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Your Campus Wellness Experts

The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center staff is comprised of professional staff with expertise in a variety of topics. From sexual health, to stress management, healthy relationships, and physical health, we are passionate about applying our holistic approach to well-being to programming for students and the entire campus community.

Visit our staff profiles below for more information, or book an appointment via our You Can Book Me page. 

Pritma Irizarry Director, Health Promotion & Advocacy Center Health Promotion and Advocacy Ctr

Pritma ("Mickey") Irizarry joined AU in March 2016. She is a native of the DMV area, having grown up in Montgomery County, MD. She is also a graduate of The University of Maryland and spent the first

  irizarry@american.edu

  (202) 885-3255

Yoo-Jin Kang Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drugs Health Promotion and Advocacy Ctr

Yoo-Jin Kang (she, her, hers) joined the AU community in late August 2018. She is a graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she focused on gender-based violence work & sociolinguist

  ykang@american.edu

  (202) 885-3384

Valerie Tovar Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator Health Promotion and Advocacy Ctr

Valerie (“Val”) Tovar joined AU in April 2019, pronouns are she/her/hers. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and calls DC home. She holds Masters in Forensic Psychology and a Bachelors in

  tovar@american.edu

Contact Details How to Get in Touch

While the Health Promotion and Advocacy Center is open 9-5 Monday through Friday, we are often in meetings or out and about on campus. If you're coming by to pick up free condoms, pamphlets, lube, or any other free resource, feel free to drop by anytime. These items are placed in a highly visible area, right in front of our entrance.

 

If you would like to speak with a staff member one-on-one, we highly encourage you to schedule an appointment via You Can Book Me so that you are seen promptly.
 

  • For general questions about HPAC, the NCAA Choices Grant, or to schedule contraceptive or sexual health consults, or peer education contact Mickey Irizarry.
  • For questions about victim advocacy, sexual or interpersonal violence prevention programming contact Val Tovar.
  • To schedule an alcohol or drug consultation, AOD transport meetings, or a chat about your own or someone else's alcohol or drug use, email Yoo-Jin Kang
Health Promotion and Advocacy Center

Hughes Hall -- First Floor -- Suite 105

OASIS Victim Advocacy. Email us at OASIS@american.edu.