Clinical Program Staff


Jeanette Ching, Office Manager

After graduating from Mills College in 2000 with a B.A. in child development and early childhood education, Jeanette Ching enrolled at National Holistic Institute to become a massage therapist and health educator. She then worked as a massage therapist at a wellness center with an acupuncturist and chiropractor, and also at various corporations. Jeanette returned to the institute in 2003 as an instructor, combining her massage and anatomy interests with her passion for education. She taught evening classes, which allowed her to be home during the day with her two children. After 10 years of teaching, Jeanette transitioned to the campus manager position, focusing on creating and maintaining a healthy, safe, and efficient environment for the faculty.


Clinical Program_Olivia Layug BalbarinOlivia Layug Balbarin, Intermin Director of Administration and Legal Case Manager

As the Clinical Program’s Legal Case Manager, Olivia provides research and case support to clinical faculty and the clinical program in the areas of international human rights, technology law and policy, death penalty, policy advocacy, and environmental law.  She earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Field Studies at UC Berkeley and her law degree from Santa Clara University. Olivia has volunteered at immigration community clinics and received the East Bay Community Law Center’s Community Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013.


Sarah Weld, Communications and Development Officer

Sarah is an experienced editor, writer and reporter and has spent the last seven years working in higher education communications. She has worked as the communications manager for enrollment services at Cal State East Bay, and also as the lead editor and writer on the communications team at Saint Mary’s College of California. Prior to working in higher education, Sarah worked for many years as a journalist. She spent six years as editor and co-editor of the East Bay Monthly, and has worked as a daily newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and freelance writer, frequently focusing on stories about education.