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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Staff

Education

Lisa Badovinac (previously Cudney)
Director of Educational Strategic Planning and Programs
Phone: (916) 734-4271, Email:
 lisa.badovinac@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Lisa Badovinac is the director of educational strategic planning and programs for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of the school's curriculum and educational programs, as well as designing new programs. Previously, as an executive analyst with the UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Office, she worked closely with health system leadership to secure the founding $100 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Badovinac was a software implementation training manager for UC Davis Health System and a global training manager at Oracle Corporation. Badovinac privately tutors foreign exchange students, and was an English teacher in Spain and Peru. Badovinac earned a master’s degree in adult education and workforce development advocacy from CSU Sacramento and graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature.
Regan Davis
Education Program Analyst
Phone: (916) 724-7658, Email: regan.davis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Regan Ronayne serves as a program analyst with the School of Nursing’s education team. In this capacity, she manages the development and implementation of a future clinical nursing program. She has worked in a variety of counseling, administrative and student services roles for the University of California and California Community Colleges, including 10 years in the life sciences at UC Berkeley.  Most recently, Ronayne was the education program director for UC Berkeley Extension, where she developed and managed programs that included adult education and California teacher credentialing. Ronayne has a master’s degree in Education from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego.

Marci DeAnda
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (916) 734-2145, Email:
marci.deanda@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 
Marci DeAnda provides administrative support to the associate dean of academics and the director of educational programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she provided administrative support to the Organizational Excellence and Disability Management Services departments at UC Davis. Previously, DeAnda worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company located in Novato and Rancho Cordova, Calif., for 30 years in various capacities, including administrative assistant and legal secretary.

Dennis Fong
Educational Technologist
Phone: (916) 734-1513, Email:
dennis.fong@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Dennis Fong is an education technology analyst for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the School of Nursing, where he provides technical support for distance learning courses, faculty, staff and students. He joined UC Davis Health System in 2009 as a computer resource specialist for the Pediatrics Department at the School of Medicine. Prior to joining UC Davis, Fong worked for 26 years at Hewlett Packard as a support engineer and later as a programmer analyst. He received a WEB Database Application Development program certificate from UC Davis. Fong earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento.

April Godwin
Student Affairs Officer
Phone:
(916) 734-5075, Email: april.godwin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
April Godwin is a student affairs officer responsible for graduate program admissions and student life for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the School of Nursing. Godwin also volunteers in the emergency department at the UC Davis Medical Center. She joined UC Davis Health System in 2010 as an administrative assistant. Previously, she was a human resources specialist at Citibank. Godwin earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Administration at the University of Phoenix, Sacramento, Calif.

  Lorena Jimenez
Clinical Rotations Representative
Phone: (916) 734-1496, Email:
lorena.jimenez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Lorena Jimenez is a clinical rotations representative responsible for clinical rotation coordination, providing faculty support and assisting in student admissions for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the School of Nursing. Prior to her current roles, Jimenez was a program representative providing support to lecture speakers and managing lecture schedules for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs. Previously, Jimenez worked as an administrative assistant at UC Davis Family Practice Clinic in Sacramento, Calif.
 

Amy Kaspari
Clinical Rotations Coordinator
Phone: (916) 734-8951, Email:
amy.kaspari@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Amy Kaspari is a clinical rotations coordinator for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the School of Nursing. Prior to her current position, Kaspari worked as a supervising analyst for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at UC Davis Health System for eight years. Previously, she worked for Coventry, Inc., for 14 years in several capacities, including supervisor and associate negotiator for the rate management division. Kaspari has a leadership certification from UC Davis Health System.  

 Shari Kuslak-Meyer

Sheri Kuslak-Meyer
Manager of Educational Programs
Phone: (916) 734-7489, Email: sheri.kuslak-meyer@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Sheri Kuslak-Meyer is the manager of educational programs for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and is responsible for daily operations, process development and implementation of the school’s s education programs. Previously, she managed a Web-based educational outreach program, directed preclinical drug studies and oversaw the research and development department at The Jackson Laboratories. She also taught undergraduate and graduate students at universities in Minnesota and North Carolina. Sheri has a Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin.

Anna Libonati
Manager of Student Affairs and Admissions
Phone: (916) 734-7720, Email:
 anna.libonati@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Anna Libonati is the manager of student affairs and admissions, responsible for student life and graduate program admissions for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.  Prior to joining the school, Libonati was a graduate program coordinator and an undergraduate advisor for the UC Davis Department of Psychology. She was also a graduate student trainee at the Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services at California State University, Sacramento. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, specializing in career counseling, from CSU Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture from UC Santa Barbara.
Jennifer Mongoven
Grant Project Manager
Phone: (916) 734-7358, Email:
 jennifer.mongoven@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Jennifer Mongoven oversees the management, coordination and implementation of the Interprofessional Pain Management Competency Program, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Mongoven served as a research development analyst with the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine. Mongoven has more than 12 years of project management experience, including serving as a senior research manager at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. In this position, she managed several initiatives aimed at promoting improved self-management to enhance the health of at-risk individuals receiving health-care services in the home. Mongoven earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Political Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
David Patton

David Patton
Educational Technologist
Phone: (916) 734-3055, Email:
david.patton@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
David Patton is the educational technologist for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Prior to joining the school’s team, Patton worked at UC Davis as a technical support consultant. While attending California State University in Sacramento, Patton worked as a help desk technician and technical trainer in the Student Technology Center. Patton was also an academic support technician for Drexel University in Sacramento. Patton has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from CSU, Sacramento.

Laura Peterson

Laura M. Peterson
Curriculum Analyst
Phone: (916) 734-1160, Email:
laura.peterson@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Laura Peterson is a curriculum analyst for the education team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Peterson worked at UC Davis for eight years as a graduate program coordinator in the Statistics and Physics departments. She also worked as a police services specialist at the Davis Police Department. Peterson graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Sociology in 2003. She is CPR-certified at the health-care provider level.

Mercedes Piedra-Sullivan
Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: (916) 734-2145, Email:
mercedes.piedra-sullivan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Mercedes Piedra-Sullivan oversees the community outreach and student recruitment for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Previously, Piedra-Sullivan was an academic counselor for the UC Davis College of Letters and Science and a program coordinator and recruiter for the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies. She was a program coordinator at American River College, an academic counselor at California State University, Sacramento, and an internship developer/academic advisor at Cosumnes River College. She earned a master's degree in Counseling with an emphasis on career and school and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from CSU Sacramento.
  Isabel Schmitz
Curriculum/Data Analyst
Phone: (916) 734-3859, Email:
isabel.schmitz@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Isabel Schmitz is a curriculum/data analyst and provides support to the education team with student admissions for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the School of Nursing. Prior to her current role at the school, she was a student affairs officer for 10 years. Previously, Schmitz served as the director of the Microbiology Laboratory – Center for Research in Animal Nutrition at the University of Costa Rica. She also worked as a clinical researcher with the Jimenez Diaz Foundation in Spain and as a bilingual health educator working with migrant agricultural farm workers throughout California. Schmitz earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain and a Master of Science Degree in Microbiology from the University of Costa Rica.
   

Martha Soto
Curriculum/Classroom Support
Phone: (916) 734-5072, Email:
martha.soto@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 
Martha Soto provides curriculum/classroom support by managing the academic calendar and academic testing coordination for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the School of Nursing. Soto began her career with the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs in 1991 as an administrative assistant supporting faculty and staff. Prior to joining UC Davis Health System, she was an office manager at Tiempo Latino Spanish Newspaper in San Francisco. Soto earned two degrees from Masaya National Institute in Nicaragua. She completed certificate programs for Medical Office Technician and Accounting from Lincoln Training Center in Sacramento, Calif. Soto is a member of the UC Davis Health System Hispanic Staff Caucus.