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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Current master's degree students

Meet the current students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science — Leadership and Master of Science — Nurse Practitioner Programs.

 

P.A. Class of 2015

Emily Barrick

Contact: Emily.Barrick@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Webster City, Iowa 
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Northern Iowa
Undergraduate major: Spanish
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgery, underserved populations
Languages: English, conversational Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Patient care assistant for home health care

Elizabeth Bradbury

Contact: Elizabeth.Bradbury@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Watsonville, California
Education: Bachelor of Science, UC Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Linguistics
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care to underserved communities, surgery
Languages: English, conversational Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in orthopedics

Brandy Carrillo, R.N.

Contact: Brandy.Carrillo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Selma, California
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology as well as English
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care to Latino, underserved and rural populations; emergency medicine; cardiology; trauma
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Patient care technician for infectious disease patients, patient care volunteer

Jennifer Figueroa, M.S.

Contact: Jennifer.Figueroa@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Windsor, California
Education: Master of Science, UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Exercise Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, pediatrics, primary care
Languages: English 
Previous clinical experience:
Physical therapy aide, cardiovascular researcher

Brittany Gerali

Contact: Brittany.Gerali@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Littleton, Colorado
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Undergraduate major: Health Science, Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered dietitian, oncology, pediatrics, general medicine, critical care

Pamela Ibanez

Contact: Pamela.Ibanez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Mission Viejo, California
Education: UC Santa Barbara
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care to Spanish-speaking population
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician emergency department scribe

Beata Jaron

Contact: Beata.Jaron@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, obstetrics and gynecology
Languages: English, Polish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at women's community clinic

Christopher Jensen

Contact: Christopher.Jensen@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Paradise, California
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician in U.S. Army, emergency room volunteer

Nathaniel Lara

Contact: Nathaniel.Lara@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Mader, California
Education: UC Fresno
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary Care in underserved communities
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Nursing assistant; medical assistant


Maribel Manriquez, M.P.H.

Contact: Maribel.Manriquez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Fresno, California 
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Bachelors of Arts in Social Work; Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care across lifespan, women's health
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Case manager of health care for the homeless program; hospital volunteer; diabetes health educator

Christopher Morales

Contact: Christopher.Morales@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Elk Grove, California
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care to veterans and LGBT patients, HIV
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Army medic, emergency department scribe

Cathleen Mueller

Contact: Cathleen.Mueller@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Fresno, California
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major:  Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, emergency medicine, rural health, surgery, gynecology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, electrocardiogram technician, ER/OR/ICU technician, clinical research on asthma diagnostics

Allison O'Brien

Contact: Allison.OBrien@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Cupertino, California
Education: California State University, San Francisco
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Health Education
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant, phlebotomist

Lottie Pierce

Contact: Lottie.Pierce@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Chico, California
Education:  UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Ambulatory patient care

Stella Plukchi

Contact: Stella.Plukchi@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Sacramento, California
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care in underserved communities, Slavic communities
Languages: English, Russian
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant, home health-care provider, volunteer at Shriner's Hospital

Stephanie Purewal

Contact: Stephanie.Purewal@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Woodland, California
Education: UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Obstetrics and gynecology
Languages: English, Punjabi
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy internships, ophthalmology technician

Dale Risenhoover

Contact: Dale.Risenhoover@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  West Sacramento, California
Education: UC Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, LGBT
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer emergency medical technician, pharmaceutical industry

Yael Saavedra

Contact: Yael.Saavedra@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Education: Universidad San Martin
Undergraduate major: Doctor of Medicine
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics,  pain management, oncology
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Gerontology and nephrology research at UCLA, hemodialysis technician

Jonathan Sanz

Contact: Jonathan.Sanz@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology- Neuromuscular Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care across lifespan, surgery, sports medicine
Languages: English, Spanish
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Lynette Tschabold

Contact: Lynette.Tschabold@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sunnyvale, California
Education: Santa Clara University
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance
Areas of special interest in health care: Veterans
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Ambulatory emergency medical technician

Wa Vue

Contact: Wa.Vue@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Chico, California
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care to underserved communities, Hmong and  migrant worker populations
Languages: English, Conversational Hmong and Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Women, infants and children nutritionist, hospital health educator for women's health

Leadership Class of 2015

Kevin Baird, R.N.

Contact: kevin.baird@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Mutual housing: A community-based health needs assessment

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Emmanuel Besa, R.N.

Contact: emmanuel.besa@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Patient-centered care: VA Northern California health system


Emma Blackmon, R.N.

Contact: emma.blackmon@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu >

Community Connections project:
Improving pediatric oral health in Amador County

 


Colleen Burckin, R.N.

Contact: colleen.burckin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Advancing oncology nursing knowledge through video simulation


Tami Cisneros, R.N.

Contact: tami.cisneros@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Yolo Hospice: cultural competence assessment

 

 

 


Laura Corson, R.N.

Contact: laura.corson@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Developing a relapse prevention program for heart failure patients


Frances Cortes, R.N.

Contact: frances.cortes@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Reducing infant mortality rates among African American Women


Charlie Dharmasukrit, R.N.

Contact: charlie.dharmasukrit@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Ensuring quality of care for residents of skilled nursing facilities


Michael Dion, R.N.

Contact: michael.dion@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Patient-centered care: VA Northern California health system

 


Ann Doherty, R.N.

Contact: ann.doherty@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Improving childhood immunization rates: Tahoe Basin


Brandon Duck, R.N.

Contact: brandon.duck@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  The breastfeeding initiative: creating an online tool


Yuuko Feletto, R.N.

Contact: yuuko.feletto@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Reducing infant mortality rates among African American Women

 


Rebecca Forbes, R.N.

Contact: rebecca.forbes@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Supporting school nurses at Sacramento City Unified School District


Jeralynn Fredrick, R.N.

Contact: jeralynn.fredrick@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Developing a relapse prevention program for heart failure patients

 


Yvonne Hansen, R.N.

Contact: yvonne.hansen<@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Improving childhood immunization rates: Tahoe Basin

 


Lori Jagoda, R.N.

Contact: lori.jagoda@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Patient-centered care: VA Northern California health system


Donn Kropp, R.N.

Contact: donn.kropp@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Ensuring quality of care for residents of skilled nursing facilities

 


Rochelle Lonn, R.N.

Contact: rochelle.lonn@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Advancing oncology nursing knowledge through video simulation


Nicole Mahr, R.N.

Contact: nicole.mahr@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Measuring parent education program success


Cheryl McBeth, R.N.

Contact: cheryl.mcbeth@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Mutual housing: A community-based health needs assessment


Natalie Merilus, R.N.

Contact: natalie.merilus@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Supporting school nurses at Sacramento City Unified School District

 


Robert Montgomery, R.N.

Contact: robert.montgomery@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:
Improving pediatric oral health in Amador County

 


Jerry John Nutor, R.N.

Contact: jerry.nutor@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Yolo Hospice: cultural competence assessment

 

 


Nicole Smith, R.N.

Contact: nicole.smith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  The breastfeeding initiative: creating an online tool

N.P. Class of 2015

 Lauren Burke

Lauren Burke, R.N.

Contact: lauren.burke@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Granite Bay, California
Education: University of Rhode Island
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Languages: English 
Previous clinical experience: R.N., Mercy General Hospital, neurocare unit; R.N., Rhode Island Hospital, intermediate coronary care unit; R.N., Miriam Hospital, surgery

Kathryn Hanks, R.N.

Contact: kathryn.hanks@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Fresno, California
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, neurosurgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Trauma, medical, cardiovascular intensive care unit, post-anesthesia care unit cardiology

Sara Marchessault, R.N.

Contact: sara.marchessault@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Canby, California 
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care across lifespan
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Licensed vocational nurse and registered nurse in rural clinic, medical captain and emergency medical technician

 Carrie Melchior

Carrie Melchior, R.N.

Contact: carrie.melchior@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Education: Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Undergraduate major: Environmental science, nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care and women’s health advanced practice nurse, interested in serving the underserved, specialize in psychiatric care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Agroforestry volunteer, Peace Corps, nurse in a medical and neurobiology unit

Amy Nitta, R.N.

Contact: amy.nitta@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Ventura, California 
Education: California State University, San Marcos; UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: In-patient medicine: multitrauma, orthopedic surgeries, internal medicine, plastic surgery and burn service

Rachel Wu, R.N.

Contact: rachel.wu@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Cupertino, California
Education: UC Irvine
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Oncology, geriatrics
Languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese and conversational Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Hematology and oncology, telemetry, bone marrow, transplant nurse

P.A. Class of 2016

Analicia Baldanado

Analicia Baldanado

Contact: analicia.baldanado@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Markie Benavidez

Markie Benavidez

Contact: markie.benavidez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Carrie Brothers

Carrie Brothers, M.Ed.

Contact: carrie.brothers@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Education: UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis
Undergraduate major: Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Music
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, palliative and end-of-life care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in primary care clinic serving uninsured people in a low-income population

Carly Burkland

Carly Burkland

Contact: carly.burkland@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, California
Education: California Polytechnic State University
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved rural populations and medical missions
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Family practice, cardiology and emergency medical technician

Ashley Bynum

Ashley Bynum

Contact: ashley.bynum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Education: Portland State University 
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, cardiology, primary care and surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department scribe, medical assistant at internal medicine clinic, in-patient pediatric oncology volunteer, global medical brigade volunteer, research intern

Keith Byrd

Keith Byrd

Contact: keith.byrd@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Nicole Davis

Nicole Davis

Contact: nicole.davis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Amanda Echeverria

Amanda Echeverria

Contact: amanda.echeverria@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Megan Fitzgerald

Megan Fitzgerald

Contact: megan.fitzgerald@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Jennifer Fukasawa

Jennifer Fukasawa

Contact: jennifer.fukasawa@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Sarah Garcia

Sarah Garcia, M.P.H.

Contact: sarah.garcia@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Genevieve Green

Genevieve Green

Contact: genevieve.green@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Mereb Habtetsion

Mereb Habtetsion

Contact: mereb.habtetsion@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Jasleen Kaur

Jasleen Kaur

Contact: jasleen.kaur@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Tustin, California
Education: California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
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Previous clinical experience: Transcranial magnetic stimulation technician

Nicole Klopovic

Nicole Klopovic

Contact: nicole.klopovic@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Ruth Legesse

Ruth Legesse

Contact: ruth.legesse@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Dessie Paraskevas

Dessie Paraskevas

Contact: dessie.paraskevas@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Education: Central Bible College and Sacramento City College
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Arts in Preaching and Evangelism and associate degree in chemistry
Areas of special interest in health care: To provide health care to those with little access within California
Languages: Spanish, Greek
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant, private practice, research assistant, San Francisco General Hospital

Andrea Quintana

Andrea Quintana

Contact: andrea.quintana@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Alexandra Sabella

Alexandra Sabella

Contact: alexandra.sabella@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Pleasonton, California
Education: Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Classics
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, emergency medicine, and rural and wilderness medicine
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Previous clinical experience: Elementary school health clerk, emergency medical technician

Jason Sajulan

Jason Sajulan

Contact: jason.sajulan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

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Leadership Class of 2016

 Randi Arias-Losado

Randi Arias-Losado, R.N.

Contact: rmariaslosado@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Safe medication administration in dementia patients and the aging and suicide survivors in rural communities

Current work: Nurse, Barton Memorial Hospital, South Lake Tahoe, California

 Franco Balitaan

Franco Balitaan, R.N.

Contact: febalitaan@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: improving the efficiency and flow of the perioperative setting

Current work: Postanesthesia care unit nurse, Kaiser Permanente

 Mary Ann Barnes-Daly

Mary Ann Barnes-Daly, R.N.

Contact: barnesdaly@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: General evidence-based practice in health care in the area of severe sepsis and septic shock

Current work: Clinical performance improvement consultant, Sutter Health

 Mary Cignarella

Mary Cignarella, R.N.

Contact: mary.cignarella@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: How to transition new graduate nurses into experienced nurses while facing the increasing responsibilities of bedside nurses

Current work: Pediatric intensive care nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

 Marilyn Curtis

Marilyn Curtis, R.N.

Contact: marilyn.curtis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Improving information and education delivered to burn victims and their families upon admission and discharge to and from a burn unit

Current work: Burn intensive care unit nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

 Goretti DeNava

Goretti DeNava, R.N.

Contact: gdenava@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Clinical nurse education as it relates to the care of cancer patients of diverse and underserved backgrounds in the acute-care setting

Current work: Oncology nurse, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, California

 Paul Fankhanel

Paul Fankhanel, R.N.

Contact: paul.fankhanel@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu


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 Jo Ann Hambley

Jo Ann Hambley, R.N.

Contact: joann.hambley@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Improving burn treatment and care

Current work: Intensive care unit burn nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

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Nicole Hernandez, R.N.

Contact: nichernandez@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Simulation in nursing education

Current work: Emergency department nurse, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital; instructor, Bakersfield College

 Barbara Kaufman

Barbara Kaufman, R.N.

Contact: bdkaufman@ucdavis.edu

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 Kim Mason

Kimberly Mason, R.N.

Contact: kimberly.mason@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Neonatology with a focus on vaccinations and education

Current work: Neonatal intensive care nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

 Joy Morgan

Joy Morgan, R.N.

Contact:joymorgan@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Development of a meaningful oncology survivorship program by understanding what successful transition looks like from a cancer survivor’s perspective

Current work: Director of nursing, Rideout Cancer Center, Marysville, California

 Roneka Muhammed

Roneka Muhammed, R.N.

Contact: rwmuhammed@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Examining perceptions that nurses working in government-supported health-care systems have a lack of interest in furthering their education

Current work: Supervising registered nurse, Folsom State Prison and Folsom Women’s Facility, California Prison Health Care

 Sonia Rakkar

Sonia Rakkar, R.N.

Contact: skbadesha@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Nursing perspective on fall prevention in skilled nursing facilities

Current work: Primary care clinician, Sutter Care at Home

 Sara Rekasis

Sara Rekasis, R.N.

Contact: srrekasis@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Labor and delivery

Current work: Labor and delivery nurse, U.S. Air Force

 Andrea Rosato

Andrea Rosato, R.N.

Contact: andrea.rosato@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Researching how data can be utilized to promote quality care and improve patient outcomes

Current work: Data manager, Heart and Vascular Centers, UC Davis Medical Center

 Nicole Ruiz

Nicole Riuz, R.N.

Contact: nsruiz@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Developing a relapse prevention program for heart failure patients

Current work: Emergency department nurse, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Dignity Health

 Beverly Schacherbauer

Beverly Schacherbauer, R.N.

Contact: beverly.schacherbauer@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Increasing patient participation in improving patient outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation

Current work: Nurse practice manager, cardiac rehabilitation, UC Davis

 Angelique Silva

Angelique Silva, R.N.

Contact: angelique.silva@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Being a patient advocate and providing culturally sensitive patient care with a focus on diabetes in the Hispanic community

Current work: Labor and delivery nurse, Sutter Medical Center

 Melisa Soderlund

Melissa Soderlund, R.N.

Contact: masoderlund@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Ways to improve health care among the aging population in rural communities, specifically those receiving oncology care

Current work: Nursing supervisor, Rideout Cancer Center, Marysville, California

 Annie Tat

Annie Tat, R.N.

Contact: annie.tat@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Effective measures in providing to health care for vulnerable populations; health equity in vulnerable populations, specifically Vietnamese-speaking older adults

Current work: Acute-care registered nurse, UC Davis Health System

 Kristine Thach

Kristine Thach, R.N.

Contact: kristine.thach@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Investigating health-care reform and its effects on patient satisfaction and experience in the hospital

Current work: Orthopedic clinical nurse, UC David Medical Center

 Melody Thai

Melody Thai, R.N.

Contact: melody.thai@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Preventing caregiver burn out in the Filipino American community and preventing frequent readmissions of sickle-cell patients in crisis

Current work: Clinical nurse II, UC Davis Medical Center

 Carel Troutman

Carel Troutman, R.N., M.S.

Contact: catroutman@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Role development for nurses within the institutions they serve and supporting their transition from floor nurse to charge nurse to nurse manager and beyond

Current work: Performance improvement nurse for trauma program, San Francisco General Hospital

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Wendy Wait, R.N.

Contact: wswait@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: The intersection between clinical quality, cultural competence and affordability

Current work: Orthopedic trauma nurse

N.P. Class of 2016

Sandra Calderon

Sandra Calderon, R.N.

Contact: sandra.calderon@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Cheryl DeMucha

Cheryl DeMucha, R.N.

Contact: cheryl.demucha@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

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Maria Frye

Maria Frye, R.N.

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Samantha Gove

Samantha Gove, R.N.

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Chanthy Gutierrez

Chanthy Gutierrez, R.N.

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Pang Her

Pang Her, R.N.

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Arnecia Lewis-Smith

Arnecia Lewis-Smith

Contact: arnecia.lewis-smith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
 
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Ofili Okolonwamu

Ofili Okolonwamu, R.N.

Contact: ofili.okolonwamu@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Queens, New York
Education:  California State University, Bakersfield and Mercy College, New York, New York
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, trauma, family practice and surgery
Languages: English and Ibo
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department, telemetry, intensive care unit and surgical

Gloretha Wilcots

Gloretha Wilcots

Contact: gloretha.wilcots@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Perris, California
Education: South University, Savannah, Georgia
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care 
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, U. S. Air Force; registered nurse in intensive care units, surgery, dermatology, home health and community health

Mariel Yap Diangco

Mariel Yapdiangco, R.N.

Contact: mariel.yapdiangco@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, family practice, surgery and orthopedics
Languages: Conversational Spanish
Previous clinical experience: In-patient medicine, surgical nursing, long-term care and geriatrics