Meet the Survivorship Wellness Team

Jamie CohenJamie Alexis Cohen, PsyD
Attending Clinical Psychologist and Primary Group Facilitator

Dr. Jamie Cohen is a psychologist with UCSF's Psycho-Oncology Program, part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her clinical interests include assisting patients and their families to cope with the challenges associated with cancer diagnosis, care, and survivorship. As a member of the psycho-oncology team, some of the services she offers include goal-setting and problem navigation in the context of cancer treatment, as well as cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions for managing pain, insomnia, fatigue, stress and more.

Mayra Gomez Padua, PhDMayra Gomez Padua, PhD
Attending Clinical Psychologist, Group Facilitator

Dr. Mayra Gomez Padua is a Clinical Psychologist in Psycho-Oncology at UCSF’s Helen Diller Cancer Center. She obtained her Ph.D. from Palo Alto University with an emphasis in psychological trauma in 2021 and completed her health-focused internship and residency at The San Francisco VA Healthcare System in 2022. One of her professional interests is exploring the relationship between traumatic stress and chronic health conditions as it relates to quality of life.

Naomi HofferNaomi Hoffer, MA, MCHES
Program Manager, Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Tumor Survivorship Program

Naomi Hoffer holds a Master’s Degree in Integral Health Education and is a Masters Level Certified Health Education Specialist. She was the Senior Program Manager at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Resource Center for 16 years where she created hundreds of programs and events designed to support and educate patients and families living with cancer, before joining the Neuro-Oncology Department in 2018. She also holds a certification as a Cancer Journey Coach and works with individuals and groups to support patients' well-being during cancer treatment and throughout survivorship. She is passionate about advancing health and healing through incorporating wellness-focused programming throughout clinical systems, and she is thrilled to be part of the Survivorship Wellness team. 

Rev. CaoleThe Rev. Florentino “Jun” Caole, BCC
Staff Chaplain

The Rev. Jun Caole is the Staff Chaplain serving UCSF Medical Center’s Mission Bay campus and is ordained as a United Methodist minister belonging to the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He received his M.Div. degree from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and also holds a B.A. degree in Christian education from Asbury College in the Philippines and a B.A. degree in divinity from Union Theological Seminary, also in the Philippines. Prior to coming to UCSF, Jun was a congregational pastor in Methodist churches in the Philippines and Iowa for 15 years, followed by over 15 years of service as a staff chaplain at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA. He is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and certified as a grief facilitator by the American Academy of Bereavement.

Rev. ConradThe Rev. Susan P. Conrad, BCC
Staff Chaplain and Manager of Spiritual Care Services

The Rev. Susan P. Conrad returned to UCSF in January 2014 and is an ordained and fellowshipped minister with the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is a board certified chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains and a certified educator in ACPE (the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education), having completed her supervisory training and served as a chaplain at UCSF from 2007 to 2010. Susan holds a B.A. degree from Hampshire College, an M.A. degree in urban planning from UCLA, and a M.Div. degree from Harvard Divinity School. Susan is active in the Unitarian Universalist movement, having served as a chaplain and guest worship leader at her home church and as a mentor for UU chaplains in the fellowshipping process. Susan was named as an “Emerging Leader” in the ACPE Pacific Region, and currently chairs the region’s Development Committee. She has a special interest in conflict transformation, and has been trained in Conflict Mediation with the Community Boards of San Francisco.

Rabbi Jeremy SherRabbi Jeremy D. Sher, M.Div.
Staff Chaplain

Rabbi Jeremy Sher is a staff chaplain serving UCSF’s Mount Zion campus. He has been a rabbi in the Jewish Renewal movement since 2016. He has his Master’s in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, where he was the first rabbi to be ordained on the Harvard campus, and is a graduate of the CPE residency at UCSF. He earned his bachelor’s degree from MIT in mathematics. Prior to joining the career staff at UCSF, Jeremy ran a street ministry in Oakland and San Francisco in collaboration with The Gubbio Project and with First Presbyterian Church of Oakland; he then served as a Staff Chaplain at California Pacific Medical Center and as a Temporary Chaplain and then an On-Call Chaplain at UCSF.

Greta MacaireGreta Macaire, MA, RD, CSO
Oncology Dietitian

Ms. Greta Macaire is an Oncology Dietitian Nutritionist at University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Greta earned her B.S. and M.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences/Dietetics from San Francisco State University. She is also a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (C.S.O.), the highest credential given to registered dietitians for expertise in oncology nutrition. Greta has specialized in oncology nutrition for over twelve years. She offers patients nutrition guidelines for specific cancers, supportive nutrition during treatment, optimizing healthy eating patterns to reduce the risk for recurrence and maximize quality of life.

Anna HomAnna Hom, MS, RD, CSO
Oncology Dietitian

Anna Hom is an Oncology Dietitian Nutritionist at University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Anna earned her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences/Dietetics from San Francisco State University and M.S. in Nutrition from Arizona State University. She has worked with oncology patients in the hospital setting and outpatient setting around the bay area where she provides nutrition counseling and support on specific cancers. One of Anna’s goals is to help patients integrate healthy eating patterns into a lifestyle that is manageable and sustainable.

Jordan LaBrecJordan LaBrec DPT, MS, CSCS
Physical Therapist and Exercise Counselor

Dr. Jordan LaBrec is a physical therapist at University of California, San Francisco on the Mission Bay Campus. He earned his BA in Biology and Neuroscience from the University of Portland. He earned his MS in Neuroscience and Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and his DPT in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. While studying for his doctorate, he volunteered for CancerFit at Columbia University as a course instructor and developed a strong interest in exercise as an integral part of the holistic treatment of cancer. He teaches the Core and More exercise class through the Patient and Family Cancer Support Center at UCSF and provides exercise counseling for patients with cancer through the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.