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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, 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, Calif.
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of California, 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

Contact: Brandy.Carrillo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Selma, Calif.
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; 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

Contact: Jennifer.Figueroa@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Windsor, Calif.
Education: Master of Science, University of California, 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, Colo.
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, Calif.
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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, Calif.
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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, Calif.
Education: University of California, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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

Contact: Maribel.Manriquez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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

Christopher Morales

Contact: Christopher.Morales@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Elk Grove, Calif.
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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, Calif. 
Education: Bachelor of Science, California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: 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, Calif.
Education: Bachelor of Science, California State University, San Francisco
Undergraduate major: 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, Calif.
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: 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, Calif.
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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, Calif.
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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, Calif.
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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, Calif.
Education: Doctor of Medicine, Universidad San Martin
Undergraduate major: 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, 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, Calif.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Santa Clara University
Undergraduate major: 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, Calif.
Education: California State University, Chico
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, 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

Contact: Kevin.Baird@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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

 

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Emmanuel Besa

Contact: Emmanuel.Besa@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Emma Blackmon

Contact: Emma.Blackmon@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu >

Community Connections project:
Improving pediatric oral health in Amador County

 


Colleen Burckin

Contact: Colleen.Burckin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Advancing oncology nursing knowledge through video simulation


Tami Cisneros

Contact: Tami.Cisneros@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Yolo Hospice: cultural competence assessment

 

 

 


Laura Corson

Contact: Laura.Corson@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Frances Cortes

Contact: Frances.Cortes@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Charlie Dharmasukrit

Contact: Charlie.Dharmasukrit@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Michael Dion

Contact: Michael.Dion@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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

 


Ann Doherty

Contact: Ann.Doherty@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Improving childhood immunization rates: Tahoe Basin


Brandon Duck

Contact: Brandon.Duck@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Yuuko Feletto

Contact: Yuuko.Feletto@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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

 


Rebecca Forbes

Contact: Rebecca.Forbes@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Jeralynn Fredrick

Contact: Jeralynn.Fredrick@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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

 


Yvonne Hansen

Contact: Yvonne.Hansen<@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Improving childhood immunization rates: Tahoe Basin

 


Lori Jagoda

Contact: Lori.Jagoda@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Donn Kropp

Contact: Donn.Kropp@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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

 


Rochelle Lonn

Contact: Rochelle.Lonn@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Advancing oncology nursing knowledge through video simulation


Nicole Mahr

Contact: Nicole.Mahr@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project: Measuring parent education program success


Cheryl McBeth

Contact: Cheryl.McBeth@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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


Natalie Merilus

Contact: Natalie.Merilus@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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

 


Robert Montgomery

Contact: Robert.Montgomery@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:
Improving pediatric oral health in Amador County

 


Jerry John Nutor

Contact: Jerry.Nutor@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Community Connections project:  Yolo Hospice: cultural competence assessment

 

 


Nicole Smith

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

Contact: Lauren.Burke@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Granite Bay, CA
Education: B.S.N., University of Rhode Island
Undergraduate major: Nursing
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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

Contact: Kathryn.Hanks@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Fresno, Calif.
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 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

Contact: Sara.Marchessault@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Canby, Calif. 
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 I for fire department

 Carrie Melchior

Carrie Melchior

Contact: Carrie.Melchior@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Education: B.S.; B.S.N.
Undergraduate major: Environmental science, nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care/women’s health advanced practice nurse; interested in serving the underserved; specialize in psychiatric care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Agroforestry volunteer, Peace Corps; R.N., medical/neurobiology unit

Amy Nitta

Contact: Amy.Nitta@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Ventura, Calif. 
Education: California State University, San Marcos; University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Science, Exercise Biology; Bachelor of Science, 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

Contact: Rachel.Wu@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Cupertino, Calif.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Nursing Science
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 RN

P.A. Class of 2016

Analicia Baldanado

Contact: Analicia.Baldanado@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Markie Benavidez

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Carrie Brothers

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Carly Burkland

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Ashley Bynum

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Keith Byrd

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Nicole Davis

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Amanda Echeverria

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Megan Fitzgerald

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Jennifer Fukasawa

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Sarah Garcia

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Genevieve Green

Genevieve Green

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Mereb Habtetsion

Mereb Habtetsion

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Jasleen Kaur

Jasleen Kaur

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Nicole Klopovic

Nicole Klopovic

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Ruth Legesse

Ruth Legesse

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Dessie Paraskevas

Dessie Paraskevas

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Andrea Quintana

Andrea Quintana

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Alexandra Sabella

Alexandra Sabella

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Jason Sajulan

Jason Sajulan

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N.P. Class of 2016

Sandra Calderon

Sandra Calderon

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Cheryl DeMucha

Cheryl DeMucha

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Maria Frye

Maria Frye

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Samantha Gove

Samantha Gove

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Chanthy Gutierrez

Chanthy Gutierrez

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Pang Her

Pang Her

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Arnecia Lewis-Smith

Arnecia Lewis-Smith

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Ofili Okolonwamu

Ofili Okolonwamu

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Gloretha Wilcots

Gloretha Wilcots

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Mariel Yap Diangco

Mariel Yap Diangco

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