to help spread the word about all the wonderful health services available at SHAC.
Lizbeth Olivarez, Peer Educator and Student Advocate
Lizbeth (she/her/ella) is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Population Health with a minor in Community Health Education at UNM. Outside of the classroom, she is a McNair/ ROP Scholar, Lobo Prevention Pack Ambassador, and President of the Student Health and Leadership Council on campus. She is always striving to gain experience in community-oriented settings to become a Public Health Practitioner in the future. Additionally, she loves to express her creativity through graphic design and stay connected with her peers through outreach and advocacy. Today, she continues to advocate for existing resources and services that target student health and wellness. Lizbeth is ecstatic to be a part of SHAC Health Promotion to use her skillset to promote preventative practices and healthy behaviors towards the UNM student population.
Joseph Baros, Peer Educator and Student Advocate
Joseph (he/him/his) is a peer and student advocate. He is from Los Lunas, NM, and is proud to call himself a New Mexican and Lobo. His passion for helping others has led him to pursue Nursing as his field of study, and he is grateful to be a part of the SHAC HP family. He continues to stay motivated to contribute as much as possible through outreach and planning to promote wellness towards all UNM students. He wants all students to know that he is always an advocate for his peers and is always willing to help a student in need. He hopes to be able to use his experiences here at SHAC to improve UNM and contribute to the healthcare field.