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Health Management and Education

Health Management and Education

Get to know the staff of Health Management and Education

 

Thomas Balsbaugh Thomas Balsbaugh, M.D.
Medical Director
Dr. Balsbaugh is the Medical Director for patient centered medical home and care coordination.  He is a Faculty member and a practicing Physician for the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Dr. Balsbaugh has been part of Health Management and Education since its inception in 2002.
Bridget Levich Bridget Levich, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S., C.D.E.
Director
Bridget has been part of the UC Davis Health System since 1995, and in 2001 became a pioneering member of a team to improve the care of patients with chronic disease. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Certified Diabetes Educator, she directs the program and continues to be an innovator in patient centered care within the health system. Bridget’s visions of empowering patients have translated to the ongoing growth and development of an exceptional education and care coordination program.
Marie Barone Marie Barone, R.D., C.D.E.
Educator
Marie is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who has been with the UC Davis Health System since 2007. She joined Health Management and Education team in 2009. She facilitates chronic disease self-management classes and provides medical nutrition therapy to patients individually. In addition, Marie is skilled in electronic education methods and takes a lead in program development for the education team.
Linda Blake Linda Blake, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.N.
Care Management Supervisor
Linda has worked for UC Davis Health System since 1992. She brought her extensive skill experience and skills as an RN Case Manager and Supervisor to the care coordination team on its inception in 2012.
Priscilla Catingub Priscilla Catingub, L.V.N.
Analyst
Priscilla has been a member of UC Davis Health System since 2001 and worked as an LVN in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She joined the department in 2011.  Her nursing background enables Priscilla to assist with workflows, and as an Analyst she supports care coordination efforts by performing and presenting analyses of program data.
Leigh Clary Leigh Clary, R.N., B.S.N.
Registered Nurse 
Leigh has been a Registered Nurse for sixteen years, providing care to patients in a variety of hospital settings.  Six years in the UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department gave her a valuable perspective on the challenges patients with chronic diseases encounter. She joined the department in 2013 and provides education to patients with diabetes and diabetes related conditions.
Derika Faamausili Derika Faamausili, L.C, C.H.T., B.T.
Community Program Representative
Derika is a Community Health Program Representative with the care coordination team.  She has worked at the health system since 2006 and brought her diverse life coaching skills and background to the department in 2011.  Currently, Derika provides support for daily care coordination operations which includes providing resources to patients and staff, discussing education benefits and options with patients, and coordinating/scheduling self-management classes.
Melinda Gong Melinda Gong, R.D., C.N.S.C.
Educator
Melinda is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician. Melinda brings a background in clinical dietetics and serves as a nutrition expert to the education team. She joined the department in 2012 and is an educator for chronic disease self-management classes. She also serves as a nutritional resource for the care coordination team and is working towards becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Linda Goode Linda Goode, L.C.S.W.
Care Manager
Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who in 2013 brought more than 20 years of UC Davis Health System experience to the Care Coordination team. Her valuable history as a Clinical Case Manager allowed her to develop her expertise working with a variety of health conditions amongst a diverse patient population. Earlier in her UC Davis Health System career Linda facilitated breast cancer awareness and education as a Senior Mammographer.

Daniel Gould Daniel Gould, L.C.S.W.
Care Manager
Daniel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and utilizes his more than 20 years of case management and clinical mental health experience in his role as a care manager. He has been a member of the care coordination team since its launch in 2012.
Judy Hoppezak Judy Hoppezak M.S.
Educator
Judy joined the UC Davis Health System and education team in 2012 as a Community Health Program Representative and an educator for chronic disease self-management classes. Her previous work in corporate health promotion brings value to the education team.
Katie Klein Katie Klein, M.S.W.
Health Service Navigator
Katie has worked for UC Davis Health System since 2002. Previous roles include community case management and clinical case management/discharge planning. Her background and training bring valuable skills to her role as Health Service Navigator on the care coordination team, which she joined in 2012.

Donna LightleDonna Lightle, R.N.
Care Manager
Donna is a dedicated RN who has been practicing nursing for 20+ years. She began her career as a traveling nurse in the hospital setting caring for cardiac, orthopedic and surgical patients. She has extensive experience in providing case management and nursing consultation to a variety of patients and community-based programs. Donna worked for UC Davis Medical Center from 1997-2000 and now returns bringing her expanded knowledge to the Care Coordination Team.

Kirstin Manley Kirstin Manley, R.N., B.S.N.
Care Manager
Kirstin is a registered nurse who began working at the UC Davis Health System in 1996. She had experience in various settings in the hospital, including cardiology and pediatrics, before joining the care coordination team in 2012.
Camille Martin Camille Martin, L.C.S.W.
Care Manager
Camille is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Welfare and Bachelors in Psychology. She brings has over 10 years’ experience in mental health and chronic disease management to her role as a Care Manager. In addition, Camille is bi-lingual in Spanish.
Kristina McCoy Kristina McCoy
Senior Community Program Representative
Kristina has worked at the UC Davis Health System providing quality customer service and departmental support since 2002. She joined the department in 2011 as a Senior Community Health Program Representative, maintaining the daily operations of the education team and supporting the efforts of the Director. She coordinates and schedules self-management classes as well as assists the staff with project development and website support.
Miriam Munoz-Paraskevas Miriam Munoz-Paraskevas, R.N., B.S.N.
Health Service Navigator
Miriam is a Registered Nurse who has worked more than 16 years at UC Davis Health System with experience in the oncology and bone marrow transplant areas. She joined the department in 2012 as a Health Service Navigator for the care coordination team.
Sharon Myers Sharon Myers, R.N., M.A., C.H.F.N.
Care Manager
Sharon is a Registered Nurse and is specialty certified as a Certified Heart Failure Nurse. She has her Masters degree in Counseling & Psychology as well as Exercise Physiology. She has worked for UC Davis Health System for over 13 years and joined the department in 2011. Sharon is a Care Manager on the care coordination team, with a specialty in educating and coaching patients with heath failure.
Kristin Quayle Kristin Quayle, L.C.S.W.
Care Manager
Kristin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked with UC Davis Health System since 2008.  Joining the HME team in 2014 Kristin brings over 10 years experience in medical social work with a background in geriatrics, renal transplant, HIV/AIDS, and oncology.
No photo availableRosa Reyes, R.N.,C.D.E
Registered Nurse
Bio coming soon.
Moreen Sharma Moreen Sharma, B.S., C.H.E.S.
Educator
Moreen came to the UC Davis Health System and joined the education team in 2012. She is a Community Health Program Representative and a health educator for chronic disease self-management classes. She has recently obtained her certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Cari Shulkin Cari Shulkin, R.N.-B.C., B.S.N.
Educator
Cari is a Registered Nurse, board certified in Cardiac Vascular Nursing and as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She has worked at UC Davis Health System since 1990. She joined the education team in 2012 with her primary focus being smoking cessation education as well as self-management of heart and lung disease.
Glee Van Loon Glee Van Loon, R.D., C.D.E.
Education Supervisor
Glee is a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who has been with the UC Davis Health System and department since 2007. She has been a dietary specialist in diabetes management since 2003. She facilitates chronic disease self-management classes and provides individual medical nutrition therapy. Glee supervises the education team and provides marketing, leadership and support to the department.
Lou Ann Weiss Lou Ann Weiss, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.M.
Care Manager
Lou Ann is a registered nurse with specialty certifications as a Certified Case Manager and Public Health Nurse, who has been a Case Manager with UC Davis Health System since 1993. In 2012, she brought her extensive experience in patient coaching, education, and resources to the care coordination team.